[Pw_forum] ab initio vs. first principles.

Hongsheng Zhao zhaohscas at yahoo.com.cn
Sun Dec 21 13:34:44 CET 2008

On Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 20:08, migliore at seas.upenn.edu wrote:
> Hello

> In (computational) physics and chemistry the two expressions are used
> interchangeably to indicate calculations that start directly at the  
> level of established laws (or principles) of physics and do not make  
> any assumption, such as concerning models and/or fitting parameters.

Thanks a lot.
Hongsheng Zhao <zhaohscas at yahoo.com.cn> 
Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry
Chinese Academy of Sciences 
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