gives the quotient of p and q, treated as polynomials in x, with any remainder dropped.
Details and Options
- With the option Modulus->n, the quotient is computed modulo n.
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PolynomialQuotient also works for rational functions:
Properties & Relations (4)
For a polynomial f, f==gq+r, where r is given by PolynomialRemainder:
Use Expand to verify identity:
To get both quotient and remainder use PolynomialQuotientRemainder:
Use PolynomialGCD to find a common divisor:
Use PolynomialQuotient to see the resulting factorization:
The Cyclotomic polynomials are defined as quotients:
Possible Issues (2)
The result from PolynomialQuotient depends on recognizing zeros: