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Higgs Field and Fluid Dynamics

  1. Dec 31, 2009 #1
    Can fluid dynamics be applied to a particle moving through a Higgs field?

    Like is there a wake, or even a slipstream in which a trailing particle might be affected less by the Higgs field or not at all?
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  3. Dec 31, 2009 #2

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    I think you are taking that analogy too far.
  4. Dec 31, 2009 #3


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    At the very basic level, the Higgs field interaction is essentially governed by the solution of some quantum field equation (which is a generalization of a wave equation).

    The important difference is that this is a quantum and special relativistic process. There is no classical analogue strictly speaking, and there is no 'medium' that would be comparable to a fluid.
  5. Dec 31, 2009 #4
    I see. Thank you for the response.
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