Why is the focal length of the objective lens of a compound microscope kept quite small?

Asked by jishnu1994 | 4th Mar, 2012, 04:38: PM

Expert Answer:

As the  magnifying power of compound microscope is inversely proportional to the focal length of the objective lens.
Hence , smaller is the focal length, higher is the magnifying power.
and smaller is the focal length , higher is the resolving power.

Answered by  | 4th Mar, 2012, 04:50: PM

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