Atomic Mass Units

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Dx
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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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.
 
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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
 
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Thanks you guys are the bomb! :wink:
 

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