For questions about exponentiation; a mathematical operation which produces a *power* $a^n$ from a *base* $a$ and an *exponent* $n$. The objects involved are usually numbers, but the procedure can be generalized to matrices, elements in algebraic structures, sets, etc.

For questions about exponentiation; a mathematical operation which produces a power $a^n$ from a base $a$ and an exponent $n$. The objects involved are usually numbers, but the procedure can be generalized to matrices, elements in algebraic structures, sets, etc.