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 is absent in Simple microscope.
|Condenser lens is present in Compound Microscope.
|One side is plain and the other side is concave
|Source of Light
|Level of magnification
|One level only
|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.
|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.
|Up to 300X