Polynomial Functions and Zeros
Lecture no. 2 from the course: Mathematics Describing the Real World: Precalculus and Trigonometry
Taught by Professor Bruce H. Edwards | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses
The most common type of algebraic function is a polynomial function. As examples, investigate linear and quadratic functions, probing different techniques for finding roots, or “zeros.” A valuable tool in this search is the intermediate value theorem, which identifies real-number roots for polynomial functions.