HSC Extension 1 and 2 Mathematics/3-Unit/Preliminary/Polynomials

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A polynomial is any curve that can be described by the set of numbers \{a_0,a_1,...,a_n\} such that f(x) = a_n x^n + a_{n-1} x^{n-1} + ... + a_1 x + a_0, or alternatively

f(x) = \sum_{k=0}^n a_kx^k