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rest mass meaning

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  • Noun: rest mass  rest mas
    1. (physics) the mass of a body as measured when the body is at rest relative to an observer, an inherent property of the body

    Derived forms: rest masses

    Type of: mass

    Encyclopedia: Rest mass

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  1. evidently one of the main distinguishing characteristics of photon is just its zest rest mass.
  2. in these reactions, rest mass is not conserved, although ( as in any other reaction ), mass-energy is conserved
  3. fundamental particles have an intrinsic mass known as their rest mass ( those with zero rest mass are called massless)
  4. fundamental particles have an intrinsic mass known as their rest mass ( those with zero rest mass are called massless)
  5. :Light is so fast because it has no rest mass.

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