P5_3 Whats cookin' good lookin'

Billy Peacock, Alfred Hopkinson, Jack Weston, Matt Logan, Archie Page


Using magnifying glasses to set things on fire is an age-old pastime of curious children, we investigate in this paper whether it is possible to take this act to the extreme of focusing the Sun's power to cook an adult human. It was found that it is indeed possible with a suitably large magnifying glass of radius 2.4m that is held over a person for 1 hour.

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