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Lyapunov Instability 
(Overview)

  • Consider two initial configurations r1(t ), r2()
  • Lyapunov exponent λ comes from eigenvalue solutions for magnitude of difference of configurations

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Lyapunov Instability 
(Take-Away)

  • Molecular chaos very quickly "erases memory" of the previous microstate
  • Fast temporal decorrelation
    • easy generation of uncorrelated microstates
    • good for thermodynamic smapling