Statistical dynamics of classical systems: a self-consistent field approach.

  title={Statistical dynamics of classical systems: a self-consistent field approach.},
  author={Douglas J Grzetic and Robert A. Wickham and An-Chang Shi},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={140 24},
We develop a self-consistent field theory for particle dynamics by extremizing the functional integral representation of a microscopic Langevin equation with respect to the collective fields. Although our approach is general, here we formulate it in the context of polymer dynamics to highlight satisfying formal analogies with equilibrium self-consistent field theory. An exact treatment of the dynamics of a single chain in a mean force field emerges naturally via a functional Smoluchowski… CONTINUE READING

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