Atomic mass unit

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An atomic mass unit is a unit of measurement that is used to measure the mass of atoms. The atomic mass unit (abbreviated: amu or u) is roughly equal to the mass of 1 proton or 1 neutron. This helps people measure atoms today

The unified atomic mass unit and the dalton are different names for the same thing. The dalton name is used more over time.[1][2][3] The unit is named after John Dalton, an 18th-century naturalist and teacher.

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  1. Mills, Ian; Cvitaš, Tomislav; Homann, Klaus; Kallay, Nikola; Kuchitsu, Kozo (1993). Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; Physical Chemistry Division (PDF) (2nd ed.). International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and published for them by Blackwell Science Ltd. ISBN 0-632-03583-8. 
  2. "Consultative Committee for Units (CCU); Report of the 15th meeting (17 –18 April 2003) to the International Committee for Weights and Measures" (PDF). Retrieved 14th Aug 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. "IU14. IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Nomenclature and Symbols (ICTNS)". Retrieved 2010-08-14.