Definition:Iterated Binary Operation over Set with Finite Support

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Definition

Let $\struct {G, *}$ be a commutative monoid.

Let $S$ be a set.

Let $f: S \to G$ be a mapping.

Let the support $\operatorname {Supp} f$ be finite.


The iteration of $*$ of $f$ over $S$, denoted $\displaystyle \prod_{s \mathop \in S} \map f s$, is the iteration over the finite set $\operatorname{Supp} f$ of $f$:

$\displaystyle \prod_{s \mathop \in S} \map f s = \prod_{s \mathop \in \operatorname {Supp} f} \map f s$


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