The Mass-Energy Equivalence calculator uses Einstein's Special Relativity equation (E = m⋅c²) to compute the Energy (E) that exists in a resting mass (m) using the.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Energy (E): The calculator return the energy in megaelectronvolts (MeV). However, this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.
Albert Einstein developed this famous formula to compute the relationship between energy and mass. The mass-energy equation is:
E = m⋅c²
The above equation assumes that the mass is at rest and has no kinetic energy.
Few formulas are more recognizable than, and few scientist have more notoriety than Albert Einstein. Einstein's formula shows the tremendous atomic energy potential in even the smallest amounts of mass. Einstein's formula uses the constant c, which is the (299,792,458 meters per second). When the energy is computed by multiplying the mass times the squared (8.98x1016), it is obvious that an enormous amount of energy can be realized in a very small amount of mass.
A helpful and more detailed explanation can be found at
Light and Matter by Dr. Benjamin Crowell