# Tagged Questions

Questions on the functionality operating on polynomials

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### Check Zagier theorem about Mahler's measure

I want to check the following theorem by using Mathematica: (from Heights of Polynomials and Entropy in Algebraic Dynamics, page 22) $\textbf{Theorem}.$ Let $\omega$ denote a primitive $6th$ ...
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### Crash after long GroebnerBasis calculation

I am running a long computation of a GröbnerBasis and after some hours the kernel crashes. The memory usage increases enormous, and it crashes, when it reaches somewhat 4 GB RES, however it is ...
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### Create a polynomial of a given degree

In Mathematica, how can I create a polynomial function in given variables of a given degree with unknown coefficents? That is, I am looking for a function ...
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### expand[] without multiplying binomial coefficients

I'd like to expand an expression of the form (ax+b)^5 without the binomial coefficents being multiplied out. I would like to see Binomial[5,0], Binomial[5,1] , etc... that intermediate step for ...
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### Rewrite a real polynomial in real (but only linear and quadratic) factors

According to my calculus book: "Every real polynomial can be factored into a product of real (possibly repeated) linear factors and real (also possibly repeated) quadratic factors having no real zeros....
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### How to extract all the coefficients of a homogeneous polynomial [duplicate]

Suppose p is a homogeneous polynomial in four variables, say p = x^10 y^10 z^5 w^5 + 3 a x^10 w^20; ...
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### Easiest way to extract the coefficient of a polynomial

For a term in a polynomial, say 387 a1^4 a2^3 x^3 y^7 z^100 w^364 what is the most efficient way to extract the coefficient of this term, i.e. ...
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### expressing a rising factorial as a polynomial

I have an equation in $x$ as follows: $f(x)=\prod\limits_{j=0}^{k}(j+x)=x(1+x)(2+x)\cdots(k+x)$ I want to express this as a polynomial in $x$, i.e., as $a_0x^0+a_1x^1+\cdots+a_kx^k$ I tried doing ...
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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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### Expanding rational functions with minimal denominator

I'm working with rational functions and I want to be able to put them in a specific form and then get a list of terms in which the numerators are monomials. Take for example ...
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### Finding an analytic solution of a cubic equation

I have been trying to solve a cubic equation $$y=zy^3 + z$$ in $y$ – that is, my desired result is a function $y(z)$ satisfying the equation. Now, there are three solutions of this equation and ...
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### How do you collect trigonometric functions in a polynomial?

I have an expression that has various forms of Sin and Cos and I want to collect them specifically so that I can make substitutions. As you can see I cannot figure out how to separate i Cos[theta] ...
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### Transforming Determinant to Polynomial Expression

I have determinant which equals zero. In determinant, i have x expressions. i want to transform the determinant to polynomial expression so i can solve that with mathematica. Note : Apologize for ...
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### Finding Real Roots and Determining Range

I am interested in determining the minimum and maximum values of the real roots of polynomials of form $P(x)=\sum_{k=0}^n a_{k} x^k$ where $n$ will have a defined value (say 3,4,5...) and $a_k$ are ...
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### Finding and plotting a parametric solution to a complicated equation (transcendental, log-polynomial)

I am trying (desperately) to find a way to solve a transcendental equation whose solution $x$ depends on non-numerical parameters $a$ and $b$. And then to produce a ...
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### Solving for Polynomial roots

This simple Solve gives the roots of a quadratic: Solve[a x^2 + b x + c == 0, x] However, if I factor the polynomial in terms ...
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### Expand power of a polynomial

I'm very new to Mathematica, so excuse my innocence. I have the following expression: $$\left( \sum_{n=0}^r \frac{(-1)^n}{n!} y^n \right)^f$$ I would like Mathematica to expand out the expression ...
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Suppose I have a quadratic polynomial in two variables x and y in which the squares with respect to ...
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### Selecting terms on only one variable from a multiple-variable expression

Say I have a polynomial like $x y^2+15x^2 y+x+3y+10$ and I want to obtain, say, only the coefficient in $x$ alone, namely a 1. Using ...
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### GroebnerBasis without specifying variables

All the examples in the Mathematica documentation specify that the syntax for the GroebnerBasis command is ...
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### How can I quickly extract a specific coefficient in a Laurent polynomial?

Suppose we have a Laurent polynomial for the following: ...
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### ApartSquareFree function

I have a doubt concerning the ApartSquareFree function in Mathematica. Roughly speaking, it is supposed to compute the partial fraction decomposition of a rational function $h/g$ with the denominators ...
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### Symbolic calculation on roots of polynomial

Given a polynomial like $x^3 + a_2 x^2 + a_1 x + a_0$ with roots $r_i$, I would like to symbolically compute the coefficients of a polynomial whose roots are $r_i^3 + r_i + 1$. How can I do this in ...
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### Get the coefficient matrix from a quadratic form

Suppose I have a quadratic form of qf = a x^2 + b y^2 + c z^2 + 2 d x y + 2 e x z + 2 f y z How can I easily to get the symmetric matrix A, such that $X^TAX=qf$?...
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### Use NMinimize instead of FindFit for constrained search (of coefficients)

(My problem is more complex, but let us formulate it through this example) I am trying to find the best polynomial approximation to the following function ...
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### How to efficiently find only the rational roots of a rational complex polynomial?

I need to find all the rational roots of a bunch of high-order polynomials with rational complex coefficients. Is there an efficient way to do this? My best effort on an example polynomial: ...
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### Does Solve[] find ALL the exact roots of rational polynomials?

Does Solve[] find ALL the exact roots of rational polynomials? I've done a bunch of tests where I created an expression with some analytic roots, and Solve[] always found them all. But is the ...
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### Factoring an arbitary variable in mathematica

Imagine we have a equation like this gf= 1 + (a3 - a1 x)^2 w1 + (b3 - b2 x)^2 w2 how can I reach the following equation ...
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### PolynomialExtendedGCD in 2 variables

Consider a field $R$ and the ring $A=R[y]$. Consider two polynomials $g,h\in A[x]$. I want to obtain $d=\gcd(g,h)\in A[x]$ and two polynomials $s,t\in A[x]$ satisfying the Bézout relation: $sg+th=d$. ...
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### Why are CoefficientRules and MonomialList so slow?

Why is CoefficientRules so slow in this example (v10.2 on OS X 10.11.4)? ...
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### Alternative forms to Table for iterating over replacement rules

I have a multivariate polynomial x. I get coefficients of various monomials using CoefficientRules, which returns a list of ...
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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: ...