This textbook provides a foundation in the basics of light and polarizing microscopy. Highlighting key terms and background material, the chapters detail topics ranging from basic theoretical knowledge to advanced subjects, such as electron and confocal microscopy, as well as fluorescence. The authors provide an accompanying CD-ROM, which features color images, videos, and additional supporting material. An instructor’s guide, for qualifying professors, includes solutions to homework and laboratory exercises intended for undergraduate and graduate students. An Introduction to Microscopy focuses on forensic science but also explores the various disciplines that benefit from microscopy applications.
Table of Contents
The Fundamentals of Optics and Refractive Index. Types of Microscopes. Kohler Illumination. Measurements and Micrometry. Photomicrography. Polarized Light Microscopy. Basic Crystallography. Chemical Microscopy. Sample Preparation and Manipulation. Sample Types and Techniques.
* Suzanne Bell, West Virginia University, Morgantown, Virginia, USA
* Keith Morris, West Virginia University, Morgantown, Virginia, USA