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Thursday, March 10 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Polynomials, Roots, & Critical Points: A Complex Relationship

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A cubic polynomial with one real root can have two critical points, a single critical point, or no critical points. Surprisingly, the relationship of the roots to each other in the complex plane determine the number of critical points. Even more astonishing is the association between of the roots of the cubic polynomial function and the roots of its derivative!

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Eric Schulz

Walla Walla CC
Eric Schulz has been teaching at Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Washington since 1989 and has degrees in mathematics from Seattle Pacific University and the University of Washington. Eric is an author on Precalculus (Schulz, Briggs, Cochran, Sachs) and Calculus (Briggs, Cochran, Gillett, Schulz), both published by Pearson. He wrote the authoring and production software used to create the interactive etexts for both Precalculus... Read More →

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Thursday March 10, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
First Floor