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Improved Budan-Fourier Count for Root Finding


Given a degree n univariate polynomial f(x), the Budan-Fourier function Vf (x) counts the sign changes in the sequence of derivatives of f evaluated at x. The values at which this function jumps are called the virtual roots of f, these include the real roots of f and any multiple root of its derivatives. This concept was introduced (by an equivalent property) by Gonzales-Vega, Lombardi, Mahe and then studied by Coste, Lajous, Lombardi, Roy .The set of virtual roots provide a good real substitute to the set of complex roots; it depends continuously on the coefficients of f. We will describe a root isolation method by a subdivision process based on a generalized Budan-Fourier count, fast evaluation and Newton like approximations. Our algorithm will provide isolating intervals for all augmented virtual roots of f. For a polynomials with integer coefficients of length size = ~O(n), its bit cost is in ~O (n5). We rely on a new connexity property of the Budan table of f which collects the signs of the iterated derivatives of f.
On decrit un nouvel algorithme d'isolation des racines d'un polynome f a l'aide du compte de changements de signes de Budan Fourier. On utilise une nouvelle propriete de connexite dans le tableau de variation de f.
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hal-00653762 , version 1 (20-12-2011)


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André Galligo. Improved Budan-Fourier Count for Root Finding. 2011. ⟨hal-00653762⟩
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