why does a boomerang comes back when thrown in any arbitrary direction in space?

Asked by gnikhilvarma | 30th Mar, 2009, 08:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Gyroscopic precession is what makes the boomerang return to the thrower when thrown correctly. This is also what makes the boomerang fly straight up into the air when thrown incorrectly. With the exception of long-distance boomerangs, they should not be thrown sidearm or like a Frisbee, but rather thrown with the long axis of the wings rotating in an almost-vertical plane. When throwing a returning boomerang correctly it is important to follow the correct instructions to achieve a successful return.

Answered by  | 31st Mar, 2009, 01:00: AM

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