Matlab: The Conversion of Matter to Energy

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Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of the 20th century.

He was born in Germany in 1879 and attended school in both Germany and Switzerland. While working as a patent clerk in Bern, he developed his famous theory of relativity.

Perhaps the best-known physics equation today is his

\[E = mc^{2}\]

This astonishingly simple equation links the previously separate worlds of matter and energy, and can be used to find the amount of energy released as matter is changed in form in both natural and human-made nuclear reactions.

The sun radiates \(385 \times 10^{24}J/s\) of energy, all of which is generated by nuclear reactions converting matter to energy.

Use Matlab and Einstein’s equation to determine how much matter must be converted to energy to product his much radiation in one day.