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Section 4

TermDefinition
compound light microscope a microscope that shines light through a specimen and has 2 lenses to magnify an image
eye piece a lens that magnifies the image in a microscope by 10x
objective lens lens that enlarges the image of the specimen
stage a platform that supports a slide holding the specimen
light source a light bulb that provides light for viewing the image
magnification the increase of an objects apparent size
nosepiece the structure that holds the set of objective lens
resolution the power to show details clearer in an image
scanning electron microscope a microscope that produces an enlarged, three dimensional image of an object by using a beam of electrons rather than light
transmission electron microscope a microscope that transmits a beam of electrons through a very thin slice of specimen and that can magnify up to 200,000x
metric system a single standard system of measurement
base unit units that describe length, mass, time, and other quantities
Created by: zhaberstich