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    Notation: Polynomial Q(t) with degree 3 or the third derivative of Q(t)?

    Does the boxed equation refer to the third derivative of Q or the polynomial with highest degree being 3?
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    Re: Notation: Polynomial Q(t) with degree 3 or the third derivative of Q(t)?

    It's saying that whatever function Q is, you need to cube it.
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