Magnification and calibration

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Calculation for magnification

Magnification = Size of image / Acutal size of object

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Definition of magnification

Magnification is how many times larger the image is than the actual size of the object being viewed

Interchangeable  obkective lenses on a compound light microscope allow a user to adjust the magnification.

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The resolution of a microscope  determines the amount of detail that can be seen.

The higher the resolution the more details are visible

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Diffraction is the tendency of light waves  to spread as they pass close to physical structures.

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