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Alex, adv. diab.'s Avatar Jump to comment 19 by Alex, adv. diab.

Comment 17 by Colin Coleman :

Agreed - the analogy with gravity is limited, but inertia is the force that resists changes in the state of motion. It is desirable to have a physical interpretation of this rather than to treat it as a consequence of an arbitrary parameter called mass.

Yes I understand. Going from slightly modified propagation of waves to inertia is kind of counterintuitive, but the interpretation you are looking for would not necessarily be exclusive to the higgs induced masses.

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