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What does Einstein's famous equation really mean?

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The "E" is for "energy". Like the number of calories in foods.

The "m" is for "mass". Related to weight.

The "c^{2}" is the speed of light squared.

The speed of light, "c", is a **constant** of nature. It doesn't change, so you can think of it like a unit conversion factor.

Just like multiplying by 1.61... will convert miles into kilometers, multiplying by c^{2} will convert mass (kilograms) into energy (joules).

So... how much mass-energy is stored in, say, a raisin? Scroll down to the scale to find out!

(not to say that we could actually extract and use that energy)

Just one more thing: E = mc^{2} isn't the whole story. The MinutePhysics video at the bottom of the page explains what's missing.

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