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Tippee Top
# 1Q60.30


Description: When a top is spinning it flips over to spin on its stem.

Parts: toy tippee top

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Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 07-17 The tippe top flips.
Meiners 13-3.1 Show that the tippe top spins in the opposite of the expected direction when inverted.
Freier and Anderson Mu-17 The tippe top flips when spun.
The Physics Teacher TPT 16(5),322 A brief review of the history of the tippe top problem.
The American Journal of Physics AJP 28(4),407 A tippe top was spun on smoked glass. Photos show the path of the stem until flip and the soot marks on the top.

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