Asked by: Fahd Bronnmannscience space and astronomy
What is the formula for calculating magnification?
Last Updated: 3rd May, 2020
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Also to know is, what is the formula to find the magnification power of a microscope?
To calculate the total magnification ofthecompound light microscope multiply themagnificationpower of the ocular lens by the power ofthe objectivelens. For instance, a 10x ocular and a 40x objectivewould have a400x total magnification.
Similarly, how do you calculate the size of a cell? *To figure the length of one cell, dividethenumber of cells that cross the diameter of the field ofviewinto the diameter of the field of view. For example, ifthediameter of the field is 5 mm and you estimate that 50cellslaid end to end would cross the diameter, then 5 mm/50cells= 0.1mm/cell.
Considering this, how do you calculate magnification of a drawing?
- a. The drawing is roughly 7 cm long. This equates to 70 mmor70,000µm.
- b. The actual size of the organism is about 500 µm.
- c. Drawing magnification = drawing size / actual size.
- 70,000 µm / 500 µm = 140 X.
- Drawing Magnification = 140 X.
What is magnification measured in?
Magnification on a microscope refers to theamountor degree of visual enlargement of an observedobject.Magnification is measured by multiples, suchas 2x,4x and 10x, indicating that the object is enlarged to twiceas big,four times as big or 10 times as big,respectively.