A top is a toy designed to be spun rapidly on the ground, the motion of which causes it to remain precisely balanced on its tip because of inertia. Such toys have existed since antiquity. Traditionally tops were constructed of wood, sometimes with an iron tip, and would be set in motion by aid of a string or rope coiled around its axis which, when pulled quickly, caused a rapid unwinding that would set the top in motion. Today they are often built of plastic, and modern materials and manufacturing processes allow tops to be constructed with such precise balance that they can be set in motion by a simple twist of the fingers and twirl of the wrist without need for string or rope.
The motion of a top is produced in the most simple forms by twirling the stem using the fingers. More sophisticated tops are spun by holding the axis firmly while pulling a string or twisting a stick or pushing an auger. In the kinds with an auger, an internal weight rotates, producing an overall circular motion. Some tops can be thrown, while firmly grasping a string that had been tightly wound around the stem, and the centrifugal force generated by the unwinding motion of the string will set them spinning upon touching ground.
For finite-dimensional k-algebras (k a field), if rad(M) denotes the intersection of all proper maximal submodules of M (the radical of the module), then the top of M is M/rad(M). In the case of local rings with maximal ideal P, the top of M is M/PM. In general if R is a semilocal ring (=semi-artinian ring), that is, if R/Rad(R) is an Artinian ring, where Rad(R) is the Jacobson radical of R, then M/rad(M) is a semisimple module and is the top of M. This includes the cases of local rings and finite dimensional algebras over fields.
A top is clothing that covers at least the chest, but which usually covers most of the upper human body between the neck and the waistline. The bottom of tops can be as short as mid-torso, or as long as mid-thigh. Men's tops are generally paired with pants, and women's with pants or skirts. Common types of tops are t-shirts, blouses and shirts.
The neckline is the highest line of the top, and may be as high as a head-covering hood, or as low as the waistline or bottom hem of the top. A top may be worn loose or tight around the bust or waist, and may have sleeves or shoulder straps, spaghetti straps (noodle straps), or may be strapless. The back may be covered or bare. Tops may have straps around the waist or neck, or over the shoulders.
>. Alabama rallied in the fourth quarter to force overtime at Auburn, eventually winning the rivalry game and improving to 11-1 on the year ... But after this showing and stacking it on top of the other showings stated above and you can end any talk of a two-loss Alabama team being playoff worthy ... Related..College Football Playoff – Top 25 Scoreboard ... 1 ... .
The Australian entertainment reporter, 36, showed off her incredible figure in black flare pants and a crop top ...Beauty in black! The Australian entertainment reporter, 36, showed off her incredible figure in black flare pants and a crop top.
It'sNebraska’s second top-10 win of the season. The NCAA Tournament selection show is at 7.30 p.m ... During practice on Saturday, Nebraska coach John Cook challenged the team to show him how well they could respond ... Nebraska topped Purdue in kills (54-36), digs (75-69) and ace serves (6-1).
Biarritz coach Matthew Clarkin said his team's goal on returning to the Top 14 was to show that they could be competitive and win matches, insisting that they play under no pressure ...Stade, who have the largest budget in the Top 14, saw Joris Segonds boot three penalties and Tongan winger Telusa Veainu cross for their sole try.
Dolls of the star of YouTube children's show CoComelon have topped Christmas wishlists but are running short because of the supply chain chaos, threatening to leave desperate parents hunting for the must-have toys and paying double the price.
missed the chance to go top of the Championship as ToddKane’s dramatic stoppage-time equaliser for held them to a 2-2 home draw ... We know they are a really top team – against 11 men it would have been difficult.” ... Show ... Wycombe missed the chance to go top after being held to a 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday ... Show.
Democrats say the measures in the spending bill are enough to show the party won’t shy away from the immigration issue during next year’s midterms ... A CNN poll earlier this month showed 14% of Americans identified immigration as the top issue facing the county., trailing behind the economy and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fans can watch the game for free via a trial of fuboTV ... ET ... Check out these offers from our top college football betting sites ... Clemson also has reason for optimism with four straight wins after opening 4-3 and falling out of the Top 25 and the national picture. The Tigers had their most complete showing of the season last Saturday as they walloped No.
The Morningside Mustangs are the No. 2-ranked team in the NAIA for a reason. And they flexed their muscles and proved their ranking Saturday afternoon against Kansas Wesleyan ...Morningside's offense showed why it's the top-ranked offense in the NAIA ... And it showed why often and early by scoring the game's first 21 points in the first quarter ... Previously.
... tensions were showing among the bandmates at Twickenham Studios ... Eli King fresh and healthy for new Caledonia season More than 50 now dead in coal mine blast; plus other top news today 5 million viewers see Kyle Rittenhouse's appearance on Tucker Carlson show Outdoors commentary.
CHARLOTTE — The Timberwolves entered Friday’s game with the NBA’s top three-point defense with opponents shooting 30.1% ...Crisp ... Eli King fresh and healthy for new Caledonia season More than 50 now dead in coal mine blast; plus other top news today 5 million viewers see Kyle Rittenhouse's appearance on Tucker Carlson show Outdoors commentary ... .
A shake up in the top five, a clearer College Football Playoff picture and much more highlight what we expect from the new AP Top 25 as the college football rankings get updated following an epic Rivalry Week... We're projecting that Michigan will indeed show up as the first team behind an unanimous No.
Peng, a three-time Olympian and former top-ranked doubles player, ... Eli King fresh and healthy for new Caledonia season More than 50 now dead in coal mine blast; plus other top news today 5 million viewers see Kyle Rittenhouse's appearance on Tucker Carlson show Outdoors commentary.