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Mass-Energy

E=mc

Mass-Energy
Force, Speed, Work, Kinetic Energy
Concept of Ultimate Speed
Mass Increases as Speed Increases

WORK done on an object not only


INCREASES its SPEED, but also
contributes to INCREASING its MASS.
MASS is a form of ENERGY.

Mass-Energy

KE = mc2 m0c2
m: mass of the particle traveling at
speed v
m0: rest mass
c: speed of light
KE: kinetic energy

Mass-Energy
m0c2: rest energy
mc2: total energy
mc2 =KE + m0c2
E=mc2
E0=mc2 (total energy for a particle at
rest)

Mass-Energy
Mass is convertible to energy and

vice versa.
Nuclear and elementary particle
physics
e.g.: Neutral pion can decay into pure
electromagnetic radiation
Electromagnetic radiation can be
converted into electrons.
Nuclear Power Plants

Mass-Energy
Mass is convertible to energy and

vice versa.
Nuclear and elementary particle
physics
e.g.: Neutral pion can decay into pure
electromagnetic radiation
Electromagnetic radiation can be
converted into electrons.
Nuclear Power Plants

Mass-Energy

Mass-Energy

v<<c
KE= (1/2)mv2
Other equations of special

relativity are reduced to their


classical forms; i.e., no length
contraction, mass dilation, and
mass increase.

Mass-Energy