# Why is the Z vector Boson heavier then most quarks?

1. Feb 6, 2006

### Chaos' lil bro Order

Hey,

If we use the Friedman Equation form to find time(excpected) for a given particle's Rest Mass energy as our input value, does it mean that the most energetic particles were 'born' first and the lighter particles 'born' later on in time in a linear, sequential order?

eg. T quark (174Gev)---->Z Boson(~90GeV)----->W Boson(~80GeV)---->B Quark(5GeV)------>Tau(~1777MeV)-----Proton(~938MeV)----->Electron(0.511MeV)------>etc...

Does the order of their Rest Mass energies mean they were 'born' in that order too?

Last edited: Feb 6, 2006
2. Feb 7, 2006

### arivero

Nobody knows, You get Z and W from Fermi constant plus the electroweak couplings. The puzzling thing to me is why is the Z, W, and Top quark so much heavier than the other quarks. Besides, there Top quark relates also naturally to Fermi constant in the sense that the Yukawa coupling giving mass to this quark is exactly unity, a misterously casual thing.

3. Feb 11, 2006

### Chaos' lil bro Order

hold on rivero

Does a particle's rest mass dictate when it appeared in the Universe?

ie. electron and positron production occured at times before the average photon's kT>1MeV

So does that mean that earlier on in time photons with kT>348GeV (174GeV x 2) were creating Top Quark/ anti-Top Quark pairs? Can we generalize that all particles are created from photons at various stages in the Universe's Energy densities?