Degree( f )
Degree returns the degree d_<f> of f (see Polynomials).
Note that this is only equal to the Euclidean degree in the polynomial ring P(R). It is not equal in the Laurent polynomial ring L(R).
gap> x := Indeterminate(Rationals);; x.name := "x";; gap> Degree( x^10 + x^2 + 1 ); 10 gap> EuclideanDegree( x^10 + x^2 + 1 ); 10 # the default ring is the polynomial ring gap> Degree( x^-10 + x^-11 ); -10 gap> EuclideanDegree( x^-10 + x^-11 ); 1 # the default ring is the Laurent polynomial ring
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