Energy and Mass in Relativity Theory

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World Scientific, 2009 - Science - 311 pages
This is the first book in which Einstein's equation is explicitly compared with its popular though not correct counterpart E = mc2, according to which mass increases with velocity. The book will be of interest to researchers in theoretical, atomic and nuclear physics, to historians of science as well as to students and teachers interested in relativity theory.
 

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Contents

On the Photon Mass
5
The Concept of Mass
11
Putting to Rest Mass Misconceptions
17
The Concept of Mass Mass Energy Relativity
27
The Fundamental Constants of Physics
37
from Galilei to Higgs
47
Physics of Nothing
71
Gravitation Photons Clocks
91
Spacetime and Vacuum as seen from Moscow
157
Critical Velocities c3 and c2 in General Theory of Relativity
171
Physics and Metrology
177
The Virus of Relativistic Mass in the Year of Physics
195
History Mass Charge
215
50 Years of Speculation
231
The Impact of the Sakata Model
241
The Evolution of the Concepts of Energy Momentum and
253

On the Interpretation of the Redshift in a Static Gravitational Field
97
Photons and Static Gravity
103
A Thought Experiment with Clocks in Static Gravity
111
Trialogue on the Number of Fundamental Constants
119
Photons Clocks Gravity and the Concept of Mass
151
E0 mc2 Isnt the Lord Laughing?
279
The Theory of Relativity and the Pythagorean Theorem
285
Name Index
305
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