# Convergence Of Newton-raphson Method

**Convergence of Newton-Raphson Method:**

In this section, we will see the condition for the convergence of Newton-Raphson method. We have;

This is an iteration method where

As iteration method converges for |Φ ′(x)| < 1, that is,

The interval containing the root α of f (x) = 0 should be selected in which the above is satisfied.

**Rate Convergence of Newton-Raphson Method:**

Let x_{n} and x_{n 1} be two successive approximations to the actual root a of f (x) = 0. Then

and

Fixed Point Iteration Method: In this method equation f (x) = 0 is written in the form of x = Φ (x), such that |Φ ′(x)| < 1. Then sequence generated by x_{n 1} = Φ (x_{n}) converges to the root of the equation f (x) = 0. where ei is the error in ith iteration;

By Taylor’s Theorem