Well, when you are learning (or teaching) biology at class and you need to see something extra small, you’ll surely need a microscope. And you need to know the structure of a microscope when you are about to either learn or teach. Microscope itself is used to magnify a small object or to magnify the fine details of a larger object in order to examine minute specimens that cannot be seen by the naked eye. For resolving the details of objects, which otherwise cannot be achieved by naked eye, a microscope is used. These are a handy of microscope diagram for you to print with labels.
There are many kinds of microscopes, according to its functions. It basically can be separated into several different classes. One grouping is based on what interacts with the sample to generate the image, i.e., light or photons (optical microscopes), electrons (electron microscopes) or a probe (scanning probe microscopes). In these diagrams, there are a several kinds of microscope such as compound and light microscope. You can look into the details and differences between each microscope in these microscope diagrams.
In a compound microscope, its system is way more complex. This type of microscope differs from the light one since compound microscope achieves higher levels of magnification than a stereo or low power microscope. It is used to view smaller specimens such as cell structures which cannot be seen at lower levels of magnification. Essentially, a compound microscope consists of structural and optical components. More diagrams can be seen in the following images.
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