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Homework Help: Optical Microscope

  1. Jan 2, 2010 #1
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    Hi. I'm required to calculate the magnification of a microscope with the variables given. I have calculated this, but was just wondering if the best viewing distance is bigger than the length of the microscope, would this have any effect?

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    Last edited: Jan 2, 2010
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  3. Jan 4, 2010 #2


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    How do you define the best viewing distance? How would you calculate it?
  4. Jan 8, 2010 #3
    The best viewing distance is the distance at which the virtual image produced is best viewed at. I'm not sure how this is calculated as it is usually a given value, which is 25cm in this case.
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