So I was reading the chapter on Op Amps in Microelectronic circuits by Sedra, Smith, the topic on Differential Amplifiers to be exact.
Here's the amplifier: https://i.stack.imgur.com/3qWzi.png
To get this to behave as a differential amplifier, it had been proved that R1/R2 = R3/ R4, and the using this condition, the final gain turns our to be R2/R1.
That seemed simple enough, but I didn't get the following statement:
Note that if the amplifier is required to have a large differential gain, then R1 of necessity will be relatively small and the input resistance will be correspondingly low, a drawback of this circuit. Another drawback of the circuit is that it is not easy to vary the differential gain of the amplifier. Both of these drawbacks are overcome in the instrumentation amplifier discussed next.
Here, what exactly do they mean by "it is not easy to vary the differential gain of the amplifier"? It's just R2/R1, so that should be easy enough to manipulate, right?
Thanks in advance.