FactorList

FactorList[poly]
gives a list of the factors of a polynomial, together with their exponents.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • The first element of the list is always the overall numerical factor. It is 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 .
Introduced in 1988
(1.0)
| Updated in 1996
(3.0)