Effective metastability for modified Halpern iterations in CAT(0) spaces
© Schade and Kohlenbach; licensee Springer 2012
Received: 25 June 2012
Accepted: 10 October 2012
Published: 29 October 2012
We examine convergence results for modified Halpern iterations due to Cuntavepanit and Panyanak (Fixed Point Theory Appl. 2011:869458, 2011). Following Kohlenbach and Leuştean (Adv. Math. 231:2525-2556, 2012), we extract uniform rates of metastability. This includes extracting rates of asymptotic regularity and replacing an ineffective argument that uses Banach limits.
Recently, Kohlenbach and Leuştean developed a method for analyzing convergence proofs that make use of Banach limits (and hence - for what is known - the axiom of choice) and applied this method to obtain quantitative versions of convergence results for Halpern iterations in CAT(0) and uniformly smooth spaces (see [1, 2]). In this paper we apply this method to a recent convergence proof (again in the CAT(0)-setting) due to Cuntavepanit and Panyanak  for a modified scheme of Halpern iterations due to Kim and Xu .
Here, for and , denotes the unique point with and .
The conditions used in this paper always allow for this choice of .
(for which  does extract effective rates) ineffectively is equivalent to the usual Cauchy property.
Saejung’s original proof makes substantial reference to the axiom of choice by using the existence of Banach limits. Kohlenbach and Leuştean eliminated this reference in favor of the use of a finitary functional which renders Saejung’s proof admissible for the proof mining program. In this paper we apply this method to a variation of Halpern iterations, the aforementioned modified Halpern iterations due to .
Modified Halpern iterations can be seen as generalizations of Halpern iterations by putting , and so our results (which allow this choice) extend the quantitative metastability and asymptotic regularity results of . The main convergence result that we treat is due to Cuntavepanit and Panyanak . Even for ordinary Halpern iterations, the inclusion of the case of unbounded C in our bounds is new compared to . Our paper further strengthens the claim made in  to have developed a general method for analyzing quantitatively strong convergence proofs that use Banach limits.
CAT(0) spaces are instances of geodesic spaces which are special metric spaces. Roughly speaking, in a geodesic space the associated metric behaves in an orderly manner, i.e., making sure there is at least one shortest path between two points. A CAT(0) space enforces further regularity in the sense that every triangle in the space is as ‘thin’ as in the Euclidean space.
The following properties of CAT(0) spaces are of interest to us.
Proposition 2.1 ([, Lemma 2.5])
For a uniquely geodesic space X, this property is equivalent to X being a CAT(0) space.
Proposition 2.2 ([, Lemma 2.4])
i.e., CAT(0) spaces are, in particular, convex metric spaces in the sense of Takahashi by taking .
This example is interesting for fixed point theory since holomorphic mappings are nonexpansive with respect to ρ (Schwarz-Pick lemma, see ). ℝ-trees in the sense of Tits are further examples of CAT(0) spaces.
W-hyperbolic spaces are in turn generalizations of CAT(0) spaces. The following definition of W-hyperbolic spaces is due to Kohlenbach [, Definition 2.11].
Definition 2.3 A triple is called a W-hyperbolic space if is a metric space and is a mapping satisfying
Lemma 2.4 ([, p.386])
W satisfies (W1)-(W4), i.e., is W-hyperbolic.
- (1)A mapping is called a Cauchy modulus of a Cauchy sequence in a metric space if
- (2)For as above, a mapping is a rate of metastability if
- (3)Let be a sequence in ℝ. If , then a mapping is called an effective rate for if
- (4)Let be a sequence of nonnegative reals such that . Then a function with
is called a rate of divergence of .
3 Halpern iterations
We will be concerned with (D1) to (D4).
Modified Halpern iterations are a generalization of Halpern iterations if one is permitted to set for all . This excludes (D2.b) which, however, we will never need.
Halpern iterations were named after a paper by Halpern  in 1967. This is somewhat misleading since Halpern considered only an instance of Halpern iterations in which the reference point was set to 0 and hence required a closed ball around 0 to be contained in the domain C of the self-mapping T. In the paper, Halpern examined these iterations in the setting of Hilbert spaces. For the convergence of to a fixed point of T with the smallest norm (hence closest to ), he showed that the conditions (D1.a) and (D2.a) were necessary. He also gave a set of sufficient conditions.
In 1977, Lions  improved Halpern’s original result. He considered real Hilbert spaces and Halpern iterations in full generality in the article and showed the convergence of the iteration to the fixed point of T nearest to u under the following conditions: , (D1.a), (D2.a) and . Furthermore, he generalized his result to a variation of Halpern iterations which dealt with finite families of nonexpansive operators , , with instead of one nonexpansive T. Halpern and Lion’s results did not cover the choice of .
In 1983, Reich  posed the following problem, which was referred to as Problem 6.
Let X be a Banach space. Is there a sequence such that whenever a weakly compact convex subset C of X possesses the fixed point property for nonexpansive mappings, then converges to a fixed point of T for all and all nonexpansive mappings ?
Many partial answers have been given to this problem, we will only give a brief overview. The problem in its full generality is still open.
Wittmann  proved a result in 1992 which finally allowed for in Hilbert spaces. While Halpern’s proof relied on a limit theorem for a resolvent, Wittmann carried out a direct proof.
Theorem 3.2 (Wittmann [, Theorem 2])
Let C be a closed convex subset of a Hilbert space X and be a nonexpansive mapping with a fixed point. Assume satisfies (D1.a), (D2.a) and (D3.a). Then for any , the Halpern iteration with converges to the projection Px of x on .
The limit theorem on which Halpern’s proof relied was generalized to uniformly smooth Banach spaces by Reich in . In , Reich proved the strong convergence of in the setting of uniformly smooth Banach spaces that have a weakly sequentially continuous duality map for decreasing sequences of satisfying (D1.a) and (D2.a).
converges strongly to as . The existence of this sequence follows from Banach’s fixed point theorem.
In 2010, Saejung  considered the case of complete CAT(0) spaces, which are a generalization of Hilbert spaces as already mentioned above and showed that for closed and convex subsets C, nonexpansive with a nonempty fixed point set, and satisfying the conditions (D1.a), (D2.a) to (D3.a) or, alternatively, (D1.a), (D2.a) and , Halpern iterations converge strongly to the fixed point of T nearest to u (for the case of the Hilbert ball, which is a CAT(0) space, see already  and - with further generalizations - ). Recently, Pia̧tek  has generalized - independently of Saejung’s work - Saejung’s result even to CAT(κ)-spaces with an argument which is new also for CAT(0) spaces and is more elementary than Saejung’s approach based on Banach limits (it would be of interest to carry out a quantitative analysis of this proof due to Pia̧tek). Saejung also studied Halpern iterations with finitely and countably many different nonexpansive mappings sharing a fixed point.
In 2011, Kohlenbach  considered Wittmann’s proof and the case of for all for Halpern iterations in Hilbert spaces. He extracted a rate of metastability in both bounded and unbounded domains C. Subsequently, Kohlenbach and Leuştean  gave an effective uniform rate of metastability for Halpern iterations in CAT(0) spaces by analyzing Saejung’s proof. They then treated arbitrary satisfying (D1.a), either (D2.a) or (D4.a) and (D3.a) and the case of bounded C. As an intermediate step, they used (improved versions of) uniform effective rates of asymptotic regularity which were due to Leuştean  in 2007. In , Kohlenbach and Leuştean also develop a new metatheorem for real Banach spaces with a norm-to-norm uniformly continuous duality selection map. This metatheorem was then applied to the convergence proof of Halpern iterations by Shioji and Takahashi  for the extraction of rates of metastability in the setting of the metatheorem (though only relative to a given rate of metastability for the resolvent whose computation in this setting is still subject of ongoing research).
Kim and Xu  showed in 2005 the following result for their modified Halpern iteration from Definition 3.1:
Let C be a closed convex subset of a uniformly smooth Banach space X, and let be a nonexpansive mapping with nonempty fixed point set. Under the conditions (D1)-(D3) (a) + (b), converges strongly to a fixed point of T.
for . By ruling out , they excluded original Halpern iterations in their scheme.
Let X be a Banach space with uniformly Gâteaux-differentiable norm, be a closed convex subset, be nonexpansive with a nonempty fixed point set, . They showed convergence of this scheme to a fixed point of T if satisfies (D1.a) and (D2.a) and if converges strongly to some point as , where is the unique element of C with for every .
Note that Kim and Xu’s result does not permit this iteration scheme since a constant does not satisfy (D1.b).
In 2011, Cuntavepanit and Panyanak  generalized Kim and Xu’s result to CAT(0) spaces and eliminated the use of condition (D2.b). They considered C to be a nonempty closed convex subset of a complete CAT(0) space X, and to be a nonexpansive mapping with a nonempty fixed point set and showed strong convergence to the fixed point of T nearest to u of the modified Halpern iterations defined here under the conditions (D1.a), (D1.b), (D2.a), (D3.a) and (D3.b).
This scheme does not cover the schemes due to Suzuki and Chidume and Chidume, since the choice of as is not permitted because of (D1.a). Since in  (D2.b) is no longer used, modified Halpern iterations can be viewed as generalizations of Halpern iterations.
and showed that the conditions (D1.b), (D2.b) and (D5) suffice for strong convergence in the above setting. We will call these iterations secondary modified Halpern iterations.
this scheme includes Chidume and Chidume’s and Suzuki’s iteration scheme, though. The quantitative analysis of the convergence proof for (5) has to be left for future research.
4 Main results
We now come to the metastability rates for the other set of conditions we consider for modified Halpern iterations.
The other functionals and constants are defined as in Theorem 4.1.
The bounds in Theorems 4.1 and 4.2 only differ from the ones obtained in  for the usual Halpern iteration and the case of bounded C by the new functionals Φ, which reflect the modification in the iteration scheme and by the fact that instead of we only need . Making only the latter change in the bounds in  yields rates of metastability for the usual Halpern iterations in the unbounded case.
The extractability of bounds on metastability depending only on the arguments shown can be explained in terms of general logical metatheorems from [14, 31]. In particular, the fact that u, x, p and C, X, T only enter these bounds via M follows this way (note that we do not need any extra bound on since ). See  for details.
Again general logical metatheorems from [14, 31] guarantee that the existence of a fixed point of T can be relaxed to the existence of arbitrarily good approximate fixed points in some fixed b-bounded neighborhood around x, where then M is taken to satisfy (note that and that - reasoning as in the previous point - where, in fact, ‘+1’ can be replaced by an arbitrarily small positive number). See  for details.
The assumption of the CAT(0)-space X to be complete and C to be closed is actually not necessary as can be seen by going to the metric completion of X and the closure of C in , since T extends to a nonexpansive operator on [, Remark 4.5.(ii)].
5 Estimates for modified Halpern iterations
We need bounds for modified Halpern iterations. Part of the following result can be deduced from the proof of [, Theorem 3.1].
- (2)Let .
- (3)Let .
- (4)Let . By Corollary 2.2,
- (5)Let . Again, by Corollary 2.2,
- (6)Let . By the triangle inequality,
for a fixed point p of T. Some parts of the next lemma are already implicit in the proof of [, Theorem 1].
. Hence and are bounded.
- (2)Let .
- (3)The induction start is trivial. For the following holds:
This follows since T is nonexpansive using (3).
For , using (3), (4).
For , using (3).
- (8)Let .
For , . □
6 Effective rates of asymptotic regularity
In this section we give the actual quantitative convergence results. In the following let be a CAT(0) space. The results hold also true if we consider a W-hyperbolic space . Let C be a convex subset of X. Let be nonexpansive.
The following proposition is the quantitative version of [, Theorem 3.1].
where for a .
We can also consider the case in which (D2.a) is replaced by (D4.a). This case was not considered by Cuntavepanit and Panyanak .
Then the main condition of [, Lemma 5.5] is fulfilled by (12), since the sequences , and were chosen the same.
Then the conditions for Lemma [, Lemma 5.5(ii)] are fulfilled, and we obtain the desired rate . The rate Φ is obtained as in Proposition 6.1. □
7 Quantitative properties of an approximate fixed point sequence
Cuntavepanit and Panyanak’s proof contains a lemma that uses the existence of Banach limits similar to the Banach limit lemma used in Saejung . To make a current metatheorem applicable, this lemma has to be replaced in the proof. This can be done in the same way as carried out in .
The following proposition is our substitute for the use of Banach limits in convergence proofs of modified Halpern iterations.
Proposition 7.1 (See also [, Proposition 9.1] for the bounded case)
Proof The result follows from the proof given in  by collecting all the instances of used in that proof. □
Proposition 7.2 ([, Proposition 9.3])
Proof For the case of Hilbert spaces, the bound is extracted in  from Halpern’s proof of the convergence of . Since that proof extends unchanged to CAT(0) spaces, as remarked by Kirk , the same is true for the extracted bound. □
Lemma 7.3 (Compare Saejung [, Lemma 2.2])
In particular, for all .
for all . □
With this result, we can generalize Proposition 7.2 to unbounded domains given a fixed point p of T.
Corollary 7.4 In the situation of Proposition 7.2, the conclusion also holds if C is unbounded and T has a nonempty fixed point set. In this case, the bound M can be replaced by .
Proof By the logical analysis of Halpern’s proof [, Theorem 1] in [, Theorem 4.2], one can replace the bound M on the diameter by a bound on . If we have a fixed point p of T at our disposal, we can take this bound to be by Lemma 7.3. □
The next lemma for modified Halpern iterations interestingly is precisely of the form proved for the usual Halpern iterations (for bounded C) in [, Lemma 9.2] though the proof is different.
Proof Let and be given.
Proof of Theorems 4.1 and 4.2 concluded
The proof of Theorem 4.1 (and also of Theorem 4.2) is essentially the same as the proof of the existence of a rate of metastability for ordinary Halpern iterations in the case of bounded C by Kohlenbach and Leuştean [, Theorem 4.2] replacing the rates of asymptotic regularity Φ, used in  by the new ones we obtained in Section 6. This is due to the fact that despite the different iteration scheme at hand, Lemma 7.5 (though by a different proof) is identical to [, Lemma 9.2]. The only other thing we have to check is that we can use the bound in Proposition 7.1. This, however, follows from Lemma 7.3 and Lemma 5.2(5) and (6).
The 2nd author has been supported by the German Science Foundation (DFG Project KO 1737/5-1).
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