description of how the values of a function change as the input values approach positive or negative infinity
the number multiplied by the variable in the first term of a polynomial written in standard form, which places the term with the highest degree first
If is a factor of a polynomial function, the multiplicity of the zero is the number of times that the factor appears, or the exponent of the factor.
function whose rule is a polynomial in one variable, which is a sum or difference of terms of the form , where is a real number and is a nonnegative integer
sum or difference of terms of the form , where is a real number and is a nonnegative integer
point where a graph changes from increasing to decreasing or from decreasing to increasing