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In sharp contrast with the macroscopic classical world, in the quantum realm trajectories are entangled by nonclassical interactions. In this context quantum coherent processes can be modeled in the framework of classical-like molecular dynamics using trajectory ensembles. The trajectories evolve classically, while quantum effects are modeled by the evolution of individual trajectory coefficients. On page 316 Craig Martens reviews the theoretical methodology and applications to investigating the role of an environment that is not at thermal equilibrium in influencing coherent quantum dynamics.