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.
</b>Switzerland (1 point) vs Turkey (0), Italy (6) vs Wales (4)</p>Italy are through and will top the group if they avoid defeat.</p>Wales will be confirmed in the top two with a draw or if Switzerland fail to beat Turkey.</p>Switzerland can finish in the ...
Victory over the Italians, who have won both of their opening matches to already qualify, would see them top Group A – and set up a trip to Wembley... After the 1-1 draw with Hungary and Germany's 4-2 win over Portugal, Les Bleus are top of Group F#FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/9t8Q1TPCvZ— French Team ââ (@FrenchTeam) June 19, 2021.
Both teams are poised to qualify for the last 16 but a shock Wales victory on Sunday would end Italy’s 29-game unbeaten run and guarantee top spot in the group ... If they top the group, they will set up a Wembley date against the runners-up in Group C, most likely Austria or Ukraine, next Saturday.
Close to two lakh healthcare and frontline workers - the top two priority groups for vaccination - had registered for Covid inoculation but had not taken the jabs in the state, the health department has found ... While people above 45 years will continue to remain top priority, those in the 18-44 age group will be inoculated in urban areas first.
We have a young and talented group here at Lakeway and they are all on the same page ... I’m fired up for what’s to come next season with this group.” ... Only three upperclassmen take the lead for this young group in Halli Stuffle, EmmaBall and Daoshia Klopfenstein, all being juniors ... When you add Albert and her athleticism it makes a great young group.
The round of 16 race in the Group E is wide open with the Swedes currently topping the table with four points, and Slovakia a close second with three ...Enrique praised the Polish defence, but will remain optimistic going into the third group stage game versus Slovakia on Wednesday.
Spain are third in Group E with two points, with Slovakia second on three and Sweden top with four. Luis Enrique’s side play Slovakia in their final group game on Wednesday (17.00 BST) while Poland take on Sweden at the same time.
If they go with six conference champs off the top, and since there are five Power Five conferences (what a coincidence!), at least one conference champ from the “oppressed” Group of Five would finally get a chance. If another works its way somewhere into the top 12 in the final rankings, that team is also in.
Poland sit bottom of Group E with one point, ...Sousa's side will need to beat the Scandinavians in their final group match to stand any chance of finishing in the top two, but there could be the possibility of a three-way tie for top spot if Poland win and Slovakia and Spain draw.
Saturday also saw Spain stumble to a 1-1 draw with Poland in Seville as the second round of group games at the tournament drew to a close ... Les Bleus top the group with four points, one ahead of Germany and Portugal, with Hungary bottom on one point ... Wales face Italy in Rome on Sunday when a draw will ensure their progress to the last 16 from Group A.
From Guerreiro's free-kick, Ronaldo assisted for Jota in the 67th minute to keep Portugal's hopes alive but their efforts were not enough and the match ended 4-2 in Group F. France now top the group with four points, followed by Germany and Portugal with three points each ... .
Austria have insisted they are not considering the option of a draw in their last Euro 2020 Group C game against Ukraine on Monday, a result that may help both teams but would dredge up memories of their 1982 “Disgrace of Gijón” ...Rob Smyth ... The top two in each of the six groups proceed to the last 16 along with the four best third-placed finishers ... .