polynomial

(redirected from Polynomial systems of equations)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

polynomial

(pŏl′ē-nō′mē-əl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or consisting of more than two names or terms.
n.
1. A taxonomic designation consisting of more than two terms.
2. Mathematics
a. An algebraic expression consisting of one or more summed terms, each term consisting of a constant multiplier and one or more variables raised to nonnegative integral powers. For example, x2 - 5x + 6 and 2p3q + y are polynomials. Also called multinomial.
b. An expression of two or more terms.

polynomial

a relationship between two variables such that y = a + bx + cx2 + ... qxn. A straight line is y = a + bx. Any curve can be approximated with a polynomial formula.
References in periodicals archive ?
7) Though some packages already include this possibility, it would be good for polynomial systems of equations packages to include options limiting solutions to be real and nonnegative, the possibility of determining absolute values of variables, and the use of sign variables.
6] Table 5: Comparison among different software packages for solving polynomial systems of equations.
POLSYS PLP: A partitioned linear product homotopy code for solving polynomial systems of equations.