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How spinning top work?

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new hand
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Feb5-14, 11:13 PM
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Can somebody tell me how can a spinning top turn? I still dont uderstand, because they use some difficult terms to explain. (=.=)

with the Physics theory used and whole and full explanation that a secondary student can understand.

and also explain why the spinning will stop turning soon after we touch it.

Thanks!!
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Can somebody tell me how can a spinning top turn? I still dont uderstand, because they use some difficult terms to explain. (=.=)

with the Physics theory used and whole and full explanation that a secondary student can understand.

and also explain why the spinning will stop turning soon after we touch it.

Thanks!!
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