6A70.10 - Microscopes
The microscope is set up as indicated with the +20 lens at the end of the track near the camera and the +18 at the end near the eye chart slide. Use the camera in place of the human eye. The camera should be focused at infinity.
An interesting possiblilty is to buy a small microscope unit that can be attached to a smartphone. This assembly will show the microscopic world with great flexibility.
- Timo Hergemöller and Daniel Laumann, "Smartphone Magnification Attachment: Microscope or Magnifying Glass", TPT, Vol. 55, #6, Sept. 2017, p. 361.
- A. J. Cox and Alan J. DeWeerd, "The Image Between the Lenses: Activities with a Telescope and a Microscope", TPT, Vol. 41, #3, Mar. 2003, p. 176.
- Gorazd Planinsic, "Water-Drop Projector", TPT, Vol. 39, #2, Feb. 2001, p. 76.
- Mark L. Biermann and Lois A. A. Biermann, "When the f/♯ is not the f/♯", TPT, Vol. 34, #5, May 1996, p. 312.
- Kenneth N. Taylor, "Measuring Focal Lengths and Principal Planes of Complex Lens", TPT, Vol. 25, #8, Nov. 1987, p. 484.
- Wayne O. Williams, "Glass Tubing Microscope", TPT, Vol. 17, #3, Mar. 1979, p. 204, also A Potpourri of Physics Teaching Ideas - Tricks of the Trade, p. 350.
- Robert P. Lanni, "Letters to the Editor: Optics Experiments by Armstrong", TPT, Vol. 5, #2, Feb. 1967, p. 84.
- H. L. Armstrong, "Apparatus for Teaching Physics: An Experiment on Optical Devices", TPT, Vol. 4, #7, Oct. 1966, p. 323.
- Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr., "Culpepper Microscope", AJP, Vol. 90, #12, Dec. 2022, p. 902.
- J. Higbie, "Microscope Resolution", AJP, Vol. 49, #1, Jan. 1981, p. 40.
- Euan McLeod and Aydogan Ozcan, "Microscopy without Lenses", Physics Today, Vol. 70, #9, Sept. 2017, p. 50.
- Andrew Resnick, "Bubbles in Contrast", Physics Today, Vol. 67, #7, July 2014, p. 68.
- Amanda Green, "A Brief History of the Microscope", Popular Mechanics, Vol. 190, #3, Mar. 2013 p. 112.
- Daniel Engber, "Which is More Powerful: A Giant Microscope or a Giant Telescope", Popular Science, Vol. 288, #1, Jan/Feb 2016, p. 100.
- Sophie Bushwick, "An Origami Microscope for Less Than a Dollar", Popular Science, Vol. 286, #9, Sept. 2014, p. 72.
- Shawn Carlson, "The Amateur Scientist: Home Movies of an Invisible World", Scientific American, Vol. 279, #4, Oct. 1998, p. 118.
- Martin C. Sagendorf, "A Closer Look", Physics Demonstration Apparatus, 2009. p. 122.
- 50 Fun Experiments for the Mad Scientist in You, "Bonus: Microphoto", National Geographic Kids, p. 37.
- Janice VanCleave, "Determine How the Focal Length of a Magnifying Lens Affects Its Magnifying Power", Super Science Challenges, p. 19.
- "Helpful Devices", The Boy Scientist, p. 9.
- Harvard Instructional Physics Labs, "Lab 6: Microscopy", www.fas.harvard.edu/~scphys
- C. Harvey Palmer, "Experiment A16: The Refracting Telescope", Optics - Experiments and Demonstrations, John Hopkins Press, 1962.
- T. D. Rossing and C. J. Chiaverina, "4.10, Telescopes and Microscopes", Light Science, Physics and Visual Arts, p. 95.
- Curt Suplee, "Inner Vision", Everyday Science Explained, National Geographic, p. 112 - 113.
- "Waterdrop Microscope", Laser Classroom.
- Simon Quellen Field, "Photography Through a Microscope", Sci-Toys.com, https://sci-toys.com/scitoys/scitoys/biology/micro.html#micro_photography.
- Sara Stein, "Magnifications", The Science Book, p. 193.
- Prof. Robert Griffith, "Home-Made Microscope", Boys' Useful Pastimes, p. 90.
- Joseph Frick, "#183 - The Compound Microscope", Physical Technics: Or Practical Instructions for Making Experiments in Physics and the Construction of Physical Apparatus with the Most Limmited Means, p. 211.
- "Achromatic Microscopes", Pike's Illustrated Catalogue of Scientific & Medical Instruments, 1984, p. 353.
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