• 1 ST3 Telkom
  • 2 Universiti Putra Malaysia
MATEMATIKA, 2017;33(1):43-54.


In this paper, we propose a method how to manage the convergence of
Newton’s method if its iteration process encounters a local extremum. This idea establishes
the osculating circle at a local extremum. It then uses the radius of the
osculating circle also known as the radius of curvature as an additional number of
the local extremum. It then takes that additional number and combines it with the
local extremum. This is then used as an initial guess in finding a root near to that
local extremum. This paper will provide several examples which demonstrate that the
proposed idea is successful and they perform to fulfill the aim of this paper.