posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 01:34 AM
Maybe there's something wrong with the logic of Einstein's equation. Mass is defined as weight/gravitational constant, which on Earth is g.c 32.2,
ending in a number using a unit called the "slug", which is the measure of mass.
Since we are dividing weight by a constant to get this number, the only ways to increase mass is to increase weight, i.e., add atoms to the substance
to increase its weight, or decrease the g.c. Weight and its associated number of atoms does not increase with acceleration, otherwise for example your
auto would get heavier with increasing speed, which it does not, and the gravitational constant is just that, a constant.
If the mass stays constant, then the only variables seemingly left available is the EFFECT of mass, namely inertia, the effect ON mass (acceleration)
or possibly a localized change in the gravitational constant AT THE MASS.
Maybe it should read E=(mass inertia/g.c.)C*C
Maybe I'm wrong. This sounds like a good one for the Mythbusters to test-Prove that a car travelling at 100 mph weighs ONE IOTA more than the same
car at rest.