The word product in mathematics generally means the result of some of multiplication operation, i.e. (http://planetmath.org/Ie) of certain of mapping ; such operations are commonly distributive over the addition operation of if it is defined.
If and are two elements of the set , giving the product , then and are in general called the factors of this product.
Some most usual products are
Such kinds of product that are associative, allow to form a product of more than two factors, which is justified by the theorem in the entry general associativity. E.g. the usual product of the integers from 1 to is the factorial of .
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