• x*y*z, xyz or x y z represents a product of terms.
• The character
is entered as *
. It is not the same as \[Cross]
• The default value for arguments of Times, as used in x_. patterns, is 1.
• Times[ ] is taken to be 1.
• Times[x] is x.
• 0 x evaluates to 0, but 0.0 x is left unchanged.
• 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.
• New in Version 1; modified in 3.