, Volume 63, Issue 3, pp 415-431

OnQ-order andR-order of convergence

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We give sufficient conditions for a sequence to have theQ-order and/or theR-order of convergence greater than one. If an additional condition is satisfied, then the sequence has an exactQ-order of convergence. We show that our results are sharp and we compare them with older results.

Communicated by R. A. Tapia
This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMS-85-03365. The author wishes to thank J. E. Dennis and R. A. Tapia for helpful comments, and the referee for pointing out a number of typographical and mathematical errors in the original version of this paper.