Dec 302012
 

Raffaello Potestio

Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany

JUnQ, 3, 1, OQ, 13-15, 2013 (Received 07.12.2012, accepted 23.12.2012, published online 30.12.2012)

Henderson’s theorem states that two potential energy functions that produce the same radial distribution function (RDF) can differ only by a constant. In the daily business of coarse-graining, though, we often face the fact that remarkably different poten- tials give rise to RDF’s which are indistinguishable within the available numerical accuracy.

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