Title: Weerakoon-Fernando Method with accelerated third-order convergence for systems of nonlinear equations

Authors: H.P.S. Nishani; Sunethra Weerakoon; T.G.I. Fernando; Menaka Liyanage

Addresses: Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Mathematics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, 10250, Sri Lanka ' Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Mathematics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, 10250, Sri Lanka ' Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Computer Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, 10250, Sri Lanka ' Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Mathematics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, 10250, Sri Lanka

Abstract: Weerakoon-Fernando Method (WFM) is a widely accepted third order iterative method introduced in the late 1990s to solve nonlinear equations. Even though it has become so popular among numerical analysts resulting in hundreds of similar work for single variable case, after nearly two decades, nobody took the challenge of extending the method to multivariable systems. In this paper, we extend the WFM to functions of several variables and provide a rigorous proof for the third order convergence. This theory was supported by computational results using several systems of nonlinear equations. Computational algorithms were implemented using MATLAB. We further analyse the method mathematically and demonstrate the reason for the strong performance of WFM computationally, despite it requiring more function evaluations.

Keywords: functions of several variables; iterative methods; third order convergence; Weerakoon-Fernando Method; Newton's Method.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMNO.2018.089010

International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation, 2018 Vol.8 No.3, pp.287 - 304

Available online: 27 Dec 2017 *

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