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Are "acoustic waves" the same as "mechanical waves"?

In my physics program, “acoustics” was referring to any mechanical waves that use local compression/rarefaction of medium particles to propagate, whatever the propagating medium (gas, liquid, solid). ...
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Are acoustic-based methods used in insect pest control?

While semio-chemical repellents are widespread to tackle insect pest, acoustic-based methods seem to be less commun. I only found this example where it has been used as a commercial tool by disrupting ...
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What are the main differences in recording solid-borne, water-borne and air-borne sounds?

Bioacoustics is the study of how animals communicates with any acoustic waves. Strickly speaking, it involves any substrates where the acoustic waves propagate: liquids (water), gas (air) and solids (...
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