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Chapter 1 Section 4 Terms

compound light microscope a microscope that shines light through a specimen and has two lenses to magnify an image
eyepiece (ocular lens) magnifies the image, usually by 10 times
objective lens enlarges the image of the specimen; located directly above 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 lenses; rotates the lenses into place above the specimen
resolution the power to show details clearly in an image
scanning electron microscope passes a beam of electrons over the specimen's surface; provides three-dimensional images of the specimen's surface
transmission electron microscope transmits a beam of electrons through a very thinly sliced specimen; has a great resolution; magnifies objects up to 200,000 times
metric system a decimal system based on the powers of ten; the official name of the system is Systeme Internation d'Unites or the International System of Units
base unit seven fundamentals that describe length, mass, time, and other quantities
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