In this new section on Polynomials, our instructor begins with Multiplying Monomials. You will learn what exactly is a monomial and important keywords such as power, base, and exponent. Next, you'll see the properties of exponents as well as the simplified forms of polynomials.
is a product of a number and zero or more variables. If there are
no variables, the monomial is called a constant.
A power is
an expression of the form xn, where n is a positive
integer. The variable x is called the base and the number n
is called the exponent.
earlier work the laws of exponents: an· am =
am+n, (am)n = amn, and
An expression is
considered to be in simplified form if each base is used
exactly once, there are no powers of powers, and all fractions are
in simplified form.
You will often be
asked to convert a given expression into simplified form.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.