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Rational Function

A quotient of two polynomials $P(z)$ and $Q(z)$,

R(z)\equiv {P(z)\over Q(z)},

is called a rational function. More generally, if $P$ and $Q$ are Polynomials in multiple variables, their quotient is a rational function.

See also Abel's Curve Theorem, Closed Form, Fundamental Theorem of Symmetric Functions, Quotient-Difference Algorithm, Rational Integer, Rational Number, Riemann Curve Theorem

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