*[Logo by John Silver]*
This familiar equation E=MC^{2} is actually a
special case of the equation Einstein discovered. It is the special case where
the object in question (which we wish to
calculate the total energy available) is
at rest - that is, its velocity is "0". The full equation is: Energy = MC^{2} / Sqrt ( 1 - v^{2}/c^{2} ) The last part of the equation
tells us that the Energy of an object increases if the object is traveling a
velocity of v. In particular, if the object in
question is standing still, (v=0) the equation reduces to the familiar E=mc^{2}
The reduced
equation is not true if "you" are not standing 'still' relative to the object in
question!