multiplication operator

A multiplication operator is an operator signifying multiplicationPlanetmathPlanetmath among two or more operands. Common multiplication operators are ×, and as well as the tacit multiplication operator. The iterated multiplication operator is the Greek capital letter Π. Most of these can be used in Polish notation or reverse Polish notationMathworldPlanetmath just as easily as in standard infix notation. For example: 237 or 237×.

Most computer programming languages (such as FORTRAN and C++ ( use the asterisk (), which is available as Shift-6 on almost all American typewriters and computer keyboards. For arithmeticPlanetmathPlanetmath computations by hand on paper, the cross (×) is prefered and this is the symbol that appears on the multiplication key of most calculators. The tacit multiplication operator is mostly used in algebra to multiply named variables or constants, or a single literalMathworldPlanetmath by single or multipleMathworldPlanetmath named variables or constants.

Title multiplication operator
Canonical name MultiplicationOperator
Date of creation 2013-03-22 16:46:32
Last modified on 2013-03-22 16:46:32
Owner PrimeFan (13766)
Last modified by PrimeFan (13766)
Numerical id 6
Author PrimeFan (13766)
Entry type Definition
Classification msc 11A99