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    Light and Dissecting microscopes.

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    Compare and contrast a light and a dissecting microscope.

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    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 ...

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    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.

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