An Algorithm for Computing the Complete Root Classification of a Parametric Polynomial

  • Songxin Liang
  • David J. Jeffrey
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4120)


The Complete Root Classification for a univariate polynomial with symbolic coefficients is the collection of all the possible cases of its root classification, together with the conditions its coefficients should satisfy for each case. Here an algorithm is given for the automatic computation of the complete root classification of a polynomial with complex symbolic coefficients. The application of complete root classifications to some real quantifier elimination problems is also described.


Complete discrimination system complete root classification root classification parametric polynomial 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Songxin Liang
    • 1
  • David J. Jeffrey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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