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Do all forces have an associated particle?Is there theorized to be

  1. Feb 19, 2012 #1
    Do all forces have an associated particle?

    Is there theorized to be a particle associated with inertia?
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  3. Feb 19, 2012 #2
    Re: Intertia

    All forces have an associated theorized particle.
    Inertia is not a force.
  4. Feb 19, 2012 #3

    Ken G

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    Re: Intertia

    Actually, inertia can be thought of as a force-- simply take the ma in F=ma over to the F side, and write it F-ma=0, so -ma is the "inertial force." There is indeed a particle associated with it-- that's the Higgs boson that CERN has spent so much money and scientific collateral searching for (and may be finding-- we'll know in a year or sooner).
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