Energy-mass equivelance and the Higgs field

1. Feb 2, 2015

Quds Akbar

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?

2. Feb 2, 2015

Staff: Mentor

It does not. The equivalence is true for particles or systems in their rest frame only.

3. Feb 2, 2015

ChrisVer

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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