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gives a list of the factors of a polynomial, together with their exponents.
  • 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, Extension->{a1, a2, ...}] allows coefficients that are arbitrary rational combinations of the ai.
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