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Fixed point theorems for a class of generalized nonexpansive mappings

Fixed Point Theory and Applications20162016:82

Received: 13 February 2016

Accepted: 20 July 2016

Published: 1 August 2016


In this paper, we introduce a new class of generalized nonexpansive mappings. Some new fixed point theorems for these mappings are obtained.


monotone mappingnonexpansive mappingfixed point \(L_{p}\)



1 Introduction and preliminaries

A nonexpansive mapping has a Lipschitz constant equal to 1. The fixed point theory for such mappings is very rich [15] and has many applications in nonlinear functional analysis [6].

We first commence some basic concepts about generalization of nonexpansive mappings as formulated by Suzuki et al. [7, 8].

Definition 1


Let C be a nonempty subset of a Banach space X. We say that a mapping \(T:C \rightarrow C\) satisfies condition \((C)\) on C if \(\frac{1}{2}\|x-T(x)\| \leq\|x-y\|\) implies \(\|T(x)-T(y)\| \leq\|x-y\|\), for \(x,y\in C\).

Of course, every nonexpansive mapping satisfies condition \((C)\) but the converse is not correct and you can find some counterexamples for it in [8]. So the class of mappings which has condition \((C)\) is broader than the class of nonexpansive mappings.

In [7], condition \((C)\) is generalized as follows.

Definition 2


Let C be a nonempty subset of a Banach space X and \(\lambda\in(0,1)\). We say that a mapping \(T:C \rightarrow X\) satisfies (\(C_{\lambda}\))-condition on C if \(\lambda\|x-T(x)\| \leq\|x-y\|\) implies \(\|T(x)-T(y)\| \leq\|x-y\|\), for \(x,y\in C\).

So if \(\lambda=\frac{1}{2}\), we will have condition \((C)\). There are examples that show the converse is false; see [7].

In [9], monotone nonexpansive mappings are defined in \(L_{1}[0,1]\).

We next review some notions in \(L_{p}[0,1]\). All of them can be found in [10].

Consider the Riesz Banach space \(L_{p}[0,1]\), where \(\int_{0}^{1}|f(x)|^{p} \,dx<+\infty\) and \(p\in(0,+\infty)\). Also, we have \(f=0\) when the set
$$\bigl\{ x\in[0,1]:f(x)=0\bigr\} , $$
has Lebesgue measure zero. In this case, we say \(f=0\) almost everywhere. An element of \(L_{p}[0,1]\) is therefore seen as a class of functions. The norm of any \(f\in L_{p}[0,1]\) is given by \(\|f\|_{p}=(\int_{0}^{1}|f(x)|^{p} \,dx)^{\frac{1}{p}}\). Throughout this paper, we will write \(L_{p}\) instead of \(L_{p}[a,b]\), \(a,b\in\mathbb{R}\) and \(\|\cdot\|\) instead of \(\|\cdot\|_{p}\).

In this paper, we redefine Definition 2 on a subset of Banach space \(L_{p}\) and those theorems which are proved in [9] generalize to a wider class of monotone (\(C_{\lambda}\))-condition with preserving their fixed point property.

2 Main results

Let C be a nonempty subset of \(L_{p}\) which is equipped with a vector order relation . A map \(T:C\rightarrow C\) is called monotone if for all \(f\preceq g\) we have \(T(f)\preceq T(g)\).

We generalize the (\(C_{\lambda}\))-condition as follows.

Definition 3

Let C be a nonempty subset of a Banach space \(L_{p}\). For \(\lambda\in(0,1)\), we say that a mapping T monotone (\(C_{\lambda}\))-condition on C if T is monotone and for all \(f\preceq g\), \(\lambda\|f-T(f)\| \leq\|g-f\|\) implies \(\|T(g)-T(f)\| \leq\|g-f\|\).

Note Definition 3 is a generalization of the monotone nonexpansive mapping which is defined in [9] as follows.

A map T is said to be monotone nonexpansive if T is monotone and for \(f\preceq g\), we have \(\|T(g)-T(f)\| \leq\|g-f\|\).

The next example is a direct generalization of monotone nonexpansive mapping.

Example 1

Let \(C=\{f\in L_{p}[0,3]: f(x)=a\}\), where \(a\in[0,3]\). For \(f,g\in C\), consider the partial order relation
$$f\preceq g \quad\mbox{iff} \quad f(x)\leq g(x). $$
Let \(T:C\rightarrow C\) be defined by
$$T(f)=\left \{ \textstyle\begin{array}{@{}l@{\quad}l@{}} 1, & f=3, \\ 0, & f\neq3. \end{array}\displaystyle \right . $$
Then the mapping T satisfies the monotone (\(C_{\frac{1}{2}}\))-condition but it fails monotone nonexpansiveness. Indeed, whenever \(f\preceq g\), if \(0\leq f(x)\leq g(x)<3\), then \(\|T(f)-T(g)\|\leq\|f-g\|\). On the other hand, \(0\leq f(x)<3\) and \(g=3\), so if \(0\leq f(x)\leq2\) and \(g=3\), then we have again \(\|T(f)-T(g)\|\leq\|f-g\|\), but if \(2< f(x)< 3\) and \(g=3\), then \(\frac{1}{2}\|f\|\nleq\|f-3\|\). Thus, the mapping T satisfying monotone (\(C_{\frac{1}{2}}\))-condition on \([0,3]\).

Let \(f=2.9\) and \(g=3\). Then \(f\preceq g\) while \(\|T(f)-T(g)\|\nleq \|f-g\|\). Thus, T is not monotone nonexpansive.

The following lemmas will be crucial to prove the main result of this paper.

Lemma 1

Let C be convex and T monotone. Assume that for some \(f_{1}\in C\), \(f_{1}\preceq T(f_{1})\). Then the sequence \(f_{n}\) defined by
$$(\star)\qquad f_{n+1}=\lambda T(f_{n})+(1- \lambda)f_{n}, $$
\(\lambda\in(0,1)\), satisfies
$$f_{n}\preceq f_{n+1}\preceq T(f_{n})\preceq T(f_{n+1}). $$
for \(n\geq1\).


First, we prove that \(f_{n}\preceq T(f_{n})\). By assumption, we have \(f_{1}\preceq T(f_{1})\). Assume that \(f_{n}\preceq T(f_{n})\), for \(n\geq1\). Then we have
$$f_{n}=\lambda f_{n}+(1-\lambda)f_{n}\preceq \lambda T(f_{n})+(1-\lambda)f_{n}=f_{n+1} $$
i.e. \(f_{n}\preceq f_{n+1}\). Since T is monotone, \(T(f_{n})\preceq T(f_{n+1})\). We have
$$f_{n+1}=\lambda T(f_{n})+(1-\lambda)f_{n}\preceq \lambda T(f_{n})+ (1-\lambda)T(f_{n})=T(f_{n}). $$
$$f_{n}\preceq f_{n+1}\preceq T(f_{n})\preceq T(f_{n+1}), $$
for \(n\geq1\). The proof is closely modeled on Lemma 3.1 of [9]. □
Note that under the assumption of Lemma 1, if we assume \(T(f_{1})\preceq f_{1}\), then we have
$$T(f_{n+1})\preceq T(f_{n})\preceq f_{n+1}\preceq f_{n} $$
for any \(n\geq1\).

A sequence \(\{f_{n}\}\) in C is called an almost fixed point sequence for T, if \(\|f_{n}-T(f_{n})\|\rightarrow0\) (a.f.p.s. in short).

Lemma 2

Let \(T:C\rightarrow L_{p}\) be a monotone \((C_{\lambda })\)-condition mapping and \(f_{n}\) be a bounded a.f.p.s. for T. Then
$$\liminf_{n}\bigl\| f_{n}-T(f)\bigr\| \leq\liminf _{n_{k}}\|f_{n}-f\|, $$
for \(f\in C\) which \(f_{n}\preceq f\) and \(\liminf_{n}\|f_{n}-f\|>0\), for all \(n\geq1\).


Fix \(f\in C\) such that \(f_{n}\preceq f\). Since \(f_{n}\) is an a.f.p.s., for \(\epsilon=\frac{1}{2}\liminf_{n}\|f_{n}-f\|\), there is \(n_{0}\) such that \(\|f_{n}-T(f_{n})\|<\epsilon\), for all \(n\geq n_{0}\). This implies that
$$\lambda\bigl\Vert f_{n}-T(f_{n})\bigr\Vert \leq\bigl\Vert f_{n}-T(f_{n})\bigr\Vert < \epsilon< \Vert f_{n}-f\Vert , $$
for all \(n\geq n_{0}\). Since T satisfies the monotone (\(C_{\lambda}\))-condition, we have
$$ \bigl\Vert T(f_{n})-T(f)\bigr\Vert \leq \Vert f_{n}-f\Vert , $$
for all \(n\geq n_{0}\). So by the triangle inequality and (1), we have
$$\bigl\Vert f_{n}-T(f)\bigr\Vert \leq\bigl\Vert f_{n}-T(f_{n})\bigr\Vert +\bigl\Vert T(f_{n})-T(f) \bigr\Vert \leq \bigl\Vert f_{n}-T(f_{n})\bigr\Vert + \Vert f_{n}-f\Vert . $$
Thus \(\liminf_{n}\|f_{n}-T(f)\|\leq \liminf_{n}\|f_{n}-f\|\). The proof is closely modeled on Lemma 1 of [7]. □

Lemma 3


If \(\{f_{n}\}\) is a sequence of \(L_{p}\)-uniformly bounded functions on a measure space, and \(f_{n} \rightarrow f\) almost everywhere, then
$$\liminf_{n}\Vert f_{n}\Vert ^{p} = \liminf_{n}\Vert f_{n}-f\Vert ^{p}+ \Vert f\Vert ^{p}, $$
for all \(p\in(0,\infty)\).

In the following, let C be a nonempty, convex, and bounded set and \(T:C\rightarrow C\) be a monotone \((C_{\lambda})\)-condition, for some \(\lambda\in(0,1)\).

Theorem 1

Let \(f_{1}\in C\) such that \(f_{1}\preceq T(f_{1})\). Then \(f_{n}\) defined in () is an a.f.p.s.


Since \(f_{n+1}=\lambda T(f_{n})+(1-\lambda)f_{n}\), for \(n\geq1\), we have
$$\lambda\bigl\Vert f_{n}-T(f_{n})\bigr\Vert = \|f_{n}-f_{n+1}\|. $$
By Lemma 1, we have \(f_{n}\preceq f_{n+1}\). Therefore, monotone (\(C_{\lambda}\))-condition implies that \(\|T(f_{n})-T(f_{n+1})\|\leq\|f_{n}-f_{n+1}\|\). Now, we can apply Lemma 3 of [1] to conclude that \(\lim_{n}\|f_{n}-T(f_{n})\|=0\). □

Example 2

We show that T, which is defined in Example 1, has an a.f.p.s. It is easy to see that C is a nonempty, convex, and bounded subset of \(L_{p}\). Also, we proved T obeys the monotone \((C_{\frac{1}{2}})\)-condition. Moreover, \(0\preceq T(0)\). Thus, by Theorem 1, T has an a.f.p.s.

Now, we construct an a.f.p.s. according (). Let \(f_{1}=0\). So \(f_{n}=0\). Therefore
$$\bigl\Vert f_{n}-T(f_{n})\bigr\Vert =0. $$
Thus \(f_{n}\) is an a.f.p.s.

Theorem 2

Let C be compact. Assume there exists \(f_{1}\in C\) such that \(f_{1}\) and \(T(f_{1})\) are comparable. Then T has a fixed point.


Let \(f_{n}\) be a sequence which is defined in (). By Theorem 1, \(f_{n}\) is an a.f.p.s. Since C is compact, \(f_{n}\) has a convergent subsequence \(f_{n_{k}}\) to f. By triangle inequality, we get
$$\liminf_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert T(f_{n_{k}})-T(f)\bigr\Vert \leq \lim_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert T(f_{n_{k}})-f_{n_{k}} \bigr\Vert +\liminf_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert f_{n_{k}}-T(f) \bigr\Vert . $$
Since \(f_{n}\) is an a.f.p.s., we have
$$ \liminf_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert T(f_{n_{k}})-T(f) \bigr\Vert \leq \liminf_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert f_{n_{k}}-T(f) \bigr\Vert . $$
Again, by triangle inequality, we have
$$\liminf_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert f_{n_{k}}-T(f)\bigr\Vert \leq \lim_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert f_{n_{k}}-T(f_{n_{k}}) \bigr\Vert +\liminf_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert T(f)-T(f_{n_{k}}) \bigr\Vert . $$
$$ \liminf_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert f_{n_{k}}-T(f) \bigr\Vert \leq \liminf_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert T(f_{n_{k}})-T(f) \bigr\Vert . $$
From equations (2) and (3), we have
$$ \liminf_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert f_{n_{k}}-T(f) \bigr\Vert =\liminf_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert T(f_{n_{k}})-T(f) \bigr\Vert . $$
By using the partially order and convergent properties \(f_{n_{k}}\preceq f\). Lemma 1 implies \(f_{n_{k}}\preceq f_{n_{k}+1}\preceq f\). So \(\Vert f_{n_{k}+1}-f_{n_{k}}\Vert \leq \Vert f-f_{n_{k}}\Vert \). Since \(f_{n_{k}+1}-f_{n _{k}}=\lambda(f_{n_{k}}-T(f_{n_{k}}))\), we get
$$\lambda \bigl\Vert f_{n_{k}}-T(f_{n_{k}})\bigr\Vert = \Vert f_{n_{k}+1}-f_{n_{k}}\Vert . $$
$$\lambda\bigl\Vert \bigl(f_{n_{k}}-T(f_{n_{k}})\bigr)\bigr\Vert \leq \Vert f-f_{n_{k}}\Vert . $$
Thus the monotone (\(C_{\lambda}\))-condition implies
$$ \bigl\Vert T(f_{n_{k}})-T(f)\bigr\Vert \leq \Vert f_{n_{k}}-f\Vert . $$
Since \(f_{n_{k}}\) is bounded, Lemma 3 implies
$$\liminf_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert f_{n_{k}}-T(f)\bigr\Vert = \liminf_{n_{k}}\Vert f_{n_{k}}-f\Vert +\bigl\Vert f-T(f)\bigr\Vert . $$
From equation (4), we get
$$\liminf_{n_{k}}\Vert f_{n_{k}}-f\Vert +\bigl\Vert f-T(f)\bigr\Vert =\liminf_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert T(f_{n_{k}})-T(f)\bigr\Vert . $$
From equation (5), we get
$$\liminf_{n_{k}}\Vert f_{n_{k}}-f\Vert +\bigl\Vert f-T(f)\bigr\Vert \leq \liminf_{n_{k}}\Vert f_{n_{k}}-f \Vert . $$
This implies that \(T(f)=f\). □

By Theorem 2, we can see that T in Example 1, has a fixed point.

The following example shows that monotone \((C_{\lambda})\)-condition is a direct generalization of \((C_{\lambda})\)-condition.

Example 3

Let \(C=co\{x,\sin(x)\}\), where \(x\in[-\frac{\pi }{2},\frac{\pi}{2}]\). Define a partial order on C as follows:
$$f\preceq g \quad \mbox{iff} \quad f(x)\leq g(x). $$
Let \(T:C\rightarrow C\) be
$$T(f)=\left \{ \textstyle\begin{array}{@{}l@{\quad}l} \sin(x) & f\neq x, \\ x& f=x. \end{array}\displaystyle \right . $$
Since C is convex hull of a compact set \(\{x,\sin(x)\}\), so it is a nonempty, convex and compact subset of \(L_{p}\). Put \(f=x\). Then f and \(T(f)\) are comparable. Also, T obeys the monotone \((C_{\lambda})\)-condition. Thus, by Theorem 2, T has a fixed point.

Note, for \(\lambda\in(0,1)\), T does not obey the \((C_{\lambda})\)-condition. Because, for \(f=x\) and \(g=\frac{x}{2}+\frac{1}{2}\sin(x)\), we have \(\lambda\|f-T(f)\|\leq\|f-g\|\), but \(\|T(g)-T(f)\|\nleq\|f-g\|\).

Theorem 3

Let C be a weakly compact subset of \(L_{2}\). Assume, there is \(f_{1}\in C\) such that \(f_{1}\preceq T(f_{1})\). Then T has a fixed point.


By Theorem 1, T has an a.f.p.s. \(f_{n}\). Since C is weakly compact, there is a weakly convergent subsequence \(f_{n_{k}}\) to some \(f\in C\). If \(\liminf_{n_{k}}\|f_{n_{k}}-f\|=0\), then \(f_{n_{k}}\) is convergent and we will have the same proof of Theorem 2. On the other hand, if \(\liminf_{n_{k}}\|f_{n_{k}}-f\|>0\), then by Lemma 2,
$$ \liminf_{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert f_{n_{k}}-T(f) \bigr\Vert \leq\liminf_{n_{k}}\Vert f_{n_{k}}-f\Vert . $$
We claim that \(f= T(f)\). Because if \(f\neq T(f)\), since \(L_{2}\) satisfies Opial condition, we have
$$\liminf_{n_{k}}\Vert f_{n_{k}}-f\Vert < \liminf _{n_{k}}\bigl\Vert f_{n_{k}}-T(f)\bigr\Vert , $$
which is a contradiction with inequality (6). □

This result is a generalization of the original existence theorem in [7, 9] form monotone nonexpansive to monotone \((C_{\lambda})\)-condition. Therefore this class is bigger and is used to answer the question asked by T Benavides [12]: Does X also satisfy the fixed point property for Suzuki-type mappings?



The first author acknowledges Buein Zahra Technical University for supporting this research.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Mathematics, Buein Zahra Technical University
Department of Mathematics, Payame Noor University


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