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# Strong convergence of a relaxed three-step iterative algorithm for countable families of pseudocontractions

*Fixed Point Theory and Applications***volume 2013**, Article number: 217 (2013)

## Abstract

An up-to-date method for the approximation of common fixed points of countable families of nonlinear operators is introduced, by which a relaxed three-step iterative algorithm is developed for the class of pseudocontractive mappings, and a strong convergence theorem is established in the framework of Hilbert spaces. *Since there is no need to impose uniformity assumption on the involved Lipschitzian and closed mappings*, the results improve and extend those announced by Cheng *et al.* (Fixed Point Theory Appl. 2013:100, 2013) and other authors with the related interest.

**MSC:**47H05, 47H09, 47H10.

## 1 Introduction

Let *C* be a nonempty closed convex subset of a real Hilbert space *H* with the inner product $\u3008\cdot ,\cdot \u3009$ and the corresponding norm $\parallel \cdot \parallel $. A mapping $T:C\to H$ is said to be nonexpansive if

A mapping $T:C\to H$ is called pseudocontractive or a pseudocontraction if

Note that inequality (1.2) can be equivalently written as

where *I* denotes the identity operator. A mapping *A* with the domain $D(A)$ and the range $R(A)$ in *H* is called monotone if the inequality

holds for any $x,y\in D(A)$ and for all $s\ge 0$.

Not only from its being an important generalization of nonexpansive mappings, but also from the firm connection with the important class of nonlinear monotone mappings stems the interest in the class of pseudocontractions. We observe that *A* is monotone if and only if $T:=I-A$ is pseudocontractive, and hence a zero ${x}^{\ast}$ of *A*, that is, ${x}^{\ast}\in \mathcal{N}(A):=\{x\in D(A):Ax=0\}$, is just a fixed point of *T*. It is well known (see, *e.g.*, [1]) that if *A* is monotone, then the solutions to the equation $Ax=0$ correspond to the equilibrium points of some evolution systems. Considerable efforts have then been devoted to developing iterative techniques for approximating fixed points of pseudocontractive mappings (see, for example, [2–4] and the references contained therein).

In 2013, Cheng *et al.* [5] constructed the following three-step iteration method and obtain the convergence theorem for a countable family of Lipschitz pseudocontractive mappings in Hilbert space *H*. For the iteration format,

they proved that the sequence $\{{x}_{n}\}$ generated from above converges strongly to a common fixed point of ${\{{T}_{n}\}}_{n\ge 1}$. *But it is worth mentioning that the involved mappings were assumed to be uniformly closed and uniformly Lipschitz pseudocontractive, which are obviously two quite strong conditions for countable families of nonlinear operators*. Recall that a countable family of mapping ${\{{T}_{n}\}}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}:C\to H$ is called *uniformly Lipschitz* with Lipschitz constant ${L}_{n}\ge 0$, if there exists an $L:={sup}_{n\ge 1}{L}_{n}>0$ such that

A countable family of mapping ${\{{T}_{n}\}}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}:C\to H$ is called *uniformly closed* if as $n\to \mathrm{\infty}$, ${x}_{n}\to {x}^{\ast}$ and $\parallel {x}_{n}-{T}_{n}{x}_{n}\parallel \to 0$ imply ${x}^{\ast}\in {\bigcap}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}F({T}_{n})$.

Inspired and motivated by the studies mentioned above, in this paper, we introduced an up-to-date method for the approximation of common fixed points of countable families of nonlinear operators, by which a relaxed three-step iterative algorithm is developed for the class of pseudocontractive mappings, and a strong convergence theorem is established in the framework of Hilbert spaces. No compactness assumption is imposed either on the involved mappings or on the set *C*. The results are more applicable than those of other authors with the related interest.

## 2 Preliminaries

In the sequel, we shall need the following definitions. Let *H* be a real Hilbert space. The function $\varphi :H\times H\to \mathbb{R}$, defined by

is studied by Alber [6], Kamimura and Takahashi [7] and Reich [8]. It is obvious from the definition of the function *ϕ* that

The function *ϕ* has also the following property

In what follows, we shall make use of the following lemmas.

**Lemma 2.1** [9]

*Let* *H* *be a Hilbert space*. *Then for all* $x,y\in H$ *and* ${\alpha}_{i}\in [0,1]$ *for* $i=0,1,2,\dots ,n$ *such that* ${\sum}_{i=0}^{n}{\alpha}_{i}=1$ *the following equality holds*

**Lemma 2.2** [10]

*Let* $\{{a}_{n}\}$, $\{{\delta}_{n}\}$, *and* $\{{b}_{n}\}$ *be the sequences of nonnegative real numbers satisfying*

*If* ${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}{\delta}_{n}<\mathrm{\infty}$ *and* ${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}{b}_{n}<\mathrm{\infty}$, *then* ${lim}_{n\to \mathrm{\infty}}{a}_{n}$ *exists*.

**Lemma 2.3** [11]

*The unique solutions to the positive integer equation*

*are*

*where* $[x]$ *denotes the maximal integer that is not larger than* *x*.

## 3 Main results

Recall that an operator *T* on a Hilbert space is *closed* if ${x}_{n}\to x$ and $T{x}_{n}\to y$ as $n\to \mathrm{\infty}$, then $Tx=y$.

**Theorem 3.1** *Let* *H* *be a real Hilbert space*, *and let* *C* *be a closed convex nonempty subset of* *H*. *Let* ${\{{T}_{i}\}}_{i=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}:C\to C$ *be a sequence of closed and Lipschitz pseudocontractive mappings with Lipschitzian constants* ${L}_{i}$ *for each* $i\ge 1$ *and the interior of* $F:={\bigcap}_{i=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}F({T}_{i})\ne \mathrm{\varnothing}$. *Starting from an arbitrary* ${x}_{1}\in C$, *define* $\{{x}_{n}\}$ *by*

*where* $\{{\alpha}_{i}\},\{{\beta}_{i}\},\{{\gamma}_{i}\}\subset (0,1)$ *satisfying the following conditions*: (i) ${\alpha}_{i}\le {\beta}_{i}\le {\gamma}_{i}$ *and* (ii) ${\gamma}_{i}^{3}{L}_{i}^{4}+2{\gamma}_{i}^{2}{L}_{i}^{3}+{\gamma}_{i}^{2}{L}_{i}^{2}+{\gamma}_{i}{L}_{i}^{2}+2{\gamma}_{i}<1$ *for each* $i\ge 1$; ${i}_{n}$ *is the solutions to the positive integer equation*: $n=i+\frac{(m-1)m}{2}$ ($m\ge i$, $n=1,2,\dots $), *that is*, *for each* $n\ge 1$, *there exists a unique* ${i}_{n}$ *such that*

*Then* $\{{x}_{n}\}$ *converges strongly to an* ${x}^{\ast}\in F$.

*Proof* Let $p\in F$. Using the similar argument presented in the proof of [[1], Theorem 3.1], we have from (3.1) and Lemma 2.1,

and

In addition, from (3.1), we also have

Substituting (3.4) and (3.5) into (3.3), we obtain that

Since

and

it then follows from (3.7) and (3.8) that

Substituting (3.6) and (3.9) into (3.2), we obtain that

which, together with condition (i), that is, ${\alpha}_{{i}_{n}}({\alpha}_{{i}_{n}}-{\beta}_{{i}_{n}})\le 0$ and ${\alpha}_{{i}_{n}}{\beta}_{{i}_{n}}(2{\beta}_{{i}_{n}}-{\gamma}_{{i}_{n}}-1)\le 0$, yields that

where ${\delta}_{{i}_{n}}:={\alpha}_{{i}_{n}}{\beta}_{{i}_{n}}{\gamma}_{{i}_{n}}(1-{\gamma}_{{i}_{n}}^{2}{L}_{{i}_{n}}^{2}-2{\gamma}_{{i}_{n}})+{\alpha}_{{i}_{n}}{\beta}_{{i}_{n}}{L}_{{i}_{n}}^{2}{({\beta}_{{i}_{n}}-{\gamma}_{{i}_{n}}-{\beta}_{{i}_{n}}{\gamma}_{{i}_{n}}{L}_{{i}_{n}})}^{2}$. Noting that, in the light of condition (ii), ${\delta}_{{i}_{n}}>0$, we have

So, by Lemma 2.2, we conclude that ${lim}_{n\to \mathrm{\infty}}\parallel {x}_{n}-p\parallel $ exists.

Furthermore, from (2.3), we also have that

This implies that

Moreover, since the interior of *F* is nonempty, there exists a ${p}^{\ast}\in F$ and $r>0$ such that $({p}^{\ast}+rh)\in F$ whenever $\parallel h\parallel \le 1$. Thus, from (3.12) and (3.13), we obtain that

Then from (3.13) and (3.14), we obtain that

and hence

Since *h* with $\parallel h\parallel \le 1$ is arbitrary, we have

So, if $n>m$, then we have that

Since $\{\varphi ({p}^{\ast},{x}_{n})\}$ converges, it then follows from (3.15) that $\{{x}_{n}\}$ is a Cauchy sequence, and hence there exists an ${x}^{\ast}\in H$ such that

Next, set ${\mathbb{N}}_{i}=\{k\in \mathbb{N}:k=i+\frac{(m-1)m}{2},m\ge i,m\in \mathbb{N}\}$ for each $i\ge 1$. For example, by Lemma 2.3 and the definition of ${\mathbb{N}}_{1}$, we have ${\mathbb{N}}_{1}=\{1,2,4,7,11,16,\dots \}$ and ${i}_{1}={i}_{2}={i}_{4}={i}_{7}={i}_{11}={i}_{16}=\cdots =1$. Note that ${T}_{{i}_{k}}={T}_{i}$, ${\delta}_{{i}_{k}}={\delta}_{i}$ whenever $k\in {\mathbb{N}}_{i}$ for each $i\ge 1$. We have, from (3.11),

Since ${\{{x}_{k}\}}_{k\in {\mathbb{N}}_{i}}$ and ${\{{x}_{k+1}\}}_{k\in {\mathbb{N}}_{i}}$ are subsequences of $\{{x}_{n}\}$, the existence of ${lim}_{n\to \mathrm{\infty}}\parallel {x}_{n}-p\parallel $ implies that

Note that, from (3.16), ${x}_{k}\to {x}^{\ast}$ as ${\mathbb{N}}_{i}\ni k\to \mathrm{\infty}$. It immediately follows from (3.18) and the closedness of ${T}_{i}$ that ${x}^{\ast}\in F({T}_{i})$ for each $i\ge 1$, and hence ${x}^{\ast}\in F$. This completes the proof. □

We now give an example, to which the results of Cheng *et al.* [5] cannot be applied.

**Example 3.2** Let $H={\mathbb{R}}^{1}$ and $C=[-1,1]$. Let ${\{{T}_{i}\}}_{i=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}:C\to C$ be a sequence of nonlinear mappings defined by

It is clear that $F:={\bigcap}_{i=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}F({T}_{i})=[-1,0]$, and hence the interior of the common fixed points is nonempty. We show that ${\{{T}_{i}\}}_{i=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}$ is a countable family of pseudocontractive mappings. If $x\in {C}_{2}$ and $y\in {C}_{1}$, then

Noting that $(\frac{i}{2i+1}-\frac{1}{2})(x-y)y>0$, we have

The rest is trivial, and it is easy to show that each ${T}_{i}$ is Lipschitz and closed. *However*, ${\{{T}_{i}\}}_{i=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}$ *is not uniformly closed*. In fact, for any $[0,1]\supset \{{x}_{i}\}\to {x}^{\ast}\in (0,1]$ as $i\to \mathrm{\infty}$, we have

while ${x}^{\ast}$ is obviously not a member of *F*.

**Remark 3.3** *By using a specific way of choosing the indexes of the involved mappings and parameters*, we propose an up-to-date iterative approach to approximating common fixed points of countable families of pseudocontractive mappings. The results extend previous results, announced by the authors with the related research interest.

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The author is very grateful to the referees for their useful suggestions, by which the contents of this article has been improved. This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11061037).

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- Lipschitz pseudocontractions
- common fixed points
- countable families of nonlinear operators
- strong convergence