represents the sum of form[x] for all x that satisfy the polynomial equation f[x]==0.
- f must be a Function object such as (#^5-2#+1)&.
- form need not correspond to a polynomial function.
- Normal[expr] expands RootSum objects into explicit sums involving Root objects.
- f and form can contain symbolic parameters.
- RootSum[f,form] is automatically simplified whenever form is a rational function.
- RootSum is often generated in computing integrals of rational functions.
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Basic Examples (2)
Integrating a rational function of any order:
Automatic simplification of RootSum objects:
Compute a numerical approximation of a RootSum:
Sums over roots of polynomials with inexact number coefficients:
Sums of numeric functions over roots of quadratics:
Sums of rational functions of roots:
Sums of logarithms of linear functions over roots of polynomials with rational coefficients:
Sums of numeric functions over roots of polynomials with multiple factors:
Represent a RootSum explicitly in terms of Root objects:
Wolfram Research (1996), RootSum, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/RootSum.html.
Wolfram Language. 1996. "RootSum." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/RootSum.html.
Wolfram Language. (1996). RootSum. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/RootSum.html