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Energy-mass equivelance and the Higgs field

  1. Feb 2, 2015 #1
    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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  3. Feb 2, 2015 #2


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    It does not. The equivalence is true for particles or systems in their rest frame only.
  4. Feb 2, 2015 #3


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

    [itex] E^2 = p^2 + m^2 [/itex] 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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