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…

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/509641/the-curious-mathematics-of-domino-chain-reactions/

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

 

Image courtesy of Renjith Krishnan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

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