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It may seem oh so difficult.**

It may seem so complex.

But as you’ll see, it just maybe,

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The simplest of subjects.**

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All the inside energy, an atom has in store,

Can be calculated,

if we know its weight— no more.

**E** is for its energy,** m** is mass you see,

**c** is just the speed of light,

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The key to understanding it

Is in its moving parts.

For **all** that’s made of energy

Is in **resonance** for starts.

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All resonant things use common math,

Like a child swinging free.

Her high point maximizes,

Her **potential** energy.

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While at her low point,

She moves fast.

Her speed is just the key,

For here it maximizes her **kinetic** Energy.

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Since one is zero, while the other max,

If we follow through its sequel,

Neglecting wind resistance,

**Their sum is always equal.**

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Scientists discovered

by trial and by error.

How to measure things kinetic,

As movement measured there.

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The formula was so simple.

**E = ½mV**^{2} it is.

They discovered it by rolling balls

Down inclines with a whiz.

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So now let’s look at atoms

To see how much they got,

Locked up inside of them

It really is a lot.

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Since potential and kinetic

work the same in resonant fields,

The total will be double of

the **average** that **one** yields.

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But--

When we weigh an object,

We get an average mass.

So her **high-speed energy** comes from twice

Her average mass.

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That takes care of the **½**

Next velocity, the **V**

Is the speed of light inside.

They’ve measured it you see.

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My! How easy it is now,**

With resonance in play.

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***E=mc**^{2} we’ve found

**It's ***much* easier, won’t you say?
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The speed of light is very big,

So by squaring it, it grows.

Gigantic energy there is,

As everybody knows.

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Einstein never had it nice.

He started out from scratch.

For resonance was still hidden then,

With its potential and kinetic match.

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Certainly that explains a lot

Their energy is so vast.

So with all this locked up energy,

**It’s no wonder kids move fast.**