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Chapter 1.4


Compound light microscope a microscope that shines light through a specimen and has two lenses to magnify an image.
eyepiece magnifies the image 10x
objective lens enlarges the image of the specimen
light source a light bulb that provides light for viewing the image.
magnification the increase of an object's apparent size.
nosepiece the structure that holds the set of objective lens
resolution the power to show details clearly in an image.
scanning electron microscope a microscope that produces an enlarged three dem image of an object by using a beam of electrons
transmission electron microscope a microscope that transmits a beam of electrons through a very thin slice of specimen and that can be magnified up to 200,000 times
metric system a single standard system of measurement
base unit one of the fundamental units of measurement that describe length, mass, time, and other quantities and from which other units are derived.
stage a platform that supports a slide holding the specimen.
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