Numerical Algorithms

, Volume 81, Issue 3, pp 1149–1155 | Cite as

On the problem of starting points for iterative methods

  • Ştefan Măruşter
  • Laura MăruşterEmail author
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Original Paper


We propose an algorithm to find a starting point for iterative methods. Numerical experiments show empirically that the algorithm provides starting points for different iterative methods (like Newton method and its variants) with low computational cost.


Iterative methods Starting point Numerical experiments 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.West University of TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania
  2. 2.University of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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