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Some one knows a study material to diagonalize a matrix mass for 3 neutral scalar using perturbation theory like...
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Dear Physics Forum, can anyone tell me which of the fundamental interactions is involved in the Higgs Field? Or...
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I have heard that if n/p ratio of a substance becomes more than 1.56, it becomes radioactive. But for Cobalt-60, n/p=...
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What is the Higgs boson's mechanism for giving mass?
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Whenever people begin to explain the nuclear strong force, they relate it to electricity. I was wondering if color...
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