eBook Light and Video Microscopy, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124115365
  • ISBN-13: 9780124115361
  • DDC: 502.82
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 366 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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The purpose of this book is to provide the most comprehensive, easy-to-use, and informative guide on light microscopy. Light and Video Microscopy will prepare the reader for the accurate interpretation of an image and understanding of the living cell. With the presentation of geometrical optics, it will assist the reader in understanding image formation and light movement within the microscope. It also provides an explanation of the basic modes of light microscopy and the components of modern electronic imaging systems and guides the reader in determining the physicochemical information of living and developing cells, which influence interpretation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1: The Relation Between the Object and the Image.
2: The Geometric Relationship Between Object and Image.
3: The Dependence of Image Formation on the Nature of Light.
4: Bright-Field Microscopy.
5: Photomicrography.
6: Methods of Generating Contrast.
7: Polarization Microscopy.
8: Interference Microscopy.
9: Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) Microscopy.
10: Amplitude Modulation Contrast Microscopy.
11: Fluorescence Microscopy.
12: Various Types of Microscopes and Accessories.
13: Video and Digital Microscopy.
14: Image Processing and Analysis.
15: Laboratory Exercises.
Appendix I: Light Microscopy: A Retrospective.
Appendix II: A Final Exam.
Appendix III: A Microscopist’s Model of the Photon.
Photo Credits.