The curious mathematics of domino chain reactions…

A smaller domino can topple a larger one. A series of just 13 dominoes can amplify the force of the initial push by over 2 billion! But what is the limit of the ratio of size of the smaller to larger domino for this to work?

Some recent research has shed some light on this…

(Check out the video link in the article for a great visual demonstration of this effect!)


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