What are some uses for microwave radiation?

1 Answer
May 10, 2017

Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between #10^-3# and #10^1#.

They can cause water and fat molecules to vibrate so they are used for cooking in microwave ovens.

They are used by mobile phones (produced from a transmitter chip and antenna) as well as WiFi.

They are also used in radar which is used by ships, aircraft and weather forecasters.
One of the types of radar works by sending out bursts of microwaves and detect "echoes" coming back from objects that the microwaves have it and so can find the distance of the objects by detecting the time it takes for the "echo" to be received.