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## Homework Statement

Hey guys,

Here's the question. For a distinguishable set of particles, given that the single particle partition function is [itex]Z_{1}=f(T)[/itex] and the N-particle partition function is related to the single particle partition function by [itex]Z_{N}=(Z_{1})^{N}[/itex] find the following:

(a) The grand canonical partition function

(b) The entropy

(c) Prove that the entropy is given by

[itex]\frac{S}{k}=N[\frac{Tf'(T)}{f(T)}-\log z]-\log(1-zf(T))[/itex] where [itex]z=e^{\beta\mu}[/itex] is the fugacity.

## Homework Equations

Grand particle partition function

[itex]Z=\sum_{N=0}^{\infty}z^{N}Z_{N}[/itex]

Entropy

[itex]S=(\frac{\partial(kT \log Z)}{\partial T})_{\beta,V}[/itex]

(i found this myself so it might not be 100% right)

## The Attempt at a Solution

So ive done everything but im struggling with part C:

(a) [itex]Z=\frac{1}{1-zf(T)}[/itex]

(b) Using that formula I found, i get [itex]\frac{S}{k}=\frac{Tzf'(T)}{1-zf(T)}-\log (1-zf(T))[/itex]

for part (c), i dont know how im meant to get from what I have to what's required. Basically, i dont see how

[itex]\frac{Tzf'(T)}{1-zf(T)}=N[\frac{Tf'(T)}{f(T)}-\log z][/itex]

Thats pretty much all i need help with...but if you guys need more info just let me know! thanks a lot!