Saturday, October 16, 2010

Measuring the speed of light using a microwave oven

Most of us are aware that the light has a speed. Therefore scientists have done experiments and finally came into a single numerical number which describes the speed of light. In fact it is 299 792 458 m / s which is around 3 x 10^8 m/s. But have you ever thought how you could get this value by experiments?
In this post I will be explaining you on how to do this using a microwave oven which is used in your kitchen for preparing food in day to day life.