# Tagged Questions

For questions about the evaluation of finite products, or their properties. For infinite ones, use "infinite-products" tag.

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### what does $(A\cdot\nabla)B$ mean?

I was studying a physics book and I saw this expression $$(A\cdot\nabla)B$$ where $A$ and $B$ are vectors. What's the definition of this? I've also seen this in some identities
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### How to estimate the product of the $k$ largest eigenvalues of a matrix

Now I have a question which let me to prove that the product of the largest $k$ singular values of a real matrix is always larger than the one of $k$ largest eigenvalues. For $k=1$, I use the ...
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### product of polynomial [on hold]

How can I calculate this? $$\prod_{i=1}^n \left(1+x_i\right)$$ Can I use vieta`s formulas?
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### Value of finite product based on empty set

How does one evaluate the following product if the set S happens to be empty? \begin{aligned} f(n)= n \prod_{x \in S} \left(1-\frac{1}{x}\right) \end{aligned} Is the value simply n or is it ...
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### which values of k satisfies special property to formulate L function

Consider $x*\prod_{a=1}^{n}(1-x^a)^k$ Famously for k=24 this product satisfies the condition to be an L-Function. More information can be found here My question is for what other values of k, such ...
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### Euclidean algorithm for dividing two products.

Say I have numbers, $a$ and $b$ represented as two products $$a = \prod_{i=0}^{N_a} a_i \hspace{1cm} b = \prod_{i=0}^{N_b}b_i$$ I do know $\{a_k\}$ and $\{b_k\}$ but can not store $a$ or $b$ in a ...
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### Minimize and maximize the sum of dot products at the same time

this is the problem. I have a set of numerical positive vectors of equal length. For each pair of vectors $(\mathrm{i}, \mathrm{j})$ I define the vector $\mathrm{ij}=\mathrm{i} - \mathrm{j}$. I also ...
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### Why does the product of adjugates equal an adjugate of the product?

How can I show that $\mathrm{adj} (AB) = \mathrm{adj}(B)\ \mathrm{adj}(A)$? It is obvious if determinants are non-zero, but if any of the matrices are singular, I just don't get it. UPD. I've just ...
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### Linear approximation to the product: $\prod_{k=0}^r\left(1+\frac12\left(\frac{\frac12+k+1}{\frac12+k}-\frac{\frac12+k}{\frac12+k+1}\right)\right)$

I have come upon with the next expression: P_r=\prod_{k=0}^r \left(1+\frac{1}{2}\left(\frac{\frac{1}{2}+k+1}{\frac{1}{2}+k} -\frac{\frac{1}{2}+k}{\frac{1}{2}+k+1}\right)\right) \end{...
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### Prove that $\prod\limits_{2 < p \leq y}\left(1-\frac{2}{p}\right)\sim\frac{D}{\log ^2 y}$ [duplicate]

I'm writing my bachelor thesis about Brun's sieve method and his theorem. In one proof I found this statement without further explanation. It is important to show that the product doesn't converge "...
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### By induction prove $\prod _{i=1}^{n} \frac{n+i}{2i-3} = 2^n (1 - 2n)$

I need to prove the following by induction. $\forall n \in \Bbb N$ $\prod _{i=1}^{n} \frac{n+i}{2i-3} = 2^n (1 - 2n)$ I know the steps to take but I'm failing to come to the right side of the ...
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### Parentheses and Comma Notation

I came across the following formula for normalizing Smith-Waterman scores, and I do not understand what the SW(p1, p2) part is trying to notate. Does it perhaps refer to a product? Click here to see ...
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### Product of directed partial orders

Is a product poset (with componentwise order) of nonempty posets a dcpo if and only if each multiplier is a dcpo? (for both binary and arbitrary products)
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### How many numbers $N \le 10^{10}$ are the product of $3$ distinct primes?

How many numbers $N \le10^{10}$ are the product of $3$ distinct primes? I can realistically calculate any $\pi(n), n < 10^{15}$ but I don't think it's possible to list all primes $>10^8$ in ...
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### Prove Euler characteristic satisfies $\chi(X \times Y)=\chi(X)\chi(Y)$ for polyhedra $X$ and $Y$

Prove that for any topological polyhedra, $X$, $Y$, the product $X \times Y$ has the Euler characteristic $\chi(X \times Y)=\chi(X)\chi(Y)$ I know that for polyhedron $P$ which is homemorphic to a ...
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### Olympiad problem: Erdos-Selfridge

The following problem is a special case of Erdos-Selfridge theorem: http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ijm/1256050816 Problem: Prove that for any positive integer $n$, the product $(n+1)(n+2)...(n+10)$ ...
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### Formula for combinations involving product notation?

So after looking at the factorial formula and learning about product notation, I recognized this relation between them: $$\prod_{n=1}^kn=k!$$ And after fooling around and doing some trial and error, I ...
Summary Is there a function $Z(a,b)$ or how would one find such a function so that for $a,b\in \mathbb N$, it would produce $0$'s on for each $a$th step for each $b$th value? For example: $a=2$, ...
How is the $\prod_{k=2}^n(2k-3)={(2n-3)!\over 2^{n-2}(n-2)!}$, where $n \geq 2$ Note: I know that the $(2n-3)!$ is equal to the product of $2k-3$ from $k=2$ to $n$, but I can't figure out the bottom ...