# 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-algebra, in addition to it. Also, note the more specific tags for some special types of polynomials, e.g., orthogonal-polynomials, symmetric-polynomials.

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### Why do roots of polynomials tend to have absolute value close to 1?

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### Polynomial representing all nonnegative integers

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### If $f$ is infinitely differentiable then $f$ coincides with a polynomial

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### Why polynomials with coefficients $0,1$ like to have only factors with $0,1$ coefficients?

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### Can a non-surjective polynomial map from an infinite field to itself miss only finitely many points?

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### Roots of truncations of $ e^x - 1$

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### Irreducibility of polynomials in two variables

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### How to recognise that the polynomial method might work

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### Degree of sum of algebraic numbers

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### Bizarre operation on polynomials

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### Why does $d^n \exp(-x-x^{-1})/(dx)^n$ only have $n$ positive real zeroes?

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### Polynomial with the primes as coefficients irreducible?

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### Does one real radical root imply they all are?

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### Polynomials having a common root with their derivatives

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### How to prove this polynomial always has integer values at all integers?

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### The resultant and the ideal generated by two polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}[x]$

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### The maximum of a polynomial on the unit circle

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### Which polynomial's roots are its coefficients?

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### Polynomial roots and convexity

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### The sum of squared logarithms conjecture

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### A question on maps from $\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$ to itself

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### A curious identity related to finite fields

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### Generalizing the notion of Farey neighbors to the algebraic numbers

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### What Are Some Naturally-Occurring High-Degree Polynomials?

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### A family of polynomials whose zeros all lie on the unit circle

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### Is there a notion of polynomial ring in “one half variable”?

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### On the polynomial $\sum_{k=0}^n\binom{n}{k}(-1)^kX^{k(n-k)}$

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### Polynomials with the same values set on the unit circle

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### Integers not represented by $ 2 x^2 + x y + 3 y^2 + z^3 - z $

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### Are surjectivity and injectivity of polynomial functions from $\mathbb{Q}^n$ to $\mathbb{Q}$ algorithmically decidable?

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### Finding a path through real rooted polynomials

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### Bass' stable range of $\mathbf Z[X]$

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### Polynomial $g:\mathbb R^n \rightarrow\mathbb R^n$ with no critical point may have no root

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### Zeros of polynomials with real positive coefficients

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### Which of the proofs of the fundamental theorem of algebra can actually produce bounds on where the roots are?

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### When does 'positive' imply 'sum of squares'?

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### Is $x^{2k+1} - 7x^2 + 1$ irreducible?

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### All polynomials are the sum of three others, each of which has only real roots

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### Criteria to determine whether a real-coefficient polynomial has real root?

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### How did Ramanujan discover this identity?

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### when is the power of a nonnegative polynomial a sum of squares?

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### Polynomials non-negative on the integers

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### Distribution of roots of complex polynomials

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### How many polynomial Morse functions on the sphere?

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### Mathieu group $M_{23}$ as an algebraic group via additive polynomials

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### Given a polynomial f, can there be more than one constant c such that every root of f(x)-c is repeated?

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### When is a monic integer polynomial the characteristic polynomial of a non-negative integer matrix?

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### Polynomials with rational coefficients

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### $\binom{x}{2}+\binom{x}{4}+\cdots+\binom{x}{2u}$ is a convex function on $[0,+\infty)$?

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