In looking at the formula for the AIC=-2*(LL)-2k and the formula for log likelihood, LL=-n/2*log(2*pi) - n/2*log(sse/n) - n/2, I notice that the term with sse is sensitive to the scale of the dependent variable but the second term is not.
This seems to mean there might be a case where changing measuring units of the dependent variable from, say, kilograms to grams would cause the term (sse/n) to increase while the other terms would remain constant. Depending on the values of the other terms, this change of measuring units could potentially change which model has the lowest AIC.
I have two questions: First, is my reasoning mistaken? Second, assuming I have not made a mistake, how should someone use the AIC to select a model when the result is sensitive to choice of measuring units?