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Is Higgs boson exactly energy ? 
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#1
Feb1913, 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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Feb1913, 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 4momentum 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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Feb1913, 06:18 PM

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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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Apr1313, 03:53 AM

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Is Higgs boson exactly energy ?
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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Apr1313, 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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Apr1813, 05:04 PM

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If you understand what "E stand on what" means, perhaps you could answer him.



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May113, 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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