Sec 41-with-poppers-filled

Sec 41-with-poppers-filled - Math 1310 Class Notes Section...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Math 1310 Class Notes Section 4.1, Page 1 of 12 Math 1310 Section 4.1 Polynomial Functions General information A polynomial function is a function of the form 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 ) ( a x a x a x a x a x a x P n n n n n n + + + + + + =---- where n a , n a a a , , , 1 are real numbers and n is a whole number. The degree of the polynomial function is n . We call the term n n x a the leading term, and n a is called the leading coefficient. . ) ( a P = Our objectives in working with polynomial functions will be, first, to gather information about the graph of the function and, second, to use that information to generate a reasonably good graph without plotting a lot of points. In later examples, well use information given to us about the graph of a function to write its equation. Power functions Well start with the shapes of the graphs of functions of the form . , ) ( = n x x f n You should be familiar with the graphs of 2 ) ( x x f = and . ) ( 3 x x g = Math 1310 Class Notes Section 4.1, Page 2 of 12 POPPERS!! 6. C The graph of , ) ( = n x x f n , n is even, will resemble the graph of 2 ) ( x x f = , and the graph of , ) ( = n x x f n , n is odd, will resemble the graph of 3 ) ( x x f = . Math 1310 Class Notes Section 4.1, Page 3 of 12 End behavior Next, you will need to be able to describe the end behavior of a function....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Marks during the Summer '08 term at University of Houston.

Page1 / 13

Sec 41-with-poppers-filled - Math 1310 Class Notes Section...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 5. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online