rest energy


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rest energy

[′rest ‚en·ər·jē]
(relativity)
The energy equivalent to the rest mass m0 of a particle or body; that is, the quantity of m0 c 2, where c is the speed of light; often expressed in electronvolts.
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(where we denote [lambda] [equivalent to] [LAMBDA]/3) and describes a cosmic string of rest energy density corresponding to the deficit angle 8[pi][mu].
and describes a cosmic string of rest energy density [mu] and the deficit angle 8[pi][mu].
The accompanying particle has rest energy E0 and, therefore, rest mass [E.sub.0]/[c.sup.2] [not equal to] 0.
Therefore, all of the rest energy of the generalized particle has shifted to the accompanying particle.
The generalized photon carries rest energy, according to equations (314) and (315), which depends on the function [PHI] and the distance r.
Here [M.sub.P][c.sup.2] = planck energy and [m.sub.e][c.sup.2] = rest energy of electron.
This idea suggests that a nucleon revolving at 1.404 Fermi having a total energy of 0.51267 MeV which is close to the electron rest energy 0.511 MeV.
However, the charge conservation law requires the simultaneous emergence of an electron with positive rest energy [m.sub.0][c.sup.2] implying for the hidden medium to supply a total energy of 2[m.sub.0][c.sup.2].
As for the solid, it still has an energy equal only to that stored as rest energy and that contained in the vibrational degrees of freedom, [E.sub.solid] = [E.sub.rest] + [E.sub.vib].
In any case, as a solid is being converted to a liquid or a gas, the absolute amount of rest energy is changing, because bonds are being broken ([E.sub.bond] [right arrow] 0).