AMBER Archive (2005)Subject: Re: AMBER: Question about "quasih"
From: David A. Case (case_at_scripps.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 15 2005  12:43:47 CDT
On Wed, Jun 15, 2005, YenTing Lai wrote:
>
> I recently perform the quasiharmonic analysis of a 3nslong trajectory by
> using 'quasih' subrouting in Amber7. I got the output successfully but have
> some questions:
>
> 1) Does quasiharmonic analysis, in the same sense as normal mode analysis,
> generate first 6 modes for transition and rotation?
Before running quasih, you need do an rms fit to superimpose your structures
to some reference structure. This procedure removes translations and
rotations, so they will not show up in the quasiharmonic analysis.
>
> 2) If I remember correctly, the 'quasih' program will give a "relative"
> amplitude for a certain mode in the file "vecs". But if I am interested in
> the "absolute" amplitude but not the "relative" amplitude. How can I extract
> the "absolute" vibrational amplitude?
The quasiharmonic modes are normalized in the "usual" way for normal modes,
such that q.M.q = 1, where M is the mass matrix. The actual amplitudes
depend upon what situation you are trying to simulate. For example, if you
want the average amplitudes at a given temperature, you can use formulas
appropriate to a harmonic oscillator in the canonical ensemble; in turn you
can use either quantum or classical statistics for this. If you have some
other (initial value) conditions that you wish to simulate, you would have
to determine the initial phases and amplitudes of the modes such that the
desired initial conditions were satisfied.
>
>
> 3) For a molecule with ~100 aa, does the frequency in the output generated
> by quasih look reasonable?
The small fragment you posted looked reasonable.
...dac

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