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Numerical Treatment of Fixed Point Applied to the Nonlinear Fredholm Integral Equation
© M. I. Berenguer et al. 2009
- Received: 15 May 2009
- Accepted: 8 July 2009
- Published: 4 August 2009
The authors present a method of numerical approximation of the fixed point of an operator, specifically the integral one associated with a nonlinear Fredholm integral equation, that uses strongly the properties of a classical Schauder basis in the Banach space .
- Banach Space
- Integral Operator
- Fixed Point Theorem
- Collocation Method
- Fredholm Integral Equation
then the Banach fixed point, theorem guarantees that, under certain assumptions, has a unique fixed point; that is, the Fredholm integral equation has exactly one solution. Indeed, assume in addition that is a Lipschitz function at its third variable with Lipschitz constant and that then the operator is contractive with contraction number , and thus has a unique fixed point . Moreover, where is any continuous function on Since in general it is not possible to calculate explicitly from a the sequence of functions we define in this work a new sequence of functions, denoted by obtained recursively making use of certain Schauder basis in (Banach space of those continuous real-valued functions on endowed with its usual sup norm). More concretely, we get from , approximating by means of the sequence of projections of such Schauder basis.
We start by recalling certain aspects about some well-known Schauder bases in the Banach spaces and .
Let us now introduce some notational conventions. For each the definition of projection just needs the first points of the sequence ordered in an increasing way that will be denoted by , and in addition we will write
where is an adequate integer. We denote the last function by and repeat the same construction. Then we define recursively for each and ,
Finally we arrive at the following estimation of the error.
Remark 2.4 s.
to construct the Schauder bases in and . To define the sequence of approximating functions we have taken an initial function and for all with different values of of the form with For such a choice, the value appearing in Lemma 2.2 is for all
Obviously, this easy way of determining the biorthogonal functionals and consequently the approximating functions (integrals of a piecewise linear function) is equally valid in the general nonlinear case.
This research partially supported by M.E.C. (Spain) and FEDER project no. MTM2006-12533 and by Junta de Andalucía Grant FQM359.
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