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Re: Generate polynomial of specified degree

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  • Subject: [mg60632] Re: Generate polynomial of specified degree
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 05:42:19 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <dgtj9q$28g$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi Renan,
it is not too hard:

f[x_Symbol,n_Integer]:= Array[c,{n+1},0].x^Range[0,n]

sincerely, Daniel

Renan wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Sorry if this may seem a silly question, but I readed the Mathematica
> help and found no references.
> 
> Is there any function that can generate a polynomial of a given degree?
> 
> e.g.
> 
> For degree 1, f[x] would return a x + b
> For degree 2, f[x] would return a x^2 + b x + c (quadratic equation)
> For degree 3, f[x] would return a x^3 + b x^2 + c x + d (quadratic equation)
> 
> Thanks,
> Renan - Canoas, RS, Brazil
> 


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