Series #13A - Origin of E=Mc2
you read the original papers on relativity and physics, we find that
is a relationship, which is much older than Einstein. This relationship
was not included within the original Einstein paper but in a later
paper. The relation between mass and energy began in 1881 with
Thomson’s electromagnetic mass and was modified in Heaviside formula in
1889. Poincarré in 1900 represented the mass by r and the energy density J of a fictitious
fluid of radiation by the equation J=r/c2. In 1904 Hasenorhl showed that the energy in a moving
cavity would increase by 8E/(3c3),
which Abraham persuaded him to change for 4E/(2c3).
Also Soddy in 1904 suggested that the process of radioactive decay
involves a conversion of mass into energy. But the idea of E=mc2
as a potential energy for the potential of light is also explicit in
Newtonian corpuscular theory. In Newton`s Query 30, we read: "Are
gross Bodies and Light convertible into one another, . . . ".
Books relating historical facts give the correct facts about science. About the History of Science, I suggest that you should read the Book "A Revolution Too Far" (1994) by Dr. Peter Rowland (PD Publications, 2 Ascot Park, Liverpool, L23 2XH).
My book is based on the conservation of mass-energy. This idea is required by the philosophical principle of Causality. I believe that nothing can happen without a “Cause”. In nature, we can just transform mass into energy and energy into mass. We cannot create energy or mass from nothing. Of course, we need a constant of proportionality between mass and energy. The constant of proportionality is c2. Surprisingly, Einstein`s general relativity is not compatible with the principle of mass-energy conservation (see reference). That is a fatal error. That is illogical. Furthermore, special relativity is not much useful, because it cannot deal with gravity or the acceleration of matter.
The fact that the relationship E=mc2 was not derived by Einstein is also discussed by H. E. Yves in “Derivation of the Mass-Energy Relationship” Journal of the Optical Society of America” Vol. 42. No: 8, August 1952. pp. 540-543. Also a similar discussion is presented by Christopher Jon Bjerknes in the Book: “Albert Einstein the Incorrigible Plagiarist” Ed. XTX INC, P.O. Box 9361, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515, U.S.A. Chapter 5, pp161-168 (2002).