Proof of a conjecture on unimodality

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Let P(x) be a polynomial of degree m, with nonnegative and nondecreasing coefficients. We settle the conjecture that for any positive real number d, the coefficients of P(x+d) form a unimodal sequence, of which the special case d being a positive integer has already been asserted in a previous work. Further, we explore the location of modes of P(x+d) and present some sufficient conditions on m and d for which P(x+d) has the unique mode ⌈m-d/d+1⌉. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Wang, Y., & Yeh, Y. N. (2005). Proof of a conjecture on unimodality. European Journal of Combinatorics, 26(5), 617–627. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejc.2004.04.012

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