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Microscope

Parts and functions of a light microscope

TermDefinition
Base It supports the whole microscope
Eyepiece The viewer looks through this
Arm Supports the tube and connects it to the base
Revolving Nosepiece Holds two or more objective lenses and can be rotated to easily change power
Objective Lenses Combine with the eyepiece lens to increase magnification levels
Stage Holds the specimen
Stage Clips Holds the slide firmly in place
Coarse Focus Knob Move the stage up and down quickly
Fine Focus Knob Used to make small adjustments
Power Switch Turns the light on and off
Light Source Illuminates the specimen by shining bright light through it
Body Tube Maintains proper distance between lenses
Magnification Times 1,500
Resolution About 0.2 micrometers or two millionths of a meter
Specimen Living and Nonliving objects
Created by: s2144004