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Difference Between Compound Microscope and Simple Microscope.

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Difference Between Compound Microscope and Simple Microscope.

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CharacteristicsSimple MicroscopeCompound Microscope
Number of lensesOne to magnify objects3-5 to magnify objects
Condenser lensCondenser lens is absent in Simple microscope.Condenser lens is present in Compound Microscope.
Mirror typeConcave reflectingOne side is plain and the other side is concave
Source of LightNaturalIlluminator
Level of magnificationOne level onlyHigher-level
StructureStand 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 knobsThe 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.
UsedCan 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 powerUp to 300X2,000X
Adjusting MagnificationNoYes


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