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rest mass

n.
The physical mass of a body as measured by an observer who perceives the body as motionless. Rest mass is an inherent property of elementary particles. Also called invariant mass.

rest mass

n
(General Physics) the mass of an object that is at rest relative to an observer. It is the mass used in Newtonian mechanics

rest′ mass`


n.
the mass of a body as measured when the body is at rest relative to an observer, an inherent property of the body in the theory of relativity.
[1910–15]
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Noun1.rest mass - (physics) the mass of a body as measured when the body is at rest relative to an observer, an inherent property of the body
mass - the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
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According to this formula, one can find the momentum of the particle at certain energy and rest mass of the particle, or determine the rest mass and the type of the particle by its momentum and energy.
Thus, remaining within domains of applicability of classical electrodynamics and assuming that the total EM energy is small in comparison with the rest mass energy, one concludes that a charged particle feels rigidly almost the entire bound EM field energy.
Each object when considered in its own rest frame has definitive rest mass and rest length, which can be considered to be characteristic of the object.
Some bodies, such as light, do not have rest mass, and, therefore, might be said not to have inertia.
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perpendicular to]] is the momentum perpendicular to the magnetic field, t is the time, m is the rest mass of the charged particle, [gamma]m is the relativistic mass of the charged particle, and q is the charge of the charged particle.
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