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Root of polynomial functions

  1. Jan 26, 2004 #1
    How do you find the root for high degree polynomial functions? I am really lost on this, any help would be appreciated.
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  3. Jan 26, 2004 #2


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    I assume that you're referring to real polynomials.

    For polymials of degree 5 or greater there is no general algebraic solution.

    There are excellent numerical methods for polynomials of finite order, but to understand how they work, requires a little calculus.

    Algebraically, there is a field of mathematics called Galois theory that deals with finding roots of polynomials.
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