Difference Between Compound Microscope and Simple Microscope.
Follow my previous articles for detail study about compound microscope and simple microscope.
- Compound Microscope: Definition, Parts, Application, Working Principle.
- Simple Microscope: Working Principle, Uses, Parts, and their Functions.
|Number of lenses||One to magnify objects||3-5 to magnify objects|
|Condenser lens||Condenser lens is absent in Simple microscope.||Condenser lens is present in Compound Microscope.|
|Mirror type||Concave reflecting||One side is plain and the other side is concave|
|Source of Light||Natural||Illuminator|
|Level of magnification||One level only||Higher-level|
|Structure||Stand is small, hollow cylindrical attached to the base and is used to hold the microscope.||Arm is curved and is used to hold the microscope.|
|Usage of course, hooks, and knobs||The usage of course, hooks, and knobs is not that much.||The use of knobs is much, which help in focusing and as a result, a clear and concise image is seen.|
|Used||Can only be used in simple ways such as enlarging small letters while reading.||Has a wide range of use such as in studying the structure of different objects, e.g. details of cells in living organisms.|
|Magnifying power||Up to 300X||2,000X|