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Higgs field as the 5th fundamental force?

  1. Mar 25, 2014 #1
    I am brand new to quantum physics. By that I mean I have no idea of the mathematics and know terribly little about the physics. In fact my best background comes from the book QED by Richard Feynman. Anyway, I do know that there are four fundamental forces which have force-carrying particles. I also know that a force-carrying particle is called a boson. But the Higgs particle is often called the Higgs boson. Does that mean that it is a force carrier as well? And if so what force? Or is it a boson of one of the already known forces? Thanks for any answers.
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