2nd Order Polynomials

Posted by doug
summary: 
A second order polynomial may have as many as two events appear in an animation at one moment in time.
description: 
The input in yellow goes directly through the origin. The polynomial in red never makes it to positive time. Near the origin, a second red dot appears to run at the other for an annihilation, which should become a familiar sight. Because the coefficients are reals, and the input goes through the origin, the polynomial is in exactly the same line as the input. There is nothing to "knock it" into another place in space.
command: 
q_graph -out poly_2_origin -dir poly -box 6 -command 'q_add_n -3 -3 -3 -3 .005 .005 .005 .005 1000 | q_poly -n 2 -c 1 -n 1 -c 3 -n 0 -c -2' -color red -command 'q_add_n -3 -3 -3 -3 .005 .005 .005 .005 1000' -color yellow
equation: 

As q goes from (-3, -3, -,3 -3) to (2, 2, 2, 2):
q^3 + 3 q - 2



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