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    100 Years of E=mc2

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/

    Lots of goodies there for you physics nuts (and I know theres sooo many of them here.

    I always found physics very interesting.
    Anyone else?
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    Ahh that program was on last night here, but I missed it and only saw the last few minutes

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    The reason is that whenever you convert part of a walnut or any other piece of matter to pure energy, the resulting energy is by definition moving at the speed of light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckita
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    man way to dishonor einstein by typing his equation wrong

    its not e=mc2

    its e=mc^2

    jeez...






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    Quote Originally Posted by Defender1
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/

    Lots of goodies there for you physics nuts (and I know theres sooo many of them here.

    I always found physics very interesting.
    Anyone else?
    I find physics interesting. I mean I watch those shows on the science channel where they break it down so that the average 7th grader can understand it. If it wasn't for that I would have no interest in physics.

    It's amazing that after 100 years of E=mc^2 that we're still here. I think poor Albert died a very worried man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squarehead
    man way to dishonor einstein by typing his equation wrong

    its not e=mc2

    its e=mc^2

    jeez...






    jk
    Didn't vB have a superscript tag?
    It'd be useful there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defender1

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    We had Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston, narrating the programme last night. Who did you have on PBS?
    I thought last night's programme was very well done. As coo_t2 said, it was broken down so that "the average 7th grader can understand it." The whole thing reminded me of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything. The best science book this century! Very well done and Voltaire was a wimp.

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    Who knows what this legendary formula means, who's the author of it and where it came from? In fact, Einstein used these equations of relativistic mechanics to describe mechanics (sort of tautology) in his Special theory of Relativity (STR)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defender1
    Didn't vB have a superscript tag?
    it's not in the FAQ's vB code list

    however, you could always use the good old ascii character Alt-0178

    like this: E=mc˛

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