1C30.57 - Balance A Stick - Reaction Time
You will find a meter stick or other long uniform object easy to balance vertically on your palm. A shorter stick such as a pencil can not be balanced vertically for any length of time.
- Leonid Minkin, Anthony C. Zable, "From Balancing a Stick to Tightrope Walking: How Added Mass Influences the Act of Balancing", TPT, Vol. 60, #7, Oct. 2022, p. 549.
- Robert H. Romer, "Balancing Sticks and Reaction Times Revisited", TPT, Vol. 43, #2, Feb. 2005, p. 68.
- H.T. Hudson, "Reaction Time as Measured by Balancing a Stick", TPT, Vol. 42, #8, Nov. 2004, p. 506.
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