Re: Velocity distribution

From: Jim Phillips (
Date: Wed Apr 13 2011 - 08:38:58 CDT

Yes, it is a Boltzmann distribution. I vaguely recall that the actual
code uses a sum of six (?) uniform variants to approximate a gaussian.


On Tue, 29 Mar 2011, Philip Peartree wrote:

> In the NAMD manual it refers to the initial distribution of velocities
> as a "random velocity distribution" does this use a particular
> distribution (i.e. Boltzmann) or is it truely random?
> Philip Peartree
> University of Manchester

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