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February 23, 2018

Another Physics Misconception

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In today's Nerdy Curio from Minute Physics, why "p = mv" is not quite true.

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Tom H
A ridiculous explanation of a problem that does not exist. If m simply equals mass, not “rest mass”, the so-called problem goes away, and p exactly = mv, where m is equal to rest mass divided by sqrt(1-v^2/c^2).
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