Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 12 - Think and Explain: 74

Answer

After it is flattened, the burger has more surface area in contact with the grill, for the same volume as before. More of the meat is closer to the cooking surface, where the heat can reach it more easily.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 238.
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