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E=mc^2 and misquotationhood ...

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Sunday, November 17, 2002, 19:19
In case anybody cares, according to Bodanis's book _E=mc^2_ Einstein
originally wrote it as "L=MV^2".

I just got the book from my mother. It's kind of interesting, but in order
to keep the subject in the popularly known form the author is of course
forced to employ the relativistic mass. Fine, but he doesn't spell out the
difference 'tween rest and relativistic mass, which makes bits of the book
confusing to a reader with some knowledge of relativity theory and annoying
to those with more. But I guess I shouldn't complain as I've clearly taken a
physics course or two more than the intended reader.


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