Angular magnification of a microscope

In summary, angular magnification is a measure of the magnifying power of a microscope, calculated by comparing the angle subtended by an object when viewed through the microscope to the angle subtended when viewed with the naked eye. The eyepiece of a microscope is responsible for providing the angular magnification by magnifying the image formed by the objective lens. The angular magnification can be changed on a microscope by adjusting the eyepiece or switching to a different objective lens. While angular magnification does not directly affect the resolution of a microscope, a higher magnification can result in a clearer and more detailed image.
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The image formed by a microscope objective with a focal length of 5.00\;{\rm mm} is 160\;{\rm mm} from its second focal point. The eyepiece has a focal length of 26.0\;{\rm mm}. What is the angular magnification of the microscope?


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Related to Angular magnification of a microscope

1. What is the definition of angular magnification?

Angular magnification is the ratio of the angle subtended by an object at the eye when viewed through a microscope to the angle subtended by the same object when viewed with the naked eye.

2. How is angular magnification calculated?

Angular magnification is calculated by dividing the apparent size of an object when viewed through a microscope by its actual size.

3. What is the relationship between angular magnification and the eyepiece of a microscope?

The eyepiece of a microscope is responsible for providing the angular magnification. It magnifies the image formed by the objective lens and allows for a larger angle to be subtended at the eye.

4. Can angular magnification be changed on a microscope?

Yes, the angular magnification on a microscope can be changed by adjusting the eyepiece or by switching to a different objective lens with a different magnification power.

5. How does angular magnification affect the resolution of a microscope?

Angular magnification does not directly affect the resolution of a microscope. However, a higher magnification can provide a clearer and more detailed image, allowing for better visualization of smaller objects.

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