WFU Department of Physics Wake Forest University

 

Wake Forest Physics
Nationally recognized for teaching excellence;
internationally respected for research advances;
a focused emphasis on interdisciplinary study and close student-faculty collaboration.

WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Boomerang (Outside and Inside)

PIRA 2C20.55

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

A boomerang is shaped in such a way that air passing over it will cause it to lift and turn. If thrown correctly, it will return to the thrower.

Recipe and
Location:

"V" Shaped Boomerang (outside)
4-armed Boomerang (inside)

Video:

MPG Video:

None

 

Real Video:

None

Notes:

The inside boomerang is MUCH easier to get to return to the thrower!

 

Go to top of page

Demos

Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics
Waves
Thermodynamics
E&M
Optics
Modern
Astronomy
Information

horizontal bar
blank spacer
100 Olin Physical Laboratory
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7507
Phone: (336) 758-5337, FAX: (336) 758-6142
E-mail:
wfuphys@wfu.edu