# units question

by ehrenfest
Tags: units
 P: 1,998 If a coulumb is defined as the amount of charge carried by a current of one Ampere in a second, why is its units Amperes seconds and not Amperes per seconds?
 HW Helper P: 858 $$I=\frac{dQ}{dt}$$ by definition and so $$Q = \int I\;dt$$ which has a unit of (amperes x seconds) seems obvious to me, do I understand your question correctly?
 P: 1,998 Yes, I see how it works mathematically. But I just thought "the amount of charge carried by a current of one Ampere in a second" was similar to the amount of charge carried by a current of one Ampere per second" so it would have units of Amperes/S