I have already asked questions about the Higgs mechanism. But what still interests me is the following: The vacuum expectation value of the Higgs field is responsible for the emergence of the elementary particle masses, together with the Yukawa coupling constant. What causes it comes to the spontaneous symmetry breaking? Is it right when I simply write phi = v + h ? When I write phi = v + h the symmetry is broken? And the vacuum expectation value is educated?
And am I right when I say that all fermion masses and gauge boson masses arises through the v (vacuum expectation value). Not through the higgs-boson.