Feb 09 2017

E = mc^2

It occurred to me in January or February 2008, during my first foray into Quantum Mechanics, that the reason there is no 1/2 factor in front of mc^2 in Einstein’s formula E=mc^2, – like there is in the Newtonian formula for kinetic energy K. E. = (1/2)mv^2, is that there are gravitons inside a fundamental particle that are bouncing back and forth against gravitational pressure on the outside, which doubles the energy.

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  1. Kevinon 01 Nov 2018 at 2:31 pm

    E = mc^2 is a good transition from classical mechanics to quantum mechanics, because it contains all classical components, and is used in relativistic calculations.

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