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.
... Cup ties, while the Hoops have won just eight combined, featuring in their second group stage this year.The four-time Norwegian top-flight champions progressed to their first Champions League group stage in 1999, while they have featured in three Europa League groups since.
In the pre-engineering group, HassanBilal Raan of Cadet College, Kohat, topped the results with 1,033 marks out of 1,100... In humanities group, first position went to Afifa Afridi of GGHSS Bilitang, Kohat, with 969 marks, second to Anam of GGHSS Gumbat with 968 marks and third to Aisha Bibi of GGHSS, Bilitang.
Thomas opted for an all-black ensemble - with a pair of leather trousers and a matching blazer layered over a mesh top ... Jenna matched her pal as she also sported leather trousers, paired with a bralette, mesh top and denim jacket ... Thomas opted for an all-black ensemble - with a pair of leather trousers and a matching blazer layered over a mesh top.
However, Troy Deeney equalised six minutes later thanks to a lapse in concentration by the home side ...Birmingham manager John Eustace was very pleased with the result against the Championship leaders, who remain one point clear at the top, and his team’s performance ... The group was excellent and we moved the ball around against a top team ... ....
A string of accidents left only two playoff drivers — Christian Eckes and Ben Rhodes — in the top 10 with 10 laps remaining. Carson Hocevar dropped out of the lead group with five laps to go when he lost a tire, prompting a caution flag and pushing the race into overtime.
SYDNEY (AP) — Lauren Jackson admitted she couldn't have imagined a better ending to her Hall of Fame career ... “I could have never dreamed of this,” Jackson said. “I can't imagine it. I can't actually articulate how I feel right now ... The teams met in pool play with Australia coming away with a 75-72 win that helped them earn the top seed in the group.
SALEM – James Hill is going to put his mom on the injured list soon if he and the Woodstown High School football program continue to play like they did Saturday ... 4 Salem in a matchup of the top-ranked Group 1 programs in South Jersey ... “No ... “It’s going to go on the top of my list as a high school memory because it was a dog fight,” Hill said ... Hill ... Webb.
1 Banty’s Bar Our greatest referee, DavidGough, was on an elite referee’s night out in Dublin... It was getting late and the lads were mad to go into town ... The taxis stop. We all hop out ... You? God no ... Wall to wall gay men ... All I can say is we have a terrific group of top class referees ... It is ... That Dublin group was psychologically frail.
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam made it two wins from two games at the 2022 AFC Futsal Asian Cup in Kuwait on Friday evening, beating Saudi Arabia 3-1 to top Group D with one game to go ... We are determined to win to get to the top of the group ... The top two teams of each group will advance ...
Excelsior are off to a solid start this campaign, having played out to a 2-2 result against Kingston Technical; a 6-0 whipping of Cumberland; edging Clan Carthy 1-0; and defeating Jose Marti Technical 1-0 to top Group F so far with 10 points ... and are still at the top of the group.
With victories over SaigonBuffalo and IstanbulWildcats, DRX improved to 3-0 in group play ... After five best-of-one matches per club, the top team in each group will move straight into the Worlds' group stage, while the second-, third- and fourth-place team in each group will head to a second Play-In phase ... --Group A ... --Group A ... --Group A ... --Group A.
According to a recent study conducted by 3EA, an Internationally acclaimed management consulting group, Wealth CreationGroup is on the top position with respect to client satisfaction and business growth in eastern Uttar Pradesh, as compared to their competitors ... in top position.
one group of 36 patients who chose to undergo so-called top surgery and a control group of 34 patients who sought out gender-confirming care but did not undergo surgery ... in the control group experienced about the same levels of chest dysphoria as they had three months earlier.