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High order polynomials

  1. Nov 3, 2015 #1

    I am working on high order polynomials and I have two questions:

    1. Is there a method other than the one based on the "synthetic division with testing the signs" for identifying the lower and upper limits of the real roots?

    2. Is there a way for identifying the smallest interval on the x-axis between two successive real roots, i.e. is there a theorem or test that can provide a limit on the size of the x-interval that separates successive real roots without knowing the roots?

    Thank you for your help!
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  4. Nov 3, 2015 #3


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    The above describes a method to obtain intervals to bracket individual real roots. I believe it can be adapted to answer your questions.
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