Throughout pages on the internet I've seen the following relationship between rest mass and relativistic mass:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

[tex] m = \frac{m_0}{\sqrt{1-\frac{v^2}{c^2}}} [/tex]

However, I have been utterly unable to find any sort of derivation or explanation of this formula, other than such explanations as "nearing the speed of light, an object's mass nears infinity and thus.. etc.". Where did this equation come from? Does it somehow follow from the Lorentz transformations? Any helpful insights would be much appreciated.

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# Derivation of the Equation for Relativistic Mass

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