# Hyers-Ulam Stability of Nonlinear Integral Equation

- Mortaza Gachpazan
^{1}Email author and - Omid Baghani
^{1}

**2010**:927640

**DOI: **10.1155/2010/927640

© Mortaza Gachpazan and Omid Baghani. 2010

**Received: **8 April 2010

**Accepted: **13 August 2010

**Published: **19 August 2010

## Abstract

We will apply the successive approximation method for proving the Hyers-Ulam stability of a nonlinear integral equation.

## 1. Introduction

for all then a homomorphism exists with for all The problem for the case of the approximately additive mappings was solved by Hyers [2] when and are Banach space. Since then, the stability problems of functional equations have been extensively investigated by several mathematicians (cf. [3–5]). Recently, Y. Li and L. Hua proved the stability of Banach's fixed point theorem [6]. The interested reader can also find further details in the book of Kuczma (see [7, chapter XVII]). Examples of some recent developments, discussions, and critiques of that idea of stability can be found, for example, in [8–12].

In this paper, we study the Hyers-Ulam stability for the nonlinear Volterra integral equation of second kind. Jung was the author who investigated the Hyers-Ulam stability of Volterra integral equation on any compact interval. In 2007, he proved the following [13].

where . We will use the successive approximation method, to prove that (1.4) has the Hyers-Ulam stability under some appropriate conditions. The method of this paper is distinctive. This new technique is simpler and clearer than methods which are used in some papers, (cf. [13, 14]). On the other hand, Hyers-Ulam stability constant obtained in our paper is different to the other works, [13].

## 2. Basic Concepts

Consider the nonhomogeneous nonlinear Volterra integral equation (1.4). We assume that is continuous on the interval and is continuous with respect to the three variables , , and on the domain ; and is Lipschitz with respect to . In this paper, we consider the complete metric space and assume that is a bounded linear transformation on .

Note that, the linear mapping is called bounded, if there exists such that , for all . In this case, we define . Thus is bounded if and only if , [15].

## 3. Existence of the Solution of Nonlinear Integral Equations

## 4. Main Results

In this section, we prove that the nonlinear integral equation in (1.4) has the Hyers-Ulam stability.

Theorem 4.1.

Proof.

where . This completes the proof.

Corollary 4.2.

For infinite interval, Theorem 4.1 is not true necessarily. For example, the exact solution of the integral equation , , is . By choosing and , is obtained, so , . Hence, there exists no Hyers-Ulam stability constant such that the relation is true.

Corollary 4.3.

Theorem 4.1 holds for every finite interval , , , and , when .

Corollary 4.4.

If one applies the successive approximation method for solving (1.4) and for some , then , such that is the exact solution of (1.4).

Example 4.5.

In this example, if on square , then satisfies in the Lipschitz condition, where is the Lipschitz constant. Also ; therefore, if , the Volterra equation (4.5) has the Hyers-Ulam stability.

## 5. Conclusions

Let be a finite interval, and let and be integral equations in which is a nonlinear integral map. In this paper, we showed that has the Hyers-Ulam stability; that is, if is an approximate solution of the integral equation and for all and , then , in which is the exact solution and is positive constant.

## 6. Ideas

In this paper, we proved that (1.4) has the Hyers-Ulam stability. In (1.4), is a linear transformation. It is an open problem that raises the following question: "What can we say about the Hyers-Ulam stability of the general nonlinear Volterra integral equation (1.4) when is not necessarily linear?"

## Authors’ Affiliations

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