Explain working of a compound microscope.
A compound microscope has multiple lenses: the objective lens (typically 4x, 10x, 40x, or 100x) is compounded (multiplied) by the eyepiece lens (typically 10x) to obtain a high magnification of 40x, 100x, 400x, and 1000x. Higher magnification is achieved by using two lenses rather than just a single magnifying lens. Its magnification formula is M_{∞} = V_{0}D / U_{0}f_{e}.
How to Calculate Magnifying Power of Compound Microscope?
Magnifying Power of Compound Microscope calculator uses Magnifying Power = (1+Least Distance of Distinct Vision/Focal Length of Eyepiece)*Distance between Two Lens/Object Distance to calculate the Magnifying Power, The Magnifying Power of Compound Microscope when Image Forms at Least Distance of Distinct Vision is defined as the angle subtends at the eye by the image to the angle subtended by the object. Magnifying Power is denoted by M symbol.
How to calculate Magnifying Power of Compound Microscope using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Magnifying Power of Compound Microscope, enter Least Distance of Distinct Vision (D), Focal Length of Eyepiece (f_{e}), Distance between Two Lens (V_{0}) & Object Distance (U_{0}) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Magnifying Power of Compound Microscope calculation can be explained with given input values -> 2.9 = (1+0.25/0.04)*0.05/0.125.