Quadratic Polynomial

A quadratic polynomial is a polynomial of degree 2. A univariate quadratic polynomial has the form f(x)=a_2x^2+a_1x+a_0. An equation involving a quadratic polynomial is called a quadratic equation. A closed-form solution known as the quadratic formula exists for the solutions of an arbitrary quadratic equation.

See also

Quadratic, Quadratic Equation, Quadratic Formula

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Terr, David and Weisstein, Eric W. "Quadratic Polynomial." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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