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E=mc2?


MrMuffinMan

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We all remember E=mc2which we have heard about ever since we started science and learned about last year. But we didn't learn that that's only part of the equation. The whole equation is E2=(mc2)2+(pc)2 where P is momentum. If an object is stationary, it has no momentum and therefore we're back to E=mc2. Also if an object has no mass(aka light) then E=pc. So the smaller something is mass-wise, then the more like light it acts. Like an electron for example has such a tiny mass it almost acts like light. Velocity is the equal to c*pc/E. You can see that if an object is stationary, then E=mc2 and P=0 so v=c*0*c/mc2 and v=0. This shows that an object with mass can never get to the speed of light because as long as it has mass, the momentum can never be equal to E but it can get very close so pc/E will get close to 1 but never will reach 1 so v can never equal c, it can only get really really close.

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