Month: February 2020

How Does A Boomerang Work?

Most of you must be already familiar with a boomerang. As you know, a boomerang is the original weapon of the Aboriginal tribe in Australia. There are 2 types of Boomerang. The first is hunting Boomerang and the second is returning Boomerang.

 Just like the name, the hunting Boomerang is used by the Aboriginal tribe to hunt. This kind of Boomerang cannot return when thrown. While returning Boomerang can turn back again to the thrower when it is thrown. The returning Boomerang is the most used weapon to chase bats away. A boomerang is made from various materials. From woods, stones, metal, and even bones.

A Boomerang has a combination of translation and rotation movements, just like helicopter blades. Translations are movements that move because of a throw, and rotation is a rotating motion. A physicist from Netherlands named Felix Hess examined how a Boomerang works. According to the physicist, a Boomerang works with 2 principals.

First, a Boomerang works by using the Bernoulli’s Law; that for the same height at the same fluid. As a result, the faster the fluid rate, the smaller the pressure. The second principal is taken from the Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion. This …