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 2d revised Differentiate polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}_2[x]$ edited title Apr15 revised Differentiate polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}_2[x]$ deleted 2084 characters in body Apr15 accepted Differentiate polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}_2[x]$ Apr15 answered Differentiate polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}_2[x]$ Apr14 comment Differentiate polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}_2[x]$ @Jean-ClaudeArbaut - No, it's of characteristic 2.... If you could post that as an answer I can give you the points - essentially you are saying it cannot be done. Thank you for you help. I will investigate your further points. Apr14 comment Differentiate polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}_2[x]$ @Jean-ClaudeArbaut - so is Z2 characteristic 0? Apr14 comment Differentiate polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}_2[x]$ @LuisGomezSanchez - I expect wierd stuff in a finite field but have I got them right? Apr14 awarded Promoter Apr14 revised Differentiate polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}_2[x]$ added 150 characters in body Apr10 comment Differentiate polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}_2[x]$ @Timbuc - Thanks for the motivation - better? Apr10 revised Differentiate polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}_2[x]$ added 199 characters in body Apr10 asked Differentiate polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}_2[x]$ Dec15 awarded Caucus Sep15 awarded Autobiographer Jul2 awarded Curious Jul2 comment What is the significance of the slope of the tangent line of a function? Why is the derivative so important? @TazMan - In the case of polynomials yes all derivatives diminish inevitably because d/dx x^n = x^(n-1) (more or less) but that is a feature of polynomials. And yes, the derivative is the slope of the tangent which is the rate of change but the world is not all polynomials. There are curves that do not decay to nothing as you differentiate - there are also some that behave in very unusual ways but the core of my answer is the insight that the differential is the rate of change which is exactly the equation for the slope at any point. Jul1 comment What is the significance of the slope of the tangent line of a function? Why is the derivative so important? @TazMan - Remember that derivative of sin is cos and vice-versa so not everything diminishes to zero like polynomials do. Jun26 answered What is the significance of the slope of the tangent line of a function? Why is the derivative so important? Apr3 answered How can a piece of A4 paper be folded in exactly three equal parts? Mar28 answered “Simple” beautiful math proof