Mean Field Approximation in Conformation Dynamics

@article{Friesecke2009MeanFA,
  title={Mean Field Approximation in Conformation Dynamics},
  author={Gero Friesecke and Oliver Junge and P{\'e}ter Koltai},
  journal={Multiscale Model. Simul.},
  year={2009},
  volume={8},
  pages={254-268}
}
We propose a new approach to the transfer operator based analysis of the conformation dynamics of molecules. It is based on a statistical independence ansatz for the eigenfunctions of the operator related to a partitioning into subsystems. Numerical tests performed on small systems show excellent qualitative agreement between mean field and exact model, at greatly reduced computational cost. 

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