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is the compound microscope at normal adjustment the same as a telescope?

is the compound microscope at normal adjustment the same as a telescope?


1 Answers

879 Points
10 years ago

Dear student,

No these are not exactly the same..

The magnifying power of a compound microscope is defined as the ratio of the size of the final image (I2) as seen through the microscope to the size of the object as seen with a naked eye.

Image Formation in a Compound Microscope

Image Formation in a Compound Microscope

= mobjective x meyepiece

= mo x me

Where mobjective (mo) and meyepiece (me) are the magnification produced by the objective and eyepiece respectively.

m = mo x me

Eye piece is nothing but a simple microscope

The lens formula is

But distance between the object and the lens is -u.

Multiply equation (2) by V

m = mo x me


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