Is Big O notation a thing in maths?Watch
I just wanted to see if Big O notation is a thing that comes up in maths, since I've only learned about it in computer science but it seems like a handy tool for describing the overall shape of graphs and whatnot. I've just started my A levels btw.
Well I specifically meant the features of Big O notation that allow you to reduce a complex polynomial to its most important feature, for example 3n^3+5n^2+7n+1 becomes O(n^3). Helps with just kinda concisely describing what kind of function you're dealing with.
This sometimes confuses computer scientists, although I think most good courses use the same definition.