New to 8086, Have a question regarding getting derivative for a polynomial


Joined Nov 13, 2010
The only programming I ever did was in Fortran, C, & 1802 assembly. But a few questions come to mind.

So how is this polynomial represented? numeric or symbolic (e.g., a series of numeric values over a range, a text file of coefficients & exponents, or manually entered input)

Is error checking of the input polynomial form required?

How will the polynomial be stored in a data structure? (simple string, table of coefficients & exponents)

Is there a defined/required format for representing the output (for screen display, x³ vs x^3)?