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Re: four dimensioal polynomial composition

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  • Subject: [mg57323] Re: four dimensioal polynomial composition
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 06:02:28 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Christoph,
If I understand your question, then your problem is not the composition, 
but to extract all monomials with a given degree from a poly.
Here is an example for this. We define some poly:
p = Plus @@ Flatten@Table[(i + 0.3j)x^i y^j, {i, 0, 3}, {j, 0, 3}]
and we want the coefficients of all monomials with degree:
First we extract all coefficients:
cof = CoefficientList[p, {x, y}]
The degree of a monomial is related to the position in the obove array. 
Note that position counts from 1 on:
pos = Position[t, _?NumberQ]
Now we select from pos those entries belonging to the given  total degree:
pos = Select[pos, ((Plus @@ # - 2) == deg) &]
We must subtract 2 because degree counts from 0 and position from 1.
Now we extract the coefficients:
Extract[cof, pos]
This gives the list of the searched coefficients. Note that the first 
entry belongs to x^0 y^deg, the second to x^1 y^deg-1 e.t.c.

Sincerely, Daniel

Christoph Lhotka wrote:
> Hello !
> I want to compose a four dimensional polynomial p(x,y,u,v) of some certain
> degree N with four other polynomials x->px(x,y,u,v), y->py(x,y,u,v),
> u->pu(x,y,u,v), v->pv(x,y,u,v) up to order N (p(px,py,pu,pv)) and extract all
> monomials of some certain order, say M (with respect to lambda). For this
> reason I introduce some artificial parameter lambda which holds terms together
> of equal order. I implement the polynomials using the SeriesData (which now
> has five expansion parameters) object and have the following question:
> Is there anywhere on the net some more detailed information of dealing with
> multivariates Series in Mathematica, I have not found yet.
> Is there a better way, when dealing with polynomials?
> Christoph
> University of Vienna
> Institute for Astronomy
> mail. lhotka at

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