Important: The command SDMPolynom has been deprecated. A sparse distributed data structure is used by default for polynomials and is often more efficient than SDMPolynom. For information on creating and working with polynomials, see polynom.
SDMPolynom (Sparse Distributed Multivariate Polynomial) data structure is a dedicated data structure to represent polynomials. For example, the command a := SDMPolynom(x^3+5*x^2+11*x+15,x); creates the polynomial
This is a univariate polynomial in the variable x with integer coefficients.
Multivariate polynomials, and polynomials over other number rings and fields are constructed similarly. For example, a := SDMPolynom(x*y^3+sqrt(-1)*y+y/2,[x,y]); creates
This is a bivariate polynomial in the variables x and y whose coefficients involve the imaginary number −1, which is denoted by capital I in Maple.
The type function can be used to test for polynomials. For example the command type(a, SDMPolynom) tests whether the expression a is a polynomial in the variable x. For details, see type/SDMPolynom.
Polynomials in Maple are sorted in lexicographic order, that is, in descending power of the first indeterminate.
The remainder of this file contains a list of operations that are available for polynomials.
Utility Functions for Manipulating Polynomials
extract a coefficient of a polynomial
construct a sequence of all the coefficients
the degree of a polynomial
the leading coefficient
the low degree of a polynomial
the trailing coefficient
the indeterminate of a polynomial
Arithmetic Operations on Polynomials
All the arithmetic operations on polynomials are wrapped inside the constructor SDMPolynom.
addition and subtraction
multiplication and exponentiation
pseudo-remainder of two polynomials
Mathematical Operations on Polynomials
differentiate a polynomial
evaluate a polynomial
Miscellaneous Polynomial Operations
norm of a polynomial
maximum norm of a polynomial
mapping an operation on the coefficients of a polynomial
converting Polynomials to a Sum of Products
The SDMPolynom command is thread-safe as of Maple 15.
For more information on thread safety, see index/threadsafe.
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