Geometric construction of eighth-order optimal families of Ostrowski's method

ScientificWorldJournal. 2015;2015:614612. doi: 10.1155/2015/614612. Epub 2015 Mar 26.

Abstract

Based on well-known fourth-order Ostrowski's method, we proposed many new interesting optimal families of eighth-order multipoint methods without memory for obtaining simple roots. Its geometric construction consists in approximating fn' at zn in such a way that its average with the known tangent slopes fn' at xn and yn is the same as the known weighted average of secant slopes and then we apply weight function approach. The adaptation of this strategy increases the convergence order of Ostrowski's method from four to eight and its efficiency index from 1.587 to 1.682. Finally, a number of numerical examples are also proposed to illustrate their accuracy by comparing them with the new existing optimal eighth-order methods available in the literature. It is found that they are very useful in high precision computations. Further, it is also noted that larger basins of attraction belong to our methods although the other methods are slow and have darker basins while some of the methods are too sensitive upon the choice of the initial value.