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Computers and Mathematics with Applications
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Halley maps for a trigonometric and rational function

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Among the methods available for the characterization of complicated mathematical and physical phenomena, computers with graphics are emerging as an important tool. In this article, I present computational and graphical results on Halley's method for one-parameter functions of the form ζ(ζα - 1) = 0 and sin(ζ) = 0 in order to gain insight as to where the method can be relied upon and where it behaves strangely. The resulting plots reveal a visually striking and intricate class of patterns indicating behavior ranging from stable attractive and repulsive points to chaos. Iterative approximation methods such a Halley's method occur frequently in science and engineering. © 1989.

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01 Jan 1989

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Computers and Mathematics with Applications

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