Forward-backward trajectory formulations of time correlation functions are reviewed. Combination of the forward and reverse time evolution operators within the time-dependent semiclassical approximation minimizes phase cancellation, giving rise to an efficient methodology for simulating the dynamics of low-temperature fluids. A quantum mechanical version of the forward-backward formulation, based on the hydrodynamic formulation of time-dependent quantum mechanics, is also available but is practical only for small systems.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry