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Eric M.
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Photographer, Linux user, and premier cat herder.

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E !=mc^2

Sun Sep 25, 2011, 9:10 PM
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  • Listening to: Songs to Test By
  • Drinking: Di-hydrogen Monoxide
I have been getting a lot of questions about my previous posts on my Facebook profile (the ones that reference a recent deviation that I posted here. I'm no theoretical physicist so I will not go into a great deal of detail about the ins and outs of Relativity. You can learn more at the Encyclopædia Brittannica's web site.

Albert Einstein (Are you familiar with him? He's the guy that came up with E=mc^2 + pc^2. More on that in a moment) discovered the concept of relativity. Relativity is broken down to two parts. The first being general relativity and the other special relativity. These are then further broken down. Relativity provides the basis for understanding cosmic processes and the geometry of the universe itself. (Britannica, 2011 Relativity) Simply put it is the foundation upon which our understanding of physics itself is built. Special relativity among other things reveals that the speed of light is the speed is an asymptote as far as matter is concerned. This same theory is also responsible to the famous equation E=mc^2 where E is kinetic energy, m is mass, and c is the speed of light. The relativistic mass of an object becomes infinite as the body approaches the speed of light (c). Simply put: any body of matter can approach but never reach the speed of light (Britannica, 2011, Relativistic Mass). This is where CERN and the Large Hadron Collider come in.

Scientists at CERN (near Geneva) and Gran Sasso (in Italy) clocked a transmission of accelerated neutrinos transmitted from the former to the latter and found that they took about 60 nanoseconds less than the time light would have taken to travel the same distance. Keep in mind that these neutrinos do contain mass. In other words a form of matter has traveled faster than the speed of light.

Does this mean E =! mc^2 + pc^2 actually returns true? (For you non programming geeks what I'm asking here is are kinetic energy, mass, momentum, and the speed of light not related to each other?). It is possible, and we may have to rethink a lot of what we "know" about physics if CERN's findings are independently verified.  Another possibility is that there is still a speed limit, but it is faster than we originally thought. Either way "We broke physics. Can we have a new one?"

I hope this answers your questions. It probably raised more than were answered, and that is my hope.

Works cited:

relativity. (2011). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from…
relativistic mass. (2011). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from…

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Fyrrea Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you by Fyrrea  
Thanks for your support La la la la I'm very happy you liked my art!
Have an awesome day Hug,
stormshadow07 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my pleasure. :)
Patti-Tea Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hello there!
Thank you very much for the watch, it's really appreciated! :heart:
I hope you have a great day!
stormshadow07 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure. I like what I see, and I look forward to seeing more. :)
789lol Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just noticed that you left me a llama. x3 Thank you so much for it!
stormshadow07 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem. It's my way of saying thank you for the llama you gave me.
yuuike Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhhh thank you so much for the watch bby :iconasdfghbeeplz: I really appreciate it <3
stormshadow07 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem. I like what I see.
kokotea Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much for the watch <3
it means a lot to me (●´ω`●)
stormshadow07 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You've earned it. I love your work.
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