# Verlet leap-frog algorithm

The **Verlet leap-frog algorithm** ^{[1]} is a variant of the original Verlet scheme ^{[2]} for use in molecular dynamics simulations. The algorithm is given by:

where *r* is the position, *v* is the velocity, *a* is the acceleration and *t* is the time. is known as the time step.

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- ↑ R. W. Hockney "The potential calculation and some applications", Methods in Computational Physics vol.
**9**pp. 135-211 Academic Press, New York (1970) - ↑ Loup Verlet "Computer "Experiments" on Classical Fluids. I. Thermodynamical Properties of Lennard-Jones Molecules", Physical Review
**159**pp. 98-103 (1967)

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