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I Higgs field and inertia

  1. May 12, 2018 #1
    Is there any way to approach to some kind of explanation for inertia,from higgs field?
     
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  3. May 13, 2018 #2

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    How much quantum field theory do you know?
     
  4. May 13, 2018 #3
    I don’t know I’ve just finished my B.Sc quantum physics
     
  5. May 13, 2018 #4

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    Then I fear there is no good description. There are various analogies around but I don't think any of them accurately describes what is going on.
     
  6. May 13, 2018 #5
    Thank you anyways
     
  7. May 13, 2018 #6
    Even if there was no Higgs field, proton and neutron would still have mass.
     
  8. May 19, 2018 #7

    Because of the constituent quarks’ confinement energy?

    Can a static particle have mass in the Higgs scenario then?


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  9. May 19, 2018 #8

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    Sure (with the usual caveats for what "static" means). Electrons for example have mass.
     
  10. May 20, 2018 #9
    Static to my mind would mean quasi-0 K temperature...it this the generally accepted meaning?
     
  11. May 21, 2018 #10

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    Individual particles do not have a temperature.
     
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