In high school, we calculated the reaction-energy by equating the mass difference and the energy difference with proportionality factor c².(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

How does Einstein's theory of relativity suddenly enter nuclear physics? It startles me because both fields developped historically completely divergent. Aren't there nuclear physical ways to calculate this energy? In retrospect, the calculations seem too simple to be true.

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# Nuclear reactions and Einstein's famous formula

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