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### A question on partial fraction decompositions

This question concerns a mapping from the poles of a rational function to its partial fraction decomposition coefficients. We assume that the rational function is the inverse of a polynomial of degree ...
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### Truncation error in Padè approximants

Suppose only the following data are known about a rational function $R(x)=P(x)/Q(x)$ (for $P,Q$ polynomials): (a) the degree of $P$ is $\leq m$ and the degree of $Q$ is $\leq n$; (b) the first $k$ ...
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### Finding a simpler “local” lower bound for a rational function

I have obtained as the expression for some quantity the following gargantuan formula: $$\frac{k^8 + 3k^7 + 8k^6 + 3k^5 - 16k^4 - 32k^3 + 63k^2 - 34k + 6}{k^6 + 3k^5 + 6k^4 - 24k^2 + 21k - 5}$$. ...
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### certain trigonometric homeomorphisms

Are there any simple characterizations of rational functions $f(x,y)$ with real coefficients such that $\theta\mapsto f(\cos\theta,\sin\theta)$ is a homeomorphism from $\mathbb R\bmod 2\pi$ to ...
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### Properties of a rational function of multiple variables

Suppose you are given a multivariable rational function f(x0,x1,x2,x3,..,xn), so the only four operation are +,-,*,/. Assume that all constants and exponents are integers within certain range. I ...
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### Absolute minima for rational function

Suppose I have two rational polynomials $f_1 (x)$ and $f_2 (x)$, both of the form $$f_k (x) = \frac{x (A_k x + B_k)}{(C_k x + D_k)}$$ with constants $A_k, B_k, C_k$ and $D_k$ and where $k=1,2$. I am ...
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### Rational exponential expressions

Consider the following extension of polynomials. The rational exponential expressions (REXes) are given by: The leaves 1 and $x$ for $x$ drawn from a class of variables; and Closed under the binary ...