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Comment: Re:Get the formula right. (Score 1) 176

by Captain Numerica (#13751883) Attached to: PBS Features Einstein's Famous Equation
Last I checked that's not the equation that made him famous.

e = mc^2 says a lot more about the universe than e = ((pc)^2 + (mc^2)^2)^.5

Before someone rants about how setting p=0 gives you the form blah blah blah... stop. I've been there before. That's still not the equation that made him famous. It is the simplified version which speaks to the direct relationship between energy and mass. It's elegant and simple enough for the wide of public culture to consume.

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. -- Poul Anderson

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