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Lecture# Matsubara Dynamics: Theory and Spectra

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This lecture covers the theory of mean-field Matsubara dynamics, including Kubo-transformed time correlation functions and exact ring-polymer TCF. It also discusses rovibrational spectroscopy, centroid molecular dynamics, and spurious instantons. The instructor presents the bending of the curve on the curvature problem and the use of normal-mode coordinates. The lecture concludes with a summary of the mean-field Matsubara approach and its application to spectra analysis.

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