# Homogenize

Contributed by: Daniel Lichtblau

Homogenize a polynomial with respect to a given set of variables

 ResourceFunction["Homogenize"][poly,vars,t] homogenizes the expanded polynomial poly in total degree of vars using the new variable t . ResourceFunction["Homogenize"][{poly1,poly2,…},vars,t] homogenizes each of polyi.

## Details and Options

Each term in ResourceFunction["Homogenize"][poly,vars,t] will have the same total degree. Terms in poly of lower degree are augmented by an appropriate power of t.

## Examples

### Basic Examples

Homogenize the equation for a hyperbola:

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Create a homogenized polynomial of total degree 4:

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### Scope

Any variables appearing in a polynomial that are not specified in vars are treated as parameters (that is, part of the coefficients):

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### Properties and Relations

A polynomial can be dehomogenized by setting the homogenizing variable to unity:

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### Possible Issues

Homogenize requires the input polynomial to be fully expanded:

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