So it isn't a meson (edit: wait, stupid question as it doesn't have quarks)? By mediating the electroweak interaction, do you mean it is emitted from the neutron and then splits into an electron and antineutrino? Is it as simple as that or more complicated? If it is complicated, don't bother...
neutron => proton + W- => proton + electron + electron anti-neutrino
What're the quarks composing W-? To convert a neutron to a proton, there would need to be the expulsion of a down anti-up pair. That would mean a tad bit of mass loss, how does this work?
Is kinetic energy relative? An immobile object has less KE for a relatively stationary object than a moving one, and thus has more gravitational attraction for the former? Just wanting to make sure I havn't missed the boat.
You couldn't mesure c if you were going at c, since distance and time would be meaningless for you. And if you apply the Einstein Velocity Addition (which might not be suitable for this, I guess this is only for kicks), you get c if you're heading straight for the light and infinite if you're...
I was wondering about something similar to your problem, and I think it requires calculus and integrals (which I'm currently punching myself in the stomach for not learning in school). By the looks of your expression, you're calculating the gravitational force exerted by each kernel by its total...
Yes, I agree with gamma m as relativistic mass, but are you certain it's written that way all the time? For the relativistic kinetic energy expression:
KE = mc^2 - m0c^2, where the first "m" is actually the relativistic mass
I see now that this equation holds true with my supposition of a...
Holidays don't raise awareness, think how many kids really know that Christmas is Christ's death and resurection, as opposed to "get presents". I bet most people think Einstein was a dinosaur of the Cretaceous era, battling T-Rexs and eating fruits from trees.
Nah, I believe a holiday would cheapen Einstein's exploits. You can only really appreciate him if you remotely understand his theories, otherwise it's just like idolizing some hollywood celebrity schmoe.
If mass is energy, then energy is mass. Although the photon has no rest mass, it has energy, thus is liable to gravity.
m=hv/c^2, where m would be the relativistic mass? Damn my high school physics teacher for stopping me from learning this sooner!
This is blowing my mind.