Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    The theory of special relativity and E = m c^2

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    I need to understand some basic things about relativity and the equation E=mc^2. So I would like a clear discussion of Einstein's relation E=mc^2 for the rest energy of a particle. I want an argument supporting the interpretation of mc^2 as the particle's energy. Please describe some consequences of this identification. Also why should anyone believe E=mc^2?

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 7:34 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/physics/nuclear-forces/theory-special-relativity-109718

    Solution Summary

    A detailed explanation of E = m c^2 is given. The theory of special relativity is analyzed.

    $2.49

    ADVERTISEMENT