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    Projection map

    I am stuck by this question,

    "In general show that for all j \in I there is a map

    \pi_j : \prod_{i \in I} X_i \rightarrow X_j

    which is the 'projection onto the j-th factor' ".


    I'm stuck because I didn't even know you could ask this question; I'm all at sea about how to even do this!

    Note, that \pi_j : A_1 \times A_2 \times \cdots \times A_j \times \cdots \times A_n \rightarrow A_j, given by \pi_j(a_1, a_2, \ldots, a_j, \ldots, a_n) = a_j
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    Hello,
    Quote Originally Posted by HTale View Post
    I am stuck by this question,

    "In general show that for all j \in I there is a map

    \pi_j : \prod_{i \in I} X_i \rightarrow X_j

    which is the 'projection onto the j-th factor' ".


    I'm stuck because I didn't even know you could ask this question; I'm all at sea about how to even do this!

    Note, that \pi_j : A_1 \times A_2 \times \cdots \times A_j \times \cdots \times A_n \rightarrow A_j, given by \pi_j(a_1, a_2, \ldots, a_j, \ldots, a_n) = a_j
    I'm not sure I grabbed the problem correctly...

    Let's assume I=\{i_1,i_2,\dots,i_j,\dots \} (a countable set, otherwise it makes no sense to write the product)
    Let x \in \prod_{i \in I} X_i.
    Then x can be written as a tuple :
    x=(x_{i_1},x_{i_2},x_{i_3},\dots,x_{i_j},\dots), where x_{i_k} \in X_{i_k} for any i_k \in I

    n \in I means that there exists j such that n=i_j

    And \pi_n will yield the i_j-th coordinate of x, that is x_{i_j}

    So it's defined... ?
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