The ab initio way

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    Q: Why do we call quantum physics an ab initio model? Why do we call classical mechanics an ab initio model?
    A: Because it only relies on the basic equations without any additional assumptions.

    Q: Is classical electromagnetism an an ab initio model (and if it is one, what are its first principles)?
    A: Yes, the Maxwell equations.

    Amel Alhassan

    wow, ok yes .. that sounds right. I thought since we use classical mechanics in electricity, magnetisim and in particular waves then EM should be not ab initio, but may be I am mistaken .. I think you are right

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