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Einstein and the Formal Equivalence of Mass and Energy

Klevgard, Paul A. (2014) Einstein and the Formal Equivalence of Mass and Energy. [Preprint]

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Abstract

This is a brief look at how Einstein explored formal symmetries between quantized matter and quantized radiation between 1903 and 1925. Specifically he employed thermodynamic comparisons between the ideal molecular gas and the photon gas. His achievements are tied in with a more general pattern in physics to explore formal symmetries between quantized mass and quantized energy.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Klevgard, Paul A.pklevgard@gmail.com
Additional Information: 4 pages
Keywords: Einstein, E = mc2, molecular gas, photon gas
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Paul Klevgard
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 23:21
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2014 23:21
Item ID: 11179
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 1 December 2014
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11179

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