# A Can a molecular dynamics simulation enter a limit cycle?

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1. Oct 20, 2016

### dexterdev

In my rough understanding Molecular Dynamics using Classical Newtonian mechanics is a 6N dimensional non linear system. 6N dimension because you have 3 position vectors and 3 momentum vectors for each N particles. Nonlinearity because of the terms in force fields. In principle this system can exhibit chaos. Also is there any small probability such that the system enters a periodic attractor ?

2. Oct 25, 2016

### JorisL

Great question, I'll have to think about it.

Upon searching some stuff to refresh my mind I stumbled on a cross-post at stackexchange