Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Polynomiography and Innovation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_472


Introduction to Polynomiography and Its Applications

Throughout the history of science, reaching back to the Sumerians in the third millennium B.C., the task of finding the zeros of polynomials has been one of the most influential in the development of mathematics. The problem has been studied by the most famous of mathematicians and even today, it remains to be a useful problem in every branch of math and science.

Finding a zero of a polynomial is solving for the unknown. Solving for the unknown is a necessity in life and human survival. The task has played a significant role in the development of human intellect, leading to advancements in math, science, and art. A layman may need to figure out what is 17 % of 85. This amounts to solving a linear equation. A carpenter may need to estimate the length of the diagonal of a square having sides of a particular size. This is already the beginning of something deep: computing square-roots, a very...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceRutgers, The State University of New JerseyNew Brunswick, New JerseyUSA