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Partition function: [itex] Z=Z_{kin}*Z_{pot} [/itex]

  1. Apr 7, 2013 #1
    If I have a canonical partition function with: [itex]Z=\frac{1}{h}Z_{Pot}\cdot Z_{Kin}[/itex].
    Can i callculate immediately the average potential Energy, by: [itex]\bar{U}=-\frac{\partial}{\partial \beta}\ln(Z_{pot})[/itex] ?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 7, 2013 #2

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

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