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A modified Picard-Mann hybrid iterative algorithm for common fixed points of countable families of nonexpansive mappings
Fixed Point Theory and Applications volume 2014, Article number: 58 (2014)
An up-to-date method is used for approximating common fixed points of countable families of nonlinear mappings. A modified Picard-Mann hybrid iterative algorithm is introduced with the help of our method for the class of nonexpansive mappings. Strong convergence and weak convergence theorems are established in the framework of uniformly convex Banach spaces. Our results extend the corresponding ones announced by Khan (Fixed Point Theory Appl. 2013:69, 2013, doi:10.1186/1687-1812-2013-69) to the case of countable families of nonexpansive mappings.
Let K be a nonempty closed convex subset of a real uniformly convex Banach space E. A mapping is said to be nonexpansive if
Iterative techniques for approximating fixed points of nonexpansive mappings have been studied by various authors (see, e.g., [1–5]) who used the Mann iteration process or the Ishikawa process. In 2013, Khan  introduced the following Picard-Mann hybrid iterative process for a single nonexpansive mapping T. For any initial point :
where is a real sequence in . He showed that the new process converges faster than all of Picard, Mann and Ishikawa iterative processes in the sense of Berinde  for contractions. He also proved strong convergence and weak convergence theorems with the help of his process for the class of nonexpansive mappings in general Banach spaces and apply it to obtain a result in uniformly convex Banach spaces.
Inspired and motivated by the studies mentioned above, in this paper, we use an up-to-date method for the approximation of common fixed points of countable families of nonlinear operators. We introduce a modified Picard-Mann hybrid iterative algorithm with the help of our method for the class of nonexpansive mappings. We prove strong convergence and weak convergence theorems in the framework of Banach spaces. Our results extend the corresponding ones for one map in .
Throughout this paper we assume that E is a real Banach space with its dual , K is a nonempty closed convex subset of E and is the normalized duality mapping defined by
In the sequel, we use to denote the set of fixed points of a mapping T.
We say that E is strictly convex if the following implication holds for :
It is also said to be uniformly convex if, for any , there exists a such that
It is well known that if E is a uniformly convex Banach space, then E is reflexive and strictly convex. A Banach space E is said to be smooth if
exists for each . In this case, the norm of E is said to be Gâteaux differentiable. The space E is said to have uniformly Gâteaux differentiable norm if for each , the limit (2.3) is attained uniformly for . The norm of E is said to be Fréchet differentiable if for each , the limit (2.3) is attained uniformly for . The norm of E is said to be uniformly Fréchet differentiable (and E is said to be uniformly smooth) if the limit (2.3) is attained uniformly for .
Note The readers can find all the definitions and concepts mentioned above in .
A Banach space E is said to satisfy Opial’s condition if, for any sequence in E, implies that
for all with , where denotes that converges weakly to x.
A mapping T with domain and range in E is said to be demi-closed at p if whenever is a sequence in such that converges weakly to and converges strongly to p, then .
Remark 2.1 The following basic properties for a Banach space E can be found in .
If E is uniformly smooth, then J is uniformly continuous on each bounded subset of E.
If E is reflexive and strictly convex, then is norm-weak-continuous.
If E is a smooth, strictly convex and reflexive Banach space, then the normalized duality mapping is single valued, one-to-one and onto.
A Banach space E is uniformly smooth if and only if is uniformly convex.
Each uniformly convex Banach space E has the Kadec-Klee property, i.e., for any sequence , if and , then as .
We need the following lemmas for our main results.
Lemma 2.2 
Let E be a real uniformly convex Banach space and let a, b be two constant with . Suppose that is a real sequence and , are two sequences in E. Then the conditions
imply that , where is a constant.
Lemma 2.3 
Let E be a real uniformly convex Banach space, let K be a nonempty closed convex subset of E, and let be a nonexpansive mapping. Then is demi-closed at zero.
Lemma 2.4 
The unique solutions to the positive integer equation
where denotes the maximal integer that is not larger than x.
3 Main results
Lemma 3.1 Let E be a real uniformly convex Banach space and K a nonempty closed convex subset of E. Let be a sequence of nonexpansive mappings from K to itself. For an arbitrary initial point , the modified Picard-Mann hybrid iterative scheme is defined as follows:
where is a sequence in for some and is the solution to the positive integer equation: (, ), that is, for each , there exists a unique such that
If , then
exists, where ;
Proof (1) For any , by (3.1), we have
This shows that is decreasing and hence exists.
(2) This conclusion can easily be shown by taking the infimum in (3.3) for all .
(3) Assume, by the conclusion of (1), . We then claim that , that is,
In fact, noting that , we have
on the other hand, it follows from (3.2) that
which implies that .
Next, implies that
and hence, it follows from (3.4), (3.5), and Lemma 2.2 that
On the other hand, since
we have, from (3.6),
By induction, for any nonnegative integer p, we also have
For each , since
it follows from (3.6) and (3.8) that
Now, for each , we claim that
As a matter of fact, setting , where , , we obtain
Note that as . It then follows from (3.8) and (3.10) that (3.11) holds obviously. This completes the proof. □
Remark 3.2 The key point of the proof of Lemma 3.1 lies in the use of a special way of choosing the indices of involved mappings, which makes the generalization of finite families of nonlinear mappings to infinite ones possible. Moreover, with the help of our method, some known results on the common fixed points of countable families of nonexpansive mappings have been improved. We now give an example to show why our work, compared with that of others, is an improvement.
In 2011, for the approximation of common fixed points of a countable family of nonexpansive mappings , Zhang et al.  introduced in his iterative algorithm a mapping T defined by a convex linear combination of , i.e., , () with . However, it is easy to see that the accurate computation of at each step of the iteration process is not easily attainable, which will leads to gradually increasing errors. By using a special way of choosing the indices of involved mappings, Deng  recently improved the corresponding results announced by Zhang et al. . Since the strong convergence theorems for solving some variational inequality problems and hierarchical fixed point problems are obtained without the aid of the convex linear combination of a countable family of nonexpansive mappings, our results are more applicable than those of other authors with related research interest.
Theorem 3.3 Let E be a real uniformly convex Banach space and K a nonempty closed convex subset of E. Let be a sequence of nonexpansive mappings from K to itself. Suppose that is a sequence defined by (3.1). If and there exist and a nondecreasing function with and for all such that for all , then converges strongly to some common fixed point of .
by taking lim sup as on both sides in the inequality above, we obtain
which implies by the definition of the function f.
Now we show that is a Cauchy sequence. Since , then for any , there exists a positive integer N such that for all . On the other hand, there exists a such that , because and F is closed.
Thus, for any , it follows from (3.3) that
This implies that is a Cauchy sequence, and hence there exists an such that as . Then yields . Further, it follows from the closedness of F that . This completes the proof. □
Theorem 3.4 Let E be a real uniformly convex Banach space satisfying Opial’s condition and K a nonempty closed convex subset of E. Let be a sequence of nonexpansive mappings from K to itself. Suppose that is a sequence defined by (3.1). If , then converges weakly to some common fixed point of .
Proof For any , by Lemma 3.1, we know that exists. We now prove that has a unique weakly subsequential limit in F. First of all, Lemmas 2.3 and 3.1 guarantee that each weakly subsequential limit of is a common fixed point of . Secondly, Opial’s condition guarantees that the weakly subsequential limit of is unique. Consequently, converges weakly to a common fixed point of . This completes the proof. □
Remark 3.5 The results presented in this paper extend those of Khan , whose research areas are limited to the situation of a single nonexpansive mapping.
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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).
The author declares that they have no competing interests.
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Deng, W. A modified Picard-Mann hybrid iterative algorithm for common fixed points of countable families of nonexpansive mappings. Fixed Point Theory Appl 2014, 58 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1186/1687-1812-2014-58
- Picard-Mann hybrid iteration
- common fixed points
- countable families of nonexpansive mappings
- strong and weak convergence