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# What happens to the working distance when the magnification increases?

## What happens to the working distance when the magnification increases?

Working distance is how much space exists between the objective lens and the specimen on the slide. As you increase the magnification by changing to a higher power lens, the working distance decreases and you will see a much smaller slice of the specimen.

### What happens to working distance as magnification is increased quizlet?

In most compound microscopes, as magnification increases, working distance decreases dramatically. It is important to be aware of this, as changing magnifications without being mindful of the change in working distance can damage the lenses.

#### What happens to the length of the objectives as the magnification increases?

The working distance decreases as you increase magnification. The high power objective lens has to be much closer to the specimen than the low-power objective lens in order to focus. Working distance is inversely proportional to magnification.

Is magnification proportional to image distance?

The magnification produced by a lens is equal to the ratio of image distance to the object distance.

Is magnification proportional to object distance?

Object distance (roughly the working distance)is inversely proportional to the magnification.

## What is difference between resolution and magnification?

Magnification is the ability to make small objects seem larger, such as making a microscopic organism visible. Resolution is the ability to distinguish two objects from each other. Light microscopy has limits to both its resolution and its magnification.

### Does light intensity increase as the magnification increases?

The light intensity decreases as magnification increases. There is a fixed amount of light per area, and when you increase the magnification of an area, you look at a smaller area. So you see less light, and the image appears dimmer. Image brightness is inversely proportional to the magnification squared.

#### How you can increase magnification?

By placing an extension tube between the Barlow lens and the eyepiece, you will increase the magnification of a telescope by two three or more times, depending on the size of the extension tube. The idea is that as you increase the distance between the Barlow lens and the eyepiece, you reduce the eyepiece’s focal length, thus increasing the magnification of the telescope.

How do increases in magnification affect resolution?

As the magnification increases, this resolution value becomes more apparent since the distortions get farther apart. If a tiny part of a cell for instance already looks fuzzy at a given magnification, increasing magnification will not resolve it any better or worse.

How does one determine magnification?

Magnification power is calculated by dividing the focal length of the scanning object (lens) by the focal length of the eyepiece.