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written by Michael Davidson
This site is a large collection of educational materials for optics and microscopy.  The site contains a timeline of events in optics, short biographies of important scientists, explanations of optical phenomena, simulations, teacher resources, and more.  The information provided is detailed and extensive.

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© 1995 Michael Davidson and Florida State University
color, light, magnification, microscopy, optical microscopy, optics, simulation, virtual microscopy
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M. Davidson, Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics & You, (1995), <>.
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Davidson, M. (2003, January 31). Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics & You. Retrieved July 29, 2016, from
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Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics & You. January 31, 2003. (accessed 29 July 2016).
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Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics & You. 1995. 31 Jan. 2003. 29 July 2016 <>.
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