A function that is a sum of power functions, with positive integer exponents, multiplied by constants.
- Powers must be non-negative whole numbers.
- One independent variable only.
A polynomial equation of the 4th degree.
A polynomial equation of degree 3.
Descartes Rule of Signs
The number of positive real zeros of a polynomial is either equal to the number of variations in sign of the coefficients or else less than that number by a positive even integer. The number of negative real zeros of a polynomial is either equal to the number of variations in sign of P(-x) or else less than that number by a positive even integer.
Degree of the Function
Indicates the number of possible zeros of the function.
The multiplier of the x with the highest power.
A polynomial in which the coefficient of the term of highest degree is 1.
An equation of the form f(x)=0 where f(x) is a second degree polynomial. That is, ax2+bx+c=0.
A polynomial of degree 4.
A polynomial of degree 5.
This is a polynomial divided by a polynomial.
Can be put in the form of an integer divided by an integer.