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Derivation of E=mC2

by Iraides Belandria
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Iraides Belandria
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May17-05, 10:03 PM
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┐How did Einstein derived that E=mC2?. ┐ Can I find an english translation of his original paper?.
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May17-05, 10:12 PM
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Quote Quote by Iraides Belandria
┐How did Einstein derived that E=mC2?. ┐ Can I find an english translation of his original paper?.
See
http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/einstein/E_mc2/e_mc2.pdf
(there is translated in english the second article Einstein published in Annalen der physik about special relativity -thanks dex, i missed last- in german)
dextercioby
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May17-05, 10:31 PM
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It was his second article on SR in 1905 and the IV-th overall in that year.

http://www.aip.org/history/einstein/chron-1905.htm

Daniel.

Iraides Belandria
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May18-05, 10:16 PM
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Derivation of E=mC2

thanks Rebel and dextercioby for the required information
zeronem
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May19-05, 01:08 AM
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You can simply take this integral and you'll get [tex] E = mc^2 [/tex]

[tex] \int^c_0{P dv} ; [/tex]

where [tex] P = mv\gamma [/tex]

and [tex] \gamma = \frac{1}{\sqrt{1 - (\frac{v}{c})^2}} [/tex]

[tex] \int^c_0 {\frac{mv}{\sqrt{1 - (\frac{v}{c})^2}} dv = mc^2 [/tex]


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