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Originally posted by siddharthsma
I was just playing around with E=mc^2, and rearranged it to get this
t = d/(2c^2)^1/2
t is time
d is distance
c is the speed of light
I got this formula but I have no idea what it is trying to say. Anyone have any ideas ?
Time
Ever feel like time moves very quickly and sometimes very slowly? Like how the hours fly by when you're hanging out with a close friend, or how seconds drag on endlessly when you're stuck in traffic on a hot day? But you can't actually speed time up or slow it down—it always flows at the same rate, right?
Albert Einstein didn't think so. His idea was that, theoretically, the closer we come to traveling at the speed of light (186,000 miles per second), the more time would appear to slow down for us from the perspective of someone who, in relation to us, was not moving. He called the slowing of time due to motion time dilation.
Originally posted by siddharthsma
therefore:
1/2mv^2 = mc^2
1/2m(d/t)^2 = mc^2
Originally posted by siddharthsma
I got this straight from a book, that explained how E = mc^2 is derived from the Shrinking factor. It clearly states that kinetic energy is involved.
Originally posted by siddharthsma
I got the derivetion of E = mc^2 from a book called ' 5 equations that changed the world ' . One of the 5 equations that changed the world was E = mc^2.
Now a previous post by frosty pointed out c is a constant and d and t are variables ...
Notice that I have converted v into d/t , not c into d/t .
Or perhaps I did not understand what you said. Please explain it to me again if i am wrong.
Originally posted by siddharthsma
I think I know what you mean, you mean to say:
Binding Energy = mass defect * (speed of light )^2
E = mc^2
I know that ! But it is possible to make time the subject of the formula, so I was thinking if maybe there was another way of looking at this formula !
Now, what do you mean by 'making time the subject of the formula'? Are you trying to analyze Einstein's formula alone or compare it with the kinetic energy formula?
Originally posted by siddharthsma
I think I know what you mean, you mean to say:
Binding Energy = mass defect * (speed of light )^2
E = mc^2
I know that ! But it is possible to make time the subject of the formula, so I was thinking if maybe there was another way of looking at this formula !
Originally posted by thematrix
I think that current day science has proven quite well that the speed of light isn't constant, there was even an article on ATSNN a while back that showed scientists had actualy stopped light for a certain amount of time.
And, Protector, to achieve traveling no distance, which would result in no time being passed, you would have to leave earth, sol and the galaxy, since all of them are constantly in motion.
Earth itself is going at over 20KM/s around the sun.
Originally posted by siddharthsma
Now, what do you mean by 'making time the subject of the formula'? Are you trying to analyze Einstein's formula alone or compare it with the kinetic energy formula?
Ok now yo see what I mean is that when Einstein came up with E = mc^2, he first started by multiplying mass by the shrinking factor, to get the mass loss or defect :
M * 1/2v^2/c^2 = Mass defect = m
what he then noticed was that 1/2Mv^2 was the formula of Kinetic Energy, therefore he substituted 1/2Mv^2 for E .
E/c^2 = m = mass defect
therfore we rearrange it to : E = mc^2
now what I was saying about making time the subject:
because we now know that E is really equal to 1/2mv^2, then :
1/2Mv^2 = mc^2 now v = d/t so
1/2M(d/t)^2 = mc^2
Now I can't remember what I did, but I will find out and post the rest. But you see now how I have got time into the equation