1. Subscribersonhouse
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    23 Oct '13 16:56
    http://profmattstrassler.com/articles-and-posts/particle-physics-basics/how-the-higgs-field-works-with-math/1-the-basic-idea/

    Here is one site with some answers.

    Can the higgs field be manipulated somehow? Like we manipulate electromagnetic fields?
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    27 Oct '13 05:06
    I have been looking at that page and the various pages linked to it, with some understanding. The author admits he is giving a watered-down version of the current theory--not going into all the gory details, as it were.

    Anthony Zee's 'Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell' is a book I purchased, though it is still sitting on my to-be-read shelf. Have you read that one?
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    27 Oct '13 11:114 edits
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
    I have been looking at that page and the various pages linked to it, with some understanding. The author admits he is giving a watered-down version of the current theory--not going into all the gory details, as it were.

    Anthony Zee's 'Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell' is a book I purchased, though it is still sitting on my to-be-read shelf. Have you read that one?
    No, have not read that one. Sounds interesting. Maybe it's in my local Barns.

    He has 4 other books like 'Einstein's Universe' and Old man's toy (one of which has a 53 dollar price tag for hard bound and another price of $767.! Who in their right mind would even CONSIDER paying that much?

    But quantum in a nutshell was not there.

    It's on Amazon from 18 to 25 bucks though.