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  1. Dec 14, 2003 #1
    I'm not very good at physics and I was wondering if someone could help me..

    My question is:- Is E=MC2 just F=MA?

    E and F are the same since one can be converted to the other.. M is the same.. Is the C^2 just the theoretical acceleration of the speed of light, just like the A is an acceleration in F=MA?
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  3. Dec 14, 2003 #2


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    1) Energy and force cannot be converted directly from one to the other.

    2) c2 does not have units of acceleration (m/s2) -- it has units of velocity squared (m2/s2).

    - Warren

    Fixed your bold tag

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