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Convergence Theorems of Fixed Points for a Finite Family of Nonexpansive Mappings in Banach Spaces
© Yeol Je Cho et al. 2008
- Received: 21 October 2007
- Accepted: 15 December 2007
- Published: 23 December 2007
We modify the normal Mann iterative process to have strong convergence for a finite family nonexpansive mappings in the framework of Banach spaces without any commutative assumption. Our results improve the results announced by many others.
- Banach Space
- Nonexpansive Mapping
- Strong Convergence
- Convex Banach Space
- Finite Family
where denotes the dual space of and denotes the generalized duality pairing. We assume that is a nonempty closed convex subset of and a mapping. A point is a fixed point of provided . Denote by the set of fixed points of , that is, . Recall that is nonexpansive if for all
where is a fixed point. Banach's contraction mapping principle guarantees that has a unique fixed point in . It is unclear, in general, what is the behavior of as even if has a fixed point. However, in the case of having a fixed point, Browder  proved that if is a Hilbert space, then converges strongly to a fixed point of that is nearest to . Reich  extended Broweder's result to the setting of Banach spaces and proved that if is a uniformly smooth Banach space, then converges strongly to a fixed point of and the limit defines the (unique) sunny nonexpansive retraction from onto .
where the sequence is in the interval (0,1). If is a nonexpansive mapping with a fixed point and the control sequence is chosen so that then the sequence generated by normal Mann's iterative process (1.3) converges weakly to a fixed point of (this is also valid in a uniformly convex Banach space with the Fréchet differentiable norm ). In an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space, the normal Mann iteration algorithm has only weak convergence, in general, even for nonexpansive mappings. Therefore, many authors try to modify normal Mann's iteration process to have strong convergence for nonexpansive mappings (see, e.g., [5–8] and the references therein).
where is a nonexpansive mapping of into itself and is a given point. They proved that the sequence defined by (1.4) converges strongly to a fixed point of provided the control sequences and satisfy appropriate conditions.
Concerning a family of nonexpansive mappings it has been considered by many authors. The well-known convex feasibility problem reduces to finding a point in the intersection of the fixed point sets of a family of nonexpansive mappings; see, for example, . The problem of finding an optimal point that minimizes a given cost function over common set of fixed points of a family of nonexpansive mappings is of wide interdisciplinary interest and practical importance (see, e.g., ).
where are sequences in . Such a mapping is called the -mapping generated by and . Nonexpansivity of each ensures the nonexpansivity of . Moreover, in , it is shown that
where is defined by (1.5) and is given point. We prove, under certain appropriate assumptions on the sequences and , that defined by (1.6) converges to a common fixed point of the finite family nonexpansive mappings without any commutative assumptions.
In order to prove our main results, we need the following definitions and lemmas.
Recall that if and are nonempty subsets of a Banach space such that is nonempty closed convex and , then a map is sunny (see [12, 13]) provided for all and whenever A sunny nonexpansive retraction is a sunny retraction, which is also nonexpansive. Sunny nonexpansive retractions play an important role in our argument. They are characterized as follows [12, 13]: if is a smooth Banach space, then is a sunny nonexpansive retraction if and only if there holds the inequality for all and
Reich  showed that if is uniformly smooth and is the fixed point set of a nonexpansive mapping from into itself, then there is a sunny nonexpansive retraction from onto and it can be constructed as follows.
Let be a uniformly smooth Banach space and let be a nonexpansive mapping with a fixed point. For each fixed and , the unique fixed point of the contraction converges strongly as to a fixed point of . Define by . Then is the unique sunny nonexpansive retract from onto , that is, satisfies the property for all and
Lemma 1.2 (See ).
Lemma 1.4 (See ).
Let be a closed convex subset of a uniformly smooth and strictly convex Banach space . Let be a nonexpansive mapping from into itself for . Assume that . Given a point and given sequences and in (0,1), the following conditions are satisfied:
We divide the proof into four parts.
Theorem 2.1 improves the results of Kim and Xu  from a single nonexpansive mapping to a finite family of nonexpansive mappings.
If is a contraction map and we replace by in the recursion formula (1.6), we obtain what some authors now call viscosity iteration method. We note that our theorem in this paper carries over trivially to the so-called viscosity process. Therefore, our results also include Yao et al.  as a special case.
Our results partially improve Shang et al.  from a Hilbert space to a Banach space.
This paper was supported by the Korea Research Foundation Grant funded by the Korean Government (MOEHRD) (KRF-2007-313-C00040).
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