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Group Theory for the Domino Effect

  • W. J. Stronge
Conference paper
Part of the Research Reports in Physics book series (RESREPORTS)

Abstract

The domino effect is a solitary wave of reaction in a periodic, dissipative, two state system. A wave of toppling dominoes has a natural speed of propagation where the rates of reaction and dissipation are equal. Due to nonlinear dissipation within the toppling group, the speed of propagation for the reaction asymptotically approaches the natural speed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. Stronge
    • 1
  1. 1.University Engineering DepartmentCambridgeUK

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