20200130, 09:31  #1 
Jul 2014
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infinite products
I've got a maths degree but I was never taught about infinite products. I'd like to ask something : when do people usually learn about infinite products?
I suppose it must be at masters level but then there are different masters degrees, so perhaps it's in a particular branch of maths (maybe analytic number theory) ? 
20200130, 09:55  #2 
"Robert Gerbicz"
Oct 2005
Hungary
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20200130, 10:38  #4 
"Carlos Pinho"
Oct 2011
Milton Keynes, UK
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20200130, 14:54  #6 
"Composite as Heck"
Oct 2017
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In the UK it's at A levels but different exam boards might not have it on the curriculum, there's at least 3 popular exam boards. The majority of my first year at uni was recapping A levels in a bit more depth to get everyone up to same level, it's a very wasteful system that could do with an overhaul.

20200130, 16:35  #7 
Feb 2017
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You need to know about convergence, and most likely natural logarithms also. (Convergence of an infinite product is often equated to convergence of the series of natural logs of (all but finitely many of) the factors, assuming a branch of the log for which ln(1) is 0.
So probably first semester calculus at earliest  late HS or early college. You might not run into infinite products until you take complex analysis. That would be a bit later. An amusing example is which converges for z < 1. Premultiply by 1  z and watch what happens 
20200203, 16:04  #8 
Jul 2014
3·149 Posts 
Merci.
Merci beaucoup docteur. Quelque choses a faire maintenant.

20200211, 13:00  #9 
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Thank you. It's very useful and smart definition.

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