Some efficient seventh-order derivative-free families in root-finding
Abstract. The interest in efficient root-finding iterations is nowadays growing and influenced by the widespread use of high-speed computers. On the other hand, the calculation of derivatives is often hard, when the problems are formulated in terms of nonlinear equations and as a result, the importance of derivative-free methods emerges. For these reasons, some efficient three-step families of iterations for solving nonlinear equations are suggested, where the analytical proofs show their seventh-order error equations consuming only four function evaluations per iteration. We employ hard numerical test problems to illustrate the accuracy of the new methods from the families.
Keywords: numerical analysis, derivative-free families, order, iterative methods.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 65H05.