Sunday, June 17, 2012

Domino chain reaction



 "A domino can knock over another domino about 50% larger than itself. A chain of dominos of increasing size makes a kind of mechanical chain reaction that starts with a tiny push and knocks down an impressively large domino. 

Original idea by Lorne Whitehead, American Journal of Physics, Vol. 51, page 182 (1983). See http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0401018  for a sophisticated discussion of the physics."

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