# Documentation

## Representing Polynomials

MATLAB® software represents polynomials as row vectors containing coefficients ordered by descending powers. For example, consider the equation

$p\left(x\right)={x}^{3}-2x-5$

This is the celebrated example Wallis used when he first represented Newton's method to the French Academy. To enter this polynomial into MATLAB, use

`p = [1 0 -2 -5];`