working of compound microscope
WORKING OF COMPOUND MICROSCOPE
The ray diagram given below gives the principle of a compound microscope. The object is mounted on the stand below the microscope tube. The objective lens forms a real, inverted and magnified image (I1) of the object. The image I1 acts as an object for the eye piece. The position of the eyepiece is so adjusted that the image lies within the focus of the eyepiece (Fe). The eyepiece acts like a magnifying glass and forms a virtual erect and magnified image of the object.
Image Formation in a Compound Microscope