## gandalfwiz 4 years ago what does E=Mc^2 mean?

1. LagrangeSon678

2. gandalfwiz

google will give me wiki and wiki makes no sense :p

3. amistre64

It means the Energy equate to Mass times a constant of variation

4. amistre64

Energy is directly porportional to mass :)

5. SmartWish

E = energy, M = mass, c = speed of light in vaccum. The energy = The mass times the speed of light^2

6. satellite73

and since C is just a constant, what this really says is that energy IS mass

7. carlosmarinoo

Energy = Mass*Speed of light^2

8. imranmeah91

to have energy you need mass?

9. gandalfwiz

?... I haven't done chemistry yet, I just want to know what it means in general human terms. Why is everybody so excited about it?

10. imranmeah91

Because we finally know what energy is

11. gandalfwiz

so energy is...matter?

12. Rizaldo

It can be interpreted as if the mass 'm' travels faster than the of speed of light it changes its form to energy.

13. gandalfwiz

Wait- since I have mass, does that mean I'm energetic?

14. gandalfwiz

:)

15. amistre64

it means you have potential energy :)

16. gandalfwiz

I potentially have the energy to jog ten miles... true, I suppose

17. amistre64

jog, roll, fall, shimmy and shake

18. satellite73

you will see the energy if you light yourself on fire!

19. gandalfwiz

pyromaniacs united under one banner of physics

20. Rizaldo

You have potential, but it requires to be extrapolated beyond the limits and you may change your form when you overstep the speed of light. Remember you 'd be no more a human being, you'd assume the shape of an Angel or some Jin. :)

21. gandalfwiz

I'd be HOT! (literally)

22. gandalfwiz

so that's how we know angels r beautiful...

23. Rizaldo

It depends, if you wanna be hot, then you'd b Jin, otherwise Angel or Seraphims are cool and sizzling.

24. estudier