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see in the last example they don’t need to have any terms that contain both x’s and y’s. Also, the
degree of the polynomial may come from terms involving only one variable. Note as well that
multiple terms may have the same degree.
We can also talk about polynomials in three variables, or four variables or as many variables as
we need. The vast majority of the polynomials that we’ll see in this course are polynomials in
one variable and so most of the examples in the remainder of this section will be polynomials in
Next we need to get some terminology out of the way. A monomial is a polynomial that consists
of exactly one term. A binomial is a polynomial that consists of exactly two terms. Finally, a
trinomial is a polynomial that consists of exactly three terms. We will use these terms off and on
so you should probably be at least somewhat familiar with them.
Now we need to talk about adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials. You’ll note that we
left out division of polynomials....
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2012 for the course ICT 4 taught by Professor Mrvinh during the Spring '12 term at Hanoi University of Technology.
- Spring '12