Re: Are random forces applied at every step (when using the langevin thermostat) ?

From: Ajasja Ljubetič (
Date: Tue Apr 30 2013 - 10:48:46 CDT

On 29 April 2013 10:58, Jrme Hnin <> wrote:

> Random forces are applied at every timestep. The "damping" parameter can
> be understood as a decay time for inertia: beyond that time scale, the
> particles lose memory of their velocities due to the Langevin bath.

Thank you, sometimes I wish such nuggets of wisdom were included in the
NAMD manual.
But then I guess the manual is meant to teach the "how" of using NAMD and
not the "why".

Best regards,

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