Use Rouche's theorem to find the number of roots of the polynomial $z^5+3z^2+1$ in the anulus $1<|z|<2$.
I am looking for a solution to this problem.
This is a topic that was explained rather quickly at the end of class last week, and I'm struggling on how to answer it. I know that Rouche's Theorem says: If $f$ and $h$ are each functions that are analytic inside and on a simple closed contour C and if the strict inequality $|h(z)|<|f(z)|$ holds at each point on C, then $f$ and $f+h$ must have the same total number of zeros inside C.
My confusion with this problem begins with the fact that the theorem is describing two functions and I've only been given one. I believe that I can split up the function I've been given into two analytic functions and approach it with the theorem that way; but I'm not sure how to decide what to split the function into.