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For instance, if f (x) = 4x4 + 6x3 − 5x2 + x − 1 is a polynomial with real coeﬃcients, then f (x) = 16x3 + 18x2 − 10x + 1. 23) 28 • • 1 A round-up on numbers linearity: D(f (x) + g(x)) = D(f (x)) + D(g(x)), for each pair of polynomials f (x), g(x) ∈ K[x]; Leibniz’s law : D(f (x) · g(x)) = D(f (x)) · g(x) + D(g(x)) · f (x), for each pair of polynomials f (x), g(x) ∈ K[x]. The derivative composed with itself h times, with h ≥ 2, applied to a polynomial f (x), is denoted by the symbol f (h) (x), or D(h) (f (x)), and is called the h-th derivative of f (x).
The set of all polynomials with coeﬃcients in A is denoted by A[x]. In A[x] two operation are deﬁned: an addition and a multiplication, as follows. Let p(x) = n m i j i=0 ai x and q(x) = j=0 bj x in A[x] be two polynomials, with n ≤ m. We put m def p(x) + q(x) = n+m (ah + bh )xh , h=0 def a i bj x h . p(x)q(x) = h=0 i+j=h The zero polynomials is the identity element for addition, and the opposite (or i additive inverse) of the polynomial p(x) = n i=0 ai x is the polynomial having as its coeﬃcients the opposite of the coeﬃcients ai , for each i.
H are distinct roots of f (x), Ruﬃni’s theorem implies that f (x) is divisible by the polynomial (x − α1 ) · · · (x − αh ) of degree h and so n ≥ h. Given a polynomial f (x) ∈ K[x], we may consider the function ϕf : x ∈ K → f (x) ∈ K, called the polynomial function determined by f (x). 21. If K is inﬁnite, and if f (x), g(x) are polynomials on K, then f (x) = g(x) if and only if ϕf = ϕg . Proof. We have ϕf = ϕg if and only if each α ∈ K is a root of the polynomial f (x) − g(x). 20 this happens if and only if f (x) − g(x) = 0 and so if and only if f (x) = g(x).