Rational Polynomial

A rational polynomial is a polynomial having rational coefficients.

While the term "rational polynomial" is sometimes used as a synonym for rational function, this usage is strongly discouraged since by analogy with complex polynomial and integer polynomial, "rational polynomial" should properly refer to a polynomial with rational coefficients.

See also

Complex Polynomial, Integer Polynomial, Polynomial, Rational Function, Real Polynomial

Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

Cite this as:

Weisstein, Eric W. "Rational Polynomial." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

Subject classifications