[AMBER-Developers] tleap 1-4 scaling concern

From: Jason Swails <jason.swails.gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 12:50:11 -0400

Hello everyone,

I have a slight concern regarding variable 1-4 scaling as it's implemented
in tleap. Looking at one of the topology files created by tleap, it appears
as though several dihedral 1-4 scaling parameters are just set to 0 in the
topology file. However, it also appears these may correspond to ignored
scaling factors (as with multi-term dihedrals and impropers, etc.), so they
don't really affect results (hopefully). Indeed in a small test case,
hard-coding all of the 1-4 scaling constants to be 1.2 and 2.0 appears to
leave the results unchanged wrt the old topology file.

They are inverted as soon as they're read in, though, so "0" may not be the
most industrious of choices here... Is there something I'm missing?


Jason M. Swails
Quantum Theory Project,
University of Florida
Ph.D. Candidate
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