# integrating a simple functions

If $f(x) = \sum_{j=1}^n c_j 1_{A_j}(x)$ ie a simple function. Why is $$\prod_{j=1}^n \exp(t[exp(i(u,c_j))-1]\mu(A_j)) =\exp[t\int_A[\exp(i(u,f(x)))-1]\mu(dx)].$$ The notation (u,c) is dot product, $1_{A}(x)$ is the indicator function and $i=\sqrt{-1}$.

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There is no $x$ in your $f(x)$. Now, what exactly are all those variables and subscripts supposed to mean? The question as it stands is awfully vague. –  Ｊ. Ｍ. Oct 12 '10 at 8:58
The $j$ on the right side does not make sense because on the left side you multiply over $j$. –  Rasmus Oct 12 '10 at 15:05
apologies, I have edited the question. –  Vaolter Oct 12 '10 at 18:18
Because $e^a \cdot e^b = e^{a+b}$.
The only thing $t(e^{i\langle u,c_j\rangle}-1)$ does (for the purpose of evaluating the integral) is just to make the manipulations a bit more ugly.