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data.polynomial.inductions

# Induction on polynomials #

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This file contains lemmas dealing with different flavours of induction on polynomials.

noncomputable def polynomial.div_X {R : Type u} [semiring R] (p : polynomial R) :

div_X p returns a polynomial q such that q * X + C (p.coeff 0) = p. It can be used in a semiring where the usual division algorithm is not possible

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@[simp]
theorem polynomial.coeff_div_X {R : Type u} {n : } [semiring R] {p : polynomial R} :
p.div_X.coeff n = p.coeff (n + 1)
@[simp]
theorem polynomial.div_X_C {R : Type u} [semiring R] (a : R) :
.div_X = 0
theorem polynomial.div_X_add {R : Type u} [semiring R] {p q : polynomial R} :
(p + q).div_X = p.div_X + q.div_X
theorem polynomial.degree_div_X_lt {R : Type u} [semiring R] {p : polynomial R} (hp0 : p 0) :
noncomputable def polynomial.rec_on_horner {R : Type u} [semiring R] {M : Sort u_1} (p : polynomial R) :
M 0 (Π (p : (a : R), p.coeff 0 = 0 a 0 M p M (p + (Π (p : , p 0 M p M (p * polynomial.X)) M p

An induction principle for polynomials, valued in Sort* instead of Prop.

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theorem polynomial.degree_pos_induction_on {R : Type u} [semiring R] {P : Prop} (p : polynomial R) (h0 : 0 < p.degree) (hC : {a : R}, a 0 P ) (hX : {p : , 0 < p.degree P p P ) (hadd : {p : {a : R}, 0 < p.degree P p P (p + ) :
P p

A property holds for all polynomials of positive degree with coefficients in a semiring R if it holds for

• a * X, with a ∈ R,
• p * X, with p ∈ R[X],
• p + a, with a ∈ R, p ∈ R[X], with appropriate restrictions on each term.

See nat_degree_ne_zero_induction_on for a similar statement involving no explicit multiplication.

theorem polynomial.nat_degree_ne_zero_induction_on {R : Type u} [semiring R] {M : Prop} {f : polynomial R} (f0 : f.nat_degree 0) (h_C_add : {a : R} {p : , M p M + p)) (h_add : {p q : , M p M q M (p + q)) (h_monomial : {n : } {a : R}, a 0 n 0 M ( a)) :
M f

A property holds for all polynomials of non-zero nat_degree with coefficients in a semiring R if it holds for

• p + a, with a ∈ R, p ∈ R[X],
• p + q, with p, q ∈ R[X],
• monomials with nonzero coefficient and non-zero exponent, with appropriate restrictions on each term. Note that multiplication is "hidden" in the assumption on monomials, so there is no explicit multiplication in the statement. See degree_pos_induction_on for a similar statement involving more explicit multiplications.