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Quadratic

Functions

Dr. Claude S. Moore Danville Community College

PRECALCULUS I

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A polynomial function of degree n is where the a’s are real numbers and the n’s are nonnegative integers and an 0.

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A polynomial function of degree 2 is called a quadratic function.

It is of the form a, b, and c are real numbers and a 0.

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For a quadratic function of the form gives the axis of symmetry.

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A quadratic function of the form is in standard form.

axis of symmetry: x = h vertex: (h, k)

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a > 0

a < 0

vertex: minimum

vertex: maximum

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Higher Degree Polynomial Functions

Dr. Claude S. Moore Danville Community College

PRECALCULUS I

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The graph of a polynomial function…

1. Is continuous.

2. Has smooth, rounded turns.

3. For n even, both sides go same way.

4. For n odd, sides go opposite way.

5. For a > 0, right side goes up.

6. For a < 0, right side goes down.

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an < 0

graphs of a polynomial function for n odd:

Leading Coefficient Test: n odd

an > 0

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an < 0

graphs of a polynomial function for n even:

an > 0

Leading Coefficient Test: n even

Slide 11

The following statements are equivalent for

real number a and polynomial function f :

1. x = a is root or zero of f.

2. x = a is solution of f (x) = 0.

3. (x - a) is factor of f (x).

4. (a, 0) is x-intercept of graph of f (x).

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1. If a polynomial function contains a factor (x - a)k, then x = a is a repeated root of multiplicity k.

2. If k is even, the graph touches (not crosses) the x-axis at x = a.

- Polynomial Function
- Quadratic Function
- Axis of Symmetry
- Standard Form
- Characteristics of Parabola
- Characteristics
- Roots, Zeros, Solutions
- Intermediate Value Theorem
- NOTE to Intermediate Value
- Full Division Algorith
- Short Division Algorith
- Synthetic Division
- Remainder Theorem
- Factor Theorem
- Descartes’s Rule of Signs
- Rational Zero Test
- Upper and Lower Bound

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