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Orgin of charge and magnetic character

  1. Dec 3, 2012 #1
    hi PF, as you know recently the question of origin of mass was solved using Higgs Mechanism and verified by CERN but i want to know about the origin of charge? magnetic monopoles?
    origin of charge in electrostatics and its analogous the color charge of quarks? what's there mechanism?
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  3. Dec 3, 2012 #2


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    The Higgs mechanism only explains how mass can be consistent with the symmetry that exists in the electroweak interaction. That is, for example, how the massless photon can be so similar to the W and Z bosons which do have mass. No one knows what the "origin" of mass is. Whatever it is that determines the masses of the elementary particles lies outside current theory.
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