This is documentation for Mathematica 6, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.
View current documentation (Version 11.1)


is an option for functions that involve solving algebraic equations, that specifies whether explicit forms for solutions to cubic equations should be given.
  • With Cubics->True, roots of cubics are given explicitly in terms of radicals. With Cubics->False, roots of cubics that do not have very simple forms are given implicitly in terms of Root objects.
  • Cubics->True may lead to fairly large outputs.
New in 1