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Parallel Methods for Approximating the Root of a Function

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1 Author(s)
Miranker, W.L. ; IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktoen Heights, New York, USA

We present a class of methods for approximating the root of a function. The methods are designed for execution on a parallel processor and when they are so executed, the speed of the approximation process is increased. The increase in speed is estimated analytically by computations of the order of convergence of the various methods presented.

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IBM Journal of Research and Development  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 3 )