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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 365956, 10 pages
Research Article

Iteration and Iterative Roots of Fractional Polynomial Function

College of Mathematics and Information Science, Leshan Normal University, Leshan, Sichuan 614004, China

Received 4 February 2012; Revised 12 April 2012; Accepted 24 April 2012

Academic Editor: N. Govil

Copyright © 2012 Xiao-hua Liu. 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.


Iteration is involved in the fields of dynamical systems and numerical computation and so forth. The computation of iteration is difficult for general functions (even for some simple functions such as linear fractional functions). In this paper, we discuss fractional polynomial function and use the method of conjugate similitude to obtain its expression of general iterate of order n under two different conditions. Furthermore, we also give iterative roots of order n for the function under two different conditions.