Count the Number of Complex Roots

Wenda Li

17 October 2017

Abstract

Based on evaluating Cauchy indices through remainder sequences, this entry provides an effective procedure to count the number of complex roots (with multiplicity) of a polynomial within a rectangle box or a half-plane. Potential applications of this entry include certified complex root isolation (of a polynomial) and testing the Routh-Hurwitz stability criterion (i.e., to check whether all the roots of some characteristic polynomial have negative real parts).
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