# Multivariate Polynomials via libSINGULAR¶

Multivariate Polynomials via libSINGULAR

This module implements specialized and optimized implementations for multivariate polynomials over many coefficient rings, via a shared library interface to SINGULAR. In particular, the following coefficient rings are supported by this implementation:

• the rational numbers $$\QQ$$,
• the ring of integers $$\ZZ$$,
• $$\ZZ/n\ZZ$$ for any integer $$n$$,
• finite fields $$\GF{p^n}$$ for $$p$$ prime and $$n > 0$$,
• and absolute number fields $$\QQ(a)$$.

AUTHORS:

The libSINGULAR interface was implemented by

• Martin Albrecht (2007-01): initial implementation
• Joel Mohler (2008-01): misc improvements, polishing
• Martin Albrecht (2008-08): added $$\QQ(a)$$ and $$\ZZ$$ support
• Simon King (2009-04): improved coercion
• Martin Albrecht (2009-05): added $$\ZZ/n\ZZ$$ support, refactoring
• Martin Albrecht (2009-06): refactored the code to allow better re-use
• Simon King (2011-03): Use a faster way of conversion from the base ring.
• Volker Braun (2011-06): Major cleanup, refcount singular rings, bugfixes.

TODO:

• implement Real, Complex coefficient rings via libSINGULAR

EXAMPLES:

We show how to construct various multivariate polynomial rings:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Rational Field

sage: f = 27/113 * x^2 + y*z + 1/2; f
27/113*x^2 + y*z + 1/2

sage: P.term_order()
Degree reverse lexicographic term order

sage: P = PolynomialRing(GF(127),3,names='abc', order='lex')
sage: P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in a, b, c over Finite Field of size 127

sage: a,b,c = P.gens()
sage: f = 57 * a^2*b + 43 * c + 1; f
57*a^2*b + 43*c + 1

sage: P.term_order()
Lexicographic term order

sage: z = QQ['z'].0
sage: K.<s> = NumberField(z^2 - 2)
sage: P.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(K, 2)
sage: 1/2*s*x^2 + 3/4*s
(1/2*s)*x^2 + (3/4*s)

sage: P.<x,y,z> = ZZ[]; P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Integer Ring

sage: P.<x,y,z> = Zmod(2^10)[]; P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Ring of integers modulo 1024

sage: P.<x,y,z> = Zmod(3^10)[]; P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Ring of integers modulo 59049

sage: P.<x,y,z> = Zmod(2^100)[]; P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Ring of integers modulo 1267650600228229401496703205376

sage: P.<x,y,z> = Zmod(2521352)[]; P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Ring of integers modulo 2521352
sage: type(P)
<type 'sage.rings.polynomial.multi_polynomial_libsingular.MPolynomialRing_libsingular'>

sage: P.<x,y,z> = Zmod(25213521351515232)[]; P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Ring of integers modulo 25213521351515232
sage: type(P)
<class 'sage.rings.polynomial.multi_polynomial_ring.MPolynomialRing_polydict_with_category'>


We construct the Frobenius morphism on $$\GF{5}[x,y,z]$$ over $$\GF{5}$$:

sage: R.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(GF(5), 3)
sage: frob = R.hom([x^5, y^5, z^5])
sage: frob(x^2 + 2*y - z^4)
-z^20 + x^10 + 2*y^5
sage: frob((x + 2*y)^3)
x^15 + x^10*y^5 + 2*x^5*y^10 - 2*y^15
sage: (x^5 + 2*y^5)^3
x^15 + x^10*y^5 + 2*x^5*y^10 - 2*y^15


We make a polynomial ring in one variable over a polynomial ring in two variables:

sage: R.<x, y> = PolynomialRing(QQ, 2)
sage: S.<t> = PowerSeriesRing(R)
sage: t*(x+y)
(x + y)*t


TESTS:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
True
True
sage: P.<x,y,z> = GF(2^8,'a')[]
True
True
sage: P.<x,y,z> = GF(127)[]
True
True
sage: P.<x,y,z> = GF(127)[]
True
True

sage: Rt.<t> = PolynomialRing(QQ,1)
sage: p = 1+t
sage: R.<u,v> = PolynomialRing(QQ, 2)
sage: p(u/v)
(u + v)/v


Check if #6160 is fixed:

sage: x=var('x')
sage: K.<j> = NumberField(x-1728)
sage: R.<b,c> = K[]
sage: b-j*c
b - 1728*c

class sage.rings.polynomial.multi_polynomial_libsingular.MPolynomialRing_libsingular

Construct a multivariate polynomial ring subject to the following conditions:

INPUT:

• base_ring - base ring (must be either GF(q), ZZ, ZZ/nZZ,

QQ or absolute number field)

• n - number of variables (must be at least 1)

• names - names of ring variables, may be string of list/tuple

• order - term order (default: degrevlex)

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Rational Field

sage: f = 27/113 * x^2 + y*z + 1/2; f
27/113*x^2 + y*z + 1/2

sage: P.term_order()
Degree reverse lexicographic term order

sage: P = PolynomialRing(GF(127),3,names='abc', order='lex')
sage: P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in a, b, c over Finite Field of size 127

sage: a,b,c = P.gens()
sage: f = 57 * a^2*b + 43 * c + 1; f
57*a^2*b + 43*c + 1

sage: P.term_order()
Lexicographic term order

sage: z = QQ['z'].0
sage: K.<s> = NumberField(z^2 - 2)
sage: P.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(K, 2)
sage: 1/2*s*x^2 + 3/4*s
(1/2*s)*x^2 + (3/4*s)

sage: P.<x,y,z> = ZZ[]; P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Integer Ring

sage: P.<x,y,z> = Zmod(2^10)[]; P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Ring of integers modulo 1024

sage: P.<x,y,z> = Zmod(3^10)[]; P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Ring of integers modulo 59049

sage: P.<x,y,z> = Zmod(2^100)[]; P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Ring of integers modulo 1267650600228229401496703205376

sage: P.<x,y,z> = Zmod(2521352)[]; P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Ring of integers modulo 2521352
sage: type(P)
<type 'sage.rings.polynomial.multi_polynomial_libsingular.MPolynomialRing_libsingular'>

sage: P.<x,y,z> = Zmod(25213521351515232)[]; P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Ring of integers modulo 25213521351515232
sage: type(P)
<class 'sage.rings.polynomial.multi_polynomial_ring.MPolynomialRing_polydict_with_category'>

sage: P.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(Integers(2^32),order='lex')
sage: P(2^32-1)
4294967295


TEST:

Make sure that a faster coercion map from the base ring is used; see trac ticket #9944:

sage: R.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(ZZ)
sage: R.coerce_map_from(R.base_ring())
Polynomial base injection morphism:
From: Integer Ring
To:   Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y over Integer Ring

Element

alias of MPolynomial_libsingular

gen(n=0)

Returns the n-th generator of this multivariate polynomial ring.

INPUT:

• n – an integer >= 0

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P.gen(),P.gen(1)
(x, y)

sage: P = PolynomialRing(GF(127),1000,'x')
sage: P.gen(500)
x500

sage: P.<SAGE,SINGULAR> = QQ[] # weird names
sage: P.gen(1)
SINGULAR

ideal(*gens, **kwds)

Create an ideal in this polynomial ring.

INPUT:

• *gens - list or tuple of generators (or several input arguments)
• coerce - bool (default: True); this must be a keyword argument. Only set it to False if you are certain that each generator is already in the ring.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: sage.rings.ideal.Katsura(P)
Ideal (x + 2*y + 2*z - 1, x^2 + 2*y^2 + 2*z^2 - x, 2*x*y + 2*y*z - y) of Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Rational Field

sage: P.ideal([x + 2*y + 2*z-1, 2*x*y + 2*y*z-y, x^2 + 2*y^2 + 2*z^2-x])
Ideal (x + 2*y + 2*z - 1, 2*x*y + 2*y*z - y, x^2 + 2*y^2 + 2*z^2 - x) of Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Rational Field

monomial_all_divisors(t)

Return a list of all monomials that divide t.

Coefficients are ignored.

INPUT:

• t - a monomial
OUTPUT:
a list of monomials

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P.monomial_all_divisors(x^2*z^3)
[x, x^2, z, x*z, x^2*z, z^2, x*z^2, x^2*z^2, z^3, x*z^3, x^2*z^3]


ALGORITHM: addwithcarry idea by Toon Segers

monomial_divides(a, b)

Return False if a does not divide b and True otherwise.

Coefficients are ignored.

INPUT:

• a – monomial
• b – monomial

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P.monomial_divides(x*y*z, x^3*y^2*z^4)
True
sage: P.monomial_divides(x^3*y^2*z^4, x*y*z)
False


TESTS:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P.monomial_divides(P(1), P(0))
True
sage: P.monomial_divides(P(1), x)
True

monomial_lcm(f, g)

LCM for monomials. Coefficients are ignored.

INPUT:

• f - monomial
• g - monomial

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P.monomial_lcm(3/2*x*y,x)
x*y


TESTS:

sage: R.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P.monomial_lcm(x*y,R.gen())
x*y

sage: P.monomial_lcm(P(3/2),P(2/3))
1

sage: P.monomial_lcm(x,P(1))
x

monomial_pairwise_prime(g, h)

Return True if h and g are pairwise prime. Both are treated as monomials.

Coefficients are ignored.

INPUT:

• h - monomial
• g - monomial

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P.monomial_pairwise_prime(x^2*z^3, y^4)
True

sage: P.monomial_pairwise_prime(1/2*x^3*y^2, 3/4*y^3)
False


TESTS:

sage: Q.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P.monomial_pairwise_prime(x^2*z^3, Q('y^4'))
True

sage: P.monomial_pairwise_prime(1/2*x^3*y^2, Q(0))
True

sage: P.monomial_pairwise_prime(P(1/2),x)
False

monomial_quotient(f, g, coeff=False)

Return f/g, where both f and g are treated as monomials.

Coefficients are ignored by default.

INPUT:

• f - monomial
• g - monomial
• coeff - divide coefficients as well (default: False)

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P.monomial_quotient(3/2*x*y,x)
y

sage: P.monomial_quotient(3/2*x*y,x,coeff=True)
3/2*y


Note, that $$\ZZ$$ behaves different if coeff=True:

sage: P.monomial_quotient(2*x,3*x)
1

sage: P.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(ZZ)
sage: P.monomial_quotient(2*x,3*x,coeff=True)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
ArithmeticError: Cannot divide these coefficients.


TESTS:

sage: R.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P.monomial_quotient(x*y,x)
y

sage: P.monomial_quotient(x*y,R.gen())
y

sage: P.monomial_quotient(P(0),P(1))
0

sage: P.monomial_quotient(P(1),P(0))
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
ZeroDivisionError

sage: P.monomial_quotient(P(3/2),P(2/3), coeff=True)
9/4

sage: P.monomial_quotient(x,y) # Note the wrong result
x*y^1048575*z^1048575 # 64-bit
x*y^65535*z^65535 # 32-bit

sage: P.monomial_quotient(x,P(1))
x


Warning

Assumes that the head term of f is a multiple of the head term of g and return the multiplicant m. If this rule is violated, funny things may happen.

monomial_reduce(f, G)

Try to find a g in G where g.lm() divides f. If found (flt,g) is returned, (0,0) otherwise, where flt is f/g.lm().

It is assumed that G is iterable and contains only elements in this polynomial ring.

Coefficients are ignored.

INPUT:

• f - monomial
• G - list/set of mpolynomials

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: f = x*y^2
sage: G = [ 3/2*x^3 + y^2 + 1/2, 1/4*x*y + 2/7, 1/2  ]
sage: P.monomial_reduce(f,G)
(y, 1/4*x*y + 2/7)


TESTS:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: f = x*y^2
sage: G = [ 3/2*x^3 + y^2 + 1/2, 1/4*x*y + 2/7, 1/2  ]

sage: P.monomial_reduce(P(0),G)
(0, 0)

sage: P.monomial_reduce(f,[P(0)])
(0, 0)

ngens()

Returns the number of variables in this multivariate polynomial ring.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y> = QQ[]
sage: P.ngens()
2

sage: k.<a> = GF(2^16)
sage: P = PolynomialRing(k,1000,'x')
sage: P.ngens()
1000

class sage.rings.polynomial.multi_polynomial_libsingular.MPolynomial_libsingular

A multivariate polynomial implemented using libSINGULAR.

Return self + m*q, where m must be a monomial and q a polynomial.

INPUT:

• m - a monomial
• q - a polynomial

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z>=PolynomialRing(QQ,3)
y*z + x


TESTS:

sage: R.<x,y,z>=PolynomialRing(QQ,3)
sage: P.<x,y,z>=PolynomialRing(QQ,3)
0
x*y + x

coefficient(degrees)

Return the coefficient of the variables with the degrees specified in the python dictionary degrees. Mathematically, this is the coefficient in the base ring adjoined by the variables of this ring not listed in degrees. However, the result has the same parent as this polynomial.

This function contrasts with the function monomial_coefficient which returns the coefficient in the base ring of a monomial.

INPUT:

• degrees - Can be any of:
• a dictionary of degree restrictions
• a list of degree restrictions (with None in the unrestricted variables)
• a monomial (very fast, but not as flexible)
OUTPUT:
element of the parent of this element.

Note

For coefficients of specific monomials, look at monomial_coefficient().

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x,y> = QQ[]
sage: f=x*y+y+5
sage: f.coefficient({x:0,y:1})
1
sage: f.coefficient({x:0})
y + 5
sage: f=(1+y+y^2)*(1+x+x^2)
sage: f.coefficient({x:0})
y^2 + y + 1
sage: f.coefficient([0,None])
y^2 + y + 1
sage: f.coefficient(x)
y^2 + y + 1


Be aware that this may not be what you think! The physical appearance of the variable x is deceiving – particularly if the exponent would be a variable.

sage: f.coefficient(x^0) # outputs the full polynomial
x^2*y^2 + x^2*y + x*y^2 + x^2 + x*y + y^2 + x + y + 1
sage: R.<x,y> = GF(389)[]
sage: f=x*y+5
sage: c=f.coefficient({x:0,y:0}); c
5
sage: parent(c)
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y over Finite Field of size 389


AUTHOR:

• Joel B. Mohler (2007.10.31)
coefficients()

Return the nonzero coefficients of this polynomial in a list. The returned list is decreasingly ordered by the term ordering of the parent.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(QQ, order='degrevlex')
sage: f=23*x^6*y^7 + x^3*y+6*x^7*z
sage: f.coefficients()
[23, 6, 1]

sage: R.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(QQ, order='lex')
sage: f=23*x^6*y^7 + x^3*y+6*x^7*z
sage: f.coefficients()
[6, 23, 1]


AUTHOR:

• Didier Deshommes
constant_coefficient()

Return the constant coefficient of this multivariate polynomial.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x, y> = QQ[]
sage: f = 3*x^2 - 2*y + 7*x^2*y^2 + 5
sage: f.constant_coefficient()
5
sage: f = 3*x^2
sage: f.constant_coefficient()
0


Return the maximal degree of this polynomial in x, where x must be one of the generators for the parent of this polynomial.

INPUT:

• x - (default: None) a multivariate polynomial which is (or coerces to) a generator of the parent of self. If x is None, return the total degree, which is the maximum degree of any monomial. Note that a matrix term ordering alters the grading of the generators of the ring; see the tests below. To avoid this behavior, use either exponents() for the exponents themselves, or the optional argument std_grading=False.
OUTPUT:
integer

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x, y> = QQ[]
sage: f = y^2 - x^9 - x
sage: f.degree(x)
9
sage: f.degree(y)
2
sage: (y^10*x - 7*x^2*y^5 + 5*x^3).degree(x)
3
sage: (y^10*x - 7*x^2*y^5 + 5*x^3).degree(y)
10


TESTS:

sage: P.<x, y> = QQ[]
sage: P(0).degree(x)
-1
sage: P(1).degree(x)
0


With a matrix term ordering, the grading of the generators is determined by the first row of the matrix. This affects the behavior of degree() when no variable is specified. To evaluate the degree with a standard grading, use the optional argument std_grading=True.

sage: tord = TermOrder(matrix([3,0,1,1,1,0,1,0,0])) sage: R.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(QQ,’x’,3,order=tord) sage: (x^3*y+x*z^4).degree() 9 sage: (x^3*y+x*z^4).degree(std_grading=True) 5 sage: x.degree(x), y.degree(y), z.degree(z) (1, 1, 1)

The following example is inspired by trac 11652:

sage: R.<p,q,t> = ZZ[]
sage: poly = p+q^2+t^3
sage: poly = poly.polynomial(t)[0]
sage: poly
q^2 + p


There is no canonical coercion from R to the parent of poly, so this doesn’t work:

sage: poly.degree(q)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
TypeError: argument must canonically coerce to parent


Using a non-canonical coercion does work, but we require this to be done explicitly, since it can lead to confusing results if done automatically:

sage: poly.degree(poly.parent()(q))
2
sage: poly.degree(poly.parent()(p))
1
sage: T.<x,y> = ZZ[]
sage: poly.degree(poly.parent()(x))  # noncanonical coercions can be confusing
1


The argument to degree has to be a generator:

sage: pp = poly.parent().gen(0)
sage: poly.degree(pp)
1
sage: poly.degree(pp+1)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
TypeError: argument must be a generator


Canonical coercions are used:

sage: S = ZZ['p,q']
sage: poly.degree(S.0)
1
sage: poly.degree(S.1)
2

degrees()

Returns a tuple with the maximal degree of each variable in this polynomial. The list of degrees is ordered by the order of the generators.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<y0,y1,y2> = PolynomialRing(QQ,3)
sage: q = 3*y0*y1*y1*y2; q
3*y0*y1^2*y2
sage: q.degrees()
(1, 2, 1)
sage: (q + y0^5).degrees()
(5, 2, 1)

dict()

Return a dictionary representing self. This dictionary is in the same format as the generic MPolynomial: The dictionary consists of ETuple:coefficient pairs.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: f=2*x*y^3*z^2 + 1/7*x^2 + 2/3
sage: f.dict()
{(1, 3, 2): 2, (0, 0, 0): 2/3, (2, 0, 0): 1/7}

discriminant(variable)

Returns the discriminant of self with respect to the given variable.

INPUT:

• variable - The variable with respect to which we compute

the discriminant

OUTPUT:

• An element of the base ring of the polynomial ring.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x,y,z>=QQ[]
sage: f=4*x*y^2 + 1/4*x*y*z + 3/2*x*z^2 - 1/2*z^2
sage: f.discriminant(x)
1
sage: f.discriminant(y)
-383/16*x^2*z^2 + 8*x*z^2
sage: f.discriminant(z)
-383/16*x^2*y^2 + 8*x*y^2


Note that, unlike the univariate case, the result lives in the same ring as the polynomial:

sage: R.<x,y>=QQ[]
sage: f=x^5*y+3*x^2*y^2-2*x+y-1
sage: f.discriminant(y)
x^10 + 2*x^5 + 24*x^3 + 12*x^2 + 1
sage: f.polynomial(y).discriminant()
x^10 + 2*x^5 + 24*x^3 + 12*x^2 + 1
sage: f.discriminant(y).parent()==f.polynomial(y).discriminant().parent()
False

AUTHOR:
Miguel Marco
exponents(as_ETuples=True)

Return the exponents of the monomials appearing in this polynomial.

INPUT:

• as_ETuples - (default: True) if true returns the result as an list of ETuples

otherwise returns a list of tuples

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<a,b,c> = QQ[]
sage: f = a^3 + b + 2*b^2
sage: f.exponents()
[(3, 0, 0), (0, 2, 0), (0, 1, 0)]
sage: f.exponents(as_ETuples=False)
[(3, 0, 0), (0, 2, 0), (0, 1, 0)]

factor(proof=True)

Return the factorization of this polynomial.

INPUT:

• proof - ignored.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x, y> = QQ[]
sage: f = (x^3 + 2*y^2*x) * (x^2 + x + 1); f
x^5 + 2*x^3*y^2 + x^4 + 2*x^2*y^2 + x^3 + 2*x*y^2
sage: F = f.factor()
sage: F
x * (x^2 + x + 1) * (x^2 + 2*y^2)


Next we factor the same polynomial, but over the finite field of order 3.:

sage: R.<x, y> = GF(3)[]
sage: f = (x^3 + 2*y^2*x) * (x^2 + x + 1); f
x^5 - x^3*y^2 + x^4 - x^2*y^2 + x^3 - x*y^2
sage: F = f.factor()
sage: F # order is somewhat random
(-1) * x * (-x + y) * (x + y) * (x - 1)^2


Next we factor a polynomial, but over a finite field of order 9.:

sage: K.<a> = GF(3^2)
sage: R.<x, y> = K[]
sage: f = (x^3 + 2*a*y^2*x) * (x^2 + x + 1); f
x^5 + (-a)*x^3*y^2 + x^4 + (-a)*x^2*y^2 + x^3 + (-a)*x*y^2
sage: F = f.factor()
sage: F
((-a)) * x * (x - 1)^2 * ((-a + 1)*x^2 + y^2)
sage: f - F
0


Next we factor a polynomial over a number field.:

sage: p = var('p')
sage: K.<s> = NumberField(p^3-2)
sage: KXY.<x,y> = K[]
sage: factor(x^3 - 2*y^3)
(x + (-s)*y) * (x^2 + (s)*x*y + (s^2)*y^2)
sage: k = (x^3-2*y^3)^5*(x+s*y)^2*(2/3 + s^2)
sage: k.factor()
((s^2 + 2/3)) * (x + (s)*y)^2 * (x + (-s)*y)^5 * (x^2 + (s)*x*y + (s^2)*y^2)^5


This shows that ticket #2780 is fixed, i.e. that the unit part of the factorization is set correctly:

sage: x = var('x')
sage: K.<a> = NumberField(x^2 + 1)
sage: R.<y, z> = PolynomialRing(K)
sage: f = 2*y^2 + 2*z^2
sage: F = f.factor(); F.unit()
2


Another example:

sage: R.<x,y,z> = GF(32003)[]
sage: f = 9*(x-1)^2*(y+z)
sage: f.factor()
(9) * (y + z) * (x - 1)^2

sage: R.<x,w,v,u> = QQ['x','w','v','u']
sage: p = (4*v^4*u^2 - 16*v^2*u^4 + 16*u^6 - 4*v^4*u + 8*v^2*u^3 + v^4)
sage: p.factor()
(-2*v^2*u + 4*u^3 + v^2)^2
sage: R.<a,b,c,d> = QQ[]
sage: f =  (-2) * (a - d) * (-a + b) * (b - d) * (a - c) * (b - c) * (c - d)
sage: F = f.factor(); F
(-2) * (c - d) * (-b + c) * (b - d) * (-a + c) * (-a + b) * (a - d)
sage: F[0][0]
c - d
sage: F.unit()
-2


Constant elements are factorized in the base rings.

sage: P.<x,y> = ZZ[]
sage: P(2^3*7).factor()
2^3 * 7


Factorization for finite prime fields with characteristic $$> 2^{29}$$ is not supported either.

sage: q = 1073741789
sage: T.<aa, bb> = PolynomialRing(GF(q))
sage: f = aa^2 + 12124343*bb*aa + 32434598*bb^2
sage: f.factor()
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
NotImplementedError: Factorization of multivariate polynomials over prime fields with characteristic > 2^29 is not implemented.


Finally, factorization over the integers is not supported.

sage: P.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(ZZ)
sage: f = (3*x + 4)*(5*x - 2)
sage: f.factor()
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
NotImplementedError: Factorization of multivariate polynomials over non-fields is not implemented.


TESTS:

This shows that trac ticket #10270 is fixed:

sage: R.<x,y,z> = GF(3)[]
sage: f = x^2*z^2+x*y*z-y^2
sage: f.factor()
x^2*z^2 + x*y*z - y^2


This checks that trac ticket #11838 is fixed:

sage: K = GF(4,'a')
sage: a = K.gens()[0]
sage: R.<x,y> = K[]
sage: p=x^8*y^3 + x^2*y^9 + a*x^9 + a*x*y^4
sage: q=y^11 + (a)*y^10 + (a + 1)*x*y^3
sage: f = p*q
sage: f.factor()
x * y^3 * (y^8 + (a)*y^7 + (a + 1)*x) * (x^7*y^3 + x*y^9 + (a)*x^8 + (a)*y^4)


We test several examples which were known to return wrong results in the past (see trac ticket #10902):

sage: R.<x,y> = GF(2)[]
sage: p = x^3*y^7 + x^2*y^6 + x^2*y^3
sage: q = x^3*y^5
sage: f = p*q
sage: p.factor()*q.factor()
x^5 * y^8 * (x*y^4 + y^3 + 1)
sage: f.factor()
x^5 * y^8 * (x*y^4 + y^3 + 1)
sage: f.factor().expand() == f
True

sage: R.<x,y> = GF(2)[]
sage: p=x^8 + y^8; q=x^2*y^4 + x
sage: f=p*q
sage: lf = f.factor()
sage: f-lf
0

sage: R.<x,y> = GF(3)[]
sage: p = -x*y^9 + x
sage: q = -x^8*y^2
sage: f = p*q
sage: f
x^9*y^11 - x^9*y^2
sage: f.factor()
y^2 * (y - 1)^9 * x^9
sage: f - f.factor()
0

sage: R.<x,y> = GF(5)[]
sage: p=x^27*y^9 + x^32*y^3 + 2*x^20*y^10 - x^4*y^24 - 2*x^17*y
sage: q=-2*x^10*y^24 + x^9*y^24 - 2*x^3*y^30
sage: f=p*q; f-f.factor()
0

sage: R.<x,y> = GF(7)[]
sage: p=-3*x^47*y^24
sage: q=-3*x^47*y^37 - 3*x^24*y^49 + 2*x^56*y^8 + 3*x^29*y^15 - x^2*y^33
sage: f=p*q
sage: f-f.factor()
0


The following examples used to give a Segmentation Fault, see trac ticket #12918 and trac ticket #13129:

sage: R.<x,y> = GF(2)[]
sage: f = x^6 + x^5 + y^5 + y^4
sage: f.factor()
x^6 + x^5 + y^5 + y^4
sage: f = x^16*y + x^10*y + x^9*y + x^6*y + x^5 + x*y + y^2
sage: f.factor()
x^16*y + x^10*y + x^9*y + x^6*y + x^5 + x*y + y^2


Test trac ticket #12928:

sage: R.<x,y> = GF(2)[]
sage: p = x^2 + y^2 + x + 1
sage: q = x^4 + x^2*y^2 + y^4 + x*y^2 + x^2 + y^2 + 1
sage: factor(p*q)
(x^2 + y^2 + x + 1) * (x^4 + x^2*y^2 + y^4 + x*y^2 + x^2 + y^2 + 1)


Check that trac ticket #13770 is fixed:

sage: U.<y,t> = GF(2)[]
sage: f = y*t^8 + y^5*t^2 + y*t^6 + t^7 + y^6 + y^5*t + y^2*t^4 + y^2*t^2 + y^2*t + t^3 + y^2 + t^2
sage: l = f.factor()
sage: l[0][0]==t^2 + y + t + 1 or l[1][0]==t^2 + y + t + 1
True


The following used to sometimes take a very long time or get stuck, see trac ticket #12846. These 100 iterations should take less than 1 second:

sage: K.<a> = GF(4)
sage: R.<x,y> = K[]
sage: f = (a + 1)*x^145*y^84 + (a + 1)*x^205*y^17 + x^32*y^112 + x^92*y^45
sage: for i in range(100):
...       assert len(f.factor()) == 4

gcd(right, algorithm=None, **kwds)

Return the greatest common divisor of self and right.

INPUT:

• right - polynomial
• algorithm - ezgcd - EZGCD algorithm - modular - multi-modular algorithm (default)
• **kwds - ignored

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: f = (x*y*z)^6 - 1
sage: g = (x*y*z)^4 - 1
sage: f.gcd(g)
x^2*y^2*z^2 - 1
sage: GCD([x^3 - 3*x + 2, x^4 - 1, x^6 -1])
x - 1

sage: R.<x,y> = QQ[]
sage: f = (x^3 + 2*y^2*x)^2
sage: g = x^2*y^2
sage: f.gcd(g)
x^2


We compute a gcd over a finite field:

sage: F.<u> = GF(31^2)
sage: R.<x,y,z> = F[]
sage: p = x^3 + (1+u)*y^3 + z^3
sage: q = p^3 * (x - y + z*u)
sage: gcd(p,q)
x^3 + (u + 1)*y^3 + z^3
sage: gcd(p,q)  # yes, twice -- tests that singular ring is properly set.
x^3 + (u + 1)*y^3 + z^3


We compute a gcd over a number field:

sage: x = polygen(QQ)
sage: F.<u> = NumberField(x^3 - 2)
sage: R.<x,y,z> = F[]
sage: p = x^3 + (1+u)*y^3 + z^3
sage: q = p^3 * (x - y + z*u)
sage: gcd(p,q)
x^3 + (u + 1)*y^3 + z^3


TESTS:

sage: Q.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: P(0).gcd(Q(0))
0
sage: x.gcd(1)
1

sage: k.<a> = GF(9)
sage: R.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(k)
sage: f = R.change_ring(GF(3)).gen()
sage: g = x+y
sage: g.gcd(f)
1
sage: x.gcd(R.change_ring(GF(3)).gen())
x


Return a list of partial derivatives of this polynomial, ordered by the variables of the parent.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(QQ,3)
sage: f= x*y + 1
[y, x, 0]

integral(var)

Integrates this polynomial with respect to the provided variable.

One requires that $$\QQ$$ is contained in the ring.

INPUT:

• variable - the integral is taken with respect to variable

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x, y> = PolynomialRing(QQ, 2)
sage: f = 3*x^3*y^2 + 5*y^2 + 3*x + 2
sage: f.integral(x)
3/4*x^4*y^2 + 5*x*y^2 + 3/2*x^2 + 2*x
sage: f.integral(y)
x^3*y^3 + 5/3*y^3 + 3*x*y + 2*y


Check that trac ticket #15896 is solved:

sage: s = x+y
sage: s.integral(x)+x
1/2*x^2 + x*y + x
sage: s.integral(x)*s
1/2*x^3 + 3/2*x^2*y + x*y^2


TESTS:

sage: z, w = polygen(QQ, 'z, w')
sage: f.integral(z)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
TypeError: the variable is not in the same ring as self

sage: f.integral(y**2)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
TypeError: not a variable in the same ring as self

sage: x,y = polygen(ZZ,'x,y')
sage: y.integral(x)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
TypeError: the ring must contain the rational numbers

inverse_of_unit()

Return the inverse of this polynomial if it is a unit.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x,y> = QQ[]
sage: x.inverse_of_unit()
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
ArithmeticError: Element is not a unit.

sage: R(1/2).inverse_of_unit()
2

is_constant()

Return True if this polynomial is constant.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(GF(127))
sage: x.is_constant()
False
sage: P(1).is_constant()
True

is_homogeneous()

Return True if this polynomial is homogeneous.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(RationalField(), 2)
sage: (x+y).is_homogeneous()
True
sage: (x.parent()(0)).is_homogeneous()
True
sage: (x+y^2).is_homogeneous()
False
sage: (x^2 + y^2).is_homogeneous()
True
sage: (x^2 + y^2*x).is_homogeneous()
False
sage: (x^2*y + y^2*x).is_homogeneous()
True

is_monomial()

Return True if this polynomial is a monomial. A monomial is defined to be a product of generators with coefficient 1.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(QQ)
sage: x.is_monomial()
True
sage: (2*x).is_monomial()
False
sage: (x*y).is_monomial()
True
sage: (x*y + x).is_monomial()
False

is_squarefree()

Return True if this polynomial is square free.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(QQ)
sage: f= x^2 + 2*x*y + 1/2*z
sage: f.is_squarefree()
True
sage: h = f^2
sage: h.is_squarefree()
False

is_unit()

Return True if self is a unit.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x,y> = QQ[]
sage: (x+y).is_unit()
False
sage: R(0).is_unit()
False
sage: R(-1).is_unit()
True
sage: R(-1 + x).is_unit()
False
sage: R(2).is_unit()
True

sage: R.<x,y> = ZZ[]
sage: R(1).is_unit()
True
sage: R(2).is_unit()
False

is_univariate()

Return True if self is a univariate polynomial, that is if self contains only one variable.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = GF(2)[]
sage: f = x^2 + 1
sage: f.is_univariate()
True
sage: f = y*x^2 + 1
sage: f.is_univariate()
False
sage: f = P(0)
sage: f.is_univariate()
True

is_zero()

Return True if this polynomial is zero.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(QQ)
sage: x.is_zero()
False
sage: (x-x).is_zero()
True

lc()

Leading coefficient of this polynomial with respect to the term order of self.parent().

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x,y,z>=PolynomialRing(GF(7),3,order='lex')
sage: f = 3*x^1*y^2 + 2*y^3*z^4
sage: f.lc()
3

sage: f = 5*x^3*y^2*z^4 + 4*x^3*y^2*z^1
sage: f.lc()
5

lcm(g)

Return the least common multiple of self and $$g$$.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: p = (x+y)*(y+z)
sage: q = (z^4+2)*(y+z)
sage: lcm(p,q)
x*y*z^4 + y^2*z^4 + x*z^5 + y*z^5 + 2*x*y + 2*y^2 + 2*x*z + 2*y*z

sage: P.<x,y,z> = ZZ[]
sage: p = 2*(x+y)*(y+z)
sage: q = 3*(z^4+2)*(y+z)
sage: lcm(p,q)
6*x*y*z^4 + 6*y^2*z^4 + 6*x*z^5 + 6*y*z^5 + 12*x*y + 12*y^2 + 12*x*z + 12*y*z

sage: r.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(GF(2**8, 'a'), 2)
sage: a = r.base_ring().0
sage: f = (a^2+a)*x^2*y + (a^4+a^3+a)*y + a^5
sage: f.lcm(x^4)
(a^2 + a)*x^6*y + (a^4 + a^3 + a)*x^4*y + (a^5)*x^4

sage: w = var('w')
sage: r.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(NumberField(w^4 + 1, 'a'), 2)
sage: a = r.base_ring().0
sage: f = (a^2+a)*x^2*y + (a^4+a^3+a)*y + a^5
sage: f.lcm(x^4)
(a^2 + a)*x^6*y + (a^3 + a - 1)*x^4*y + (-a)*x^4

lift(I)

given an ideal I = (f_1,...,f_r) and some g (== self) in I, find s_1,...,s_r such that g = s_1 f_1 + ... + s_r f_r.

A ValueError exception is raised if g (== self) does not belong to I.

EXAMPLES:

sage: A.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(QQ,2,order='degrevlex')
sage: I = A.ideal([x^10 + x^9*y^2, y^8 - x^2*y^7 ])
sage: f = x*y^13 + y^12
sage: M = f.lift(I)
sage: M
[y^7, x^7*y^2 + x^8 + x^5*y^3 + x^6*y + x^3*y^4 + x^4*y^2 + x*y^5 + x^2*y^3 + y^4]
sage: sum( map( mul , zip( M, I.gens() ) ) ) == f
True


Check that trac ticket #13671 is fixed:

sage: R.<x1,x2> = QQ[]
sage: I = R.ideal(x2**2 + x1 - 2, x1**2 - 1)
sage: f = I.gen(0) + x2*I.gen(1)
sage: f.lift(I)
[1, x2]
sage: (f+1).lift(I)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
ValueError: polynomial is not in the ideal
sage: f.lift(I)
[1, x2]


TESTS:

Check that trac ticket #13714 is fixed:

sage: R.<x1,x2> = QQ[]
sage: I = R.ideal(x2**2 + x1 - 2, x1**2 - 1)
sage: R.one().lift(I)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
ValueError: polynomial is not in the ideal
sage: foo = I.complete_primary_decomposition() # indirect doctest
sage: foo[0][0]
Ideal (x2 - 1, x1 - 1) of Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x1, x2 over Rational Field

lm()

Returns the lead monomial of self with respect to the term order of self.parent(). In Sage a monomial is a product of variables in some power without a coefficient.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x,y,z>=PolynomialRing(GF(7),3,order='lex')
sage: f = x^1*y^2 + y^3*z^4
sage: f.lm()
x*y^2
sage: f = x^3*y^2*z^4 + x^3*y^2*z^1
sage: f.lm()
x^3*y^2*z^4

sage: R.<x,y,z>=PolynomialRing(QQ,3,order='deglex')
sage: f = x^1*y^2*z^3 + x^3*y^2*z^0
sage: f.lm()
x*y^2*z^3
sage: f = x^1*y^2*z^4 + x^1*y^1*z^5
sage: f.lm()
x*y^2*z^4

sage: R.<x,y,z>=PolynomialRing(GF(127),3,order='degrevlex')
sage: f = x^1*y^5*z^2 + x^4*y^1*z^3
sage: f.lm()
x*y^5*z^2
sage: f = x^4*y^7*z^1 + x^4*y^2*z^3
sage: f.lm()
x^4*y^7*z

lt()

Leading term of this polynomial. In Sage a term is a product of variables in some power and a coefficient.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x,y,z>=PolynomialRing(GF(7),3,order='lex')
sage: f = 3*x^1*y^2 + 2*y^3*z^4
sage: f.lt()
3*x*y^2

sage: f = 5*x^3*y^2*z^4 + 4*x^3*y^2*z^1
sage: f.lt()
-2*x^3*y^2*z^4

monomial_coefficient(mon)

Return the coefficient in the base ring of the monomial mon in self, where mon must have the same parent as self.

This function contrasts with the function coefficient which returns the coefficient of a monomial viewing this polynomial in a polynomial ring over a base ring having fewer variables.

INPUT:

• mon - a monomial
OUTPUT:
coefficient in base ring
For coefficients in a base ring of fewer variables, look at coefficient.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y> = QQ[]

The parent of the return is a member of the base ring.
sage: f = 2 * x * y
sage: c = f.monomial_coefficient(x*y); c
2
sage: c.parent()
Rational Field

sage: f = y^2 + y^2*x - x^9 - 7*x + 5*x*y
sage: f.monomial_coefficient(y^2)
1
sage: f.monomial_coefficient(x*y)
5
sage: f.monomial_coefficient(x^9)
-1
sage: f.monomial_coefficient(x^10)
0

monomials()

Return the list of monomials in self. The returned list is decreasingly ordered by the term ordering of self.parent().

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: f = x + 3/2*y*z^2 + 2/3
sage: f.monomials()
[y*z^2, x, 1]
sage: f = P(3/2)
sage: f.monomials()
[1]


TESTS:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: f = x
sage: f.monomials()
[x]


Check if trac ticket #12706 is fixed:

sage: f = P(0)
sage: f.monomials()
[]


Check if trac ticket #7152 is fixed:

sage: x=var('x')
sage: K.<rho> = NumberField(x**2 + 1)
sage: R.<x,y> = QQ[]
sage: p = rho*x
sage: q = x
sage: p.monomials()
[x]
sage: q.monomials()
[x]
sage: p.monomials()
[x]

numerator()

Return a numerator of self computed as self * self.denominator()

If the base_field of self is the Rational Field then the numerator is a polynomial whose base_ring is the Integer Ring, this is done for compatibility to the univariate case.

Warning

This is not the numerator of the rational function defined by self, which would always be self since self is a polynomial.

EXAMPLES:

First we compute the numerator of a polynomial with integer coefficients, which is of course self.

sage: R.<x, y> = ZZ[]
sage: f = x^3 + 17*y + 1
sage: f.numerator()
x^3 + 17*y + 1
sage: f == f.numerator()
True


Next we compute the numerator of a polynomial with rational coefficients.

sage: R.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(QQ)
sage: f = (1/17)*x^19 - (2/3)*y + 1/3; f
1/17*x^19 - 2/3*y + 1/3
sage: f.numerator()
3*x^19 - 34*y + 17
sage: f == f.numerator()
False
sage: f.numerator().base_ring()
Integer Ring


We check that the computation of numerator and denominator is valid.

sage: K=QQ['x,y']
sage: f=K.random_element()
sage: f.numerator() / f.denominator() == f
True


The following tests against a bug that has been fixed in trac ticket #11780:

sage: P.<foo,bar> = ZZ[]
sage: Q.<foo,bar> = QQ[]
sage: f = Q.random_element()
sage: f.numerator().parent() is P
True

nvariables()

Return the number variables in this polynomial.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(GF(127))
sage: f = x*y + z
sage: f.nvariables()
3
sage: f = x + y
sage: f.nvariables()
2

quo_rem(right)

Returns quotient and remainder of self and right.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x,y> = QQ[]
sage: f = y*x^2 + x + 1
sage: f.quo_rem(x)
(x*y + 1, 1)
sage: f.quo_rem(y)
(x^2, x + 1)

sage: R.<x,y> = ZZ[]
sage: f = 2*y*x^2 + x + 1
sage: f.quo_rem(x)
(2*x*y + 1, 1)
sage: f.quo_rem(y)
(2*x^2, x + 1)
sage: f.quo_rem(3*x)
(0, 2*x^2*y + x + 1)


TESTS:

sage: R.<x,y> = QQ[]
sage: R(0).quo_rem(R(1))
(0, 0)
sage: R(1).quo_rem(R(0))
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
ZeroDivisionError

reduce(I)

Return the normal form of self w.r.t. I, i.e. return the remainder of this polynomial with respect to the polynomials in I. If the polynomial set/list I is not a (strong) Groebner basis the result is not canonical.

A strong Groebner basis G of I implies that for every leading term t of I there exists an element g of G, such that the leading term of g divides t.

INPUT:

• I - a list/set of polynomials. If I is an ideal, the generators are used.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: f1 = -2 * x^2 + x^3
sage: f2 = -2 * y + x* y
sage: f3 = -x^2 + y^2
sage: F = Ideal([f1,f2,f3])
sage: g = x*y - 3*x*y^2
sage: g.reduce(F)
-6*y^2 + 2*y
sage: g.reduce(F.gens())
-6*y^2 + 2*y


$$\ZZ$$ is also supported.

sage: P.<x,y,z> = ZZ[]
sage: f1 = -2 * x^2 + x^3
sage: f2 = -2 * y + x* y
sage: f3 = -x^2 + y^2
sage: F = Ideal([f1,f2,f3])
sage: g = x*y - 3*x*y^2
sage: g.reduce(F)
-6*y^2 + 2*y
sage: g.reduce(F.gens())
-6*y^2 + 2*y

sage: f = 3*x
sage: f.reduce([2*x,y])
3*x

resultant(other, variable=None)

Compute the resultant of this polynomial and the first argument with respect to the variable given as the second argument.

If a second argument is not provide the first variable of the parent is chosen.

INPUT:

• other - polynomial
• variable - optional variable (default: None)

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(QQ,2)
sage: a = x+y
sage: b = x^3-y^3
sage: c = a.resultant(b); c
-2*y^3
sage: d = a.resultant(b,y); d
2*x^3


The SINGULAR example:

sage: R.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(GF(32003),3)
sage: f = 3 * (x+2)^3 + y
sage: g = x+y+z
sage: f.resultant(g,x)
3*y^3 + 9*y^2*z + 9*y*z^2 + 3*z^3 - 18*y^2 - 36*y*z - 18*z^2 + 35*y + 36*z - 24


Resultants are also supported over the Integers:

sage: R.<x,y,a,b,u>=PolynomialRing(ZZ, 5, order='lex')
sage: r = (x^4*y^2+x^2*y-y).resultant(x*y-y*a-x*b+a*b+u,x)
sage: r
y^6*a^4 - 4*y^5*a^4*b - 4*y^5*a^3*u + y^5*a^2 - y^5 + 6*y^4*a^4*b^2 + 12*y^4*a^3*b*u - 4*y^4*a^2*b + 6*y^4*a^2*u^2 - 2*y^4*a*u + 4*y^4*b - 4*y^3*a^4*b^3 - 12*y^3*a^3*b^2*u + 6*y^3*a^2*b^2 - 12*y^3*a^2*b*u^2 + 6*y^3*a*b*u - 4*y^3*a*u^3 - 6*y^3*b^2 + y^3*u^2 + y^2*a^4*b^4 + 4*y^2*a^3*b^3*u - 4*y^2*a^2*b^3 + 6*y^2*a^2*b^2*u^2 - 6*y^2*a*b^2*u + 4*y^2*a*b*u^3 + 4*y^2*b^3 - 2*y^2*b*u^2 + y^2*u^4 + y*a^2*b^4 + 2*y*a*b^3*u - y*b^4 + y*b^2*u^2


TESTS:

sage: P.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(QQ, order='degrevlex')
sage: a = x+y
sage: b = x^3-y^3
sage: c = a.resultant(b); c
-2*y^3
sage: d = a.resultant(b,y); d
2*x^3

sage: P.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(ZZ,2)
sage: f = x+y
sage: g=y^2+x
sage: f.resultant(g,y)
x^2 + x

sub_m_mul_q(m, q)

Return self - m*q, where m must be a monomial and q a polynomial.

INPUT:

• m - a monomial
• q - a polynomial

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z>=PolynomialRing(QQ,3)
sage: x.sub_m_mul_q(y,z)
-y*z + x


TESTS:

sage: Q.<x,y,z>=PolynomialRing(QQ,3)
sage: P.<x,y,z>=PolynomialRing(QQ,3)
sage: P(0).sub_m_mul_q(P(0),P(1))
0
sage: x.sub_m_mul_q(Q.gen(1),Q.gen(2))
-y*z + x

subs(fixed=None, **kw)

Fixes some given variables in a given multivariate polynomial and returns the changed multivariate polynomials. The polynomial itself is not affected. The variable,value pairs for fixing are to be provided as dictionary of the form {variable:value}.

This is a special case of evaluating the polynomial with some of the variables constants and the others the original variables, but should be much faster if only few variables are to be fixed.

INPUT:

• fixed - (optional) dict with variable:value pairs
• **kw - names parameters
OUTPUT:
a new multivariate polynomial

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x,y> = QQ[]
sage: f = x^2 + y + x^2*y^2 + 5
sage: f(5,y)
25*y^2 + y + 30
sage: f.subs({x:5})
25*y^2 + y + 30
sage: f.subs(x=5)
25*y^2 + y + 30

sage: P.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(GF(2),3)
sage: f = x + y + 1
sage: f.subs({x:y+1})
0
sage: f.subs(x=y)
1
sage: f.subs(x=x)
x + y + 1
sage: f.subs({x:z})
y + z + 1
sage: f.subs(x=z+1)
y + z

sage: f.subs(x=1/y)
(y^2 + y + 1)/y
sage: f.subs({x:1/y})
(y^2 + y + 1)/y


The parameters are subsituted in order and without side effects:

sage: R.<x,y>=QQ[]
sage: g=x+y
sage: g.subs({x:x+1,y:x*y})
x*y + x + 1
sage: g.subs({x:x+1}).subs({y:x*y})
x*y + x + 1
sage: g.subs({y:x*y}).subs({x:x+1})
x*y + x + y + 1

sage: R.<x,y> = QQ[]
sage: f = x + 2*y
sage: f.subs(x=y,y=x)
2*x + y


TESTS:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: f = y
sage: f.subs({y:x}).subs({x:z})
z


We test that we change the ring even if there is nothing to do:

sage: P = QQ['x,y']
sage: x = var('x')
sage: parent(P.zero_element() / x)
Symbolic Ring


We are catching overflows:

sage: R.<x,y> = QQ[]
sage: n=1000; f = x^n
sage: try:
....:   f.subs(x = x^n)
....:   print "no overflow"
....: except OverflowError:
....:   print "overflow"
overflow    # 32-bit
x^1000000   # 64-bit
no overflow # 64-bit

sage: n=100000;
sage: try:
....:   f = x^n
....:   f.subs(x = x^n)
....:   print "no overflow"
....: except OverflowError:
....:   print "overflow"
overflow


Return the total degree of self, which is the maximum degree of all monomials in self.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: f=2*x*y^3*z^2
sage: f.total_degree()
6
sage: f=4*x^2*y^2*z^3
sage: f.total_degree()
7
sage: f=99*x^6*y^3*z^9
sage: f.total_degree()
18
sage: f=x*y^3*z^6+3*x^2
sage: f.total_degree()
10
sage: f=z^3+8*x^4*y^5*z
sage: f.total_degree()
10
sage: f=z^9+10*x^4+y^8*x^2
sage: f.total_degree()
10


TESTS:

sage: R.<x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: R(0).total_degree()
-1
sage: R(1).total_degree()
0


With a matrix term ordering, the grading changes. To evaluate the total degree using the standard grading, use the optional argumentstd_grading=True.

sage: tord=TermOrder(matrix([3,0,1,1,1,0,1,0,0])) sage: R.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(QQ,’x’,3,order=tord) sage: (x^2*y).total_degree() 6 sage: (x^2*y).total_degree(std_grading=True) 3
univariate_polynomial(R=None)

Returns a univariate polynomial associated to this multivariate polynomial.

INPUT:

• R - (default: None) PolynomialRing

If this polynomial is not in at most one variable, then a ValueError exception is raised. This is checked using the is_univariate() method. The new Polynomial is over the same base ring as the given MPolynomial and in the variable x if no ring R is provided.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x, y> = QQ[]
sage: f = 3*x^2 - 2*y + 7*x^2*y^2 + 5
sage: f.univariate_polynomial()
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
TypeError: polynomial must involve at most one variable
sage: g = f.subs({x:10}); g
700*y^2 - 2*y + 305
sage: g.univariate_polynomial ()
700*y^2 - 2*y + 305
sage: g.univariate_polynomial(PolynomialRing(QQ,'z'))
700*z^2 - 2*z + 305


Here’s an example with a constant multivariate polynomial:

sage: g = R(1)
sage: h = g.univariate_polynomial(); h
1
sage: h.parent()
Univariate Polynomial Ring in x over Rational Field

variable(i=0)

Return the i-th variable occurring in self. The index i is the index in self.variables().

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = GF(2)[]
sage: f = x*z^2 + z + 1
sage: f.variables()
(x, z)
sage: f.variable(1)
z

variables()

Return a tuple of all variables occurring in self.

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y,z> = GF(2)[]
sage: f = x*z^2 + z + 1
sage: f.variables()
(x, z)

sage.rings.polynomial.multi_polynomial_libsingular.unpickle_MPolynomialRing_libsingular(base_ring, names, term_order)

inverse function for MPolynomialRing_libsingular.__reduce__

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(QQ)
sage: loads(dumps(P)) is P # indirect doctest
True

sage.rings.polynomial.multi_polynomial_libsingular.unpickle_MPolynomial_libsingular(R, d)

Deserialize an MPolynomial_libsingular object

INPUT:

EXAMPLES:

sage: P.<x,y> = PolynomialRing(QQ)
sage: loads(dumps(x)) == x # indirect doctest
True


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