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283-Online: The Compound Light Microscope – Section 1 of “Fundamentals of Microscopy”

$48.00

Contact Hours (Points): 4

Everything you've ever wanted to know about various types of microscopes and more! The compound light microscope and brightfield microscopy is covered in detail. Other forms of light microscopy, such as phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, and darkfield are also described. A brief overview of electron microscopy is also included. This course guides the participant through the fundamental theories of the light microscope. It includes comprehensive descriptions of this tool, which can provide a wealth of information, or be a source of frustration, disillusionment, and inaccuracy.

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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
Light
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

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