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Is Higgs boson exactly energy ?

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big_bounce
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Feb19-13, 04:35 PM
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Hello all .
We know Higgs boson or Higgs particle is a theoretical elementary particle and in the Standard Model, the Higgs particle is a boson with no spin, electric charge, or color charge and it just has mass .
So what's the problem when we say they are exactly energy or a form of energy ?

And we know Higgs boson can decay to two photons and photons have momentum so is that mean Higss boson has momentum ? ( refer to Conservation of momentum )
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Feb19-13, 05:09 PM
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A fundamental particle in specially relativistic QFT is the reunion of its attributes, one of which being the 4-momentum covector with the normal components: rest mass + spatial linear momentum. The Higgs makes no exception, once its possible interactions with the rest of the fundamental particles (graphically illustrated by Feynman diagrams) are calculated.
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Feb19-13, 06:18 PM
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the Higgs particle is a boson with no spin, electric charge, or color charge and it just has mass .
So what's the problem when we say they are exactly energy or a form of energy ?
This is a bit like saying, "A zeppelin is a type of vehicle with no wheels, no trunk, and no mirrors, so can we say that a zeppelin is exactly gas mileage?"

That is, it doesn't make much sense. Energy is a property of individual particles, just as gas mileage is a property of individual vehicles. It makes about as much sense to say that a particle "is energy" as it makes to say that a vehicle "is gas mileage."

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And we know Higgs boson can decay to two photons and photons have momentum so is that mean Higss boson has momentum ?
Any particle has a momentum. The momentum of a specific particle is related to its energy and its rest mass by the special relativistic formula ##p = \frac{1}{c}\sqrt{E^2 - (mc^2)^2}##.

big_bounce
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Apr13-13, 03:53 AM
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Is Higgs boson exactly energy ?

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Any particle has a momentum. The momentum of a specific particle is related to its energy and its rest mass by the special relativistic formula ##p = \frac{1}{c}\sqrt{E^2 - (mc^2)^2}##.
Anyone can answer .


E stand on what ?
How can calculate this energy ?
Think about Z boson : how can we calculate momentum of Z boson in atom ?
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Apr13-13, 07:13 AM
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"E stand on what" is not English. If you are using a machine translator, you might want to try a different one.

"How can calculate this energy ?" is not English either, and I would have said that I could figure out what you meant, except that you have the equation right there.

"Think about Z boson : how can we calculate momentum of Z boson in atom ? " Please stick to the topic.
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Apr14-13, 11:52 PM
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Quote Quote by Vanadium 50 View Post
"E stand on what" is not English. If you are using a machine translator, you might want to try a different one.

"How can calculate this energy ?" is not English either, and I would have said that I could figure out what you meant, except that you have the equation right there.

"Think about Z boson : how can we calculate momentum of Z boson in atom ? " Please stick to the topic.
It's obvious by his previous posts that this one has typos. Also, the equation is right there assuming that you simply substitute E with Z. However, I don't think that this is what he had in mind and I believe you know this.
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Apr18-13, 08:38 AM
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Quote Quote by Vanadium 50 View Post
"E stand on what" is not English. If you are using a machine translator, you might want to try a different one.

"How can calculate this energy ?" is not English either, and I would have said that I could figure out what you meant, except that you have the equation right there.

"Think about Z boson : how can we calculate momentum of Z boson in atom ? " Please stick to the topic.
I'm sure the OP appreciates the English lesson, but I assume he was here out of interest in physics. Maybe YOU could stick to the topic.
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Apr18-13, 05:04 PM
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If you understand what "E stand on what" means, perhaps you could answer him.
Doofy
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May1-13, 06:55 PM
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I've never liked all this "mass = energy" talk. It comes from E= mc^2, but how come we never talk about "frequency = energy" in the relation E = hf for a wave? If something's got mass it has some stored energy associated with it, but it's not the same thing. Energy is just a number that dictates an object's capacity to behave a certain way, it isn't "stuff", it's just a number that has to stay the same before and after you've done all your calculations.


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