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Atomic Mass Units

  1. Jun 26, 2003 #1

    Dx

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    A pi meson has mass of 139MeV/c^2. what is this in atomic mass?

    HOw do i solve for this? what steps do I need to do, any examples you can give to help me with to solve?
    Dx :wink:
     
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  3. Jun 27, 2003 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    Dx,

    I made a mistake. The amu is not the mass of one proton, it is 1/12 the mass of a C12 atom.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2003 #3

    dav2008

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    I believe 1 amu is something like 812 MeV/c^2..bah...i dont know the exact number, its something in the 800's

    EDIT: Its 931.5 MeV/c^2 for each amu
     
  5. Jun 27, 2003 #4

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    Thanks you guys are the bomb! :wink:
     
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