Six facts about
The magnification of a light microscope is found by
multiplying the separate magnifications of its objective
and eyepiece lenses.
The maximum useful magnification of a microscope
depends on its resolving power.
The resolution of a microscope is its ability to
distinguish two close structures as separate objects.
An electron microscope has a higher resolution than
a light microscope and so it can be used at a higher
The resolution of an electron microscope is due to
the shorter wavelength of its electron beam compared to
Staining allows cell
structures to be distinguished.