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Steve wrote to "Johnny Thunderbird":
>Overall I found your discussion to have some possibly problematic
>confusion regarding the notion of "relativistic mass increase",
>which turns up over and over in physics texts but which I was
>taught is something of a misnomer.
A direct and succinct article about mass and "relativistic" mass
can be found in:
Physics Today, June 1989, "The Concept of Mass" by L.B. Okun.
If someone is really interested and can't get it in their library, I'll
scan it in and hang it onto my web page for a while.
(Steve, I think you might like the article as well.)