6A10.18 - Microwave Demo - Acute Angle Reflection

See paragraph one in the procedure section.
Code Number:
Demo Title:
Microwave Demo - Acute Angle Reflection
Acute Angle Reflection
Area of Study:
Microwave Generator, Microwave Receiver, Reflectors, Speaker, Amplifier.

Plug the receiver into the amplifier and speaker to make the demonstration audible. Turn the generator on and allow about 1 to 3 minutes for warm-up. Bounce the generated waves off the reflector and detect them at the appropriate angles with the receiver.

  • Alistair Steyn-Ross and Alister Riddell, "Standing Waves in a Microwave Oven", TPT, Vol. 28,  # 7, p. 474-476, Oct. 1990.
  • Barbara S. Andereck, "Microwave Hot Spots",TPT, Vol. 28, # 9, Dec. 1990, p. 580.
  • W-140:  "Microwaves",  DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.

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