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Volume 31, Issue 5, 1995, pp. 805–827
DOI: 10.2977/prims/1195163719

Published online: 1995-10-31

Galilei Invariant Molecular Dynamics

Christian D. Jäkel[1] and Günther Hörmann[2]

(1) Universität Hamburg, Germany
(2) Universität Wien, Austria

We construct a model for a chemical reaction in the Heisenberg representation. The time evolution exists in the thermodynamic limit, independent of the particle density and the initial state. In mathematical terms, we establish a C*-dynamical system. Thus we can benefit from general results in algebraic quantum statistical mechanics, showing, for example, that equilibrium states exist. Galilei invariance of our nonrelativistic model is demonstrated by defining it directly on the Galilean space-time manifold, without reference to any coordinate system. PACS 05.30.Fk, 03.70.+ k, ll.10.Cd, 11.15.Tk


Jäkel Christian, Hörmann Günther: Galilei Invariant Molecular Dynamics. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 31 (1995), 805-827. doi: 10.2977/prims/1195163719