How can you analogize mathematical induction to dominoes falling, if some domino can fail to topple? [closed]
Closed as not constructive by Peter Taylor on Jan 5, 2022 at 10:00
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This analogy doesn't convince me, because what if some domino (after b, the base case) fails to topple? In real life, a domino can remain standing upright if it got placed too far apart from the previous domino — or if the previous domino didn't hit this steadfast domino with sufficient force (to topple this steady domino).
David Gunderson, Handbook of Mathematical Induction (2010), pp 4-5.