Math product symbol in LaTeX

Posted: 28th August 2013 by Tim in LaTeX
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In a similar manner to the summation symbol, the product symbol can easily be added to a LaTeX document using the \prod notation. The sybmol can be compressed to fit on one line (useful for small equations displayed within a text block), or enlarged to make it more readable.

For example, to print the formula for the product of the square of numbers 1 to 10, we could use the following notations:

\prod_{n=1}^{10} n^{2} (compressed format)

Small LaTeX product symbol

\displaystyle\prod_{n=1}^{10} n^{2} (full format)

Large LaTeX product symbol

Remember that, like all math syntax, the code must be in math tags. ie: $\sum…$, \[\sum…\], etc.