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Inertia and Higgs mechamism

  1. Oct 13, 2012 #1

    Mass of some particle is explained by Higgs mechanism.
    Is inertia also explained by Higgs mechanism? Inertia increases when a particle is in motion by relativity. Is this increase of energy is explained by Higgs mechanism? More tight binding with Higgs particle when a paricle is moving?

  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 14, 2012 #2
    No, inertia is more fundamental than the Higgs mechanism. One way to see this is that particles can have mass without the Higgs mechanism: for instance, most of the mass of the proton is not from the Higgs mechanism.
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