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Mathematics of Computation

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ISSN 1088-6842 (online) ISSN 0025-5718 (print)

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The modified Levenberg-Marquardt method for nonlinear equations with cubic convergence
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Math. Comp. 81 (2012), 447-466 Request permission


We propose a modified Levenberg-Marquardt method for nonlinear equations, in which not only a LM step but also an approximate LM step are computed at every iteration. To ensure the global convergence of the new method, a new kind of predicted reduction is introduced for the merit function when using the trust region technique. The cubic convergence of the modified LM method is proved under the local error bound condition which is weaker than nonsingularity. Numerical results show that the new method is very efficient and could save many calculations of the Jacobian.
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  • Jinyan Fan
  • Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, People’s Republic of China
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  • Received by editor(s): April 19, 2010
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: September 20, 2010
  • Published electronically: June 23, 2011
  • Additional Notes: The author was supported by Chinese NSF grants 10871127, 10701056 and the Chenxing Program of SJTU
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  • Journal: Math. Comp. 81 (2012), 447-466
  • MSC (2010): Primary 65K05, 90C30
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  • MathSciNet review: 2833503