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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 378517, 12 pages
Research Article

On Constructing Two-Point Optimal Fourth-Order Multiple-Root Finders with a Generic Error Corrector and Illustrating Their Dynamics

Department of Applied Mathematics, Dankook University, Cheonan 330-714, Republic of Korea

Received 2 September 2015; Accepted 15 October 2015

Academic Editor: Alicia Cordero

Copyright © 2015 Young Ik Kim and Young Hee Geum. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


With an error corrector via principal branch of the mth root of a function-to-function ratio, we propose optimal quartic-order multiple-root finders for nonlinear equations. The relevant optimal order satisfies Kung-Traub conjecture made in 1974. Numerical experiments performed for various test equations demonstrate convergence behavior agreeing with theory and the basins of attractions for several examples are presented.