A permanent challenge in physics and other disciplines is to solve partial differential equations, thereby a beneficial investigation is to continue searching for new procedures to do it. In this Letter, a novel Monte-Carlo Metropolis framework is presented for solving the equations of motion in Lagrangian systems. The implementation lies in sampling the paths space with a probability functional obtained by using the maximum caliber principle. The methodology was applied to the free particle and the harmonic oscillator problems, where the numerically-averaged path obtained from the Monte-Carlo simulation converges to the analytical solution from classical mechanics, in an analogous way with a canonical system where energy is minimized by sampling the state space and computing the average state for each system. Thus, we expect that this procedure can be general enough to solve other differential equations in physics and to be a useful tool to calculate the time-dependent properties of dynamical systems in order to understand the non-equilibrium behavior of statistical mechanical systems.
1 Apr 2020
arXiv preprint arXiv:2004.00624