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    Help with differentiating summations

    Mute! I see! Woops! Thank you that makes sense :-)
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    Help with differentiating summations

    *OH* ok I think I get it, so for my term \frac{\partial}{\partial p_{j}} ln p_{i} all of the terms would be zero apart from the once instance in which the j = i in the summation? And that justifies getting rid of the summation sign? Is that right? Thanks! Hannah
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    Help with differentiating summations

    And just to clarify, I might be wrong, but thought that I needed to differentiate wrt \frac{\partial}{\partial p_{i}} on -k \sum_{i} p_{i} ln p_{i} all with subscript "i" because I hope to differentiate each projection (?) separately? Sorry I'm maybe not making myself clear :-)
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    Help with differentiating summations

    Hey, thanks, but in your example, if I were to multiply that out via the product rule - k \sum^{r}_{j=1}[\frac{\partial p_{j}}{\partial p_{i}} ln p_{j} + p_{j} \frac{\partial}{\partial p_{i}} ln p_{j}] Where \frac{\partial p_{j}}{ \partial p_{i} } = \delta _{ij} and that would sum over...
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    Help with differentiating summations

    Hello! I'm getting confused when differentiating summations. I understand that if you differentiate an expression and it gives a kroneker delta, that then sums over the appropriate summation and it disappears. But in my notes it has \frac{\partial}{\partial p_{i}} [-k \sum_{i=1}^{r} p_{i} ln...
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