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I heard that when we travel near the speed of light we gain mass!is this true and if so why does this happen??
i have started reading the new book by Prof Brain Cox and Prof Jeff Forshaw call "Why does E=mc2"It has helped me greatly.
you need infinity amount of energy to travel at that speed.
when we apply infinity amount of energy on a mass half of it goes for its motion kinetic energy
yes it adds it self into mass so it becomes heavier !!
Quote from: ScientificBoysClub on 14/07/2009 18:18:33you need infinity amount of energy to travel at that speed.Ok.Quotewhen we apply infinity amount of energy on a mass half of it goes for its motion kinetic energyNo, the kinetic energy is infinite and the other part (rest energy) is finite.Quoteyes it adds it self into mass so it becomes heavier !!No, read the many threads on this subject on this Forum, for example:http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=16789.0http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=21363.0