# Discriminant of the Quadratic Equation

## Description

In algebra, the discriminant of a polynomial is a function of its coefficients, typically denoted by a capital 'D’ or the capital Greek letter Delta (Δ). It gives information about the nature of its roots.In the quadratic formula, the expression underneath the square root sign is called the discriminant of the quadratic equation

Related formulas## Variables

Δ | discriminant (dimensionless) |

b | linear coefficient (dimensionless) |

a | quadratic coefficient (dimensionless) |

c | free term (coefficient) (dimensionless) |