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ERIC Number: EJ1007727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
Polynomial Graphs and Symmetry
Goehle, Geoff; Kobayashi, Mitsuo
College Mathematics Journal, v44 n1 p37-42 Jan 2013
Most quadratic functions are not even, but every parabola has symmetry with respect to some vertical line. Similarly, every cubic has rotational symmetry with respect to some point, though most cubics are not odd. We show that every polynomial has at most one point of symmetry and give conditions under which the polynomial has rotational or horizontal symmetry with respect to that point.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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