Introduction to Characteristics of Power and Polynomial Functions

What you’ll learn to do: Identify degrees and describe behaviors of polynomial functions

In this section we will examine functions that are used to estimate and predict things like changes in animal and bird populations or fluctuations in financial markets.

We will also continue to learn how to analyze the behavior of functions by looking at their graphs. We will introduce and describe a new term called end behavior and show which parts of the function equation determine end behavior. We will also identify intercepts of polynomial functions.