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Flashcards in microscope Deck (10):
1

What are oculars?

magnifying lenses that are closest to your eye.  Usual magnification is 10x

2

what are objective lenses?

magnifying lenses that are closest to the specimen.   Can be changed to increase magnification.

3

What is an arm on the microscope?

you carry the microscope by this part

4

What is the condenser?

focuses the light into the objectives.  Adjustment can change contrast.

5

What is the iris diaphragm?

controls the diameter of the light

6

What is a rheostat?

controls the intensity of the illumination

7

What is the coarse adjustment knob?

focuses the image.  Can move the stage quickly a large distance

8

What is the fine adjustment knob?

focuses the image.   Moves the stage in very small increments.

9

What is the stage?

platform for holding the slide

10

A compound microscope can have two different eye pieces, what are they?

binocular (containing 2 eyepieces) or nonocular (containing one eyepiece