[Maxima] how to find the order of a polynomial

Richard Hennessy rvh2007 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 8 19:11:18 CDT 2008

I just know this way.

rank(polytocompanion (a*x^4+x^3+b*x^2+c*x+d, x));
-> 4

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "sahutoglu sonmez" <sahutsonmez at yahoo.com>
To: "maxima" <maxima at math.utexas.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 1:31 PM
Subject: [Maxima] how to find the order of a polynomial


I have been looking around but couldn't find it anywhere. Is there a function in maxima that will return   the order of 
a given polynomial?




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