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Times

FilledSmallSquare x*y*z, xyz or x y z represents a product of terms.

FilledSmallSquare The character is entered as AliasIndicator*AliasIndicator or \[Times]. It is not the same as \[Cross].

FilledSmallSquare Times has attributes Flat, Orderless and OneIdentity.

FilledSmallSquare The default value for arguments of Times, as used in x_. patterns, is 1.

FilledSmallSquare Times[ ] is taken to be 1.

FilledSmallSquare Times[x] is x.

FilledSmallSquare 0 x evaluates to 0, but 0.0 x is left unchanged.

FilledSmallSquare Unlike other functions, Times applies built-in rules before user-defined ones. As a result, it is not possible to make definitions such as 2*2=5.

FilledSmallSquare See Section 1.1.1.

FilledSmallSquare See also: Divide, NonCommutativeMultiply, Dot.

FilledSmallSquare New in Version 1; modified in 3.

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