Biology - Determining the size of a magnified object
Determining the size of a magnified object
What is the actual size of an object we are looking at in a picture taken
using a microscope?
The size of an object in a magnified picture must be determined
To do this calculation you need to know:
* the size of the object in the picture;
* the magnification of the picture.
These values are used in the formula:
Generally the sizes of cells are quoted in micrometres. A micrometre (mm)
is one millionth of a metre.
Click to try the size activity.
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