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Polynomial Functions

  • A polynomial function can be evaluated for an algebraic expression.

  • Graphs of polynomial functions of degree n suggest that the maximum number of real zeros of such a function is n.

  • The end behavior of a polynomial function depends on the sign of the leading coefficient and whether its degree is even or odd.

Polynomial Functions

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.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Polynomial in One Variable 0:17
    • Degree n
    • Descending Order
    • Example: Leading Coefficient
  • Function Values 3:31
    • Example
  • Zeros of Polynomial Functions 5:45
    • Example: Zeros
  • End Behavior 9:51
    • Example: 4 Situations
  • Lecture Example 1 17:30
  • Lecture Example 2 19:11
  • Additional Example 3
  • Additional Example 4