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Most recent answer: 04/18/2009
Q:
Inspired by the much publicised happenings at CERN I chose to investigate the "Origins of Mass" for my A-level Physics. I found myself stumped however when trying to find a satisfactory explanation of how the Higgs Mechanism operates without having to wallow through pages of algebra. I know its a tricky one but any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated.
- Sam Moore (age 17)
UK
A:
To really understand the Higgs mechanism does require lots of algebra.  However, there is a web site that tries to explain it in a pictorial way.  Please take a look at the web site:              


LeeH

(published on 04/18/2009)

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