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factor.zip
Filename factor.zip (Download)
Title FACTOR
Description This program finds the linear factors of a polynomial of one variable. Try for example 117X^4 -20X^3 -390X^2 +20X +273. If the polynomial only has rational factors it will be completely factored. The above example will factor as (X-1)(X+1)(9X+13)(13X-21), If the polynomial has irrational or imaginary/complex roots in addition to rational roots, or if the program can't find any factor, the program will show the coefficients of the remaining polynomial. For example: X^3 +X^2 +X -3, will give a linear factor of (X-1), the program will then display: OTHER FACTOR: {1 2 3}. Which means that 1X^2 +2X +3, is another integral factor. If the program can't find any linear factor, or when there is not enough of them, it tries a substitution for X^2. It can then find factors like, (AX^2+B). This makes it more likely that it finds all the integral factors. Try for example: X^5-X^4+2X^3-2X^2-15X+15. UPDATE: The program is now three times faster for the first equation above.
Authors Anders Tiberg (anders.tiberg@telia.com)
Joe Erdeky (erdeky@inbox.com)
Category TI-83/84 Plus BASIC Math Programs (Algebra)
File Size 2,167 bytes
File Date and Time Tue Oct 10 19:49:49 2017
Documentation Included? Yes

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