Search Results - Differential. Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers. Alpha Examples - Mathematics. Set theory. Alpha Examples - Mathematics. 2 * X + 5=0. 2 * X^2 + 5=0. Wolfram MathWorld: The Web's Most Extensive Mathematics Resource. Polynomial. A polynomial is a mathematical expression involving a sum of powers in one or more variables multiplied by coefficients.
A polynomial in one variable (i.e., a univariate polynomial) with constant coefficients is given by The individual summands with the coefficients (usually) included are called monomials (Becker and Weispfenning 1993, p. 191), whereas the products of the form in the multivariate case, i.e., with the coefficients omitted, are called terms (Becker and Weispfenning 1993, p. 188). However, the term "monomial" is sometimes also used to mean polynomial summands without their coefficients, and in some older works, the definitions of monomial and term are reversed.
Care is therefore needed in attempting to distinguish these conflicting usages. Algebraic Geometry.