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Fri September 11, 2009 By: Siddhartha Basuroy

E=mc square

Expert Reply
Sat September 12, 2009

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.

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