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A dish of lasagna is being heated in a microwave oven. The effective area of the lasagna that is exposed to the microwaves is 1.6 10-2 m2. The mass of the lasagna is 0.26 kg, and its specific heat capacity is 3400 J/(kgÂ°C). The temperature rises by 80.0Â°C in 7.0 minutes. What is the intensity of the microwaves in the oven?

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Wave intensity = Power/Area.
Thus we need to find the rate of ...

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A dish of lasagna is being heated in a microwave oven. The effective area of the lasagna that is exposed to the microwaves is 1.6 10-2 m2. The mass of the lasagna is 0.26 kg, and its specific heat capacity is 3400 J/(kgÂ°C). The temperature rises by 80.0Â°C in 7.0 minutes. What is the intensity of the microwaves in the oven?

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