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What is the mass of a nucleon?

  1. Jan 22, 2007 #1
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    I need the mass of the nucelon to do my assignment...:confused:

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    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried Wikipedia...and other sites on the Web...it says that the mass of the nucleon is on the order of 2000 times the mass of the electrons...so would it be good enough if I just take the mass to be equal to 2000 times the mass of the electron?
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2007
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  3. Jan 22, 2007 #2


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    Thats a rather crude estimate. If you want more accurate values for specific nucleons try typing "Mass of Proton" or "Mass of Neutron" into google.
  4. Jan 22, 2007 #3
    Thanks! =) Got it!
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