What exactly *is* mass? >It's the amount of stuff bro. I don't get it.

What exactly *is* mass?
>It's the amount of stuff bro
I don't get it. What "stuff?" Is the word "essence" a better description of mass?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    quantitative measure of inertia

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Is the word "essence" a better description of mass?
      How many languages did you learn before english? Mass linguisitually speaking is a unit of measure and therefor plural. We could rename it into essence but it would have to be called 'determined essence' or 'essential weight'.

      >quantitative measure of inertia
      nah inertia is a dynamic factor, mass is a quantitative measure of gravitational field displacement.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So is inertia a "thing?"

      >Is the word "essence" a better description of mass?
      How many languages did you learn before english? Mass linguisitually speaking is a unit of measure and therefor plural. We could rename it into essence but it would have to be called 'determined essence' or 'essential weight'.

      >quantitative measure of inertia
      nah inertia is a dynamic factor, mass is a quantitative measure of gravitational field displacement.

      >How many languages did you learn before english?
      None, the word "stuff" always seemed like a dumb way to describe it.
      >We could rename it into essence but it would have to be called 'determined essence' or 'essential weight'.
      To me, essence makes a lot more sense when describing mass, like it's an imbued property of matter.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >To me, essence makes a lot more sense when describing mass, like it's an imbued property of matter.
        thats the opposite of what mass is though, its not imbued, its inherent.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Naw

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "Things that are attracted by gravity" - J.H Mandlbaur

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >implying light is mass

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If light is a particle it has mass. Obviously it's an aether wave though so you're right.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >If light is a particle
          yes
          >it has mass
          no

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes it's an aether wave so it has no mass.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Light exists so it obviously can't be a wave in the aether since the aether doesn't exist.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Yes it's an aether wave
                no

                Light is a wave. Aether is the name for the field which propagates it. Call it spacetime or the Anon Field or whatever you want, it still exists.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Aether is the name for the field which propagates it.

                nigga it's not the 1800s, are you a /misc/ tourist or something?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Yes it's an aether wave
              no

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Mass only happens when energy is confined. Photons are unconfined energy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      tell that to the average cloud weighing 1 billion lbs

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is the word "essence" a better description of mass?
    No. The existing words work fine. Fuck off.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Fuck off
      No

      We have no fucking clue and it seems intuitive enough to just call it the "quantity of matter" or something along those lines.
      It also turns out to be directly proportional to the inertia of a body, so you can see it in that light if you want.
      You're probably better off not worrying too much about such questions unless you're enrolled in a philosophy course or some other dumb shit.

      >You're probably better off not worrying too much about such questions unless you're enrolled in a philosophy course or some other dumb shit
      My problem is that it tripped me up when I first learned about it

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We have no fucking clue and it seems intuitive enough to just call it the "quantity of matter" or something along those lines.
    It also turns out to be directly proportional to the inertia of a body, so you can see it in that light if you want.
    You're probably better off not worrying too much about such questions unless you're enrolled in a philosophy course or some other dumb shit.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Property of stuff which causes it to resist movement. The more mass, the more force you need to accelerate it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you just described the behavior of that property, but what IS the property

      >what is a human
      >a human is a thing that likes to go to the beach and collect stamps
      literally gets us no further in figuring out what it is at a fundamental level

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Mass = a property of stuff
        A property = a behavior

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is like saying wind is the stuff that blows things around, when in actuality it's composed of air particles that move due to a difference in temperature

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Mass is not made from anything. It is a property of something that is made out of something, but the property in and of itself is not made from anything. It just means that the object resists movement.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If mass is not made of anything how does it exist then?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's emergent from the collective interactions of the energy contained within.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yes. And people. Non-religious people know the exact equation. And we are getting very pissed watching these Catholic fools bumble around

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                We have solved the TOE. This is not a joke. Or irony. With a Catholic president, Court and FED there is ZERO chance for goodwill on this matter. BUT KNOW ANON THAT IT IS FUCKING DONE.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                redpill me on the toe and how it keeps the Catholics away

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The same way as something like velocity exists. Velocity is not made from anything. A car can have velocity, but velocity is not made out of cars. It's a property of car.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              best post
              /thread

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Than you very much

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                welcome

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The pauli exclusion principle between fermions and the sum of bosonic forces.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What exactly *is* mass?
    a quality, more specifically the quality of resisting change in momentum
    ultimately what we refer to as objects with mass are standing waves of extremely high-frequency light (far beyond gamma rays), but contemporary physics is yet to catch up

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >ultimately what we refer to as objects with mass are standing waves of extremely high-frequency light (far beyond gamma rays)
      headcanon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >ultimately what we refer to as objects with mass are standing waves of extremely high-frequency light (far beyond gamma rays)
      Just for the record, this is buffoonery.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        wow look at this fucking retard who doesnt know einstein proved mass and energy are the same thing

        e=mc^2

        mic drop.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Impulse resistance. Simple as.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It's the amount of stuff bro
    It is. Think about it as how many atoms or small stuff you have there.

    >An Avogrado's Number of Carbon atoms is 12 grams.

    Water clear.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mass is just a side effect of more happenings in a tiny area causing more lag.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How about you join a pedophile homosexual Catholic university. I am sure they know stuff lmfao

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What exactly *is* mass?
    It's the amount of stuff bro
    >I don't get it. What "stuff?"
    Stuff as in literally anything that isn't energy. Delete your low IQ thread already.

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