Polynomials-2 vars

1. Aug 25, 2005

complexhuman

how does one look like???I mean whats the general form? e.g. for a 1 var poly...general form = a0+a1x+a2^2+...+anx^n

and how could I represent that by a matrix?

Thanks

2. Aug 25, 2005

Tide

$$a_0 x^n + a_1 x^{n-1} y + a_3 x^{n-2} y^2 + \cdot \cdot \cdot + a_n y^n + P(x) + Q(y)$$

where P and Q are polynomials in their respective arguments?

Last edited: Aug 25, 2005
3. Aug 25, 2005

complexhuman

respective arguments?

4. Aug 25, 2005

Tide

Arguments - meaning P(x) is a polynomial in x and Q(y) is a polynomial in y.