Statistical Thermodynamics and Rate Theories/Tips for deriving relations with partition functions
Use the rules of logarithmsEdit
You can use the rules of logarithms to isolate terms.
Derivatives of Constants are Equal to ZeroEdit
If you are taking a derivative of a function, you can use the rules of logarithms to isolate a term that depends on that variable. Now, you only need to take the derivative on this term. the derivatives of all other terms will be zero