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Mass-energy relation

The equivalence of mass and energy becomes visible in the formula

 


Explanation

Substitution of the relativistic mass in the formula E = mc2 gives

where

    m0 Rest mass
    v Velocity
    c Speed of light

From the binomium development follows

The second term is the ordinary kinetic energy of classical physics.

 


Additional Information

The German physicist Albert Einstein published the expression in the special theory of relativity in 1905.

 


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