# E0=mc^2 proof

1. Jan 4, 2012

### quZz

Hello everyone
Can some one please provide (a link to) the most rigorous proof of $E_0 = mc^2$?
Actually, I got stuck on this question: why doesn't $E_0 = mc^2 + \rm{const}$? How to prove that $\rm{const} = 0$?

2. Jan 4, 2012

3. Jan 4, 2012

### quZz

Hi, thanks for a quick reply.
In this paper it only proves that if energy of a body at rest is changed by $dE$, its mass also changes by $dm=dE/c^2$. It doesn't prove, however, a much stronger statement that all its energy equals its mass times c squared...