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Re: polynomial coefficients in descending powers


  • To: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg10790] Re: polynomial coefficients in descending powers
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul@physics.uwa.edu.au>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 00:58:34 -0500
  • Organization: University of Western Australia
  • References: <6b3nr4$rnn@smc.vnet.net>

Eduardo Pires wrote:

> In Mathematica I enter:
> In[1]:=
>                        s + 10
>                 ----------------------
>                  s^2 + 100  s + 50
> 
> and get :
> 
> Out[1]=
>                     10 + s
>              ---------------------
>              50 + 100 s + s^2
> 
> How Mathematica can by default output a fractional expression with the
> polynomial coefficients in descending powers of s, like de input ?.

One way is to set your Default Output FormatType to be TraditionalForm. 
Personally, I prefer TraditionalForm to StandardForm and use it for
both Input and Output.

Cheers,
	Paul 

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