Generalization of the notions of a numerical series and infinite product

Viktor Yuskovych


The purpose of this article is generalizing of a series concept, an infi nite product concept, and their convergence by defining a new general infinite operation concept which is defined for any metric space and for any binary operation.
The most important special cases of an infinite operation are a series and an infinite product, however, infi nite unions, intersections and function compositions are also considered in the article.
The main result of the article is a proof of the general necessary condition of infinite operation convergence which asserts that the terms of a convergent infinite operation limit to the neutral
element under certain assumptions.


Binary operation; Metric space; Convergence


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