Questions on the functionality operating on polynomials

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ToNumberField won't recognize Root as an explicit algebraic number

In Mathematica 9.0.1, it appears that ToNumberField will not always recognize a Root object as an explicit algebraic number. ...
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Apart may use Padé method: what's that?

How does Apart work? The page tutorial/SomeNotesOnInternalImplementation#7441 says, "Apart ...
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Series expansion in terms of Hermite polynomials

I am trying to expand a polynomial in terms of orthogonal polynomials (in my case, Hermite). Maple has a nice built-in function for this, ChangeBasis. Is there a ...
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Calculating Taylor polynomial of an implicit function given by an equation

I'd like to write a procedure that will take an equation: F(x,y,z) = 0 chosen variable: x a point: ...
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How to collect terms with positive powers in polynomial

I am trying to collect all terms with non-negative powers of $x$ in polynomials like $\frac{1}{x^2}\left(a x^2+x^{\pi }+x+z\right)^2$ First expand the polynomial ...
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Defining a function that completes the square given a quadratic polynomial expression

How can I write a function that would complete the square in a quadratic polynomial expression such that, for example, CompleteTheSquare[5 x^2 + 27 x - 5, x] ...
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Is there any way to force Mathematica to collect a symbol in a polynomial?

Let's say that I have a polynomial like this: a + b + c Is there any way that I can get Mathematica to transform it to: ...
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Negative power instead of fraction

Solve returns a solution in the form {{x->y/a^2 + y^2/a^7}}. Since I want to process the input (with another program) in terms of Laurent polynomials, I would ...
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Factorize and find the null space of a polynomial in several variables [duplicate]

I've been asked to factor the following polynomial: poly = 6 x^3 + x^2 y - 11 xy^2 - 6 y^3 - 5 x^2 z + 11 xyz + 11 y^2 z - 2 xz^2 - 6 yz^2 + z^3 And to solve for z so that poly = 0 Can anyone help ...
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Convert coefficients of polynomials into a matrix

I have several sets of 5 polynomials of the form: ...
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Computing Ehrhart's polynomial for a convex polytope

Is there a Mathematica implementation for computing the Ehrhart polynomial of a convex polytope which is specified either by its vertices or by a set of inequalities? I am interested in knowing this ...
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Integrating polynomial functions over polytopes with an add-on package

There is a Mathematica package to evaluate integrals over polytopes: http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/Books/3652/ In the documentation (Functions.nb file) I ...
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How to evaluate all the essentially distinct polynomials in 4 variables over $F_2$ on points of $F_2 ^ 4$

I am a beginner with Mathematica. For my research purpose I would like to get a list of all the polynomials in $F_2[x,y,z,w]$ and for each polynomial I would like to know the result that it gives then ...
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FindFit and Integration errors

First off, appologies for what may sound like a newbie question, as I am very new to using Mathematica. I am trying to find a way to get Mathematica to give me an expression that would describe the ...
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How do I get a two-term polynomial with a leading negative sign to display in the correct (i.e. textbook) order?

The first three expressions evaluate as expected and the polynomial is displayed in what I would call "textbook" form. The last expression, however, switches the order of terms. Mathematica employs ...
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How to transform an expression using algebraical instead of pattern rules [duplicate]

I would like to transform rules algebraically. A very simple example would be: - k^2 - 2 k x + x^2 /. {2*k -> 1} This transforms to: - $$k^2-2 k x+x^2$$ ...
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Expanding a polynomial with fractional powers

Given an expression like a + b*y + c*y^2 + d*Sqrt[f + g*y + h*y^2] How can I programatically, expand this to a quartic without any fractional powers? Right ...
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How can I prevent a polynomial from being simplified?

I'm having a problem with polynomials. Let's say I have a polynomial "2x^2 - 5x + 6 - 3x^2" .. How can I check that this expression is not simplified ? Additionally, I would like to locate the ...
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How can I get an exponent vector from monomials?

I am trying to get an exponent vector from a list of monomials. I am using the CoefficientRules command; however, it is returning a list that includes the ...
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Solving cubic equation for real roots

I'm looking to solve the following cubic equation for x: $\beta\, x^3 - \gamma \,x = c$. I have plugged in some sample values ($\beta = 2$, $\gamma = 5$ and $c = 2$). When I try to solve this ...
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Implementation of Decompose

I'm curious as to how Decompose works so I decided to use Trace with the option ...
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How can I make the output from Solve look nice?

I have a problem with presenting solutions. Roots of 4th order polynomials are big expressions. Is there a way to present the roots, s2 and s3, in normal form with some substitutions? Maybe a way to ...
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Handling “Solve was unable to solve the system with inexact coefficient” errors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get rid of warnings when using Solve on an equation with inexact coefficients? I've been trying to calculate the following in Mathematica: ...
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How to get exact roots of this polynomial?

The equation $$ 64x^7 -112x^5 -8x^4 +56x^3 +8x^2 -7x - 1 = 0 $$ has seven solutions $x = 1$, $x = -\dfrac{1}{2}$ and $x = \cos \dfrac{2n\pi}{11}$, where $n$ runs from $1$ to $5$. With ...
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First positive root

Simple question but problem with NSolve. I need help how to extract first positive root? For example: ...
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Know the degree of the equation with the radicals expanded

I have an equation with radicals. I would like to know what would be the degree of the polynomials if I'd move the terms and square the equation a number of times sufficient to remove all the ...
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How to do the polynomial stuff over finite fields extensions fast?

This question is raised from the problem of package FiniteFields being very slow (please, see the corresponding question): I have had an evidence that Mathematica ...
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How to keep Collect[] result in order?

For example, Collect[(1 + x + Cos[s] x^2)^3, x] gives the result ...
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Generating lots of Examples in Polynomials Rings

I'm studying polynomial rings and i would like to know some tricks for generating lots of examples. For instance, suppose i'm interested in polynomials over the integers mod (2,x^3 + 1). To get a ...
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How do I find the degree of a multivariable polynomial automatically?

I have a very simple question which appears not to have already been answered on this forum. Is there built-in functionality that returns the degree of a multivariable polynomial? For example if the ...
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Factorize Parametric Polynomials

Is there a possibility to factorize a parametric polynomial expression - meaning that the coefficients are defined as parameters, and not as specific numbers? My example - a polynomial in ...
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Small Issue with Chebyshev Derivative Appoximation

I am trying to get approximate the derivative of a function from its Chebyshev expansion. I start out with the following random function ...
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Get polynomial interpolation formula

I'm attempting to get a polynomial interpolation formula out of Mathematica but I am absolutely lost. I stared out using ...
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How to deduce a generator formula for a polynomial sequence?

Consider a polynomial sequence $\{p_n\}$ generated by some (simple) rule: $$ \begin{array}{l} p_1(x)=x \\ p_2(x)=2 x-x^2 \\ p_3(x)= x^3-3 x^2+3 x \\ p_4(x)=-x^4+4 x^3-6 x^2+4 x \\ p_5(x)= x^5-5 ...
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Polynomial Approximation from Chebyshev coefficients

I would like to expand a function $f(r)$ in the domain $[0,R]$, around the points $r =0$, and $r = R$ in the following manner $f(r = 0) = \Sigma_{i=0,i = even}^{imax} f_i (r/R)^i$ and $f(r = R) = ...
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3D Plot: Number of Roots in x of a polynomial in x, a, b and c

I have a polynomial in four variables x,a,b and c. The number of roots of the polynomial in x depends of the choice of a, b and c. I would like to have a 3D-Plot with a, b and c on the axes, while the ...
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Is it possible to use Composition for polynomial composition?

I want to do this: $P = (x^3+x)$ $Q = (x^2+1)$ $P \circ Q = P \circ (x^2+1) = (x^2+1)^3+(x^2+1) = x^6+3x^4+4x^2+2$ I used Composition for testing if that could ...
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How do I reassign canonical ordering of symbols?

I have a big polynomial that evaluates to: $$A^2 e^2 \phi ^- \phi ^++A e \phi ^- \phi ^+ c_{2 w} g_Z+\frac{1}{2} A e g h W^- \phi ^+ +\ll13\gg,$$ which is supposed to represent some terms in the ...
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Strange integration result

In Mathematica 8, the Integrate command sometimes strangely integrates polynomials yielding unsimplified (and unexpected) fractional results. As an example, the line: ...
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How to express the original ideal elements in the Groebner basis?

Suppose I call GroebnerBasis[{f1, f2, ...}, {x1,x2, ...}] The output is a list {g1,g2,...} For each $g_j$, there should be ...
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“Evaluating” polynomials of functions (Symbols)

I want to implement the following type evaluation symbolically $$(f^2g + fg + g)(x) \to f(x)^2 g(x) + f(x) g(x) + g(x)$$ In general, on left hand side there is a polynomial in an arbitrary number of ...
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What function can I use to evaluate $(x+y)^2$ to $x^2 + 2xy + y^2$?

What function can I use to evaluate $(x+y)^2$ to $x^2 + 2xy + y^2$? I want to evaluate It and I've tried to use the most obvious way: simply typing and evaluating $(x+y)^2$, But it gives me only ...
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Factoring polynomials to factors involving complex coefficients

I've run into some problems using Factor on polynomials with complex coefficient factors. Reading the documentation it looks like it only factors over the ...
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Finding the characteristic polynomial of a matrix modulus n

Given a square matrix, is it possible to calculate its characteristic polynomial modulo n? Unfortunately, this function ...
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solving for one solution to a system of polynomials

I'm trying to solve a system of equations: ...
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expanding a polynomial and collecting coefficients

I'm trying to expand the following polynomial ...
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Checking if the roots of a function are real

I'm trying to determine if the roots of a function are real. How would you do that? (In particular I'm interested in verifying that the roots of LegendreP[6, x] ...
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Creating simple procedure for The Least-Square $m^\text{th}$ Degree Polynomials

I am CS major, taking Computational Numerical Analysis course. Instructor gave us freedom of choice, we were allowed to use anything or any computer language we picked, I picked Mathematica.This is my ...