A study of Schröder's method for the matrix $p$th root using power series expansions
Published 2018-07-11Version 1
When $A$ is a matrix with all eigenvalues in the disk $|z-1|<1$, the principal $p$th root of $A$ can be computed by Schr\"oder's method, among many other methods. In this paper we present a further study of Schr\"oder's method for the matrix $p$th root, through an examination of power series expansions of some sequences of scalar functions. Specifically, we obtain a new and informative error estimate for the matrix sequence generated by the Schr\"oder's method, a monotonic convergence result when $A$ is a nonsingular $M$-matrix, and a structure preserving result when $A$ is a nonsingular $M$-matrix or a real nonsingular $H$-matrix with positive diagonal entries.