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What is the difference between Magnification and Resolution?

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M. Delilah

M. Delilah

M. Delilah
M. Delilah

Answered Jul 01, 2020

Resolution is all about how fine, sharp, and how clear a produced picture is when viewed by an optical device. It is the capacity of the device to give a well-described image of a subject. It gives more detail about the images and everything in it, which can be seen even when the image is being magnified, and it can give us a resultant image that is capable of being viewed more closely and clearly. Resolution is expressed in arc-sec or seconds.

Magnification, in contrast, is all about the extent to which an object is made bigger by an optical device (for instance, a telescope or a microscope). They manipulate light in a bid to make an image bigger up to the level that the magnification becomes indifferent. It is expressed by a whole number and a letter “X.” Magnification and resolution exist on their own and do not really rely on each other. Nevertheless, with high magnification signifying a high level of resolution, sometimes the wider the image comes to be, the lower its resolution.

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K. Shadrach

K. Shadrach

K. Shadrach
K. Shadrach

Answered Jun 24, 2020

Resolution is all about how fine, sharp, and how clear a produced picture is when viewed by an optical device. It is the capacity of the device to give a well described image of a subject. It gives more detail about the images and everything in it which can be seen even when the image is being magnified, and it can give us a resultant image that is capable of being viewed more closely and clearly. Resolution is expressed in arc-sec or seconds. Magnification, in contrast, is all about the extent to which an object is made bigger by an optical device (for instance a telescope or a microscope).

They manipulate light in a bid to make an image bigger up to the level that the magnification becomes indifferent. It is expressed by a whole number and a letter “X.” Magnification and resolution exists on their own and do not really rely on each other. Nevertheless, with high magnification signifying high level of resolution, sometimes the wider the image comes to be, the lower its resolution.

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J. Alva

J. Alva

J. Alva
J. Alva

Answered Jun 23, 2020

Optical images are used to enhance images, analyze light waves, and establish the characteristics and the properties of a subject. Several optical instruments have been created, such as a photometer, reflectometer, refractometer, and camera. The most dependable use of an optical device is the microscope and telescope. The microscope magnifies small images.

The telescope is used to enlarge images from far away. In viewing these objects, they must have a decent resolution. Resolution is the sharpness and clarity of the procured image when it is seen through the optical instrument. The instrument can create a detailed picture.

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