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Old 09-27-2011, 01:51 PM   #418
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That's sort of correct, but I believe they used the known c to derive the value of m converted to energy
Hmmm ok. So if c changes that means that there is more energy per given unit of mass than we thought, correct? Would we not have noticed that when using the formula elsewhere? Or is it such a small variance from c that it wouldn't make much of a difference?
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As mentioned above, the experiment sends neutrinos from CERN in Geneva to the Gran Sasso lab in Italy, but saying they made the mistake 15,000 isn't really accurate. They only have to make 1 mistake in their data analysis and it will be applied to all 15,000 events.
I see. So the mistake wouldn't be in the measurement, but the analysis of the measurement.
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