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

1. Jul 21, 2014

### Aatreya Sarma

Why the torque is called moment of force and angular momentum is called moment of linear momentum ? Please explain.

2. Jul 21, 2014

### Matterwave

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?