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Polynomials and Their Applications

  • R. J. Goult
  • R. F. Hoskins
  • J. A. Milner
  • M. J. Pratt
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Abstract

The polynomial is, in many respects, the best-behaved of all mathematical functions. It is continuous, differentiable, and easy to evaluate for all values of its argument.It may readily be differentiated or integrated, the result of either operation being,moreover, another polynomial. Well-established methods exist for the location of its zeros, and the problem of locating its maxima or minima is simply that of finding the zeros of a derived polynomial.

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© R. J. Goult, R. F. Hoskins, J. A. Milner and M. J. Pratt 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Goult
    • 1
  • R. F. Hoskins
    • 1
  • J. A. Milner
    • 1
  • M. J. Pratt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsCranfield Institute of TechnologyUK

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