The Power of Polynomials

Richard Crandall

By which title we do not mean algebraic
power but cultural power.  The lecturer will describe
how polynomial symbolics have, perhaps surprisingly,
direct practical application to disparate research
fields.  For example, polynomial manipulations can
be invoked, in clever fashion, for factoring of integers.
Conversely, integer arithmetic can be used to effect,
in shockingly simple manner, polynomial symbolics.