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Thread: Water's absorption of microwaves

  1. #1 Water's absorption of microwaves 
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    Ok, I'm really stumped on something. How would one figure out the rate, in watts, at which a mass of water would absorb energy from a microwave source? Suppose you have the energy density and the mean energy of a microwave photon. Sorry to come here for hints, so please don't spell it out, I'm just have no idea where to go next.
    Thanks to anyone.


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    You can find an absorption coefficient for your wavelength. Then you can ask what happens to the energy when it is absorbed? Is it scatted or was it turned into heat?


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