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Can you convert the kenetic energy of something to its mass by solving for m in the equation E=mc^{2}?
Only if "m" is less than or equal to the rest mass!Originally posted by MajinVegeta
Can you convert the kenetic energy of something to its mass by solving for m in the equation E=mc^{2}?
First let me suggest the web page I made regarding mass and energyOriginally posted by MajinVegeta
Can you convert the kenetic energy of something to its mass by solving for m in the equation E=mc^{2}?
Isn't this what happens with virtual particles; a photon becomes a particle/antiparticle pair?Originally posted by pmb
You can't take a single photon and change it into a particle with a non-zero rest mass.
Something I've always wondered about that; doesn't it require that the temperature of the final "lump" must be higher than that of the two original lumps? And that this extra energy accounts for the gained mass, and as the heat radiates off, and the lump returns to its original temp (the temp it had before the collision), the mass of the final lump becomes equal to the sum of the masses of the original two?Suppose there is an inelastic collision - E.g. two balls of putty. Each of which has the same mass and heading toward each other along a straight line (i.e. a headon collision). When they collide they stick together. Then the rest energy of the final lump of clay will be greater than the sum of the two rest masses of the original lumps of clay. The difference in mass being dM = K/c^2 where K = sum of kinetic energies of the two lumps of clay.
Yes, immensely!Originally posted by FZ+
Well.... the full equation is E^2 = p^2*c^2 + m^2*C^4
Does that help?
Virtual particles are not real, and are only mathematical formulations to explain something about quantum field theory."Isn't this what happens with virtual particles; a photon becomes a particle/antiparticle pair?"
Hi Mr/Ms Vegeta,Originally posted by MajinVegeta
Yes, immensely!
what's "p"? (I have an idea its poise?)