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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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Speed up MinimalPolynomial

My Mathematica code runs slowly MinimalPolynomial[Sqrt[2] + Sqrt[3]+ Sqrt[5]+ Sqrt[7]+ Sqrt[11]+ Sqrt[13], x] runs slowly, but the Maple version ...
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Does Mathematica support Laguerre Polynomials of Matrix Argument?

I am wondering whether Mathematica can also compute the Laguerre polynomials of matrix argument as the appear in multivariate statistics? For example, they appear in this paper here: ...
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Can a polynomial have -1 as a power? [on hold]

Based on the definition of a polynomial. Can a polynomial for example be something like this and have a negative one as one of its powers? 3x + 3 + 3x^(-1)
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Applying the square root of operator on polynomial functions

I am trying to apply an "operation" on polynomial functions: apply the operator $(\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}-y\frac{\partial f}{\partial z})^2+(\frac{\partial f}{\partial y}+x\frac{\partial ...
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I need help to solve this problem [migrated]

Let $m,n$ nenegative integers and $m>n$. Find polinom $g(x),r(x)$ from the ring $R[x]$ such that $x^m -1 =q(x)(x^n -1) + r(x)$ , $r(x)=0$ or $deg(r(x))<n$. In which case $x^n -1|x^m - 1$.
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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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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 do I write nested for-loops?

Looking through the reference.wolfram, I couldn't see an example of how to write a multiple line "for" loop in Mathematica. I need to nest many for-loops in such a way I can do many things in the ...
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How to exract the roots from “Roots”? [duplicate]

Given how the output looks like, as in a set of "==" assignments, is it possible to extract specific roots from the output of, http://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Roots.html ? And then do a ...
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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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Finding an instance of parameters, for which a polynomial has no zeros

I have a polynomial in $p(x,y) \in\mathbb{R}[x,y]_{\leq 4}$, of degree 4. The coefficients are simple functions of 12 real parameters. In particular, the coefficients are in ...
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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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Finding solutions of polynomials system

Let $f_1,...,f_n$ be a set of polynomials in $x_1,...,x_n$ with rational coefficients. I need to check whether a system $$f_1=a_1,...,f_n=a_n$$ has a real solution for large enough count of points. ...
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Generating a polynomial that's accurate to within an error of no more than 1/10^5

I'm currently stuck on a question for class that asks... "Find a polynomial p[x] that you can use to calculate 6 ArcTan[x] to ...
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Specific factoring of fourth degree polynomial

I have a pretty unspecific question about a really specific thing -- How would one use Mathematica to find values for an integer, m, such that this polynomial ...
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Spherical harmonic decomposition of 3D shape

Suppose that we have a binary grid of voxel of dimensions 2R*2R*2R. We define a sphere of center {R,R,R} and radii R. So, the voxel grid is treated as a binary function, χ, defined on the set of ...
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Coefficients of a polynomial in powers of 10

Can I express a polynomial function in Mathematica in power (ScientificForm) ? I was trying: ...
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Drop all powers from multinomial [closed]

How to automatically replace an expression like x^3 y + x y z^2 by x y + xyz in Mathematica, i.e. replace all ...
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Decomposition of a semialgebraic set into connected components

Is there any built-in function for doing decomposition of a semialgebraic set into connected components? The only way I now can think of is to use ...
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Unexpected behavior using FromDigits to reconstruct polynomial

I have an issue with the reconstruction of a polynomial using FromDigits. The documentation of the function CoefficientList says: Fold the operation for multivariate polynomials: ...
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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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Change of basis from monomial basis to Chebyshev basis of polynomials

I have a certain multivariate polynomial (in 4 variables) written in terms of monomials, and I would like to change the basis into Chebyshev orthogonal basis. Is there any function to do that?
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Filtering out 'no solutions' after solving a high order polynomial

I am dealing with a fourth order polynomial. I get all of the desired out put however above a certain range I also get these - {}. From my understanding this means that there is no solution. I am ...
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Polynomial with alternating sign coefficients from the odd degree terms of a Truncated Power Series

I'm trying to make a function that will take any truncated power series I give it, strip away all the even degree terms, then change the sign of the coefficients of every other term. So that we have a ...
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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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How can we plot the complex roots of an equation?

If we'd like to display the $n$ roots of a polynomial on the complex plane as points, how can we do this? For example, if we have the equation $x^3 + x^2 + x + 1$, how can we plot the 3 roots as ...
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Collect powers of variables and integers separately?

Let expr contain a sum of powers of x with some coefficients ci. The exponents of ...
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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 rearrange CharacteristicPolynomial[ ] terms?

I have a symbolic matrix A, which I need to find the characteristic polynomial, then order the polynomial in greatest-to-least form. (Ultimately to find the matrix inversion via Cayley-Hamilton ...
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CoefficientRules for negative powers

CoefficientRules acts like the following. ...
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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 ...
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What is the best way to write a polynomial in the Bernstein basis?

The Bernstein basis of polynomials of degree $n$ is the set of polynomials of the form $$\binom{n}{k} t^{n-k}(1-t)^k$$ where $0 \leq k \leq n$. What is the best way to transform a given polynomial ...
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Finding related roots to a polynomial

I posted this in math.stackexchange, but this might be a better place. Assume that $f(X,Y,Z,V,W)\in \mathbb{Z}[X,Y,Z,V,W]$ is some polynomial and assume that $f(x,y,z,v,w)=0$. I would like to know if ...
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Finding real roots of negative numbers (for example, $\sqrt[3]{-8}$)

Say I want to quickly calculate $\sqrt[3]{-8}$, to which the most obvious solution is $-2$. When I input $\sqrt[3]{-8}$ or Power[-8, 3^-1], Mathematica gives the ...
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Funny behaviour when plotting a polynomial of high degree and large coefficients

I am trying to plot a polynomial of degree 29 on the domain [0,1], with fairly large coefficients: ...
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Finding the coefficient of a certain power in a generating function

I want to compute $(t^1+\dots +t^5)(t^2+\dots+ t^6)(t^3+\dots +t^9)$ and find the coefficient of $t^{15}$ for example. $t$ is an indeterminate Now in Maple this is simply as ...
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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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On the definition of the associated Legendre polynomials

Mathematica computes for n = 1,2,...: (-1)^n (LegendreP[n, -1, -3]/Sqrt[2]) -I, -3 I, -11 I, -45 I, -197 I, ... Maple ...
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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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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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Find Root Iteration

I have an iterative sum from $k=0$ to $k=n$ where the resulting sum is a polynomial of degree $n$. I want to find the numerical root of this polynomial using FindRoot, starting from $x_0$ where the ...
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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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Best way to determine polynomial coefficients in series expansion

I would like to solve the equation $$h'(\boldsymbol{x}_1)\left[B_1\boldsymbol{x}_1+g_1(\boldsymbol{x_1},h(\boldsymbol{x}_1))\right]=B_2h(\boldsymbol{x}_1)+g_2(\boldsymbol{x}_1,h(\boldsymbol{x}_1))$$ ...
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Truncating out higher order polynomials in series of fractions

I have taken sequential partial derivatives of a two variable polynomial fraction, resulting in a very long series of polynomials of form: ...
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PolynomialReduce inconsistent results

I was playing around with gröbner basis and s-polynomials and I fell upon the PolynomialReduce, and I was wondering why it gives different results when I move around the polynomials in its second ...
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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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NSolve missing solutions in Mathematica 10

Running Mathematica 8.0.4 and 10.0.0 on a Windows 8.1 machine. Processed the same code with both kernels: ...