Magnification and calibration

HideShow resource information

Calculation for magnification

Magnification = Size of image / Acutal size of object

1 of 4

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.

2 of 4

Resolution

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

The higher the resolution the more details are visible

3 of 4

Diffraction

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

4 of 4

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Biology resources:

See all Biology resources »See all Magnification resources »