Section 3.2 Polynomial Functions

Before Starting this Section, Review

  1. 1 Graphs of equations (Section 2.2 , page 186)

  2. 2 Solving linear equations (Section 1.1 , page 83)

  3. 3 Solving quadratic equations (Section 1.3 , page 106)

  4. 4 Transformations (Section 2.7 , page 263)

  5. 5 Relative maximum and minimum values (Section 2.5 , page 237)

Objectives

  1. 1 Learn properties of the graphs of polynomial functions.

  2. 2 Determine the end behavior of polynomial functions.

  3. 3 Find the zeros of a polynomial function by factoring.

  4. 4 Identify the relationship between degrees, real zeros, and turning points.

  5. 5 Graph polynomial functions.

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