3. Results

The results of our experiment are as shown below:


Table 1: Table of results from egg experiment (Note: The formula we used to calculate the speed of light can be seen in Section 4.1)



Measurements of the dependent variable
Independent Variable
Test 1
Test 2
Test 3
Test 4
Test 5
Average Reading
1. Time taken to  microwave egg / seconds
40
30
50
35
30
37
2. Distance between the center of adjacent egg whites (uncooked portion) / centimetres
1.6
2.0
1.8
2.3
1.5
1.84
3. Distance between the edges of the adjacent egg whites (spacing between hotspot) / centimetres
6.0
6.2
6.5
6.1
5.9
6.14
4. Speed of light found using formula / ms1
294000000
303800000
318500000
298900000
289100000
300860000
5. Percentage Difference (3sf) / %
-1.93
1.37
6.24
-0.298
-3.57
0.356


Graph 1: Graph of Speed of Light Difference Between Experiments and Actual Speed
Table 2: Table of results from chocolate experiment (Note: We did carry out this planned experiment, however, we could not draw any conclusions based on our results. More about this in Section 4.4. The formula we used to calculate the speed of light can be seen in Section 4.1)



Measurements of the dependent variable
Independent Variable
Test 1
Test 2
Test 3
Test 4
Test 5
Average Reading
1. Time taken to melt chocolate / seconds
120s
95s
70s
60s
75s
84s
2. Distance between the melted chocolate areas / centimetres
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
3. Distance between the edges of the adjacent egg whites / centimetres
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
4. Speed of light found using formula / ms1
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
5. Percentage Difference (3sf) / %
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL

Table 3: Table of results from marshmallow experiment (Note: We were unable to carry out this planned experiment due to the marshmallows not being Halal. More about this in Section 4.4. The formula we used to calculate the speed of light can be seen in Section 4.1)



Measurements of the dependent variable
Independent Variable
Test 1
Test 2
Test 3
Test 4
Test 5
Average Reading
1. Time taken to melt marshmallows / seconds
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
2. Distance between the melted chocolate areas / centimetres
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
3. Distance between the edges of the adjacent egg whites / centimetres
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
4. Speed of light found using formula / ms1
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
5. Percentage Difference (3sf) / %
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL
NIL

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