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What type of energy is the e in mass–energy equivalence equation?

  1. Dec 17, 2012 #1
    We recently started learning about special relativity. Today my teacher said that ET = E0 + EK when talking about masses in motion. So what is the name for the energy stored in mass? We have already learned about kinetic, gravitational, elastic, magnetic and I'm sure I forgot a few.
     
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  3. Dec 17, 2012 #2

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    Rest Energy:

    [itex]E_0=m_0\,c^2[/itex]
     
  4. Dec 18, 2012 #3
    Alright, thank you. Idk how I couldnt find that :P
     
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