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Mn (x), be pairwise coprime polynomials, and let u0 (x), u1 (x), . . , un (x) be arbitrary polynomials. Then there exists a polynomial u(x) such that u(x) ≡ uk (x) mod mk (x), k = 0, 1, . . , n, and this u(x) is unique modulo the product m(x) = m0 (x)m1 (x) · · · mn (x). 3 Polynomials 23 Let us prove a lemma ﬁrst. 1. Let f , g and h be three polynomials with ∂h < ∂f + ∂g, and suppose that, for suitable polynomials a and b, the relation af + bg = h holds. Then the same relation holds for two polynomials a1 and b1 such that ∂a1 < ∂g and ∂b1 < ∂f .

Determine the dual basis of the standard basis 1, x, . . , xn . ] 20. Prove that the polynomials (x − a)k , k = 0, 1, . . , n, make up a basis. Which is its dual basis? 21. Prove that every set of polynomials pk (x) of degrees k = 0, 1, . . , n constitute a basis. 22. 2. 23. Prove that, besides the 2n2 + n − 1 multiplications, computing u(x) by the Lagrange method requires n additions, 2n2 + 2 subtractions and n + 1 divisions. 2 Newton’s method The interpolating polynomial can be computed, as for integers, in a Newtonian way.

Xn . The fraction xii −xjj is denoted by [xi xj ]: [x0 x1 ] = y0 − y1 y1 − y2 , [x1 x2 ] = ,.... x0 − x1 x1 − x2 Note that the value of [xi xj ] does not depend on the ordering of its arguments: [xi xj ] = [xj xi ]. The numbers [xi xj ] are called ﬁrst-order divided diﬀerences of the function f (x). The fractions: [x0 x1 x2 ] = [x0 x1 ] − [x1 x2 ] , x0 − x2 [x1 x2 x3 ] = [x1 x2 ] − [x2 x3 ] , x1 − x3 and and so on are the second-order divided diﬀerences. In general, [x0 x1 . . xn ] = [x0 x1 .