## Random direction

- randomize each component independently
- randomize direction by choosing point on spherical surface

## Magnitude consistent with desired temperature. Choices:

- Maxwell-Boltzmann:
- Uniform over (-1/2,+1/2), then scale so that
- Constant at
- Same for y, z components

## Be sure to shift so center-of-mass momentum is zero

## Unnecessary for Monte Carlo simulations (of course)

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