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How matter converted into energy?

  1. Mar 26, 2012 #1
    What needs to convert matter into energy by E=mc^2?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 26, 2012 #2
    Matter to energy conversion is generally confined to particle annihilation (e.g. electron-positron annihilation) or nuclear processes (e.g. fusion or fission).
  4. Mar 26, 2012 #3
    In formula E=mc^2 whats role of 'c'?
  5. Mar 26, 2012 #4
    It's a constant of proportionality; a unit conversion between mass and energy.
  6. Mar 27, 2012 #5
    What if i want to convert matter of my body in to energy?
    M i need to run with speed of light or more?
  7. Mar 27, 2012 #6
    the very fact that you have mass will prevent you from running at the speed of light.

    E=MC^2 C= the speed of light, it is not to do with how fast the matter is travelling.
  8. Mar 27, 2012 #7
    Mass will prevent to run with speed of light, means imposible to gain speed of light?
  9. Mar 27, 2012 #8
    Matter can never reach the speed of light.
    If you want your body's mass to be converted to energy, your best bet would be to find a roughly equivalent weight of anti-matter, and annihilate with it....
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