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In mechanics the sum of potential energy and kinetic energy. In thermodynamics the internal energy or thermodynamic energy increase, Δ U, is the sum of heat and work brought to the system. Only changes in energy are measurable. For photons
E = h ν
where h is the Planck constant and ν the frequency of radiation. In relativistic physics
E = m c 2
where c is the speed of light and m the mass.
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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