Compare and contrast a light and a dissecting microscope.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 8:11 am ad1c9bdddf
The light microscope employs visible light to detect small objects. The light either passes through the object (in the case of a brightfield or compound microscope) or is reflected off the specimen (like that seen in a dissecting microscope). A ...
What is the difference between a light and a dissecting microscope? The solution defines the functions of each type of microscope. The solution also tells you why you would use each kind of microscope. As well, a link is provided for further reading that provides some of the history behind microscopes.