Domino effect

Falling of dominoes set up in a row is caused by a shock wave, which goes through the whole system.

The speed of the falling depends on the height of the dominoes, the distance between them and the gravity. Experiments show that the falling of the domino row is the fastest, if the distance between dominoes are two third of their height.

The falling row of dominoes can be impressive and successful in the Chain Reaction. Here are some examples:

Falling row of dominoes

Set up stable objects, which can fall easily (e.g. matches), parallel, at the same distance. If you push the first object, the shock wave goes through the whole system and all of them will fall. Well, but what is happening? Due to the shock wave, objects are displaced from their equilibrium position and they fall due to gravity.

Growing row of dominoes

Put bigger and bigger objects in a row, and see that an object can overturn another object, which is one and a half bigger than the previous one. This can be really impressive in a Chain Reaction! Now, you just only have to figure out the next element of the Chain Reaction, which will be launched by the domino row…

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