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What is Gauge Theory and how does it relate to electroweak symmetry? How does the breaking of a symmetry cause a reaction such as the obtaining of mass?

 

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English: An overview of particle physics

 

In particle physics, the Higgs mechanism is a kind of mass generation mechanism, a process that gives mass to elementary particles.

 

Please read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_mechanism

 

Gauge theory is the successful field theory explaining the dynamics of elementary particles.

 

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauge_theory

 

 

 

You can explore the hyperlinks provided for more information.

 

 

 

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