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Big Greeks and commutation

Does a sum or product symbol, $\Sigma$ or $\Pi$, imply an ordering? Clearly if $\mathbf{x}_i$ is a matrix then: $$\prod_{i=0}^{n} \mathbf{x}_i$$ depends on the order of the multiplication. But, ...
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How to define this pattern as $f(n)$

Given a binary table with n bits as follows: $$\begin{array}{cccc|l} 2^{n-1}...&2^2&2^1&2^0&row\\ \hline \\ &0&0&0&1 \\ &0&0&1&2 \\ ...
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Show that the following product equals 1 (involves trig)

How can I show that: $$\prod_{k=1}^{n}\left ( 1+2\cos\frac{2\pi .3^{k}}{3^{n}+1} \right )=1$$ Could you please explain to me how to approach this problem? Thank you.
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Product of two algebraic varieties is affine… are the two varieties affine?

Let $X_1$ and $X_2$ two algebraic varieties such that their product $X_1\times X_2$ is affine. Are $X_1$ and $X_2$ affine then? If this is not true, could you give a counterexample?
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General formula for $\prod (x+a_i)$

What could be a general formula for this in terms of $x$ and $a_1,\; a_2\; \ldots\; a_{n-1}, \;a_n$? $$\prod_{i=0}^n(x+a_i)$$ I've tried solving it, but I'm lost at the ...
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Summation and Product Bounds

If I have a sum or product whose upper index is less than its start index, how is this interpreted? For example: $$\sum_{k=2}^0a_k,\qquad \prod_{k=3}^1b_k$$ I want to say that they are equal to the ...
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“Product” bundle notation.

Let $\newcommand{\Spin}{\operatorname{Spin}}M$ and $M'$ be two manifolds, equipped with a principal $\Spin_n$ and $\Spin_{n'}$ bundle called $P$ and $P'$, respectively. Then there is an induced ...
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Is the product of two measurable subsets of $R^d$ measurable in $R^{2d}$?

Suppose that $E_1,E_2$ are two measurable (Lebesgue) subsets of $R^d$. Define $E=E_1\times E_2=\left\{(x,y)|x\in E_1, y\in E_2\right\}$. Can we say that $E$ is a Lebesgue measurable subset of ...
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Proving a poset is atomic

A poset $(X,\le) $ is atomic if it has both a smallest and largest element, it is graded ,and every element $x$ of $X$ is the join $x_1\vee \dots\vee x_n$ of some elements of $X$ (also written as ...
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Showing an indentity with a cyclic sum

let $z_1,z_2,..,z_n$ be non equal complex numbers for any $n\geqslant2$, for any $k\in \mathbb{N}$ $$ \sum_{i=1}^{n}\frac {{z}_{i}^{n-1+k}} { \prod \limits_{\substack{j = 1\\j \ne i}}^{ n }{ ...
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Is there another way to write the product $\prod_{k=0}^n\left(k+\alpha\left(-1\right)^{k+1}\right)$?

I have the following expression $$ \prod_{k=0}^n \left(k + \alpha(-1)^{k+1}\right), $$ which is, for example, $(0-\alpha)(1+\alpha)(2-\alpha)$ for $n = 2$. Is there a way to write this using ...
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How to compute a product of logarithms?

I've been reading through Stewart's Calculus textbook, and came across the following problem fairly early on - What is $$\prod_{i = 2}^{31} \log_i (i + 1)\;?$$ I did some searching, and found ...
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Is $ \prod\limits_{k=0}^\infty \left(1 + \frac{1}{k!}\right) = \mathrm e^2 $?

I was playing around and I came up with this product, which I believe to be equal to $\mathrm e^2$. $$ \prod_{k=0}^\infty \left(1 + \frac{1}{k!}\right) \stackrel{?}{=} \mathrm e^2 $$ After ...
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Use Proof By Induction to find the product of consecutive odd integers up to $2n-1$

I'm a bit stuck on this inductive proof. I have to find what this is equal to. Product of $1 \times 3 \times 5 \times \ldots \times (2n-1)$ Starting with $i= 1$. What would be a good starting point?
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does invertibility of product imply invertibility of each term of product?

Suppose $\mathcal{H}$ is a Hilbert space and the product $T_1T_2 \in B(\mathcal{H})$ is invertible. Does this imply that both $T_1, T_2$ are invertible ? I am unable to prove this since, unlike the ...
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Derivative of product notation?

Presume $f(x,y)$ is a continuous function. How would I take the derivative of $$\prod_{x=1}^N f(x,y)$$? Edit: derivative with respect to $x$, that is.
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Pi identity with sum and product

Please prove this identity $$\sum_{ n=1 }^{\infty }\left({\left(-1\right) }^{ n }\frac{\prod_{ j=1 }^{ n }{\left(\frac{ 3 }{ 2 }-j\right) }}{\left( 2n+1\right)\left( n!\right) }\right) =\frac{\pi }{ ...
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Countable product of finite sets with a new metric, compact?

Suppose we have a finite set $E$. Is it true that $E^n$ is compact? The metric on $E^n$ is : $$d(\omega,\omega\prime)=\begin{cases}2^{-\inf \{ n \in \mathbf N:\omega _n \ne \omega'_n\} }&{\omega ...
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Prove that if $η$ is exact, then $η∧β$ is also exact.

Prove that if $η$ is exact, then $η∧β$ is also exact. Please give a clear way to solve?
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Maximize the product of linear functions

Suppose $f(x,y) = \prod_{i=1}^n (a_ix+b_iy)$ where $n$ is a constant larger than 500, and $a_i>0$, $b_i>0$ are known coefficient. There is only one global maximum. What's the most efficient ...
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Finding $ \prod_{n=1}^{999}\sin\left(\frac{n \pi}{1999}\right)$

I would appreciate if somebody could help me with the following problem. How can we find the product $$ \prod_{n=1}^{999}\sin\left(\frac{n \pi}{1999}\right)$$
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proving than an infinite product defines an entire function

Consider the infinite product $$F(z)=\displaystyle\prod_{n=1}^{+\infty}(1-e^{-2\pi n}e^{2\pi iz})$$ How can i prove that $F$ is entire? Can i write $F$ as a Weierstrass product $\prod ...
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Bounding the product of a sequence

I am trying to find an upper bound for the following sequence: $$(1-p_1)(1-(p_1+p_2))\cdots(1-(p_1+\cdots+p_n))$$ with $n$ groups to multiply. I have written it like this: $$\prod_{i=1}^n \left({1 ...
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Deducing that “the probability of the intersection is (or is not) the product of the probabilities” from knowledge about other intersections

Let $A_1, A_2, \ldots, A_n$ be a collection of events in a probability space. There are $2^n - n - 1$ subsets S of $\{1, 2, \ldots, n\}$ for which we may or may not have $P(\bigcap_{j \in S}A_j) = ...
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How does one calculate the product of $\tan 1^{\circ} … \tan 45^{\circ}?$

I have seen a question asked on yahoo asking to find the value of $\tan 1^{\circ} \cdot \tan 2^{\circ} \cdot \dots \cdot \tan 45^{\circ}$ (in degrees) I have seen various results concerning ...
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Prove this product

How to prove this product? $$\prod\limits_{k=2}^ n {\frac{k^2+k+1}{k^2-k+1}}=\frac{n^2+n+1}{3}$$
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Analytic Integration of product of exponential families

I'm happy to join your community and I hope you can help me solve this seemingly straightforward dilemma I am facing. For my thesis, I am trying to solve analytically a product of two distributions ...
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How to find finite trigonometric products

I wonder how to prove ? $$\prod_{k=1}^{n}\left(1+2\cos\frac{2\pi 3^k}{3^n+1} \right)=1$$ give me a tip
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Weak direct product

I am just reading the book "Algebra" by Hungerford and on one page it says that if $G_i$ is a family of groups $\forall i\in I$ then $\prod_{i\in I}^{w}G_i\unlhd\prod_{i\in I}G_i$ where ...
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Evaluating the infinite product $\prod_{k=2}^{\infty }\left ( 1-\frac{1}{k^2} \right ).$

Evaluate $$\lim_{ n\rightarrow\infty }\prod_{k=2}^{n}\left ( 1-\frac{1}{k^2} \right ).$$ I can't see anything in this limit , so help me please.
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product of two distinct squares

Is there any shorter and efficient way to find if a number can be formed by the product of two distinct square numbers for example 36=4*9 144=16*9 help me with an algorithm or the logic
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Convergence of infinite product

This could be something which is already somewhere in the website, but I am unable to locate any. Prove $$\prod_{n=1}^{\infty} (1-z^n)$$ converges absolutely and uniformly on each compact subset of ...
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The product $\prod_{m=1}^{11} (x^m - m)$

What would be the co-efficient of $x^{60}$ in the expansion of $\space$ $\prod_{m=1}^{11} (x^m - m)$ ?
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Asymptotics of a Product of Rational Expressions

The following is taken from page 8 of Alon and Spencer's The Probabilistic Method. $$ \prod_{i = 0}^{n-1} \frac{v - 2i}{v-i} \sim e^{-n^2/2v} $$ as long as $v \gg n^{3/2}$, estimating ...
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Evaluate $\prod_{x=2}^\infty\frac{x^4-1}{x^4+1}$

Difficult question from some test somewhere (I forget). $$\prod_{x=2}^\infty\frac{x^4-1}{x^4+1}$$ $x$ is, of course, an integer.
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Can $\prod\limits_{k=0}^n \left( 2 \cosh(2^kx)-1 \right)$ be simplified?

Do you know if the product $\prod\limits_{k=0}^n \left( 2 \cosh(2^kx)-1 \right)$ can be simplified?
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Why isn't every coproduct a product (and vice-versa)?

So I know that every coproduct is not a product, so I am misunderstanding some part of the definition of (co)products. Saying that U is a coproduct (the disjoint union of X1 and X2 below) of objects ...
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Infinite Product is converges

I am adding this problem since it is interesting and valuable to be verified here: Prove that the infinite product $\prod_{k=1}^{\infty}(1+u_k)$, wherein $u_k>0$, converges if ...
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Limit of an n-ary product

Since a definite integral is defined as $$\lim_{n\to\infty} \sum_{i=0}^n f(x_i^*)\,\Delta x = \int_a^b f(x)\,dx$$ and the integral is much easier to calcluate than a sum, if we change the sum to a ...
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Operators - sums, products, exponents, etc.

$(x + x + \cdots + x)$, where $x$ added $n$ times can be written as $x * n$. $(x * x * \cdots * x)$, where $x$ multiplied $n$ times can be written as $x ^ n$. Is there an operator, such that if ...
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proof of $\sum\nolimits_{i = 1}^{n } {\prod\nolimits_{\substack{j = 1\\j \ne i}}^{n } {\frac{{x_i }}{{x_i - x_j }}} } = 1$

i found a equation that holds for any natural number of n and any $x_i \ne x_j$ as follows: $$\sum\limits_{i = 1}^{n } {\prod\limits_{\substack{j = 1\\j \ne i}}^{n } {\frac{{x_i }}{{x_i - x_j }}} } ...
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Homeomorphism of product of topological spaces

I am stuck on a problem about homeomorphic topological spaces and can't go on... So the problem is: If we have that $X_{1} \times X_{2}\simeq Y_{1} \times Y_{2}$ (the product of topological spaces X1 ...
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Are Euclid numbers squarefree?

Are Euclid numbers squarefree ? An Euclid number is by definition a Primorial number + 1. See http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Primorial.html. In notation the $n$ th Euclid number is written as $E_n = ...
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the limit of infinite product $(1+y)(1+y^2)(1+y^3)(1+y^4)\cdots $

I wonder if the function $(1+y)(1+y^2)(1+y^3)(1+y^4)\cdots, 0< y<1$, converges to some well-known function. If we let $ (1+y)(1+y^2)(1+y^3)(1+y^4)\cdots = \prod_{i=1}^\infty (1+y^i) = ...
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Product of sines

I am looking to evaluate $$\prod_{k=1}^{n-1}\sin\frac{k \pi}{n}$$ without using complex numbers. I can show the result if $n$ is a power of $2$, but if $n$ is anything else I reach a point where I ...
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Partial derivates of product

How to derive from this formula: $$\frac{\partial(\mathbf g.\mathbf h)}{\partial \mathbf x} = \left(\frac{\partial(\mathbf g.\mathbf h)}{\partial x_1},\frac{\partial(\mathbf g.\mathbf h)}{\partial ...
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How to calculate the weight individual fractions to equal the weighting of the product of the same fractions

What is the formula to apply a weighting to 2 fractions individually to get the same answer if you weight their product? In the example below 50% * 100% = 50%. Multiplied times 80% (weighting) the ...
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Approach to limit of infinite product

I was wondering if there is any proof that the limit of infinite product $$\lim_{n \to \infty} \prod_{i=1}^{n} x_i, \mathrm{where}$$ $$0 < x_i < 1$$ is equal to 0 and that it does not ...
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Product of sum expression

I am having a little trouble following an example I came across today which says that: $$2 \sum_{k=1}^{n} \sum_{i=0}^{k-2} 1 = 2 \sum_{k=1}^{n} (k-1) = 2 \sum_{j=0}^{n-1} j$$ I have tried fidgeting ...
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A sum that is equal to a product

Let $x=(x_1,\ldots,x_n)\in[-1,1]^n$, $k=(k_1,\ldots,k_n)$ and $\mathbb{N}^n_0=\mathbb{N}^n \cup\{0,\ldots,0\}$. Define $ x^k$ by $$x^k=\prod_{i=1}^n x_i^{k_i}$$ Show that ...