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A polynomial $ p$ with degree $ n$ can be written as

$\displaystyle p(x) = a_0 + a_1 x + \cdots + a_n x^n

with $ a_n\ne0$ .

The variable $ x$ and coefficients $ a_k$ can be real or complex. Correspondingly such a polynomial is called a real or complex polynomial.

(Authors: Höllig/Hörner/Abele)

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