Polynomials John Moshman
Get Started. It's Free Polynomials 1. Vocabulary

1.1. End behavior

1.1.1. What is going on at the ends of each graph.

1.2.1. The numbers written in front of the variable with the largest exponent.

1.3. Local maximum

1.3.1. The greatest value in a set of points.

1.4. Local minimum

1.4.1. The least value in set of points.

1.5. Monomial

1.5.1. Consisting of one term

1.6. Multiplicity

1.6.1. A large number

1.7. Polynomial

1.7.1. is the sum of one or more monomials with real coefficients and non negative integer exponents.

1.8. Polynomial function

1.8.1. real numbers and n are a non negative integer.

1.9. Synthetic division

1.9.1. A shorthand, or shortcut, method of polynomial division in the case of dividing by a linear factor.

1.10. Turning point

1.10.1. a time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs

8. Identifying the leading coefficient and the degree of a polynomial

8.1. 5x^3+15

8.1.1. The Leading coefficient would be 5 and the degree would be 3

9. Multiplying and monomial and a polynomial

9.1. (x+2)(x^2+3x+5)

9.1.1. You multiply x by everything in the other parenthesis and then multiply 2 by everything in the other parenthesis and then you combine like terms.