• Apparent Weight of a Photon Box: Revisiting Mass-Energy Equivalence

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      Photon box, mass-energy equivalence.

    • Abstract

       

      A photon has zero rest mass. However, it will be shown that when confined in a box, a photon can contribute to the mass of the system. Through this thought experiment, we will revisit the idea of mass-energy equivalence.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Sabarish V M1

      1. Department of Theoretical Physics University of Madras Guindy Campus, Chennai 600025
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  • Resonance – Journal of Science Education | News

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