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Vocab section 4

TermDefinition
compound light microscope a microscope that uses light to illuminate a specimen that is then magnified by 2 lenses
eyepiece (ocular lens) the part of a compound light microscope that magnifies an image, usually 10 times
objective lens the part of a compound light microscope that is located directly above the specimen and that magnifies the image of the speciemn
stage a platform of a compound light that supports the side holding the specimen
light source a light bulb that provides light for viewing the image. it can be light reflected with a mirror or an incandescent from a small lam.
magnification the increase of an object's apparent size by using lenses or mirrors
nosepiece the part of a compound light that holds the objective lenses in place above the specimen
resolution in microscopes, the ability to form images with fine detail
scanning electron microscope a microscope that produces a large, three dimensional image of an object by using a beam of electrons rather than light
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metric system a decimal-based standard system of measurement that is used by scientists; similar to the System International
base unit one of the fundamental units of measurement that describes length, mass, time, and other quantities and from which other units are derived
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