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How internal capacitor stud finders work?

I don't understand how can a non magnetic object like wood be detected using a stud finder For instance, stud finders find wood from dielectric constance, but I don't understand the princible. The ...
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generic term for inductors/capacitors/transformers for power-handling applications

Can anyone think of a generic term to cover capacitors and magnetics for power-handling applications? (is there one?) I want to distinguish from power semiconductors and signal-level ...