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 Nov 15 awarded Student Nov 15 comment The time component is $\gamma m c$, so shouldn't $E=mc$? oh okay. in the question i had it differentiated as time and spatial components. now I see they are all subsumed by the label momentum component. more intuitive just means using many more words to support and explain your equations Nov 15 awarded Supporter Nov 15 awarded Scholar Nov 15 accepted The time component is $\gamma m c$, so shouldn't $E=mc$? Nov 15 comment The time component is $\gamma m c$, so shouldn't $E=mc$? I'm going to wait for a more intuitive explanation. Also $\gamma m v$ is momentum. $\gamma m c$ is time component. Nov 15 awarded Editor Nov 15 comment The time component is $\gamma m c$, so shouldn't $E=mc$? so what makes $mc^2$ energy? just multiplying by a constant... Nov 15 revised The time component is $\gamma m c$, so shouldn't $E=mc$? added 17 characters in body Nov 15 asked The time component is $\gamma m c$, so shouldn't $E=mc$? Oct 1 awarded Autobiographer