FactorList

FactorList[poly]

gives a list of the factors of a polynomial, together with their exponents.

Details and Options

  • The first element of the list is always the overall numerical factor. It is {1,1} if there is no overall numerical factor.
  • FactorList[poly,Modulus->p] factors modulo a prime p.
  • FactorList[poly,GaussianIntegers->True] allows Gaussian integer coefficients.
  • FactorList[poly,Extension->{a1,a2,}] allows coefficients that are arbitrary rational combinations of the ai.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (1)

List factors of polynomials:

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Scope  (4)

Options  (5)

Properties & Relations  (3)

See Also

FactorTermsList  TrigFactorList  CoefficientList  Factor  Decompose

Tutorials

Introduced in 1988
(1.0)
| Updated in 1996
(3.0)