Questions on the functionality operating on polynomials

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Better use of Mathematica's PolynomialReduce[]?

I've been using scPhiDecomp[expr_]:= PolynomialReduce[expr, {x^2-y^2,2 x y}, {x,y}] which works great on ...
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Fishing for monomials in a nested or partially factored polynomial stream

I have a problem where I'd like to be able to take a multivariate polynomial whose variables are nonscalar and is not written explicitly as a sum of it's nonzero monomial terms and determine which ...
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How to check if a Polynomial has a specific form

I have a polynomial F[x], for example F[x] = 1 - 2x + x^2. I wanna check whether F[x] has the form of ...
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How to reduce a quartic form to a quadratic form with equal roots

Preface: To clear the theoretical background this question is cross-posted on math.stackexchange here. I have a polynomial in $n$ variables of the form ...
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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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Solving for the roots of a trilinear system of polynomials

I have been trying to solve for the roots of the following system of trilinear polynomials: ...
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Discriminant of Characteristic Polynomial

I'm doing a calculation which finds the characteristic polynomial of a matrix with rather complex entries and then determines the discriminant of that polynomial. For smaller matrices up to around 7x7 ...
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Collecting terms of even exponents

Say I've got a polynomial of $4$ or $5$ variables (we'll say $d_1$, $d_2$, $d_3$, and $d_4$). How would you collect the terms where each $d$ is raised to an even power? It collects the terms of the ...
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Implementation of a recurrence relation for the polynomials appearing in the large order asymptotics of the Bessel functions

I would like to implement the recurrence relation for the polynomials $U_n(x)$ appearing in the large order asymptotics of the Bessel functions. The recurrence in question is ...
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NSolve didn't get the answer for my equations within 24 hours

I have two polynomials as function of $wa$ and $wb$ , I am going to show those polynomials. This is the expression for $GS65$: ...
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Solving a polynomial equation with a condition of equality on roots

Let the following equation have two equal roots: f[x_] := x^3 - p x^2 + q x - r And I want to find out what the three roots are. Not knowing how to put this ...
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Avoiding a For-loop when finding the solution to a set of polynomial equations

There are several examples and questions regarding Map, but I couldn't find what I need. This is a minimal working example. I have two functions $\qquad ...
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CoefficientList with multivariable [closed]

Consider: t = (1 + x)^3 (1 - y - x)^2 Expand[t] Now: CoefficientList[t, {x, y}] The output is: {{1, -2, 1}, {1, -4, 3}, ...
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General function for the expansion of a polynomial of operators

This question is motivated by a Quantum mechanical problem - but in explaining the problem - I assume no knowledge of quantum mechanics. I want to define a function that can expand and simplify the ...
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Convert polynomial to Chebyshev

I want to convert a polynomial in "standard form" to Chebyshev form. Here's one way to do it: ...
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Symbolic Integration of Special Functions

Sorry in advance if this formatting comes out strange, this is my first question! I can't find a way to integrate, e.g., a function of the Hermite polynomials for general (still integer) order. For ...
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How can I reorder the factors in the terms of a polynomial?

How can I reorder the factors in the terms of a polynomial? Consider ...
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Bug in associated Legendre Polynomials?

Mathematica's definition of the connection of associated Legendre polynomials with $m$ and $-m$ is: $P_l^{-m}=(-1)^m \frac{(l-m)!}{(l+m)!} P_l^m$. We also now that $|m|>l \Rightarrow P_l^m=0$. ...
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How can Mathematica help me to find a real radical expression for roots of this polynomial?‎

The polynomial $P(x)=x^‎‏4‏‎-‎‏4‏x^‎‏2‏‎-‎‏2‏x+‎‏1$‏‎ has ‎‏4‏‎ real roots (this can be clearly checked by plotting). But solving $P(x)=‎‏0‏‎$, using ...
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Tweaking Solve for systems of polynomial equations

I am trying to solve the following system of $6$ quadratic equations in $6$ variables: ...
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Workaround for issues with Coefficient in 10.0.2

Coefficient is Mathematica 10.0.x seems to be affected by a bug. While in 10.3.1 the following ...
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Using the InterpolatingPolynomial function

How can I find the interpolation polynomial for the function $f(x) = \frac{1}{1+2x^2}$ with interpolation knots $x_k = 1 + 0.2k , k=0,1,...,6$ using the ...
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FindFit with a sophisticated function (integral)

I am trying to find a fit to the distribution function (empiricial data) in terms of a function which is itself an integral of a product of two simpler functions (two polynomials), that is the model. ...
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Multivariate Polynomial Manipulation

I have a large homogenous multivariate polynomial in, say, 5 variables $a,b,c,d,e$. As an example take the polynomial $$a^4+2abcd+a^2 b^2+e^4+cde^2.$$ Now I would like to replace $k$-th power of any ...
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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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How to solve coupled multi-variable polynomials?

The following code generates two polynomials $q_1$ and $q_2$ in complex variables p and c: ...
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Write a function using pattern test to test whether the input is polynomial and print error message if not

I am doing this which is supposed to be an easy problem and which I think my code should be correct but for some reasons it is not working. May anyone help correcting my mistakes? How should I write ...
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How to enforce mathematica to analytically evaluate roots?

I am interested in simplifying expressions involving HeavisideTheta. A simple example could be: HeavisideTheta[1 + x - x^2 + x^3] The best I can achieve is with ...
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Rewrite an expression as a sum of $SU(2)$ characters?

I have an expression of the form $$q^{-3/2} t^{-7/2}[4qt^2(t + q t^2) + t^2 (q + t) (1 + q t (1 + q t))],$$ I can factor it and write it as $4((qt)^{1/2} + (qt)^{-1/2}) + (qt+1 + ...
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How to order lexicographically the monomers of a parametrized polynomial?

I want to order lexicographically the monomials in a "parametrized polynomial", i.e. polynomials whose "symbolic bits" may be either "variables" or "parameters". For example: ...
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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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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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How to prevent fractions in polynomial quotients?

(This was a hard question to give a succinct title to, so feel free to edit it.) When I divide polynomials, I would like Mathematica to NOT create negative powers of variables. For example: ...
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Factor fraction, where variable occurring in both, numerator and denominator, only appears once

I have an expression like $$\frac{1+a^2+2 a \cos\left(p\right)}{\left(1+b^2\right)z-1-a^2-2 \left(a+b z\right)\cos\left(p\right)}\text{.}\tag{1}$$ Is there a combination of Mathematica functions to ...
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Solving a system of generated equations?

I would like to generate a function in the following form, where the number of terms can be specified arbitrarily: ...
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Transform recursion for coefficients into differential equation for generating function

Assume, one is given a linear recursion with polynomial coefficients for a sequence $(a_i)_i$, such as a[i] == i a[i-1] I would like to convert this recursion ...
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Memory Management for Large Datasets [closed]

I've written some Mathematica code to generate polynomial roots. The code take an argument n as the highest degree of polynomial to solve for and then exports a file containing a list of the roots: ...
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Extracting an equation from an interpolated function

Im trying to use LibraryLink to do some calculations in C but part of the expression i want to calculate is an Interpolating Function. C cant use that obviously so I'm trying to shift it to a data ...
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Negative power instead of fraction [duplicate]

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 ...
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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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Polynomial expansion of operator

I am new to Mathematica, I am trying to generate the polynomial function of a operator. So for example, the operator $L $ is $\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}+\frac{\partial f}{\partial y} $, and I want ...
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Working with symmetric polynomials

I have a question related to working with symmetric polynomials in some variables. Let us say, I have an expression ...
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Symbolic cut-off of high-order terms

I know that I can cut-off high-order terms of a $1$-variable polynomial P = a0 + a1*x + a2*x^2 + a3*x^3 + a4*x^4 + a5*x^5; simply by doing for example ...
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Maximize simple Polynom: Wrong answer

I want to maximize $poly$ under the constraints $g1,g2,g3=0$ ...
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Get the first positive coefficient in polynomial?

I have Polynomial $F(x) = \sum_{i \leq n}{a_ix^i}$. How to get the first $a_i > 0$? Thanks,
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How to get the coefficient list

polynomial=-x^4+2 b x^3+(b^2-c^2+2 c) x^2+(2 b c-2 c d) x+c^2-d^2 This is good CoefficientList[polynomial, x] But how to ...
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Generating complete lists of polynomials

I would like to generate a list of all $3$-variable Laurent polynomials with non-negative integer coefficients using a looping construct so that I can, one-by-one, check them for specific ...
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RootReduce-Part of Solve

I have given the following expression in $M$ and $z$: \begin{equation} a = \frac{-4 M^2+M (-3 z-5)+\frac{1.1875 z}{\sqrt{\frac{0.015625 z}{M+1}-1.5625} \sqrt{\frac{0.765625 ...
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Question on alternate forms of polynomial output

EDIT: Would it be possible to do something like let $y=ax+b$ then use Collect[] or Apart[] on the new expression? How would I go about this. I've tried using Collect[%,ax+b], Collect[%,{ax+b}], and ...
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Evaluating Polynomials at Grid Points

I am continuing my quest on B-splines. The code below builds a 5x5 matrix out of B-splines, using the BSplineBasis[] routine. I now want to evaluate the polynomials that are stored in each matrix ...