What are oculars?
magnifying lenses that are closest to your eye. Usual magnification is 10x
what are objective lenses?
magnifying lenses that are closest to the specimen. Can be changed to increase magnification.
What is an arm on the microscope?
you carry the microscope by this part
What is the condenser?
focuses the light into the objectives. Adjustment can change contrast.
What is the iris diaphragm?
controls the diameter of the light
What is a rheostat?
controls the intensity of the illumination
What is the coarse adjustment knob?
focuses the image. Can move the stage quickly a large distance
What is the fine adjustment knob?
focuses the image. Moves the stage in very small increments.
What is the stage?
platform for holding the slide
A compound microscope can have two different eye pieces, what are they?
binocular (containing 2 eyepieces) or nonocular (containing one eyepiece