Hmm. We know mass (M) is a form of energy that interacts with its surrounding environment. And that environment is energy (E). Moreover, the mass interacting with its environment is called work (W).
Eureka! The equation, W = M + E makes sense!
But, Newtonian physics define work as Work = Force x Distance.
And there’s more to work. Right? Think the Hamiltonian…
Here’s some food for thought:
“Professor Prigogine asserts that Newtonian physics has now been “extended” three times: first with the introduction of spacetime in general relativity, then with the use of the wave function in quantum mechanics, and finally with the recognition of indeterminism in the study of unstable systems (chaos theory).”