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  • The theory of proportion, and the study of acoustics and music were considerably advanced by his investigations.
  • Most of Wollaston's original work' deals more or less directly with chemical subjects, but diverges on all sides into optics, acoustics, mineralogy, astronomy, physiology, botany and even art.
  • In acoustics he invented, about 1819, the improved siren which is known by his name, using it for ascertaining the number of vibrations corresponding to a sound of any particular pitch, and he also made experiments on the mechanism of voice-production.
  • - FOr the history of experimental and theoretical acoustics see F.
  • Barnes, Practical Acoustics (1898), treats the subject experimentally.

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