The Compound Light Microscope – Section 1 of “Fundamentals of Microscopy”
Self-Study 283 – Basic Level
Contact Hours (Points): 4
Written by Paul Bradbury ART, FIMLS
Published 2001. Reviewed 2008. Reformatted 2015.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1: LIGHT AND OPTICS
SECTION 2: FORMATION OF THE IMAGE
SECTION 3: THE COMPOUND LIGHT MICROSCOPE
Components of the Compound Light Microscope; Lens System; Objective System; Magnification Power of the Objective; Numerical Aperture of the Objective; Tube Length; Coverglass Thickness; Optical Correction; Parfocal; The Ocular System; Huygens Oculars; Ramsden Ocular; Calculation of Overall Magnification; Condenser System; Light Sources; Binocular Head; Microscope Stand; Specimen Stage
SECTION 4: USE AND ADJUSTMENT OF THE COMPOUND LIGHT MICROSCOPE
Should you wear glasses?; Which is your dominant eye?; Adjustment of the Brightfield Microscope; One Diopter Ring Fitted; Two Diopter Rings Fitted; Nelson Illumination; Köhler Illumination
SECTION 5: MAINTENANCE OF THE LIGHT MICROSCOPE
Microscope Cleaning; Dust; Immersion Oil; Fingerprints; Mascara and Makeup; Slide Mounting Medium
GLOSSARY OF OPTICAL AND MICROSCOPE TERMINOLOGY