Indian Researcher Claims That Albert Einstein's Mass-Energy Equation Inadequate
Einstein considered just two light waves of equal energy emitted in opposite directions with uniform relative velocity, Ajay Sharma, a Shimla-based researcher who challenged
The equation was given by Einstein in 1905.
His technical paper -- "The mathematical derivation or speculation of E=mc2, in Einstein's September 1905 paper, and some peculiar experiments" -- was published by
E=mc2 means energy is equal to mass multiplied by the speed of light squared.
Sharma, an assistant director for education with the Himachal Pradesh government, told IANS that
"It's only valid under special conditions of the parameters involved, e.g. number of light waves, magnitude of light energy, angles at which waves are emitted and relative velocity," he said.
Einstein considered just two light waves of equal energy, emitted in opposite directions and the relative velocity uniform. There are numerous possibilities for the parameters which were not considered in Einstein's 1905 derivation, said Sharma's paper.
This equation expresses the fact that mass and energy are the same physical entity and can be changed into each other, the paper said.
It said E=mc2 is obtained from Lmc2 by simply replacing L by E (all energy) without derivation by Einstein. "It's illogical," he said.
The paper said Fadner correctly pointed out that Einstein did not mention E in the derivation.
Sharma's book, 'Beyond Einstein and E=mc2' published by the
"Many people will be surprised that Einstein's work was not peer reviewed before publication. The first postulate of relativity was given by Galileo in 1632 in his book 'Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems'," the 51-year-old Sharma said.
According to him, Einstein took this opportunity to publish the work of Galileo (1632, Principle of Relativity), Poincare (1898, Constancy of Velocity of Light), Lorentz (1892,
Although Einstein's theory is well established, it has to be critically analysed and the new results would definitely emerge, a beaming Sharma added.