Vom Energieinhalt ruhender Körper
Ein thermodynamisches Konzept von Materie und Zeit
[On the Energy Content of Resting Bodies]
- Novel, thermodynamical interpretation of the equation E = mc².
- Physically rigorous and accessible even without fully understanding the details of the thermodynamical proofs.
- Based on philosophical and historical sources (with original quotes).
Aims and Scope
The book compares two fundamental physical theories: thermodynamics and special relativity. While special relativity postulates the mass-energy equivalence, the thermodynamic method is shown to be compatible with a matter-energy equivalence. The far-reaching consequences of matter-energy equivalence are presented.