# Questions tagged [products]

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### Does $\prod_{k=1}^\infty\left[1-\big((k+1)^{1/3}-k^{1/3}\big)^3\right]$ have a closed form?

In my MSE question, "Conjectured connection between $e$ and $\pi$ in a semidisk", the answer included
$$\prod_{k=1}^\infty\left[1-\big((k+1)^{1/3}-k^{1/3}\big)^3\right]\approx 0.96454\ldots.$...

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### Categories that admit all finite products but not all finite coproducts

What are examples for categories that admit all finite products but not all finite coproducts?
(See also this question: Categories that admit all products but not all coproducts .)

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### How to find the coefficient of $x^k$ in the expression $\prod_{p=1}^n (x^p+1)^p$?

I tried to find the indefinite integral
$$ f_n(x)=\int \prod_{k=1}^n \cos^k(kx) \, dx$$
by using Euler's formula and put $x=\frac{\ln y}{2i}$ I got
$$ f_n(x)=-i2^{-\frac{n(n+1)}{2}-1}\int y^{-\frac{n(...

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### Product of a vector by an inverse of Toeplitz matrix

It is well known that using fast Fourier transform it's possible to multiply a vector by a Toeplitz matrix $A \cdot v = w$ in $n\cdot\log(n)$ operations.
I read somewhere that also the product of a ...

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### $\sigma$-product of the Hilbert cube

Given a homogeneous space $X$ and $p\in X$, we define the sigma product to be the following subspace of $X^\omega$: $$\sigma X=\{\mathbf x \in X^\omega:x_n=p\text{ eventually}\}$$
("eventually&...

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### Is there a theory of formal product series?

A few years ago, I asked a question on MSE about the existence of an infinite product representation of a functional square root of the sine function. No answers were given, though user ...

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### Probability of polynomials products to be bounded by a given bound

I am given a quotient ring $R=\frac{\mathbb{Z}[x]}{\left< x^n +t\right>}$ for $t\in\mathbb{Z}$,
and two polynomials from $R$, $A$,$B$ and let $C$ to be there product.
Defining the norms $$\Vert ...

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### Inhomogeneous Markov chains and the product-integral as a solution to the Kolmogorov forward equation

We have a inhomogeneous continous $K$-State Markov chain $X(t)$ with transition intensity matrix $Q(t)$. Therefore its entries are:
$$q_{ij}(t)= \lim_{\delta \to 0} \frac{1}{\delta} \mathbb{P}(X(t+\...

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### Conjecture on sum over permutations of products of Catalan numbers

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In a recent paper involving entanglement in linear optics, we came across some summations involving Catalan numbers and permutations. In particular, these sums arise when doing integration ...

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### Is Spec of a ring monoidal or anti-monoidal?

Let $A$ and $B$ be rings. A very senior mathematician impressed on me the importance of writing
$$
\operatorname{Spec}{A \otimes B} = \operatorname{Spec}{B} \times \operatorname{Spec}{A}
$$
One can ...

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### Product topology from two premetric spaces induced by sum of premetrics?

For metric spaces $(M_1, d_1)$ and $(M_2, d_2)$, it is an exercise that the product topology on $M_1\times M_2$ is induced by the metric $d((x_1, y_1), (x_2, y_2)) =d_1(x_1, x_2) + d_2(y_1, y_2)$.
Do ...

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### How far is a countably infinite reduced abelian $p$-group from being an infinite direct sum?

Question Let $G$ be a countably infinite reduced abelian $p$-group. Is it always possible to write it has an infinite direct sums of non-trivial groups? If it is not true, how far is $G$ from being an ...

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### Cartesian product is to monoidal product as pullback is to what?

I'm trying to complete the following pattern
product : monoidal product : coproduct
pullback : ? : pushout
That is, if the monoidal product is a ...

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### Polynomial invariant — from product formula to monomial expansion

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This question deals with the polynomial invariant denoted by $ H_{n} $ in Maksym Fedorchuk and Igor Pak's 2004 paper Rigidity and polynomial invariants of convex polytopes (sections 7.6 and 9)....

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### Product of inductive limit topologies on $C_c(X)\times C_c(X)$

I have a stupid question about a topology on $C_c(X)$. Here $X$ is locally compact Hausdorff. Can assume $\sigma$-compact if it helps.
Definition (topology on $C_c(X)$): For each compact $K \subset X$,...

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### Sum with products turned into subsequences

Let $p, q \in \mathbb{Z}$.
Let $\operatorname{wt}(n)$ is A000120, number of $1$'s in binary expansion of $n$ (or the binary weight of $n$) and
$$n=2^{t_1}(1+2^{t_2+1}(1+\dots(1+2^{t_{wt(n)}+1}))\dots)$...

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### Subsequences of odd powers

Let $p$ and $q$ be integers.
Let $f(n)$ be A007814, the exponent of the highest power of $2$ dividing $n$, a.k.a. the binary carry sequence, the ruler sequence, or the $2$-adic valuation of $n$.
Then ...

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### Upper bound for an infinite series of Pochhammer Symbol

Let $a_n = \frac{1}{n!}\prod_{i=0}^{n-1} (r+\alpha i)$, for constants $0<r, \alpha<1$. The series is convergent by the ratio test. I want to find the exact value or maybe an upper bound for the ...

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### Confusing notation for sets of unordered vs ordered pairs

Given two finite sets $X$ and $Y$, one may consider the ordered pairs $(x,y)$ with $x\in X$ and $y \in Y$. Then, $(x,y) \not= (y,x)$, and $(x,x)$ exists if $x\in X$ and $x\in Y$.
One may also consider ...

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### Existence of stable spaces

An element $X$ of a class of topological spaces is called the stable space for that class if for every space $Y$ in the class we have that $X\times Y$ is homeomorphic to $X$. Note that a stable space ...

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### An interesting infinite product involving the factorial function with connection to the K and gamma function

I have posted this question in StackExchange, but it didn't get any answers there. This question is important for my research. I got stuck on an infinite product which even WolframAlpha can't answer. ...

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### Is every homeomorphism approximately a product of homeomorphisms?

Let $\phi$ be a homeomorphism on $\mathbb{R}^{n+m}$, $\epsilon>0$, and $K\subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be a non-empty compact. Does there necessarily exist homeomorphisms $\phi_1,\phi_2$ on $\mathbb{R}^...

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### The complex trigonometric function degenerates to the positive integer

For any integer $N \geq 2$, we have the identity:
$$\frac{\ \prod _{n=1}^{N-1}\ \left(2+2\sum _{m=1}^{n\ }\cos \frac{\ m\pi \ }{N}\ \right)\ }{\prod _{n=1}^{N-1}\ \left(1+2\sum _{m=1}^{n\ }\cos \frac{\...

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### Given multiple posets, what is the probability that a randomly selected (uniform dist) subposet of their product has a max under the product order?

Given multiple totally ordered posets, how do I find the probability that a randomly selected (with uniform distribution) subposet of their product has a maximum under the product order?
I have some ...

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### Fastest way to calculate the eigenvalues of a product of two Toeplitz matrices

I have the following problem:
I need to find the fastest way to calculate the eigenvalues of a matrix that is the product of two Toeplitz matrices. $B = A U$.
The first is a regular Toeplitz matrix $A$...

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### Is it possible to express the functional square root of the sine as an infinite product?

Cross-post from MSE.
It is known that the sine can be expressed as an infinite product: $$\sin(x) = x \prod_{n=1}^{\infty} \Big{(} 1 - \frac{x^{2}}{n^{2}{\pi}^{2}} \Big{)} .$$ We can define that ...

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### Explicit examples of (probability) measures on $\prod \mathbb{R}$

Let $\prod_{n \in \mathbb{N}} \mathbb{R}$ be equipped with the Tikhonov product of the Euclidean topologies on $\mathbb{R}$ and let $B$ the corresponding Borel $\sigma$-algebra. What is are some ...

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### Closed form of $\prod_{i=0}^{N}\big(i!\big)^{{N}\choose{i}}$

I have made a question here about closed form of the following:
$$\prod_{k=0}^{N}\big(k!\big)^{{N}\choose{k}}$$
I know that there is a known closed form for,
$$\prod_{i=0}^{N}\big(i!\big)=G(N+2)$$
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### Definition of twisted geometries and existence of coordinate transformation for twisted $AdS_2 \times S^2$

In the paper Multiply Twisted Products by Yong Wang, general definitions for so called warped and twisted products are given:
A (singly) warped product $B \times_b F$ of two pseudo-Riemannian ...

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### On a type of sequence of integrals inspired in the Borwein integral and an integral due to Furdui

This post is inspired in the Borwein integral, and in a problem proposed by Ovidiu Furdui in Crux Mathematicorum, that is the Problem 3707, in page 151.
I've considered integrals of the form $$\int_0^...

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### Intuitive explanation of regularized products

I've come across some regularized product during study of zeta regularization .
We can prove various results like :
$ \infty != \prod_{k=1}^\infty k = \sqrt{2\pi} $
I also know the proof using $\...

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### Dual Steenrod squares

Fix the ground ring $\mathbb{F}_2$ and let $X$ be a space with finite homology. Then we have an isomorphism $\Phi^i_X:H_i(X)\to H^i(X)^*,a\mapsto \langle-,a\rangle$ which allows us to define the dual ...

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### Closed-form expression for certain product

$\mathrm G$ is Catalan's constant.
I recently found the product
$$
\alpha=\prod_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{E_n(\frac12)E_n(\frac7{12})E_n(\frac1{20})E_n(\frac{13}{20})}{E_n(\frac14)E_n(\frac1{12})E_n(\...

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### About infinite products and Euler Gamma functions [closed]

I am interested in knowing how to calculate infinite products like (or reading any reference about it):
$$\prod_{j=1}^{\infty}\left( 1-\left( \frac{x}{a+j\pi} \right) ^2 \right)$$
Inserting it into ...

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### How to obtain a product-to-sum identity for the sinc function?

We know that
$$\text{sinc}(x)=\prod_{n=1}^\infty\cos\left(\frac{x}{2^n}\right)$$
and for some truncated $k$ we can write the following product-to-sum identity:
$$\prod _{n=1}^k \cos \left(\frac{x}{2^n}...

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### Sabidussi theorem for morphisms between graphs

Sabidussi proved that if a finite graph $X$ is isomorphic to a Cartesian product of connected graphs $X_1,\ldots,X_m$ which are pairwise relatively prime with respect to Cartesian multiplication, then ...

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### Why is $\sup f_- (n) \inf f_+ (m) = \frac{5}{4} $?

This question is an old question from mathstackexchange.
Let $f_- (n) = \Pi_{i=0}^n ( \sin(i) - \frac{5}{4}) $
And let
$ f_+(m) = \Pi_{i=0}^m ( \sin(i) + \frac{5}{4} ) $
It appears that we have
$$\sup ...

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### Is a categorical coproduct of epimorphisms (monomorphisms) always an epimorphism (a monomorphism)?

Let $\mathbf{C}$ be a category (that does not necessary have a coproduct for every collection of objects). Suppose that we have two families of objects $(A_i)_{i\in I}$ and $(B_i)_{i\in I}$ in $\...

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### Can a commutator of a special type be conjugate to its inverse?

Let $H=H_1\ast H_2$ be a free product of non-trivial groups $H_1$ and $H_2$.
We call an element $h\in H$ hyperbolic if $h\not\in H_i^g\overset{\textrm{def}}{=}\left \{ g^{-1}fg\ |\ f\in H_i \right \}$ ...

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### Is there an infinite product like this for $\cos x$?

There are infinite products of iterated square roots for $\log x$ and $\arccos x$ as functions of $x$. For example
$$\log x = \frac{x - 1}{\sqrt{x}\sqrt{\frac{1}{2} + \frac{1}{2}\left ( \frac{1 + x}{...

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### Is "square" functor monomorphic on objects?

I am trying to find whether the polynomial (monomial) functor $P : X \rightarrow X\times X $, i.e. $P(X) = X^2$, is monomorphic on objects, in other words, that if there exists an isomorphism $A\times ...

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### Ordered measurable spaces

Let $(X, \leq)$ be a partial order and $\Sigma_X$ a $\sigma$-algebra on $X$. Is the set $\{(x, y) \in X\times X \mid x \leq y\}$ measurable with respect to the product $\sigma$-algebra?

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### Maximise specific infinite product

We consider the infinite product:
$$\frac{1}{c}\prod_{n \geqslant 1} \frac{c^n}{c^n+1} = \frac{1}{c}\frac{c}{c+1}\frac{c^2}{c^2+1}\frac{c^3}{c^3+1} \cdots$$
For which real value of $c > 1$ has ...

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### Does the category of Lawvere theories have products?

I know Law has a tensor product, is closed with respect to that tensor product, and it has coproducts. Does it have products?
My best guess at the cartesian product of Lawvere theories is the "...

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### Homology of the product of spaces with integer coefficients and the Massey products

Consider
$H_*(X\wedge Y;Z)$, where $X=Y=BZ/2$ for concreteness' sake. If we write $e_i$ the generator of $H_i(BZ/2;Z/2)$., we see that the $E_2=E_{\infty}$ term of the Bockstein spectral sequence
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### Yoneda extension preserving finite products?

Let $C$ be a category and let $F:C\rightarrow D$ be a functor with $D$ locally presentable and cartesian closed. When does the Yoneda extension $\widehat{F}=Lan_{y} F:[C^{op},Set]\rightarrow D$ ...

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### $Ext$ functor over a product of groups

Let $G_1$ and $G_2$ be two groups (of some kind, e.g. finite groups).
Let $M_1, N_1$ be $G_1$-modules, and $M_2, N_2$ be $G_2$ modules, always with coefficients in $\mathbb{C}$.
Write $G = G_1 \...

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### Nonzero solutions of an infinite product

Let $-\frac{1}{2}\le a \le\frac{1}{2}$ and $b\in[0,\infty)$.
Definitions: $$f_k(a;b):=\frac{(2k+\frac{1}{2}+a)^2+b}{(2k+\frac{1}{2}-a)^2+b}(\frac{k}{k+1})^{2a},$$
$$f(a;b):=\prod\limits_{k=1}^\infty ...

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### How to estimate $\prod_{t=1}^{N}\frac{1}{2-z^t}$ for large $N$?

Based on the top answer to How to estimate of $\prod_{k=a}^N \frac{1}{e^{k\kappa}-1}$ for large $N$?
Can anyone find an approximate closed form for
$$
\frac{\mathrm{d}^k}{\mathrm{d}z^k}\prod_{t=1}^{N}...

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### When does the radius of convergence of the product of two $p$-adic power series increase?

Let $p$ be a prime number and denote by $R(f)$ the radius of convergence of a power series $f(x) \in \mathbb{C}_p[[x]]$, where $\mathbb{C}_p$ is the completion of the algebraic closure of $\mathbb{Q}...