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What is another name for the light microscope?

What is another name for the light microscope?

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Asked by Mohamed Ahmed, Last updated: Nov 19, 2021

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C. Bernthal

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C. Bernthal
C. Bernthal, Teacher, MA, P.hD, Seattle

Answered Jan 02, 2019

A light microscope is not well named as it might suggest to someone that it is an easily portable instrument because it is light to carry. Its other - better - name is an optical microscope. It uses a series of lenses to produce an image.

it employs visible light to detect small objects. It is this 'visible light' that caused the name 'light microscope'. It is probably the most well-known and well-used research tool in biology. Its advantage is that it will magnify visible light to expose microbes - but there are disadvantages too: limited resolution, lower magnification and poorer surface view of the specimen.

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Carice Snow

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Answered Dec 26, 2018

The correct answer is not on this list. A light microscope is often called an optical microscope. This is because it uses only lights and lenses to provide a closer view of whatever is put on the slides.

You’ve probably used one of these kinds of microscopes; they are the kind given to every middle and high school science class. It’s a good way to get a precursory, up-close view of something.

This is also the oldest type of microscope design. It dates back to the 1700s, and it is what a lot of the most famous scientists of that time used to make their big discoveries about cells and small things. However, that doesn’t change the fact that the light microscope is also called the optical microscope.

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Answered Jun 06, 2018

What is the role of the condenser lens

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John Smith

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Answered Sep 08, 2016

Compound microscope-a simple microscope has only one lens. a compound microscope utilizes two lenses: an ocular lens and an objective lens. the compound microscope is also referred to as a light microscope or bright field microscope. a phase contrast microscope is useful for examining living cells, because the specimen does not need to be stained. a dissection microscope uses low power magnification. things appear three dimensional with a dissection microscope. a transmission electron microscope does not use light, but rather a beam of electrons
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