%0 Generic
%A Noninski, Vesselin
%D 2003
%F pittphilsci:1113
%K Special Theory of Relativity (STR), Lorentz transformations, inertial mass equivalent of energy, simultaneity, First Postulate, Second Postulate, Second Newton's Law, energy of motion of the electron
%T On the Derivation of E = mc2
%U http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/1113/
%X Analysis is presented of the derivation in [1] of what is popularly known as E = mc2. It is emphasized that once a relationship, describing a phenomenon in the stationary system, is known exactly and with certainty, any theory that would derive a different relationship regarding the same phenomenon in terms of the same stationary system should be rejected out of hand.