# Energy-mass equivelance and the Higgs field

If according to energy-mass equivalence, an object's mass increase as its energy increases too, then the amount of energy a particle possesses determines its interaction with the Higgs Field. How is this right or wrong?

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mfb
Mentor
If according to energy-mass equivalence, an object's mass increase as its energy increases too
It does not. The equivalence is true for particles or systems in their rest frame only.

ChrisVer
Gold Member
If according to energy-mass equivalence, an object's mass increase as its energy increases too, then the amount of energy a particle possesses determines its interaction with the Higgs Field. How is this right or wrong?

It's better for you to discard the idea of increasing mass by increasing energy [relativistic mass].

$E^2 = p^2 + m^2$ is better...

(http://www.itep.ru/theor/persons/lab180/okun/trans/june08blue3_1.pdf [Broken] a nice historical presentation going on after pg 8)

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