# Convergence of an extragradient-like iterative algorithm for monotone mappings and nonexpansive mappings

- Yuan Qing
^{1}and - Meijuan Shang
^{2, 3}Email author

**2013**:67

https://doi.org/10.1186/1687-1812-2013-67

© Qing and Shang; licensee Springer 2013

**Received: **31 December 2012

**Accepted: **21 February 2013

**Published: **25 March 2013

## Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the problem of finding some common element in the set of common fixed points of an infinite family of nonexpansive mappings and in the set of solutions of variational inequalities based on an extragradient-like iterative algorithm. Strong convergence of the purposed iterative algorithm is obtained.

**MSC:**47H05, 47H09, 47J25, 90C33.

## Keywords

## 1 Introduction

Iterative algorithms have been playing an important role in the approximation solvability, especially of nonlinear variational inequalities as well as of nonlinear equations in several fields such as mechanics, traffic, economics, information, medicine, and many others. The well-known convex feasibility problem which captures applications in various disciplines such as image restoration and radiation therapy treatment planning is to find a point in the intersection of common fixed point sets of a family of nonlinear mappings; see, for example, [1–11]. The Mann iterative algorithm is an efficient method to study the class of nonexpansive mappings. Indeed, Picard cannot converge even that the fixed point set of nonexpansive mappings is nonempty.

It is known that Mann iterative algorithm only has weak convergence for nonexpansive mappings in infinite-dimensional Hilbert spaces; see [12] for more details and the references therein. In many disciplines, including economics [13], image recovery [14], quantum physics [15–20], and control theory [21], problems arise in infinite dimension spaces. To improve the weak convergence of the Mann iterative algorithm, many authors considered using contractions to approximate nonexpansive mappings; for more details, see [22] and [23] and the references therein.

In this paper, we focus on the problem of finding some common element in the set of common fixed points of an infinite family of nonexpansive mappings and in the set of solutions of variational inequalities based on an extragradient-like iterative algorithm. Some deduced sub-results and applications are obtained.

## 2 Preliminaries

Throughout this paper, we assume that *H* is a real Hilbert space whose inner product and norm are denoted by $\u3008\cdot ,\cdot \u3009$ and $\parallel \cdot \parallel $, respectively. Let *K* be a nonempty, closed, and convex subset of *H*. Let ${P}_{K}$ be the metric projection from *H* onto *K*.

*μ*such that

For such a case, *B* is also said to be *μ*-inverse-strongly monotone.

In this paper, we use $F(T)$ to denote the fixed point set of the mapping *T*.

For such a case, *f* is also said to be an *α*-contraction.

*S*is not properly contained in the graph of any other monotone mapping. It is known that a monotone mapping

*S*is maximal iff for $(x,f)\in H\times H$, $\u3008x-y,f-g\u3009\ge 0$ for every $(y,g)\in G(S)$ implies $f\in Sx$. Let $Q:C\to H$ be a monotone mapping and ${N}_{K}v$ be the normal cone to

*K*at $v\in K$,

*i.e.*, ${N}_{K}v=\{w\in H:\u3008v-u,w\u3009\ge 0,\phantom{\rule{0.25em}{0ex}}\mathrm{\forall}u\in K\}$, and define

Then *S* is maximal monotone and $0\in Sv$ iff $v\in VI(K,A)$; see [24] for more details.

where $B:K\to H$ is a monotone mapping. It is known that $u\in K$ is a solution to (2.1) iff *u* is a fixed point of the mapping ${P}_{K}(I-\lambda B)$, where $\lambda >0$ is a constant and *I* stands for the identity mapping. In this paper, we use $VI(K,B)$ to denote the solution set of the variational inequality (2.1).

*T*on a real Hilbert space

*H*,

*A*is a linear bounded self-adjoint operator on

*H*and

*u*is a given point in

*H*. In [25], it is proved that the sequence $\{{x}_{n}\}$ defined by the iterative algorithm

strongly converges to the unique solution of the minimization problem (2.2) provided that the sequence $\{{\alpha}_{n}\}$ satisfies certain restriction.

*A*is a linear bounded self-adjoint operator on

*H*, $T:H\to H$ is a nonexpansive mapping, and $f:H\to H$ is a contraction. They proved that the sequence $\{{x}_{n}\}$ generated in the above iterative process converges strongly to the unique solution of the following variational inequality:

where *h* is a potential function for *γf*, that is, ${h}^{\prime}(x)=\gamma f(x)$ for $x\in H$.

where $T:K\to K$ is a nonexpansive mapping, $B:K\to H$ is a *μ*-inverse-strongly monotone mapping, $\{{\alpha}_{n}\}$ is a sequence in $(0,1)$, and $\{{\lambda}_{n}\}$ is a sequence in $(0,2\mu )$. They showed that the sequence $\{{x}_{n}\}$ generated in (2.3) weakly converges to some point $z\in F(T)\cap VI(K,B)$.

where $T:K\to K$ is a nonexpansive mapping, $B:K\to H$ is a *μ*-inverse-strongly monotone mapping, $\{{\alpha}_{n}\}$ is a sequence in $(0,1)$, and $\{{\lambda}_{n}\}$ is a sequence in $(0,2\mu )$. They proved that the sequence $\{{x}_{n}\}$ strongly converges to some point $z\in F(T)\cap VI(K,B)$.

where ${\gamma}_{1},{\gamma}_{2},\dots $ are real numbers such that $0\le {\gamma}_{n}\le 1$, ${T}_{1},{T}_{2},\dots $ is an infinite family of mappings of *K* into itself. Nonexpansivity of each ${T}_{i}$ ensures the nonexpansivity of ${W}_{n}$.

Regarding ${W}_{n}$, we have the following lemmas which are important to prove our main results.

**Lemma 2.1** [41]

*Let* *K* *be a nonempty*, *closed*, *and convex subset of a strictly convex Banach space* *E*. *Let* ${T}_{1},{T}_{2},\dots $ *be nonexpansive mappings of* *K* *into itself such that* ${\bigcap}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}F({T}_{n})$ *is nonempty*, *and let* ${\gamma}_{1},{\gamma}_{2},\dots $ *be real numbers such that* $0<{\gamma}_{n}\le b<1$ *for any* $n\ge 1$. *Then*, *for every* $x\in K$ *and* $k\in N$, *the limit* ${lim}_{n\to \mathrm{\infty}}{U}_{n,k}x$ *exists*.

*W*as follows:

Such a mapping *W* is called *W*-mapping generated by ${T}_{1},{T}_{2},\dots $ and ${\gamma}_{1},{\gamma}_{2},\dots $ .

Throughout this paper, we will assume that $0<{\gamma}_{n}\le b<1$ for each $n\ge 1$.

**Lemma 2.2** [41]

*Let* *K* *be a nonempty*, *closed*, *and convex subset of a strictly convex Banach space* *E*. *Let* ${T}_{1},{T}_{2},\dots $ *be nonexpansive mappings of* *K* *into itself such that* ${\bigcap}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}F({T}_{n})$ *is nonempty*, *and let* ${\gamma}_{1},{\gamma}_{2},\dots $ *be real numbers such that* $0<{\gamma}_{n}\le b<1$ *for each* $n\ge 1$. *Then* $F(W)={\bigcap}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}F({T}_{n})$.

In this paper, motivated by the above results, we investigate the problem of approximating a common element in the solution set of variational inequalities and in the common fixed point set of a family of nonexpansive mappings based on an extragradient-like iterative algorithm. Strong convergence theorems of common elements are established in the framework of Hilbert spaces.

In order to prove our main results, we also need the following lemmas.

**Lemma 2.3**

*In a real Hilbert space*

*H*,

*the following inequality holds*:

**Lemma 2.4** [26]

*Assume* *A* *is a strongly positive linear bounded self*-*adjoint operator on a Hilbert space* *H* *with the coefficient* $\overline{\gamma}>0$ *and* $0<\rho \le {\parallel A\parallel}^{-1}$. *Then* $\parallel I-\rho A\parallel \le 1-\rho \overline{\gamma}$.

**Lemma 2.5** [26]

*Let*

*H*

*be a Hilbert space*.

*Let*

*A*

*be a strongly positive linear bounded self*-

*adjoint operator with the coefficient*$\overline{\gamma}>0$.

*Assume that*$0<\gamma <\overline{\gamma}/\alpha $.

*Let*

*T*

*be a nonexpansive mapping with a fixed point*${x}_{t}\in H$

*of the contraction*$x\mapsto t\gamma f(x)+(I-tA)Tx$.

*Then*$\{{x}_{t}\}$

*converges strongly as*$t\to 0$

*to a fixed point*$\overline{x}$

*of*

*T*,

*which solves the variational inequality*

*Equivalently*, *we have* ${P}_{F(T)}(I-A+\gamma f)\overline{x}=\overline{x}$.

**Lemma 2.6** [42]

*Assume that*$\{{\alpha}_{n}\}$

*is a sequence of nonnegative real numbers such that*

*where*$\{{\gamma}_{n}\}$

*is a sequence in*$(0,1)$

*and*$\{{\delta}_{n}\}$

*is a sequence such that*

- (a)
${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}{\gamma}_{n}=\mathrm{\infty}$;

- (b)
${lim\hspace{0.17em}sup}_{n\to \mathrm{\infty}}{\delta}_{n}/{\gamma}_{n}\le 0$

*or*${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}|{\delta}_{n}|<\mathrm{\infty}$.

*Then* ${lim}_{n\to \mathrm{\infty}}{\alpha}_{n}=0$.

**Lemma 2.7** [39]

*Let* *K* *be a nonempty closed convex subset of a Hilbert space* *H*, $\{{T}_{i}:C\to C\}$ *be a family of infinitely nonexpansive mappings with* ${\bigcap}_{i=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}F({T}_{i})\ne \mathrm{\varnothing}$, $\{{\gamma}_{n}\}$ *be a real sequence such that* $0<{\gamma}_{n}\le b<1$ *for each* $n\ge 1$. *If* *C* *is any bounded subset of* *K*, *then* ${lim}_{n\to \mathrm{\infty}}{sup}_{x\in C}\parallel Wx-{W}_{n}x\parallel =0$.

## 3 Main results

**Theorem 3.1**

*Let*

*K*

*be a nonempty*,

*closed*,

*and convex subset of a real Hilbert space*

*H*.

*Let*${B}_{i}:K\to H$

*be*${\mu}_{i}$-

*inverse*-

*strongly monotone mappings for each*$i=1,2$,

*and*$f:K\to K$

*be an*

*α*-

*contraction*.

*Let*$A:K\to K$

*be a strongly positive linear bounded self*-

*adjoint operator with the coefficient*$\overline{\gamma}>0$.

*Let*$\{{x}_{n}\}$

*be a sequence generated in the following extragradient*-

*like iterative algorithm*:

*where*${P}_{K}$

*is the metric projection from*

*H*

*onto*

*K*, ${W}_{n}$

*is a mapping defined by*(2.5), $\{{\alpha}_{n}\}$

*is a real number sequence in*$(0,1)$,

*and*$\{{\lambda}_{n}\}$, $\{{\eta}_{n}\}$

*are two positive real number sequences*.

*Assume that*$F={\bigcap}_{i=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}F({T}_{i})\cap VI(K,{B}_{1})\cap VI(K,{B}_{2})\ne \mathrm{\varnothing}$, $0<\gamma <\overline{\gamma}/\alpha $

*and the following restrictions are satisfied*:

- (a)
${lim}_{n\to \mathrm{\infty}}{\alpha}_{n}=0$, ${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}{\alpha}_{n}=\mathrm{\infty}$,

*and*${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}|{\alpha}_{n+1}-{\alpha}_{n}|\le \mathrm{\infty}$; - (b)
${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}|{\eta}_{n+1}-{\eta}_{n}|<\mathrm{\infty}$, ${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}|{\lambda}_{n+1}-{\lambda}_{n}|<\mathrm{\infty}$;

- (c)
$\{{\eta}_{n}\},\{{\lambda}_{n}\}\subset [u,v]$,

*where*$0<u<v<2min\{{\mu}_{1},{\mu}_{2}\}$.

*Then the sequence* $\{{x}_{n}\}$ *strongly converges to* ${x}^{\ast}\in F$, *where* ${x}^{\ast}={P}_{F}(\gamma f+(I-A)){x}^{\ast}$.

*Proof*First, we show that $I-{\lambda}_{n}{B}_{1}$ and $I-{\eta}_{n}{B}_{2}$ are nonexpansive. Indeed, we see from the restriction (c) that

This shows that $I-{\lambda}_{n}{B}_{1}$ is nonexpansive, so is $I-{\eta}_{n}{B}_{2}$. Noticing the condition (a), we may assume, with no loss of generality, that ${\alpha}_{n}\le {\parallel A\parallel}^{-1}$ for each $n\ge 1$. It follows from Lemma 2.4 that $\parallel I-{\alpha}_{n}A\parallel \le 1-{\alpha}_{n}\overline{\gamma}$.

*p*. We may assume, without loss of generality, that ${x}_{{n}_{i}}\rightharpoonup p$. From (3.18) and (3.19), we also have ${y}_{{n}_{i}}\rightharpoonup p$ and ${z}_{{n}_{i}}\rightharpoonup p$, respectively. Notice that $p\in F$. Indeed, let us first show that $p\in VI(K,{B}_{1})$. Put

*S*is maximal monotone. Let $(v,w)\in G(S)$. Since $w-{B}_{1}v\in {N}_{K}v$ and ${\rho}_{n}\in K$, we have

Apply Lemma 2.6 to (3.23) to conclude that ${x}_{n}\to {x}^{\ast}$ as $n\to \mathrm{\infty}$. This completes the proof. □

If ${B}_{2}=0$, the zero mapping, then Theorem 3.1 is reduced to the following.

**Corollary 3.2**

*Let*

*K*

*be a nonempty*,

*closed*,

*and convex subset of a real Hilbert space*

*H*.

*Let*${B}_{1}:K\to H$

*be*${\mu}_{1}$-

*inverse*-

*strongly monotone mappings and*$f:K\to K$

*be an*

*α*-

*contraction*.

*Let*$A:K\to K$

*be a strongly positive linear bounded self*-

*adjoint operator with the coefficient*$\overline{\gamma}>0$.

*Assume that*$0<\gamma <\overline{\gamma}/\alpha $.

*Let*$\{{x}_{n}\}$

*be a sequence generated in the following iterative algorithm*:

*where*${P}_{K}$

*is the metric projection from*

*H*

*onto*

*K*, ${W}_{n}$

*is a mapping defined by*(2.5), $\{{\alpha}_{n}\}$

*is a real number sequence in*$(0,1)$,

*and*$\{{\lambda}_{n}\}$

*is a positive real number sequence*.

*Assume that*$F={\bigcap}_{i=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}F({T}_{i})\cap VI(K,{B}_{1})\ne \mathrm{\varnothing}$

*and the following restrictions are satisfied*:

- (a)
${lim}_{n\to \mathrm{\infty}}{\alpha}_{n}=0$, ${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}{\alpha}_{n}=\mathrm{\infty}$,

*and*${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}|{\alpha}_{n+1}-{\alpha}_{n}|\le \mathrm{\infty}$; - (b)
${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}|{\lambda}_{n+1}-{\lambda}_{n}|<\mathrm{\infty}$;

- (c)
$\{{\lambda}_{n}\}\subset [u,v]$,

*where*$0<u<v<2{\mu}_{1}$.

*Then the sequence* $\{{x}_{n}\}$ *strongly converges to* ${x}^{\ast}\in F$, *where* ${x}^{\ast}={P}_{F}(\gamma f+(I-A)){x}^{\ast}$.

**Remark 3.3** Corollary 3.2 includes the corresponding results in Iiduka and Takahashi [36] as a special case.

As an application of our main results, we consider another class of important nonlinear operators: strict pseudocontractions.

*κ*-strict pseudocontraction if there exists a constant $\kappa \in [0,1)$ such that

It is easy to see that the class of *κ*-strict pseudocontractions strictly includes the class of nonexpansive mappings as a special case.

Putting $B=I-S$, where $S:K\to K$ is a *κ*-strict pseudocontraction, we know that *B* is $\frac{1-\kappa}{2}$-inverse-strongly monotone; see [43] and the references therein.

**Corollary 3.4**

*Let*

*H*

*be a real Hilbert space and*

*K*

*be a nonempty closed convex subset of*

*H*.

*Let*${S}_{i}:K\to K$

*be*${\kappa}_{i}$-

*inverse*-

*strongly monotone mappings for each*$i=1,2$

*and*$f:K\to K$

*be an*

*α*-

*contraction*.

*Let*$A:K\to K$

*be a strongly positive linear bounded self*-

*adjoint operator with the coefficient*$\overline{\gamma}>0$.

*Assume that*$0<\gamma <\overline{\gamma}/\alpha $.

*Let*$\{{x}_{n}\}$

*be a sequence generated in the following iterative process*:

*where*${P}_{K}$

*is the metric projection from*

*H*

*onto*

*K*, ${W}_{n}$

*is a mapping defined by*(2.5), $\{{\alpha}_{n}\}$

*is a real number sequence in*$(0,1)$,

*and*$\{{\lambda}_{n}\}$, $\{{\eta}_{n}\}$

*are two positive real number sequences*.

*Assume that*$F={\bigcap}_{i=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}F({T}_{i})\cap F({S}_{1})\cap F({S}_{2})\ne \mathrm{\varnothing}$

*and the following restrictions are satisfied*:

- (a)
${lim}_{n\to \mathrm{\infty}}{\alpha}_{n}=0$, ${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}{\alpha}_{n}=\mathrm{\infty}$,

*and*${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}|{\alpha}_{n+1}-{\alpha}_{n}|\le \mathrm{\infty}$; - (b)
${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}|{\eta}_{n+1}-{\eta}_{n}|<\mathrm{\infty}$, ${\sum}_{n=1}^{\mathrm{\infty}}|{\lambda}_{n+1}-{\lambda}_{n}|<\mathrm{\infty}$;

- (c)
$\{{\eta}_{n}\},\{{\lambda}_{n}\}\subset [u,v]$,

*where*$0<u<v<2min\{{\mu}_{1},{\mu}_{2}\}$.

*Then the sequence* $\{{x}_{n}\}$ *strongly converges to* ${x}^{\ast}\in F$, *where* ${x}^{\ast}={P}_{F}(\gamma f+(I-A)){x}^{\ast}$.

*Proof* Put ${B}_{1}=I-{S}_{1}$ and ${B}_{2}=I-{S}_{2}$. Then ${B}_{1}$ is $(1-{\kappa}_{1})/2$-inverse-strongly monotone and ${B}_{2}$ is $(1-{\kappa}_{2})/2$-inverse-strongly monotone, respectively. We have $F({S}_{1})=VI(K,{B}_{1})$, $F({S}_{2})=VI(K,{B}_{2})$, ${P}_{K}(I-{\lambda}_{n}{B}_{1}){y}_{n}=(1-{\lambda}_{n}){y}_{n}+{\lambda}_{n}{T}_{1}{y}_{n}$ and ${P}_{K}(I-{\eta}_{n}{B}_{2}){x}_{n}=(1-{\eta}_{n}){x}_{n}+{\eta}_{n}{T}_{2}{x}_{n}$. The desired conclusion can be immediately obtained from Theorem 3.1. □

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### Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province (A2010001943), the Science Foundation of Shijiazhuang Science and Technology Bureau (121130971) and the Science Foundation of Beijing Jiaotong University (2011YJS075).

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