Asked by neelsid | 11th Sep, 2009, 07:54: PM
Δm = mf - mi = negative.
This means, mf < mi, some of the initial mass is converted into energy, and is given by E=Δmc2.
Hence the negative sign indicates energy releasing process, such as nuclear fission.
Answered by | 12th Sep, 2009, 02:19: PM
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