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Why torque is moment of force & angular momentum is moment of momentum

  1. Jul 21, 2014 #1
    Why the torque is called moment of force and angular momentum is called moment of linear momentum ? Please explain.
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  3. Jul 21, 2014 #2


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    It usually isn't...it's usually called the torque and the angular momentum. I have not come across any references that refer to them as moment of force and moment of linear momentum. Perhaps these are archaic terms?
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