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 Polynomial Functions

In this chapter we are going to take a more in depth look at polynomials.  We’ve already solved and graphed second degree polynomials (i.e. quadratic equations/functions) and we now want to extend things out to more general polynomials.  We will take a look at finding solutions to higher degree polynomials and how to get a rough sketch for a higher degree polynomial.

 

We will also be looking at Partial Fractions in this chapter.  It doesn’t really have anything to do with graphing polynomials, but needed to be put somewhere and this chapter seemed like as good a place as any.

 

Here is a brief listing of the material in this chapter.

 

Dividing Polynomials  We’ll review some of the basics of dividing polynomials in this section.

Zeroes/Roots of Polynomials  In this section we’ll define just what zeroes/roots of polynomials are and give some of the more important facts concerning them.

Graphing Polynomials  Here we will give a process that will allow us to get a rough sketch of some polynomials.

Finding Zeroes of Polynomials  We’ll look at a process that will allow us to find some of the zeroes of a polynomial and in special cases all of the zeroes.

Partial Fractions  In this section we will take a look at the process of partial fractions and finding the partial fraction decomposition of a rational expression.

Rational Functions Previous Section   Next Section Dividing Polynomials
Common Graphs Previous Chapter   Next Chapter Exponential and Logarithm Functions

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