The study of iterative methods began several years ago in order to find the solutions of problems where mathematicians cannot find a solution in closed form. In this way, different studies related to different methods with different behaviors have been presented over the last decades. Convergence conditions have become one of the most studied topics in recent mathematical research. One of the most well-known conditions are the Kantorovich conditions, which has allowed many researchers to experiment with all kinds of conditions. In recent years, several authors have studied different modifications of the mentioned conditions considering inter alia, Hoelder conditions, alpha-conditions or even convergence in other spaces. In this monograph, the authors present the complete work within the past decade on convergence and dynamics of iterative methods. It acts as an extension of their related publications in these areas. The chapters are self-contained and can be read independently. Moreover, an extensive list of references is given in each chapter, in order to allow the reader to refer to previous ideas. For these reasons, several advanced courses can be taught using this book. This book intends to find applications in many areas of applied mathematics, engineering, computer science and real problems. As such, this monograph is suitable for researchers, graduate students and seminars in the above subjects, and it would be an excellent addition to all science and engineering libraries.

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It is a well-known fact that iterative methods have been studied concerning problems where mathematicians cannot find a solution in a closed form. There exist methods with different behaviors when they are applied to different functions and methods with higher order of convergence, methods with great zones of convergence, methods which do not require the evaluation of any derivative, and optimal methods among others. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that researchers are developing new iterative methods frequently. Once these iterative methods appear, several researchers study them in different terms: convergence conditions, real dynamics, complex dynamics, optimal order of convergence, etc. These phenomena motivated the authors to study the most used and classical ones, for example Newton's method, Halleys method and/or its derivative-free alternatives. Related to the convergence of iterative methods, the most well-known conditions are the ones created by Kantorovich, who developed a theory which has allowed many researchers to continue and experiment with these conditions. Many authors in recent years have studied modifications of these conditions related, for example, to centered conditions, omega-conditions and even convergence in Hilbert spaces. In this monograph, the authors present their complete work done in the past decade in analysing convergence and dynamics of iterative methods. It is the natural outgrowth of their related publications in these areas. Chapters are self-contained and can be read independently. Moreover, an extensive list of references is given in each chapter in order to allow the reader to use the previous ideas. For these reasons, the authors think that several advanced courses can be taught using this book. The book's results are expected to help find applications in many areas of applied mathematics, engineering, computer science and real problems. As such, this monograph is suitable to researchers, graduate students and seminar instructors in the above subjects. The authors believe it would also make an excellent addition to all science and engineering libraries.

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