Now that you have acquired your LEVITRON® and have (Presumably mastered the art of spinning the top and placing it in its position of stable levitation, you are perhaps beginning to feel the full sense of wonderment

LEVITRON® excites in many people. We receive numerous queries from floating toy lovers owners asking for an explanation of how the it levitates . Many express puzzlement that it works at all, often citing a theorem due to Earnshaw (1,2) as proof that it should not work. Interest in the this magnetic itemhas always run high among scientists.