Compound Light Microscope: Parts and their Functions

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Compound Light Microscope: Parts and their Functions


 
  
Created Sep 28, 2008
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1
What does the Base do?
 
supports the microscope
2
What does the arm do?
 
it is used to carry the microscope
3
What is the stage?
 
platform where the slide with the specimen is placed
4
What do the stage clips do?
 
they hold the slide in place on the stage
5
What does the eyepiece do?
 
magnifies the image for the viewer
6
What are the objective lenses?
 
low-power and high-power lenses that magnify the specimen
7
What is a Coarse adjustment?
 
large knob used for focusing the image under low-power
8
What is a fine adjustment?
 
smaller knob used for focusing the image with the high-power objective
9
What does a diaphragm do?
 
controls the amount of light that passes through the specimen
10
What does the light source do?
 
provides light for viewing the specimen

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