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*Definition:* polynomial evaluation

[ ]: Poly x R->Rp[a] := (sum_{0 <= i <= deg(p)}p_{i}*_{R}a^{i}).

Example: `p` := 2+`3`*`x`+4*`x`*`x`:

p= [2, 3, 4, 0, 0, 0, 0, ...]p[5] = 2*5^{0}+3*5^{1}+4*5^{2}= 117.

Author: Wolfgang Schreiner

Last Modification: November 16, 1999