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What Are The Parts And Functions Of A Compound Microscope?

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PARTS and FUNCTION of a COMPOUND MICROSCOPE

1.EYEPIECE or OCULAR LENS
- the lens at the top that you look through. They are usually 10X or 15X power.

2.DRAW TUBE
-carries the eyepiece

3.BODY TUBE
-it holds the objective power

OPTICAL PARTS:

A.)LOW POWER OBJECTIVE

-shorter power

B.)MEDIUM POWER OBJECTIVE
-medium power

C.)HIGH POWER OBJECTIVE
-highest power

4.DUST TUBE
-protect the objective power

5.REVOLVING NOSE PIECE
-to shift or use to revolve the objective power

6.ARM or LIMB
-for holding and grasping the microscope

7.KNOB

PARTS:

A.)COARSE ADJUSTMENT KNOB
-used to raise and lowers the objective power

B.)FINE ADJUSTMENT KNOB
-used to raising the lower H.P.O

8.STAGE
-where you place the specimen

9.STAGE CLIP
-holds the glass slide

10.DIAPHRAGM
-control the amount of light that will enter to the microscope

11.MIRROR
- it is used to reflect light from an external light source up through the bottom of the stage.

12.MIRROR RACK
-holds the mirror in place

13.INCLINATION JOINTS
-incline the microscope

14.BASE OR FOOT
-The bottom of the microscope, used for support

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