Roots of a Polynomial

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Roots of a Polynomial

Post by MuthuVeerappanR » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:17 am

Is there a general expression to find the roots of the following polynomial?

$z^n + n z^{n - 1} + n(n - 1)z^{n - 2} + n(n - 1)(n - 2)z^{n - 3} + \cdots + n! = 0$?

The structure of the polynomial seems to suggest there can be something that can be done to evaluate the roots explicitly but I can't see it. Any help? Thanks.
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Re: Roots of a Polynomial

Post by MuthuVeerappanR » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:56 pm

Okay, the above equation reduces to the truncated exponential which can alternately written as the Incomplete Gamma function. And the following post says there is no known simple expression.

Roots of the incomplete Gamma function

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