1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The resolving power of a microscope depends on the wavelength used. If one wishes to "see" an atom, a resolution of approximately 1.00 x 10^-11m would be required. a) If electrons are used (in an electron microscope), what minimum kinetic energy is required for the electrons? 2. Relevant equations Ek = 1/2 mv^2 (kinetic energy equation) electron mass 9.11 x 10^-31kg c = wavelength x frequency 3. The attempt at a solution using the kinetic energy equation, I have 2 variables to consider. velocity (v) and kinetic energy (Ek) and how does wavelength fit into the question?