relativistic mass


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relativistic mass

n.
In special relativity and general relativity, the observed mass of an object moving with respect to the observer. The relativistic mass is a function of the rest mass and the velocity of the object.
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Noun1.relativistic mass - (physics) the mass of a body in motion relative to the observer: it is equal to the rest mass multiplied by a factor that is greater than 1 and that increases as the magnitude of the velocity increases
mass - the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
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2]; the mass M determines the relativistic mass of the body substance with the proper fields as the measure of inertia and gravitational mass; the mass m' is the mass of the substance scattered at infinity, where all fields are zero.
You see that the Doppler effect causes the correct de Broglie wavelength and relativistic mass increase to appear in the observed waves, as a function of the relative velocity.
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.
Advantage of Periodic relativity (PR) over general relativity can be seen in its use of revised principle of equivalence which states that the gravitational mass is equal to the relativistic mass.
All parameters of QM and SRT for a moving particle; that is, the deBroglie wavelength of QM and the relativistic mass and momentum changes appear as algebraic factors in the Doppler-shifted waves exactly as experimentally measured.
By solving the scalar geodesic equation for a mass-bearing particle ("stone-like objects"), we shall obtain that the relativistic mass of the object changes according to the remoteness to the observer in the particular space.

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