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Homework Help: 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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    Rest Energy:

  4. Dec 18, 2012 #3
    Alright, thank you. Idk how I couldnt find that :P
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