Definition:Cartesian Product of Relations

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Definition

Let $\left\langle{S_i}\right\rangle_{i \mathop \in I}$ and $\left\langle{T_i}\right\rangle_{i \mathop \in I}$ be families of sets indexed by $I$.

For each $i \in I$, let $\mathcal R_i \subseteq S_i \times T_i$ be a relation from $S_i$ to $T_i$.


Let $S$ and $T$ be the Cartesian product of $\left\langle{S_i}\right\rangle_{i \mathop \in I}$ and $\left\langle{T_i}\right\rangle_{i \mathop \in I}$ respectively:

$\displaystyle S = \prod_{i \mathop \in I} S_i$
$\displaystyle T = \prod_{i \mathop \in I} T_i$


Then the product of the relations $\mathcal R_i$ is defined as the relation $\mathcal R \subseteq S \times T$ such that:

$x \mathrel{\mathcal R} y \iff \forall i \in I: x_i \mathrel{\mathcal R_i} y_i$


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