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Re: About PolynomialDivision & the Notebook Frontend

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  • Subject: [mg7563] Re: [mg7384] About PolynomialDivision & the Notebook Frontend
  • From: "Sherman.Reed" <sherman.reed at worldnet.att.net>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Jun 1997 16:32:27 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

chee
as far a PolynomialDivision is concerned, it is easy to create a function
or package or whatever from
PolynomialQuotient and PolynomialRemainder that does exactly that.  It is a
good 
exercise to extend your knowledge of Mma.

I agree the learning curve is steep, initially; however the learning curve
flattens 
out for any math, science or engineering course that you take latter on. 
Mma
also gives you a definite edge professionally.

so there is a huge payoff.

Sherman C. Reed
sherman.reed at worldnet.att.net

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> From: Chee <s14985 at sp.ac.sg>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg7563] [mg7384] About PolynomialDivision & the Notebook Frontend
> Date: Friday, May 30, 1997 12:19 AM
> 
> Hi MathGroupers,
> 
> 	This sounds like a quibble but I notice that the command 
> PolynomialDivision is not documented in the Mathematica Book or in the 
> Help Browser (not just in V3.0 but also in earlier versions). Is this an
> oversight or is there a possibility that I may not see it in later
> versions? I use this command a lot for my algebra classes in preference
> to PolynomialQuotient or PolynomialRemainder. 
> 
> 	By the way, I find the Mathematica Book to be well-written and
> readable. It does treat many features rather superficially though. The
> notebook, in particular, literally has hundreds of commands/functions
> and 
> thousands of options. I would like to use it to prepare my math notes
> but 
> the learning curve seems rather steep. The postings in this newsgroup 
> seems to be rather skimpy on the notebook frontend so far. Has anyone
> out
> there use it in a serious way? Is there anything in MathSource which I
> can use?
> 
> Thanks
> Chee


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