# why drag cause mass in higgs field ? how could drag cause mass?

why in higgs field drag cause mass? drag is force in general not mass Higgs field- Inquiring Minds - Questions About Physics how drag of higgs field cause mass?

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This and this Phys.SE posts are related. – Qmechanic Jan 24 '13 at 8:23

I think you're referring to the statement that the Higgs field "slows things down". This isn't referring to drag or anything close to it. These statements refer to the fact that the Higgs field gives things rest mass. Without rest mass, all elementary particles would travel at $c$. With rest mass, their speed is constrained to between the magnitudes $[0,c)$, and I'm trying to indicate that $c$ isn't included.