# What would be the masses of the elemental particles if the Higgs field had a different value?

Afaik there is some function, for example, for the mass of the electron $m_e(\phi_1, \phi_2, \phi_3, \phi_4)= ...$, and similarly to the other elemental particles. (Here the $\phi_{1..4}$ are the components of the Higgs field.)

What is this function?

You get things like $m_e = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} \lambda_e v$ at least at first. You then have to do the whole renormalization of bare parameters rigamarole.
• Ok. My layman intuition says the result will have the form $m_e={c_1}{\phi}_1^2+{c_2}{\phi}_2^2+{c_3}{\phi}_3^2+{c_4}{\phi}_4^2$, where $c_{1..4}$ are constants specific to a given particle. Am I right? – peterh Jun 25 '16 at 7:01
• What are $\phi$? – AHusain Jun 25 '16 at 7:21