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An Introduction to Microscopy by Means of Light, Electrons, X-Rays, or Ultrasound

Authors: Rochow, Eugene

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Many people look upon a microscope as a mere instrument(l); to them microscopy is instrumentation. Other people consider a microscope to be simply an aid to the eye; to them microscopy is primarily an expan­ sion of macroscopy. In actuality, microscopy is both objective and sub­ jective; it is seeing through an instrument by means of the eye, and more importantly, the brain. The function of the brain is to interpret the eye's image in terms of the object's structure. Thought and experience are required to distinguish structure from artifact. It is said that Galileo (1564-1642) had his associates first look through his telescope­ microscope at very familiar objects to convince them that the image was a true representation of the object. Then he would have them proceed to hitherto unknown worlds too far or too small to be seen with the un­ aided eye. Since Galileo's time, light microscopes have been improved so much that performance is now very close to theoretical limits. Electron microscopes have been developed in the last four decades to exhibit thousands of times the resolving power of the light microscope. Through the news media everyone is made aware of the marvelous microscopical accomplishments in imagery. However, little or no hint is given as to what parts of the image are derived from the specimen itself and what parts are from the instrumentation, to say nothing of the changes made during preparation of the specimen.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • A Brief History of Microscopy

    Rochow, Theodore George (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Definitions, Attributes Contributing to Visibility, and Principles

    Rochow, Theodore George (et al.)

    Pages 15-40

  • Simple and Compound Microscopes

    Rochow, Theodore George (et al.)

    Pages 41-62

  • Compound Microscopes Using Reflected Light

    Rochow, Theodore George (et al.)

    Pages 63-90

  • Microscopy with Polarized Light

    Rochow, Theodore George (et al.)

    Pages 91-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to Microscopy by Means of Light, Electrons, X-Rays, or Ultrasound
Authors
Copyright
1978
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-2454-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-2454-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-2456-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 367
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