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An alternative definition of the microcanonical measure. The measure δH(q,p)−E (dq dp) for a given energy level E has support in S(E), and is defined by the following relation: for all test functions f : T ∗ D → R April 20, 2010 10:37 World Scientific Book - 9in x 6in Introduction main˙enlib 23 and g : R → R, g(H(q, p)) f (q, p) dq dp = T ∗D g(E) R S(E) f (q, p) δH(q,p)−E (dq dp) dE. 1 for further precision on the definition of surface measures). 27) |∇H(q, p)| with σS(E) (dq dp) ZE = δH(q,p)−E (dq dp) = .

This occurs as soon as there exist several regions of phase space separated by very low probability areas. Such regions are called metastable. 2. Chemical and physical intuitions may guide the practitioners of the field toward the identification of some slowly evolving degree of freedom responsible for the metastable behavior of the system. This quantity is a function ξ(q) of the configuration of the system, where ξ : D → Rm with m small. The framework to consider is therefore the case of transitions indexed by a reaction coordinate.

In this case, the Verlet main˙enlib April 20, 2010 10:37 World Scientific Book - 9in x 6in main˙enlib Introduction scheme reads q n+1 pn+1 = A∆t qn , pn (ω∆t)2 2 = (ω∆t)2 2 −ω ∆t 1 − 4 1− A∆t 19 ∆t (ω∆t)2 . 1− 2 The eigenvalues of the matrix A∆t have modulus 1 if and only if ω∆t < 2. In this case, the trajectory (q n , pn )n≥0 is bounded. Otherwise, one eigenvalue has a modulus strictly larger than 1, so that the trajectory (q n , pn )n≥0 is not bounded in general. Besides, it is easily shown that the modified energy (ω∆t)2 2 q 4 is preserved exactly: H∆t (q n , pn ) = H∆t (q 0 , p0 ) for all n ≥ 0.