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Re: FactorTerms

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg46066] Re: FactorTerms
  • From: bobhanlon at aol.com (Bob Hanlon)
  • Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 02:29:35 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <bvpobu$2ap$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

PA=16*a0+16*a1*z+16*a2*z^2+16*a3*z^3+16*a4*z^4;

f = FactorTerms[PA];

f[[1]]

16

f[[2]]

a4*z^4 + a3*z^3 + a2*z^2 + a1*z + a0

f/f[[1]]

a4*z^4 + a3*z^3 + a2*z^2 + a1*z + a0


Bob Hanlon

In article <bvpobu$2ap$1 at smc.vnet.net>, carlos at colorado.edu (Carlos Felippa)
wrote:

<< Suppose I have the polynomial

PA=16*a0 + 16*a1*z + 16*a2*z^2 + 16*a3*z^3 + 16*a4*z^4;

FactorTerms[PA]

produces

16*(a0 + a1*z + a2*z^2 + a3*z^3 + a4*z^4)

How do I extract the 16 and the (...)?


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