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From 1860s to 1910s, Rayleigh's efforts to reveal the nature and various features of sound continued to achieve good success in theory and experiment. Although his concern with acoustics primarily originated from intellectual curiosity, he did not ignore its practicality. His efforts were made to develop public lectures with demonstration experiments during his professorship at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Acoustics covered the second-most frequent subject in his public lectures and his acoustical experiments were designed for satisfying the needs of the audience by employing ingenious strategies.
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