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In technical optics or acoustics, a component whose frequency behavior (usually as a transmitter or filter ) can be changed by external control or adjustment within a certain frequency scale is called tunable .

An example is a vibrating string whose pitch or natural frequency can be varied by changing its length or the force with which it is pretensioned.


  • Horst Stöcker: Pocket book of physics. 4th edition, Verlag Harry Deutsch, Frankfurt am Main, 2000, ISBN 3-8171-1628-4

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