Elements of the Set X
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Shannan Johnson
2017-08-11 11:50:53 UTC
What are some elements of the set X?

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James Waldby
2017-08-11 16:04:37 UTC
Post by Shannan Johnson
What are some elements of the set X?
To be more newsgroup-friendly, instead of just posting a link
to a picture of an equation, include an ASCII-form copy of the
equation in the post. That is, explicitly say in the post that
X = { p in P_2(R) : 0 = p'(-1) - 2 (integral(0 to 1) p(x)dx) }.

Also, to avoid ambiguity, spell out whether P_2(R) refers to
second-degree polynomials over the reals with real coefficients.

There may be a more-elegant approach to solving this problem, but
one approach is to compute p'(-1) - 2 (integral(0 to 1) p(x)dx)
symbolically, supposing p(x) = a x^2 + b x + c. That is, compute
p'(x) = 2ax + b so p'(-1) = b-2a. Similarly, evaluate the integral
to a/3 + b/2 + c or some such, and work through the algebra to
obtain the implication that 3c = -4a, if I didn't make a mistake.