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Product Integral

What is the product integral of $(1+x)^{-(\theta+1)/\theta}$, if we consider that the product integral is from x=0 to x=n? It's easy to solve 1/theta, however, the second part is a little more ...
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In how many ways can you paint 90 distinct buckets?

In how many ways can you paint 90 distinct buckets, if 25 of them must be painted red, 40 of them must be painted blue, and 25 of them must be painted green? I am right to assume that these object ...
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How many ways can the school choose a President Vice President?

There are n >= 4 students. The school has a Board of Directors, consisting of one president and three vice-presidents. The entire board consists of four distinct students. How can I prove that ...
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Product Of Series With Increment Powers

I found this interesting aptitude question and I don't know how to solve this genre of question. Any help is welcome :) $$\prod_{n=1}^{49}n^n=1¹\cdot 2²\cdot\ldots\cdot49^{49}=?$$ Thanks.
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Closed form formula for the given product

I'm working on a recurrence which give me the following solution: $$ f(n)=(2+1)(2+\tfrac12)(2+\tfrac13)\cdots\left(2+\tfrac1{\lg(n)}\right) $$ so for $n=16$, $f(n)$ is just like: $$ ...
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Compositions of filters on finite unions of Cartesian products

Let $\Gamma$ be the lattice of all finite unions of Cartesian products $A\times B$ of two arbitrary sets $A,B\subseteq U$ for some set $U$. See this note for other equivalent ways to describe the set ...
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being $\mathbf{w}$ a vector, how do I calculate the derivative of $\mathbf{w}^T\mathbf{w}$?

Let's say that I have a vector $\mathbf{w}$. How can I calculate the derivative in the following expression? $\frac{\mathrm{d}}{\mathrm{d}\mathbf{w}}\mathbf{w}^T\mathbf{w}$ Update: found these ...
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being $\mathbf{a}$ and $\mathbf{b}$ two vectors with same length, how do I expand $(\mathbf{a}^T\mathbf{b})^2$?

Let's say that I have two vectors $\mathbf{a}$ and $\mathbf{b}$. Assuming that they have same length, their product $\mathbf{a}^T\mathbf{b}$ and its square $(\mathbf{a}^T\mathbf{b})^2$ are scalars. ...
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How does the max of $\prod_i a_i$ work?

Here are two succinct statements of the 'same' question: Statement 1: Take $a>0$ and $S \subseteq \mathbb{R}^N; S=\{(x_1,\dots,x_N)| \frac{1}{N}\sum_i x_i = a; x_i>0\}$. Define a 'product ...
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Could the multiplication of matrix X (with dimensions [d+1 x N]) and its transpose simplify to a matrix with [d+1 x d+1] dimensions?

In a machine learning course I'm taking, one of the lectures deals with matrix multiplication. Could anyone explain why the dot product of these two matrices would "shrink" to [d+1 x d+1] ...
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Values of $x$ for convergence

I was posed this problem, it took me a while to solve it – but, I did nevertheless. I shall pose it for all of you, too. In my opinion it is a great exercise. For what values of $x$ is the series ...
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Nested Sum Encountered in Maclaurin Expansion of $e^{-x^2}$

In the course of working out the Maclaurin expansions of $e^{-x^2}$ and $cos(x^2)$, I ran into the following nested sum: $$ \underbrace{ \sum_{a=0}^1 \left( a \sum_{b=0}^{a+1} b \left( ...
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Proper way to express 0 in this case?

If 0=(x-a)(x-b)(x-c)...(x-x)..=0. So it's a product sum that we write with pi instead of sigma but how? There should be indexes but I'm not convinced that I understand what notation to use. $$\prod_{ ...
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Finding $\frac{\mathrm d}{\mathrm dx} x!$

I'm trying to differentiate $x!$ but I just can't seem to do it right. I define the function as follows: $$x! = \prod_{r = 0}^{x}(x-r) \quad,\quad x \in \mathbb N$$ I've tried attempted to try it by ...
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Simplifying a product written in Capital Pi Notation

I'm having some trouble figuring out how to simplify Capital Pi Notation. What I tried was to expand the multiplication with various n and tried to find a pattern. Could someone point me in the ...
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Show that $H_i=H_{n-i}$ and $\sum H_i=1$

We define $$H_i=\frac{1}{n}\frac{(-1)^{n-1}}{i!(n-1)!}\int_{0}^{n}\prod_{j=0,j\neq i}^{n}(x-j)dx$$ This is called the Newton-Cotes coefficient. Here is the exercise: First, convince yourself that ...
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Inequality involving products

One is given two intervals $I_{a-\epsilon,b+\epsilon}$, $I_{a,b}$ of $\mathbb{R}^n$, and is asked to show that $\lambda(I_{a-\epsilon,b+\epsilon}) - \lambda(I_{a,b}) \leq c\epsilon$ for some constant ...
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How to compute product integrals?

From the wikipedia article about product integrals I can see that if our function is scalar, then to compute type I product integral we can just take exponential of a usual integral: $$\prod_a^b ...
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Existence of 3 Matrices with given restrictions

Would it be possible to have 3 square matrices (preferably 2x2 or 3x3) $A$, $B$ and $C$ such that: $A\neq B \neq C$; The product $A\cdot B\cdot C$ equals the Identity Matrix; All 3 matrices are ...
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Do we need $\mu, \nu$ to be $\sigma$-finite to show $\int fg \ d(\mu \otimes \nu) = \int f \ d\mu \int g \ d\nu$?

The problem statement: Let $(X, \mathcal F, \mu), (Y, \mathcal G, \nu)$ be $\sigma$-finite and $f \in \mathcal L^1 (\mu), g \in \mathcal L^1 (\nu)$. Show that $fg \in \mathcal L^1 (\mu \otimes ...
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ZigZag product - A simpler definition?

I have been fiddling with the ZigZag product and constructing expanders for a while now. I was wondering if the following definition of a ZigZag product is the same as the original article: Lets ...
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Product of tuples vs cartesian product of set

If $\left ( X_{i} \right )_{1\leq i\leq n}$ is an ordered n-tuple of sets their Cartesian product is defined as: $$\prod_{i=1}^{n}X_{i}:=\left \{ (x_{i})_{1\leq i\leq n} :x_{i}\in (X_{i}) \; \text{ ...
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dot product of vectors with not orthogonal basis

The dot produt (inner product in the context of Euclidean space) of two vectors $\mathbf{a}=\left [ a_{1},a_{2},...,a_{n} \right]$ and $\mathbf{b}=\left [ b_{1},b_{2},...,b_{n} \right ]$ is defined ...
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Proof of an inequality involving $(N-1)!$

How is it possible to prove the following inequality? ...
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Finding (or rather expanding) the product $(5-xy)(3+xy)$

Given the product $(5-xy)(3+xy)$ I tried the following, As we know, $(x+a)(x+b)=x^2+(a+b)x+ab$ Here $x$ is $xy$. But $xy$ has two signs$-$ and $+$. How do I solve this.
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tuple of tuples notation

Is the following notation right for indicating a $\mathit{m}-$tuple of $\mathit{n_{j}}-$tuples (I mean that each tuple of the $\mathit{m}-$tuple has a different number of elements)? ...
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Product of Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind?

So Wikipedia has this formula for a product of two Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind evaluated at a fixed $x$ with different indices: $$ U_n(x)U_m(x)=\sum_{k=o}^{n}U_{m-n+2k}(x) $$ Which would ...
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If $a + b + c = 0$ prove that

If $a + b + c = 0$, prove that 1)$$ \sum_{\text{cyc}}{\frac{4bc - a^2}{bc + 2a^2}} = 3 $$ 2)$$ \prod_{\text{cyc}}{\frac{4bc - a^2}{bc + 2a^2}} = 1 $$ There is a solution that uses two cubic ...
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Evaluate this product $n \times \frac{n-1}{2} \times \dots \times \frac{n-(2^k-1)}{2^k}$

For $k = \lfloor \log_{2}(n+1) \rfloor - 1$ evaluate $n \times \frac{n-1}{2} \times\frac{n-3}{4} \times \frac{n-7}{8} \times \dots \times \frac{n-(2^{k}-1)}{2^k}$ So the product goes up to $k$ and I ...
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computing equation with vectors

I've got this equation to compute. In fact i'd like to be able to compute every weight $w(k+1)$ knowing its past value $w(k)$. the equation is : $$\bf w\rm_{ij} (k+1) = \bf w\rm_{ij} (k) - ...
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Find all possible multiplicand who results in given number

I have some random figure let's say 400, I need equation to find all possible combinations (of integer) whose multiplication will results in 400. Condition is number of factors (multiplicand) will be ...
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$\prod_{i\in I}(1+x_i)=\sum_{J\subseteq I}\prod_{j\in J}x_j$

I have found this equality: $$\prod_{i\in I}(1+x_i)=\sum_{J\subseteq I}\prod_{j\in J}x_j$$ Do you think is it true?
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Number of product pairs equal to or less than a number

I would like to figure out how many ways there are to create product pairs equal to or less than a certain number. In other words, find a pair of integers $(n,m)$ such that $nm \le N$ for a given ...
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A frightening sum [duplicate]

Let $x_1,\ldots,x_r,y_1,\ldots,y_p,z_0,\ldots,z_r,t_0,\ldots,t_p$ be complex numbers. Let $A$ be the ring generated by these numbers. Prove the following holds in $\mathbb C(A)$. ...
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Euler's Basel Problem Rigorous Proof

In Euler's proof he uses the formula: $$\sin z = z \prod_{n \mathop = 1}^\infty \left({1 - \frac {z^2} {n^2 \pi^2}}\right)$$ and compares coefficients of the $z^3$ term in the Maclaurin series of ...
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Product-σAlgebra of Lebesgue sets on $R$ is subset of the Lebesgue sets on $R^2$

I want to show that $\Gamma(R)\times\Gamma(R)$ is a subset of $\Gamma(R^2)$, where $\Gamma(\cdot)$ are the lebesgue sets of $R$ or $R^2$ respectively. What can i do for that and why is it a subset and ...
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inequality $\prod\limits_{k=1}^n\frac{2k-1}{2k}\lt\frac1{\sqrt{3n}}$

$n$ is a positive integer, then $$\prod_{k=1}^n\frac{2k-1}{2k}\lt\frac1{\sqrt{3n}}$$ with mathematical induction, we can prove this. But I would love to find a wonderful method without ...
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Product identities

I need to use the following identities for poisson integral but i can't guz i don't know how to prove them. $$\alpha^{2n}-1=\prod_{k=0}^{k=2n-1}(\alpha-e^{i\frac{2k\pi}{2n}})$$ ...
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Product of Gamma functions II

What is the value of the product of Gamma functions \begin{align} \prod_{k=1}^{10} \Gamma\left(\frac{k}{10}\right) \end{align} and can it be shown that \begin{align} \prod_{k=1}^{20} ...
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Vectorial product analog operation in 4+ dimensions?

I am thinking about a such operation. Which it need to have: It needs to be $\mathbb{R}^n\times{\mathbb{R}^n}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}^n$ The result needs to be perpendicular to the arguments (thus, ...
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Product of Gamma functions I

What is the value of the product of Gamma functions \begin{align} \prod_{k=1}^{8} \Gamma\left( \frac{k}{8} \right) \end{align} and can it be shown that the product \begin{align} \prod_{k=1}^{16} ...
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question application product

can any one help me in this questions The perimeter of a square is equal to four times the length of a side of the square. Find the perimeter of a square whose side $s$ measures $2.7$ meters? thank ...
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Is there a algorithm to extract the minimum number of Cartesian products from a set of formulas?

For example, we have a set of formulas as below: B*2*j B*3*i B*3*j C*2*j C*3*i C*3*j D*2*i D*2*j D*3*i D*3*j And we could have three Cartesian products to ...
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Limit of the “productory”

With the term "productory" I just mean $\Pi_{i=m}^nx_i$ but I do not know the english term. My question is: is there a limit for such an expression in the same sense as the limit of a sum is an ...
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Prove that $\prod\limits_{k=1}^n(4-\tfrac{2}{k}) \in \mathbb{N}$.

How to prove that $$\prod\limits_{k=1}^n\left(4-\dfrac{2}{k}\right) \in \mathbb{N}.\tag{1}$$ Moreover, that it is even number. Update: sos440 give me great hint on $(1)$. And how about this one: ...
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I don't know how to interpret this strange $\prod$

I have got a $\prod$ that is exactly as follows: $$\prod\limits_{k=0, k \ne k}^n \frac{x-c_k}{c_k-c_k}$$ I am not sure how to interpret this. My guesses are that it equals either $0, or ,1, or ...
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Category with no product?

Is there a family of objects in some category which has no product? If so is there a simple reason for it?
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$ \tan 1^\circ \cdot \tan 2^\circ \cdot \tan 3^\circ \cdots \tan 89^\circ$

How can I find the following product using elementary trigonometry? $$ \tan 1^\circ \cdot \tan 2^\circ \cdot \tan 3^\circ \cdots \tan 89^\circ.$$ I have tried using a substitution, but nothing ...
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How we can calculate the power of an interval?

We know if two intervals are uncorrelated like $X=[a,b], \; Y=[c,d]$ the product of $X$ and $Y$ is: $X \times Y = [\min(S),\max(S)], \; S = (ac,ad,bc,bd)$ But for powers, if the intervals are ...
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An identity for the product of even numbers (double factorial)

I'm unable to prove this identity: Prove that: $2\cdot 4 \cdot 6 \cdot 8 \cdots 2n = 2^n \cdot n!$ Wouldnt it be like this? $ 2(1 \cdot 2\cdot 3\cdot 4 \cdots n)= 2 \cdot n!$