**Over Sets**

If *n* is a natural number and *A* is an arbitrary set, the expression *A**n* is often used to denote the set of ordered *n*-tuples of elements of *A*. This is equivalent to letting *A**n* denote the set of functions from the set {0, 1, 2, …, *n*−1} to the set *A*; the *n*-tuple (*a*_{0}, *a*_{1}, *a*_{2}, …, a_{n−1}) represents the function that sends *i* to *a*_{i}.

For an infinite cardinal number κ and a set *A*, the notation *A*κ is also used to denote the set of all functions from a set of size κ to *A*. This is sometimes written κ*A* to distinguish it from cardinal exponentiation, defined below.

This generalized exponential can also be defined for operations on sets or for sets with extra structure. For example, in linear algebra, it makes sense to index direct sums of vector spaces over arbitrary index sets. That is, we can speak of

where each *V*_{i} is a vector space.

Then if *V*_{i} = *V* for each *i*, the resulting direct sum can be written in exponential notation as *V*⊕**N**, or simply *V***N** with the understanding that the direct sum is the default. We can again replace the set **N** with a cardinal number *n* to get *V**n*, although without choosing a specific standard set with cardinality *n*, this is defined only up to isomorphism. Taking *V* to be the field **R** of real numbers (thought of as a vector space over itself) and *n* to be some natural number, we get the vector space that is most commonly studied in linear algebra, the Euclidean space **R***n*.

If the base of the exponentiation operation is a set, the exponentiation operation is the Cartesian product unless otherwise stated. Since multiple Cartesian products produce an *n*-tuple, which can be represented by a function on a set of appropriate cardinality, *S**N* becomes simply the set of all functions from *N* to *S* in this case:

This fits in with the exponentiation of cardinal numbers, in the sense that |*S**N*| = |*S*||*N*|, where |*X*| is the cardinality of *X*. When "2" is defined as {0, 1}, we have |2*X*| = 2|*X*|, where 2*X*, usually denoted by **P**(*X*), is the power set of *X*; each subset *Y* of *X* corresponds uniquely to a function on *X* taking the value 1 for *x* ∈ *Y* and 0 for *x* ∉ *Y*.

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