# Partition function: $Z=Z_{kin}*Z_{pot}$

1. Apr 7, 2013

### Abigale

Hey,
If I have a canonical partition function with: $Z=\frac{1}{h}Z_{Pot}\cdot Z_{Kin}$.
Can i callculate immediately the average potential Energy, by: $\bar{U}=-\frac{\partial}{\partial \beta}\ln(Z_{pot})$ ?

2. Apr 7, 2013

### Abigale

Okay

I have done some callculations.
And I can say: Yes you can!

If you would like to get to know how, ask me.
Bye
Abby