Einstein and the Formal Equivalence of Mass and Energy

Publication Year:
2014
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11179
Author(s):
Klevgard, Paul A.
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This is a brief look at how Einstein explored formal symmetries between quantized matter and quantized radiation between 1903 and 1925. Specifically he employed thermodynamic comparisons between the ideal molecular gas and the photon gas. His achievements are tied in with a more general pattern in physics to explore formal symmetries between quantized mass and quantized energy.