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TITLE : Introduction To Microscope
DATE : 14th of July 2011

A microscope (from the Greek words: μικρός, mikrós, "small" and σκοπεῖν, skopeîn, "to look" or "see") is an instrument or scientific device used to see objects that are too small for the naked eye. History

The optical microscope was the first microscope to be developed, in which the original inventor is hard to determine. Back in 1590 in Middleburg, Netherlands, an early microscope was invented by the famous two eyeglass makers that are given credit widely: Hans Janssen and Hans Lippershey (who developed the early telescope).Galileo Galilei's also made a compound microscope in 1625 (Galileo had called it the "occhiolino" or "little eye") which later coined the name microscope by Giovanni Faber. Function

The function of any microscope is to enhance resolution. An enlarged view of an object is created such that we can observe details not otherwise possible with the human eye.

* To carry a microscope properly
* To recognize and describe the functions of the parts of a compound light microscope * To describe the proper method for preparing a ‘wet’ mount * To be able to calculate total magnification

* To recognize that the field of view changes as the magnification of an object increases

1. Chapter 1: The Microscope – Introduction http://homepages.gac.edu/~cellab/chpts/chpt1/intro1.html
2. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

3. Kolej MARA Banting, International Baccalaureate Student’s Handbook For Biology HL(Year 1), 11th edition
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