Sunday, February 3, 2013

Atomic Weight relate to Speed of Light


Why does Atomic Weight relate to Speed of Light E=mc^2?…
atomic mass subtly differs from atomic weight.

[Maxime] stated:

"if you take a random atom, let's say helium, you have 2 protons, 2 neutrons and 2 electrons.

Their combined mass will be less than the atomic weight given in the periodical table, because the one given in the table takes into account the binding energy.

This is where the famous E=mc^2 enters into account."

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@Chris Pitchr,
Why Speed of Light is considered in E=mc^2 formula?


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