## A Magnification Question

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### A Magnification Question

Ok, let say I have to draw the shape of something under a microscope, and after drawing it, the second question is 'State the magnification of your drawing and show how you calculated it.'

Would the magnification be MA = Mo x Me (magnification of eyepiece x magnification of object) or MA = Observed Length/Actual Length?

Can anyone help me with which should be the right way? Because this was a question for one of the praticals and half of the class did one way, half of the other did the other way, and the teacher is blur. ><''

Would the magnification be MA = Mo x Me (magnification of eyepiece x magnification of object) or MA = Observed Length/Actual Length?

Can anyone help me with which should be the right way? Because this was a question for one of the praticals and half of the class did one way, half of the other did the other way, and the teacher is blur. ><''

MrMistery wrote:Well, about 90% of biology has to do with the microscope

I am working in microbiology and I don't even remember the last time I used a microscope... Probably during my second year in university back in the first half of the nineties...

Patrick

Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without

any proof. (Ashley Montague)

Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without

any proof. (Ashley Montague)

I did not say (micro)biology do not use microscopes anymore. In fact I will soon start a new project that will hopefully includes some fancy microscopic techniques, but i wanted to point out that most of the biology now do not make use of microscopes, because you do not really need to see things any more, you mostly record effects etc... So the microscope is not the ubiquitous ever important it used to be.

Patrick

Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without

any proof. (Ashley Montague)

Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without

any proof. (Ashley Montague)

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