Einstein's Derivation of the Famous Equation, E=mc2



01062013, 02:58 AM




Einstein's Derivation of the Famous Equation, E=mc2
Quite surprisingly, you just need ordinary algebra, no calculus, no tensors to scare the hell out of you.
Enjoy. http://soi.blogspot.ca/2013/06/einsteins...ation.html Note: no ads, not trying to get more clicks, :D 

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01062013, 04:54 AM




RE: Einstein's Derivation of the Famous Equation, E=mc2
You lost me on the first diagram.
This is why I work towards biology and modern history at school. There are less numbers and such in those... The people closely associated with the namesake of female canines are suffering from a nondescript form of lunacy. "Antienvironmentalism is like standing in front of a forest and going 'quick kill them they're coming right for us!'"  Jake FarrWharton, The Imaginary Friend Show. 

01062013, 08:48 AM




RE: Einstein's Derivation of the Famous Equation, E=mc2
The diagram just shows a particle decays, giving off two gamma rays moving in opposite direction.


01062013, 11:55 AM




RE: Einstein's Derivation of the Famous Equation, E=mc2
This video gives a bit of a feel for the derivation, even if you aren't that interested in the maths itself:
Give me your argument in the form of a published paper, and then we can start to talk. 

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01062013, 11:39 PM
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RE: Einstein's Derivation of the Famous Equation, E=mc2
I recommend "Why does E=mc2" by Brian Cox and some other dude. Much easier to follow. Explains things instead of just throwing algebra and trig in your face in your face.
Edit: Good explanation in that video. 2.5 billion seconds total
1.67 billion seconds conscious 

02062013, 08:17 AM




RE: Einstein's Derivation of the Famous Equation, E=mc2
(01062013 11:55 AM)Hafnof Wrote: This video gives a bit of a feel for the derivation, even if you aren't that interested in the maths itself:Thanks. I loved the cat analogy. (01062013 11:39 PM)Adenosis Wrote: I recommend "Why does E=mc2" by Brian Cox and some other dude. Much easier to follow. Explains things instead of just throwing algebra and trig in your face in your face. Remarkably Einstein derived his equation without any math wizardry. When I first learned it, that was through tensors calculus, now called differential geometry. And the derivation was much shorter, but that's only because we had spent three to four weeks developping the math formalism. Einstein did it with simple math but with a lot of physical insight. 

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