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Chapter 1.4

Chapter 1.4 vocab

compound light microscope a microscope that uses light to illuminate a specimen that us then magnified by two lenses
eyepiece (ocular lens) the part of a compound light microscope that magnifies an image, usually 10 times, also called an ocular lens
objective lens the part of a compound light microscope that is located directly above the specimen and that magnifies the image of the specimen
stage a platform of a compound light microscope that supports the slide holding the specimen
light source provides light for viewing an image
magnification the increase of an objects' apparent size by using lenses or mirrors
nosepiece the part of a compound light microscope that holds the objectives lenses in place above the specimen
resolution in microscopes, the ability to form images with fine detail
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 200,000 times
metric system a decimal-based standard system of measurement that is used by scientists
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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