The Domino Effect

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The domino effect is a metaphor for a chain reaction that can be caused by one small event. It is often used in discussions of business strategy or organization, but it can also be applied to individual behaviors and habits. For example, if a person starts a new job or takes on a project at work and puts in the effort, it can have a domino-like effect by encouraging others to follow suit.

A domino is a flat thumbsized rectangular block with both ends bearing from one to six pips or dots. 28 such pieces make up a full domino set. The pips on the domino were originally intended to represent the results of throwing two six-sided dice.

There are many different games that can be played with a domino set. Some involve blocking the opposing player, while others involve scoring points. The most common games in the West are the standard block and draw games, both of which can be played with a double-six or a double-nine set. Each of these games involves placing a single domino edge to edge with another, with the exposed ends of each domino matching: for example, one’s touch one’s, two’s touch two’s and so on. The total of the exposed dots is then counted by the players, with the player who plays a domino with all exposed ones winning.

Whether they are lined up in long rows or standing upright and waiting to be knocked over, dominos have a special kind of energy. This is called potential energy, and it depends on where the domino is located on its surface. When a domino is standing upright, it’s storing up potential energy because it is resisting the force of gravity. But when a domino is knocked over, much of that potential energy is converted to kinetic energy as it crashes into the next domino in line.

If you’ve ever watched a domino artist at work, you know that this process takes incredible patience and precision. Watching an intricate layout slowly fall can be nail-biting. But if you ask any physicist, they will tell you that the most important aspect of this process is gravity. Because gravity pulls each domino toward the ground, it causes them to hit one another and create friction. And when a domino has enough potential energy, it finally converts to kinetic energy and topples over. This domino effect is what allows a domino artist to create such stunning displays.