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Questions about exponentiation, the operation of raising a base $b$ to an exponent $a$ to give $b^a$.

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Is there a notation for exponentiation analog to capital-sigma notation Σ for addition and capital pi Π notation for multiplications?

There are the following common notations: Sums: $$\sum_{i=2}^4 i = 2 + 3 + 4 = 9$$ Products: $$\prod_{i=2}^4 i = 2\times 3\times 4 = 24$$ Is there a (theoretical) one for: Exponentiation (...
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Exponential of a power of the differential operator

In relation to this question: Exponential of a polynomial of the differential operator Is there an expression for $\exp(aD^n)f(x)$ similar to $\exp(aD)f(x)=f(x+a)$?
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Is there a $k$ such that $2^n$ has $6$ as one of its digits for all $n\ge k$?

It is true that every power of $2$ of the form $2^{6+10x}$, $x\in\mathbb{N}$, has $6$ as one of its digits. Something more is true, the last two digits are either $64$ or $36$. The OP suggests that "....
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Can this type of limit even be evaluated?

This is going to be a long question; please bear with me. We are familiar with the notations $\Sigma^{n}_{k=0} a_k$ and $\Pi^{n}_{k=0}a_k$ for the sum and product of the finite sequence $\{a_n\}$. I'...
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Convergence of Variable Base Power Tower $\frac{1}{2}^{\frac{1}{3}^{\frac{1}{4}^{\ldots}}}$

I’m curious if there is a heuristic method that can be used to solve what appears to be an elementary power tower where every increasing power is decreasing by a half integer. Numerical methods ...
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