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Questions tagged [polynomials]

Questions in which polynomials (single or several variables) play a key role. It is typically important that this tag is combined with other tags; polynomials appear in very different contexts. Please, use at least one of the top-level tags, such as nt.number-theory, co.combinatorics, ac.commutative-...

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On a special type of subring of $\mathbb C[x_0,…,x_{q-1}]$

Let $p,q$ be odd primes. Consider the polynomial ring $\mathbb C[x_0,...,x_{q-1}]$. For $m=0,1,...,p-1$, let $$\sigma_m=\sum_{0\le j_0\le p;...;0\le j_{q-1}\le p; j_1+...+j_{q-1}=p; 1.j_1+...+(q-1)...
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Products of Cyclotomic Polynomials with Nonnegative Coefficients

I'm curious if there are any results that allow us to determine if a product of cyclotomic polynomials (not necessarily all distinct) results in a polynomial having nonnegative coefficients. Some ...
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System of polynomial equations with a known root

I have 5 polynomial equations for 5 variables and I know that the set of roots is finite. All coefficients are integers. Ultimately I'd like to find all roots but finding the Groebner basis is ...
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An Ehrhart positivity question related to Schur polynomials

Consider the Schur polynomial $s_\lambda(x_1,\dotsc,x_k)$. It is easy to see from the hook-content formula for counting the number of semi-standard tableaux, that the function $$ n \to s_{n \lambda}(1,...
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complex polynomial

Let $N$ be a big integer number and consider the equation : $$ x^{N} + a_{N-1} x^{N-1} + ...+a_{1} x + o(\frac{1}{N})=0,$$ where $o(h)$ is by definition a term such that $\lim_{h \to 0} o(h)/h =0$. ...
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Marsden's Identity and B-splines

Marsden's Identity states that for every $\tau$ in $\mathbb{R }$: $$(\cdot -\tau)^{k-1}=\sum_j\Psi_{j,k}(\tau)B_{j,k,t} \, ,$$ with $\Psi_{j,k}=(t_j-\tau)\times...\times(t_{j+k-1}-\tau)$. Following ...
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Maximal subalgebras in polynomial ring $\mathbb{R}[x]$ over the field $\mathbb{R}$ of real numbers

Question. What are the maximal subalgebras of polynomial ring $\mathbb{R}[x]$ over the field of real numbers?
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How do you quickly determine which coefficients are greater than zero when multiplying two univariate positive polynomials?

Suppose that I have two polynomials with a degree of $n$, $A(x) = a_nx^n + a_{n-1}x^{n-1} + ... + a_0$ and $B(x) = b_nx^n + b_{n-1}x^{n-1} + ... + b_0$ and the coefficients of these polynomials are ...
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Subsets $E$ of $\mathbb{F}_{p^k}$ with vanishing polynomial subset sums

The following question arose in some discussions recently as a misunderstanding of another problem. Question: Which subsets $E\subset \mathbb{F}_{p^k}$ satisfy the property that $ \sum\limits_{x\in E}...
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Table for coefficients for the following polynomials?

I am currently working on a method of expressing derivatives of Dirac Delta function via Delta function itself. And I reached certain progress in given formalism. Particularly, I came to the ...
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Bernstein bound on the number of roots of a rectangular multivariable polynomial systems

I would like to know what Bernstein's bound is on multivariate polynomial systems where there are more equations than unknowns. I have a "generic" zero-dimensional multivariable polynomial system with ...
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Independence of number fields generated by roots of Littlewood polynomials

Let $\mathcal{R}_d \subset \bar{\mathbb{Q}}$ be the set of all roots of degree $d$ polynomials with $\{-1,0,1\}$ coefficients and $$ c(d) := \min_{\substack{ \alpha, \beta \in \mathcal{R}_d \\ \alpha^...
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$p_n(x,y)=\sum_{i=0}^{n-1}x^{n-1-i}y^{i}$ is always an integer

Does anyone know if the following problem has ever been studied? Let $a$ and $b$ be two real numbers and consider the polynomial: $$p_n(x,y)=\sum_{i=0}^{n-1}x^{n-1-i}y^{i}$$ where $n$ is a ...
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About Kazhdan Lusztig polynomial evaluating at q=1

Given $w\le w'$ (in Bruhat ordering), does $P_{x,w}(1)\le P_{x,w'}(1)$ (in usual ordering of $\mathbb{R}$), where $P_{x,w}(q)$ is the Kazhdan Lusztig polynomial?
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$A,B,w \in \frac{\mathbb{Q}[t]}{(t^2-1)}[x,y]$: $\operatorname{Jac}(A,B)=1$, $\operatorname{Jac}(A,w)=0$, $w \notin \frac{\mathbb{Q}[t]}{(t^2-1)}[A]$

Let $R=\frac{\mathbb{Q}[t]}{(t^2-1)}$; trivially, $R$ is not an integral domain, since $(\overline{t-1})(\overline{t+1})=\overline{t^2-1}=\overline{0}$. Is it possible to find $A,B,w \in R[x,y]$ ...
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Prime generating polynomials

Continuation to this previous question. According to Lemke-Oliver, an irreducible polynomial $G$ of degree $g$ with positive leading coefficient and $\Gamma_G\neq0$ (with $\Gamma_G$ a certain factor ...
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Semi-primes represented by quadratic polynomials

According to Lemke-Oliver, irreducible quadratic polynomials $G$ with positive leading coefficient and $\rho(2)<2$, (where $\rho(m)$ denotes the number of incongruent solutions to the congruence $G(...
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Solutions to $w_x=CA_x$, $w_y=CA_y$ other than $w=f(A)$ and $C=f'(A)$?

Let $R \in \{\mathbb{C}[t^2,t^3], \mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{5}]\}$, and let $A=A(x,y) \in R[x,y]$ with $\deg(A) \geq 1$ (total degree). I wish to prove or find a counterexample to the following claim: If ...
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Positive real root separation (v2)

(This is a follow-up question to Positive real root separation) Let $\beta\in(1,2)$ and $\gamma\in(1,2)$ be Galois conjugates of height 1. That is, there exists a polynomial $p$ with coefficients $-1,...
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Is this a possible strengthening of the Lehmer conjecture?

Here is another possible refinement of the Lehmer conjecture. For $\alpha \in \overline{\mathbb{Q}}^{\times}$, let $C_{\alpha} \subseteq \mathbb{Q}(\alpha)$ be the maximal cyclotomic field contained ...
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Positive real root separation

Let $\beta\in(1,2)$ and $\gamma\in(1,2)$ be Galois conjugates of height 1. That is, there exists a polynomial $p$ with coefficients $-1,0,1$ such that $p(\beta)=p(\gamma)=0$ (not necessarily minimal)....
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Asymptotics of Littlewood polynomials

Littlewood in [L] states several conjectures regarding asymptotics of polynomials with $\pm1$ coefficients. He considers the class $\mathscr F$ of polynomials of form $\sum^n\pm z^m$ and asks whether ...
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Roots of anti-palindromic polynomial if coefficients are odd.

This is in continuation of the question asked in this earlier post here. Given an anti palindromic polynomial of degree $n$ with odd coefficients, does it have roots on the unit circle?
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$f,g \in \mathbb{Z}[x,y]$ satisfying: $\operatorname{Jac}(f,g)=0$ and $f,g \notin \mathbb{Z}[h]$ for every $h \in \mathbb{Z}[x,y]$?

Is it possible to find $f,g \in \mathbb{Z}[x,y]$ (with $\deg(f),\deg(g) \geq 1$) such that the following two conditions are satisfied: (1) $\operatorname{Jac}(f,g)=f_xg_y-f_yg_x = 0$. (2) ...
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Reference request for anti-palindromic polynomials.

I have come across a lot of papers that are written about the palindromic polynomials, however, I am recently interested in polynomials satisfying $$f(-x) = x^nf(1/x)$$ for $n\geq 1$ and for all $x\...
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For every table of interpolating nodes, there is a positive continuous function whose interpolating polynomials are not positive infinitely often

Fix an interval $[a,b]$. Is it true that for every table of interpolating nodes $\{x_{0,n},x_{1,n}...,x_{n,n}\}_{n=1}^{\infty}$, there exists a continuous function $f:[a,b]\to (0,\infty)$ such that ...
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A Conjecture about the integral related to Chebyshev polynomial

I am interested in the following integral related to the Chebyshev polynomials $$I_{n,m}:= \int_0^\pi \left(\frac {\sin nx}{\sin x}\right)^{m} dx,$$ where $n,m\in \mathbb{Z}^+.$ It is easy to see ...
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For which $n$, can we find a sequence of $n+1$ distinct points s.t. the interpolating polynomial of every +ve continuous function is itself +ve

Fix an interval $[a,b]$. For which integers $n>1$, does there exist $n+1$ distinct points $\{x_0,x_1,...,x_n\}$ in $[a,b]$ such that for every continuous function $f:[a,b] \to (0,\infty)$, the ...
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Orthogonal basis of polynomials?

Let us define the basis of polynomials given by: $$ \begin{array}\ P_0=1, \\ P_1=x, \\ P_2=x(x-1), \\ P_3=x(x-1)(x-2), \\ P_4=x(x-1)(x-2)(x-3), \ldots\\ \end{array} $$ I would like to know if this ...
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Does every positive continuous function have a non-negative interpolating polynomial of every degree?

Let $f:[a,b] \to (0,\infty)$ be a continuous function. Then is it necessarily true that for every $n\ge 1$, we can find $n+1$ distinct points $\{x_0,x_1,...,x_n\}$ in $[a,b]$ such that the ...
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$(x + y + z)…(x + y\omega_n^{n-1} + z\omega_n) = x^n + y^n + z^n - P(x,y,z)$ To find $P$

$$(x + y + z)(x + y\omega_n + z\omega_n^{n-1})(x + y\omega_n^2 + z\omega_n^{n-2})....(x + y\omega_n^{n-1} + z\omega_n) = x^n + y^n + z^n - P(x,y,z)$$ where $\omega_n$ is an nth root of unity. The ...
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gcd of polynomial values

Suppose that $f$ and $g$ are two coprime polynomials in $\mathbb Z[x]$. I'm interested in any sort of upper bound on $gcd(f(a),g(a))$, in terms of the integer $a$. Are there any results of this type?...
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A geometric property about certain polynomials in two variables

Assume that $p(x,y)$ is a polynomial in $\mathbb{R}[x, y]$ in the form $$ p=p_{2n}+ p_{2n-1}+\ldots +p_1+p_0$$ where $p_i$ is a homogenous polynomial of degree $i$. Moreover we assume that the last ...
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Is there any Menelaus-type theorem for polynomials?

Consider $n+3$ polynomials of degree $n$, say $P_1(x) , ... P_{n+3}(x)$. In addition, consider that there are distinct (it is not necessary that all of them be distinct) numbers $x_{ij}$ for $1 \...
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The determinant of a $4\times4$ matrix associated to some specific polynomial as follow

Let $f\in \mathbb{R}[x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4]$ defined by $$f_a(x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4)=\prod_{1\leqslant i<j\leqslant4}(x_i-x_j)^{2a_{ij}}$$ where $a=(a_{12},a_{13},a_{14},a_{23},a_{24},a_{34})\in \mathbb{N}^6$. ...
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Algebraic independence of certain values implies algebraic independence of functions?

It is quite general and elementary question. Is it possible that some holomorphic functions $f_1,\cdots,f_m $ on a region $\Omega $ of $\mathbb C$ satisfies: Whenever $(f_1(z), \cdots, f_m (z)) $ is ...
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Is there an approximate formula for the discriminant of a sparse polynomial?

Consider integer polynomials $P \in \mathbb{Z}[X] \setminus \{0\}$ of a degree $D \geq 1$ and without multiple complex roots. Let me introduce a notation $$ d(P) := \frac{1}{D} \log{|\mathrm{Disc}(P)|}...
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Polynomial expansions via prime-base digits

Fix a prime number $p$. If $n$ is a positive integer, then denote $$\text{$\omega_{p,k}(n):=\#$ of $k$'s in the $p$-ary expansion of $n$}$$ and the total sum of all its $p$-ary digits by $$\Omega_p(...
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Solving polynomial inequalities — efficient Positivstellensatz on a computer

I have about twenty five (multilinear) polynomials $f_1(\mathbf{x}), f_2(\mathbf{x}), \dots, f_{25}(\mathbf{x})$ all in fifteen variables and I would like to decide if there is a $\mathbf{y} \in [0,1]^...
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Classes of curves with “determinant-like operation”

Consider a motivating example: Let $E\in \mathbb{Q}[y][x]$ be of degree $n=2$ (in $x$) and separable when viewed as a member of $\mathbb{Q}[x,y]$. Therefore we can calculate it's roots in $\mathbb{Q}[...
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Name of a polynomial basis

Does anybody know if the set of polynomials $\{ 1,x,x^2+2,x^3+3x,x^4+4x^2+6,{x}^{5}+5\,{x}^{3}+10\,x,{x}^{6}+6\,{x}^{4}+15\,{x}^{2}+20,\ldots \}$ appear in the literature? I am curious what they are ...
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On the linear factors of a polynomial obtained from the determinant of a matrix whose entries are related to Binomial expansion

Consider the polynomial ring $R=\mathbb C[x,y]$. Consider the matrix $A=\begin{pmatrix} x^5+y^5&5x^5&10x^5&10x^5&5x^5\\5y^5&x^5+y^5 &5x^5&10x^5&10x^5 \\10y^5&5y^5&...
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Polynomials passing through points with tangential conditions

In corollary here http://math.mit.edu/~lguth/Exposition/erdossurvey.pdf on polynomial methods it is said "(Parameter counting) If $S\subset\mathbb F^n$ is a finite set, then there is a non-zero ...
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Which polynomials in the minors of a matrix are invariant under conjugation?

$\newcommand{\Cof}{\operatorname{cof}}$ This is a cross-post. Let $1<k<n$ be a fixed integer. I am trying to understand "what can be said" about the $k$-degree minors of a linear map $T:V \to ...
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Relationship bewteen Kazhdan-Lusztig Vogan polynomial and Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomial

Let $W^I=\{w\in W: w^{-1}\Phi_I^+\subseteq \Phi^+\}$, $W_I$ be the Weyl group generated by $I$ and $w_I$ be the longest element in $W_I$ Let $M(\lambda)$ be the Verma module with highest weight $\...
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Descending chain of subalgebras of $k[x,y]$

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic zero. Let $\{R_i\}_{i \in \mathbb{N}}$ be a descending chain of $k$-subalgebras of $k[x,y]$: $k[x,y]=:R_0 \supseteq R_1 \supseteq R_2 \supseteq \ldots$, such that ...
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About Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomial

Let $(W,S)$ be a Coxeter system. One can have the Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomial $P_{x,\ y}(q)$. Does $P_{x,\ y}(q)=P_{x^{-1},\ y^{-1}}(q)$ for all $x,y\in W$?
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Parabolic Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomial coincide?

Let $(W,S)$ be a Coxeter system. For any subset $I\subseteq S$, we can have the parabolic Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomial $P_{x,w}^I(q)$ with respect to $I$. Now consider $I\subseteq J\subseteq S$. Both $(...
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radical of a certain ideal of sixteen variable polynomial ring, generated by the entries of certain matrices

Consider the polynomial ring $R=\mathbb C[x_1,x_2,...,x_{16}]$, and set $$X=\begin{pmatrix} x_1 &x_2&x_3 &x_4\\ x_5&x_6& x_7&x_8\\x_9&x_{10}&x_{11}&x_{12}\\x_{13}&...
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Guess (or upper bound) the general formula for a double sequence

Let $t,s \geq 0$ be integers. We have the following recursive formula: $$f(t+1,s) = f(t,s) + f(t,s-1) + \sum_{0\leq a,b,c \leq h(t):\\a+b+c = s-1}f(t,a)f(t,b)f(t,c),$$ where $$h(t) = \frac{1}{2}3^t -\...