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An Introduction to 
Generalized Calculus
Unit I - Product Calculus
Section B - Discrete Product

I. Product Calculus

B. Discrete Product

The discrete product, as I will name it for classification purposes, is widely used already, though not classified as a component of product calculus, so I will only review it. The next section builds heavily upon the discrete product.

The discrete product, (product), of a function f(x) is simply defined as:
(product) f(k) = f(1) f(2) f(3) ... f(x)

simularly, we can place a lower limit a on the product:

(product) f(k) = f(a) f(a+1) f(a+2) ... f(x)

A product we deal with often is x!, written in product notation as:
(product) k = (1)(2)(3) ... (x) = x!

or alternately written,

(product) k = (1)(2)(3) ... (x) = x!

Next, we must convert this discrete product into its continuous form.

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