# General viscosity approximation methods for quasi-nonexpansive mappings with applications

## Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and study the general viscosity approximation methods for quasi-nonexpansive mappings in the setting of infinite-dimensional Hilbert spaces. Under suitable conditions, we prove that the sequences generated by the proposed new algorithm converge strongly to a fixed point of quasi-nonexpansive mappings in Hilbert spaces, which is also the unique solution of some variational inequality. Then this result is used to study the split equality fixed point problems, the split equality common fixed point problems, the split equality null point problems, etc. Our results improve and generalize many results in the literature and they should have many applications in nonlinear science.

## Introduction

Let C be a nonempty subset of a real Hilbert space H. A mapping $$T: C \to C$$ is called nonexpansive if $$\|Tx - Ty\|\le\|x - y\|$$ for all $$x, y\in C$$. The set of the fixed points of T is denoted by $$\operatorname{Fix}(T)= \{x\in C: Tx = x\}$$. $$T: C \to C$$ is called quasi-nonexpansive if $$\operatorname{Fix}(T)\neq\emptyset$$, and $$\|Tx - p\|\le\|x - p\|$$ for all $$x\in C$$, $$p\in \operatorname{Fix}(T)$$.

The viscosity approximation method for nonlinear mappings was first introduced by Moudafi . Starting with an arbitrary initial $$x_{0}\in H$$, define a sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ generated by

$$x_{n+1}=\frac{\epsilon_{n}}{1+\epsilon_{n}}f(x_{n})+ \frac{1}{1+\epsilon_{n}}Tx_{n},\quad \forall n\ge0,$$
(1.1)

where f is a contraction with a coefficient $$\theta\in[0,1)$$ on H, i.e., $$\|f(x) - f(y)\|\le\theta\|x - y\|$$ for all $$x, y \in H$$, and $$\{\epsilon_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ is a sequence in $$(0,1)$$ satisfying the following given conditions:

• $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\epsilon_{n}=0$$;

• $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\epsilon_{n}=\infty$$;

• $$\lim_{n\to\infty}(\frac{1}{\epsilon_{n}}-\frac {1}{\epsilon_{n+1}})=0$$.

It is proved that the sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ generated by (1.1) converges strongly to the unique solution $$p\in \operatorname{Fix}(T)$$ of the variational inequality

$$\bigl\langle (I-f)p,x-p\bigr\rangle \ge0,\quad \forall x\in \operatorname{Fix}(T).$$
(1.2)

In , Maingé considered the following viscosity approximation method for quasi-nonexpansive mappings. Starting with an arbitrary initial $$x_{0}\in C\subset H$$, $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ generated by

$$x_{n+1}=\alpha_{n} f(x_{n})+(1- \alpha_{n})T_{\omega}x_{n}, \quad \forall n\ge 0,$$
(1.3)

where $$T_{\omega}=\omega I+(1-\omega)T$$, with T quasi-nonexpansive on $$C\subset H$$, $$\operatorname{Fix}(T)\neq\emptyset$$ and $$\omega\in(0,1)$$, $$\{\alpha_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ is a sequence in $$(0,1)$$ satisfying the following given conditions:

1. (i)

$$\lim_{n\to\infty}\alpha_{n}=0$$;

2. (ii)

$$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\alpha_{n}=\infty$$.

It is also proved that the sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ generated by (1.3) converges strongly to the unique solution of the variational inequality (1.2).

In , Tian and Jin considered the following general iterative method:

$$x_{n+1}=\alpha_{n} \gamma f(x_{n})+(I- \alpha_{n}A)T_{\omega}x_{n},\quad \forall n\ge0.$$
(1.4)

It is proved that if the sequence $$\{\alpha_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ satisfies appropriate conditions, the sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ generated by (1.4) converges strongly to the unique solution of the variational inequality

$$\bigl\langle (A-\gamma f)p,x-p\bigr\rangle \ge0,\quad \forall x\in \operatorname{Fix}(T),$$
(1.5)

or equivalently $$p = P_{\operatorname{Fix}(T)}(I- A +\gamma f )p$$, where $$\operatorname{Fix}(T)$$ is the fixed point set of a quasi-nonexpansive mapping T, and A is a strongly positive linear bounded operator.

In , Marino et al. considered the following general viscosity explicit midpoint rule:

\begin{aligned} &\bar{x}_{n+1}= \beta_{n} x_{n}+(1-\beta_{n})T x_{n}; \\ &x_{n+1}= \alpha_{n} f(x_{n})+(1- \alpha_{n} )T \bigl(s_{n} x_{n}+(1-s_{n}) \bar{x}_{n+1}\bigr), \quad \forall n\ge0. \end{aligned}
(1.6)

It is proved that if the sequences $$\{\alpha_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$, $$\{\beta_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$, and $$\{s_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ satisfy appropriate conditions, the sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ generated by (1.6) converges strongly to the unique solution of the variational inequality (1.2), where $$\operatorname{Fix}(T)$$ is the fixed point set of a quasi-nonexpansive mapping T.

Let $$H_{i}$$, $$i=1,2,3$$, be a real Hilbert space, and $$T: H_{1}\to H_{1}$$ with fixed point set $$\operatorname{Fix}(T)$$. Let $$C_{1}$$ and $$C_{2}$$ be nonempty closed convex subsets of $$H_{1}$$ and $$H_{2}$$, respectively, and let $$A: H_{1}\to H_{2}$$ be a bounded linear operator.

The split feasibility problem (SFP) is the problem of finding

$$x\in H_{1}\mbox{ such that }x\in C_{1} \mbox{ and } Ax\in C_{2}.$$

In 1994, Censor and Elfving  first introduced the (SFP) in finite-dimensional Hilbert spaces for modeling inverse problems which arise from phase retrievals and in medical image reconstruction.

Let $$A_{1}: H_{1}\to H_{3}$$, $$A_{2}: H_{2}\to H_{3}$$ be bounded linear operators. Moudafi  introduced the following split equality feasibility problem (SEFP):

$$\mbox{Find }x_{1}\in C_{1} , x_{2}\in C_{2} \mbox{ such that } A_{1}x_{1}=A_{2}x_{2} .$$

Obviously, if $$A_{2} = I$$ (identity mapping on $$H_{2}$$) and $$H_{2}=H_{3}$$, then (SEFP) is reduced to (SFP). Moudafi  introduced an iteration process to establish a weak convergence theorem for split equality feasibility problem under suitable assumptions. The (SEFP) has many applications such as decomposition methods for PDEs and applications in game theory and intensity-modulated radiation therapy.

Let $$T_{1}: H_{1}\to H_{1}$$ and $$T_{2}: H_{2}\to H_{2}$$ be firmly quasi-nonexpansive mappings such that $$\operatorname{Fix}(T_{1})\neq\emptyset$$, $$\operatorname{Fix}(T_{2})\neq\emptyset$$, and let $$A_{1}: H_{1}\to H_{3}$$, $$A_{2}: H_{2}\to H_{3}$$ be bounded linear operators. Moudafi  introduced an iteration process and established weak convergence theorem for split equality fixed point problem (SEFPP):

$$\mbox{Find } x_{1}\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{1}) , x_{2}\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{2}) \mbox{ such that } A_{1}x_{1}=A_{2}x_{2} .$$

When $$A_{2}=I$$ and $$H_{2}=H_{3}$$, then the (SEFPP) is reduced to the split common fixed point problem (SCFPP):

$$\mbox{Find } x_{1}\in H \mbox{ such that } x_{1}\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{1}) \mbox{ and } A_{1}x_{1} \in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{2}) .$$

When $$C_{1}\subset H_{1}$$, $$C_{1}\neq\emptyset$$, $$C_{2}\subset H_{2}$$, $$C_{2}\neq\emptyset$$, let $$T_{1}=P_{C_{1}}$$ and $$T_{2}=P_{C_{2}}$$, the (SEFPP) is then reduced to the (SEFP), where $$P_{C_{1}}$$ and $$P_{C_{2}}$$ denote the metric projection of $$C_{1}$$ and $$C_{2}$$, respectively.

Very recently there have been many works concerning fixed point methods for nonexpansive mappings. For more details, see, e.g., [8,9,10,11] and the references therein.

Motivated and inspired by the above works on viscosity approximation method for quasi-nonexpansive mappings and split equality problems, in this paper we first introduce a general viscosity approximation method for quasi-nonexpansive mappings. Under suitable conditions, we prove that the sequences generated by the proposed new algorithm converge strongly to a fixed point of quasi-nonexpansive mappings in Hilbert spaces, which is also the unique solution of some variational inequality. Then this result is used to study the split equality fixed point problems, the split equality common fixed point problems, the split equality null point problems, etc. Our results improve and generalize many results in the literature and they should have many applications in nonlinear science.

## Preliminaries

Let H be a real Hilbert space with inner product $$\langle \cdot,\cdot\rangle$$ and induced norm $$\|\cdot\|$$. Let $$I: H\to H$$ be an identity mapping on H. We denote the strong convergence and the weak convergence of $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ to $$x\in H$$ by $$x_{n}\to x$$ and $$x_{n}\rightharpoonup x$$, respectively. Throughout this paper, we use these notations and assumptions unless specified otherwise.

The following identities are valid in a Hilbert space H: for each $$x,y\in H$$, $$t\in[0, 1]$$,

1. (i)

$$\|x+y\|^{2}\le\|x\|^{2}+2\langle y,x+y\rangle$$;

2. (ii)

$$\|tx+(1-t)y\|^{2}=t\|x\|^{2}+(1-t)\|y\|^{2}-t(1-t)\|x-y\|^{2}$$.

Let C be a nonempty subset of the real Hilbert space H, and let $$T: C \to H$$ be a single-valued mapping. Then T is called

1. (1)

nonexpansive if $$\|Tx-Ty\|\le\|x-y\|$$ for all $$x,y\in C$$;

2. (2)

L-Lipschitz continuous if there exists $$L>0$$ such that $$\| Tx-Ty\|\le L\|x-y\|$$ for all $$x,y\in C$$;

3. (3)

quasi-nonexpansive if $$\operatorname{Fix}(T)\neq\emptyset$$, and

$$\|Tx -p\|\le\|x - p\|\quad \mbox{for all }x\in C\mbox{ and for all }p\in \operatorname{Fix}(T);$$
4. (4)

ρ-strongly quasi-nonexpansive, where $$\rho\ge0$$, if $$\operatorname{Fix}(T)\neq\emptyset$$ and

$$\|Tx -p\|^{2}\le\|x - p\|^{2}-\rho\|Tx-x\|$$

for all $$x\in C$$ and for all $$p\in \operatorname{Fix}(T)$$;

5. (5)

strictly quasi-nonexpansive if $$\operatorname{Fix}(T)\neq\emptyset$$ and $$\|Tx -p\|<\|x - p\|$$ for all $$p\in \operatorname{Fix}(T)$$ and for all $$x\in C\setminus \operatorname{Fix}(T)$$;

6. (6)

monotone if $$\langle x-y, Tx-Ty\rangle\ge 0$$ for all $$x,y\in C$$;

7. (7)

η-strongly monotone if there exists $$\eta>0$$ such that $$\langle x-y, Tx-Ty\rangle\ge \eta\|x-y\|^{2}$$ for all $$x,y\in C$$;

8. (8)

α-inverse-strongly monotone (in short α-ism) if there exists $$\alpha>0$$ such that $$\langle x-y, Tx-Ty\rangle\ge \eta\|Tx-Ty\|^{2}$$ for all $$x,y\in C$$;

9. (9)

demiclosed if for each sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ and $$x\in C$$ with $$x_{n}\rightharpoonup x$$ and $$(I-T)x_{n}\to0$$ implies $$(I-T)x=0$$;

10. (10)

firmly nonexpansive if $$\|Tx-Ty\|^{2}\le\langle Tx-Ty, x-y\rangle$$ for all $$x,y\in C$$;

11. (11)

α-averaged if there exist $$\alpha\in(0,1)$$ and nonexpansive $$S:C\to H$$ such that $$T=(1-\alpha)I+\alpha S$$.

It is easy to see that every strongly quasi-nonexpansive mapping is a strictly quasi-nonexpansive mapping and every strictly quasi-nonexpansive mapping is a quasi-nonexpansive mapping.

### Lemma 2.1

Let H be a Hilbert space and let $$T_{\rho}:H\to H$$ with $$\operatorname{Fix}(T_{\rho})\neq \emptyset$$. Then $$T_{\rho}$$ is a ρ-strongly quasi-nonexpansive mapping with $$\rho\ge0$$ if and only if there exists a quasi-nonexpansive mapping T such that $$T_{\rho}=(1-\frac{1}{1+\rho})I+\frac{1}{1+\rho}T$$ and $$\operatorname{Fix}(T_{\rho})=\operatorname{Fix}(T)$$.

### Proof

Since the statement $$\operatorname{Fix}(T_{\rho})=\operatorname{Fix}(T)$$ is evident, we only prove that $$T_{\rho}$$ is a ρ-strongly quasi-nonexpansive mapping if and only if T is a quasi-nonexpansive mapping.

(Necessity) For all $$x\in H$$ and for all $$p\in \operatorname{Fix}(T)$$,

\begin{aligned} \|T_{\rho}x-p\|^{2}&= \biggl\Vert \biggl(1- \frac{1}{1+\rho}\biggr) (x-p)+\frac{1}{1+\rho}(Tx-p) \biggr\Vert ^{2} \\ &=\biggl(1-\frac{1}{1+\rho}\biggr){\|x-p\|}^{2}+\frac{1}{1+\rho}{ \|Tx-p\|}^{2} \\ &\quad {}-\biggl(1-\frac {1}{1+\rho}\biggr) \biggl(\frac{1}{1+\rho} \biggr){\|Tx-x\|}^{2} \\ &=\biggl(1-\frac{1}{1+\rho}\biggr){\|x-p\|}^{2}+\frac{1}{1+\rho}{ \|Tx-p\|}^{2} \\ &\quad {}-\rho \biggl\Vert \biggl(\biggl(1-\frac{1}{1+\rho} \biggr)x+\frac{1}{1+\rho}Tx\biggr)-x \biggr\Vert ^{2} \\ &=\biggl(1-\frac{1}{1+\rho}\biggr){\|x-p\|}^{2}+\frac{1}{1+\rho}{ \|Tx-p\|}^{2}-\rho\| T_{\rho}x-x\|^{2}. \end{aligned}
(2.1)

Since $$T_{\rho}$$ is ρ-strongly quasi-nonexpansive, we have

$$\|T_{\rho}x-p\|^{2}\le\|x-p\|^{2}-\rho \|T_{\rho}x-x\|^{2}.$$
(2.2)

It follows from (2.1) and (2.2) that

$$\|T x-p\|^{2}\le\|x-p\|^{2},$$

i.e., T is a quasi-nonexpansive mapping.

(Sufficiency) Since

$$\|T x-p\|\le\|x-p\|,$$

then

\begin{aligned} \|T_{\rho}x-p\|^{2}&= \biggl\Vert \biggl(1- \frac{1}{1+\rho}\biggr) (x-p)+\frac{1}{1+\rho}(Tx-p) \biggr\Vert ^{2} \\ &=\biggl(1-\frac{1}{1+\rho}\biggr){\|x-p\|}^{2}+\frac{1}{1+\rho}{ \|Tx-p\|}^{2} \\ &\quad {}-\biggl(1-\frac {1}{1+\rho}\biggr) \biggl(\frac{1}{1+\rho} \biggr){\|Tx-x\|}^{2} \\ &\le\biggl(1-\frac{1}{1+\rho}\biggr){\|x-p\|}^{2}+\frac{1}{1+\rho}{ \|x-p\|}^{2} \\ &\quad {}-\rho \biggl\Vert \biggl(\frac{1}{1+\rho}Tx+\biggl(1- \frac{1}{1+\rho}\biggr)x\biggr)-x \biggr\Vert ^{2} \\ &={\|x-p\|}^{2}-\rho\|T_{\rho}x-x\|^{2}, \end{aligned}

i.e., $$T_{\rho}$$ is a ρ-strongly quasi-nonexpansive mapping. □

### Lemma 2.2

Let $$F: H\to H$$ be L-Lipschitz continuous and η-strongly monotone with $$L>0$$ and $$\eta>0$$. Then, for all $$\mu\in(0,\frac{2\eta}{L^{2}})$$ and $$\beta\in(0,1)$$, $$I-\beta\mu F$$ is $$(1-\beta\tau)$$-contraction, where $$\tau=\mu(\eta-\frac{1}{2}\mu L^{2})$$.

### Proof

By assumption, it is easy to see that $$\eta\le L$$. Since $$\mu\in(0,\frac{2\eta}{L^{2}})$$, $$\tau=\mu(\eta-\frac{1}{2}\mu L^{2})>0$$, we have $$1-\beta\tau<1$$. On the other hand, $$\tau=\mu(\eta-\frac{1}{2}\mu L^{2}) =-\frac{1}{2}L^{2}(\mu-\frac{\eta}{L^{2}})^{2}+\frac{\eta^{2}}{2L^{2}}\le \frac{\eta^{2}}{2L^{2}}\le\frac{1}{2}$$. Hence $$1-\beta\tau>0$$.

For all $$x,y\in H$$,

\begin{aligned} \bigl\Vert (I-\beta\mu F) x-(I-\beta\mu F)y \bigr\Vert ^{2}&= \bigl\Vert (x-y)-\beta\mu(Fx-Fy) \bigr\Vert ^{2} \\ &= \Vert x-y \Vert ^{2}+\beta^{2}\mu^{2} \Vert Fx-Fy \Vert ^{2}-2\beta\mu\langle x-y,Fx-Fy\rangle \\ &\le \Vert x-y \Vert ^{2}+\beta^{2}\mu^{2}L^{2} \Vert x-y \Vert ^{2}-2\beta\mu\eta \Vert x-y \Vert ^{2} \\ &=\bigl[\bigl(1-2\beta\tau+\beta^{2}\tau^{2}\bigr)- \beta^{2}\tau^{2}-\beta\mu^{2}L^{2}+ \beta^{2}\mu ^{2}L^{2}\bigr] \Vert x-y \Vert ^{2} \\ &\le(1-\beta\tau)^{2} \Vert x-y \Vert ^{2}, \end{aligned}

i.e.,

$$\bigl\Vert (I-\beta\mu F) x-(I-\beta\mu F)y \bigr\Vert \le(1-\beta\tau) \Vert x-y \Vert .$$

□

### Lemma 2.3

()

Let C be a nonempty subset of H, and let $$T_{1}, T_{2}: C\to C$$ be quasi-nonexpansive operators. Suppose that either $$T_{1}$$ or $$T_{2}$$ is strictly quasi-nonexpansive, and $$\operatorname{Fix}(T_{1})\cap \operatorname{Fix}(T_{2})\neq\emptyset$$. Then the following hold:

1. (i)

$$\operatorname{Fix}(T_{1}T_{2})=\operatorname{Fix}(T_{1})\cap \operatorname{Fix}(T_{2})$$;

2. (ii)

$$T_{1}T_{2}$$ is quasi-nonexpansive;

3. (iii)

When both $$T_{1}$$ and $$T_{2}$$ are strictly quasi-nonexpansive, $$T_{1}T_{2}$$ is strictly quasi-nonexpansive.

### Lemma 2.4

()

Let C be a nonempty subset of a Hilbert space H, and let $$T: C\to H$$ be nonexpansive operators, and $$\alpha\in(0,1)$$. Then the following are equivalent:

1. (i)

T is averaged;

2. (ii)

$$\|Tx-Ty\|^{2}\le \|x-y\|^{2}-\frac{1-\alpha}{\alpha}\|(I-T)x-(I-T)y\|^{2}$$, $$\forall x,y\in C$$.

### Lemma 2.5

Let C be a nonempty subset of H, and let $$T_{1}: C\to C$$ be a quasi-nonexpansive mapping and $$T_{2}: C\to C$$ be a firmly nonexpansive mapping such that $$\operatorname{Fix}(T_{1})\cap \operatorname{Fix}(T_{2})\neq\emptyset$$. Then $$T_{1}T_{2}$$ is quasi-nonexpansive and $$\operatorname{Fix}(T_{1}T_{2})=\operatorname{Fix}(T_{1})\cap \operatorname{Fix}(T_{2})$$.

### Proof

Since each firmly nonexpansive mapping is nonexpansive and $$\frac{1}{2}$$-averaged, by Lemma 2.4, for all $$p\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{2})$$ and for all $$x\in C\setminus \operatorname{Fix}(T_{2})$$, we have

$$\|T_{2}x-p\|^{2}\le\|x-p\|^{2}- \|x-T_{2}x\|^{2}< \|x-p\|^{2},$$

i.e., $$T_{2}$$ is strictly quasi-nonexpansive. Then Lemma 2.5 follows from Lemma 2.3. □

Recall that the metric projection $$P_{K}$$ from a Hilbert space H to a closed convex subset K of H is defined as follows: for each $$x\in H$$, there exists a unique element $$P_{K}x\in K$$ such that

$$\Vert x-P_{K}x \Vert =\inf\bigl\{ \Vert x-y \Vert :y\in K \bigr\} .$$

### Lemma 2.6

()

Let K be a closed convex subset of H. Given $$x\in H$$ and $$z\in K$$. Then $$z = P_{K}x$$ if and only if there holds the inequality

$$\langle z-x,y-z\rangle\ge0,\quad \forall y\in K.$$

### Lemma 2.7

()

Let C be a nonempty closed convex subset of a real Hilbert space H. Let T be a nonexpansive self-mapping on C. Then $$I - T$$ is demiclosed, i.e., for each sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ and $$x\in C$$ with $$x_{n}\rightharpoonup x$$ and $$(I-T)x_{n}\to0$$ implies $$(I-T)x=0$$.

### Lemma 2.8

()

Let $$\{a_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ be a sequence of nonnegative real numbers such that

$$a_{n+1}\le(1-\alpha_{n})a_{n}+ \alpha_{n}\sigma_{n}+\gamma_{n},\quad n\ge0,$$

with

• $$\{\alpha_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}\subset[0,1]$$, $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\alpha_{n}=\infty$$;

• $$\limsup_{n\to\infty}\sigma_{n}\le0$$;

• $$\gamma_{n}\ge0$$, $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\gamma_{n}<\infty$$.

Then $$\lim_{n\to\infty}a_{n}=0$$.

### Lemma 2.9

()

Let $$\{\varGamma_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb {N}}$$ be a sequence of real numbers that does not decrease at infinity, in the sense that there exists a subsequence $$\{\varGamma_{n_{k}}\}_{k\in\mathbb{N}}$$ of $$\{\varGamma_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ which satisfies $$\varGamma_{n_{j}}<\varGamma_{n_{j}+1}$$ for all $$j\ge0$$. Also consider the sequence of integers $$\{\delta(n)\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ defined by

$$\delta(n)=\max\{k\le n: \varGamma_{k}< \varGamma_{k+1}\}.\$$

Then $$\{\delta(n)\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ is a nondecreasing sequence verifying $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\delta(n)=\infty$$, and for all $$n\ge n_{0}$$, it holds that $$\varGamma_{\delta(n)}<\varGamma_{\delta (n)+1}$$ and we have

$$\varGamma_{n}< \varGamma_{\delta(n)+1}.$$

## General viscosity approximation methods for quasi-nonexpansive mappings

Let $$f:H\to H$$ be θ-contractive with $$\theta\in(0,1)$$, $$F:H\to H$$ be L-Lipschitz continuous and η-strongly monotone with $$L>0$$, and $$\eta>0$$. Choose $$\mu\in(0,\frac{2\eta}{L^{2}})$$ and $$\theta\in(0,\tau)$$, where $$\tau=\mu(\eta-\frac{1}{2}\mu L^{2})$$. Throughout this section, we use these notations and assumptions unless specified otherwise.

### Theorem 3.1

Let $$T:H\to H$$ be a quasi-nonexpansive mapping such that $$\operatorname{Fix}(T)\neq\emptyset$$, with $$I-T$$ demiclosed at 0. For any given $$x_{0}\in H$$, the iterative sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}\subset H$$ is generated by

\begin{aligned} &v_{n} =\beta_{n} x_{n}+(1- \beta_{n})Tx_{n}, \\ &x_{n+1} =\alpha_{n}f(x_{n})+(I- \alpha_{n}\mu F)v_{n}, \end{aligned}
(3.1)

where $$\{\alpha_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ and $$\{\beta_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ are two sequences in $$(0,1)$$ satisfying the following conditions:

1. (i)

$$\lim_{n\to\infty}\alpha_{n}=0$$;

2. (ii)

$$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\alpha_{n}=\infty$$;

3. (iii)

$$\limsup_{n\to\infty}\beta_{n}(1-\beta_{n})>0$$.

Then the sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ defined by (3.1) converges strongly to $$p\in \operatorname{Fix}(T)$$, which is the unique solution in $$\operatorname{Fix}(T)$$ of the variational inequality (VI)

$$\bigl\langle \mu F(p)-f(p),x-p\bigr\rangle \ge0, \quad \forall x\in \operatorname{Fix}(T).$$
(3.2)

### Proof

Clearly, $$\operatorname{Fix}(T)$$ is closed and convex.

Step 1. There exists unique $$p\in \operatorname{Fix}(T)$$ such that

$$\bigl\langle \mu F(p)-f(p),x-p\bigr\rangle \ge0,\quad \forall x\in \operatorname{Fix}(T).$$

Take $$\lambda=\frac{\mu\eta-\theta}{(\mu L+\theta)^{2}}$$, for $$\forall x,y\in H$$, we have

\begin{aligned}& \bigl\Vert \bigl(I-\lambda(\mu F-f)\bigr)x-\bigl(I-\lambda(\mu F-f)\bigr)y \bigr\Vert ^{2} \\& \quad = \bigl\Vert (x-y)-\lambda\bigl((\mu F-f)x-(\mu F-f)y\bigr) \bigr\Vert ^{2} \\& \quad = \Vert x-y \Vert ^{2}+\lambda^{2} \bigl\Vert ( \mu F-f)x-(\mu F-f)y \bigr\Vert ^{2} \\& \qquad {} -2\lambda\bigl\langle x-y,(\mu F-f)x-(\mu F-f)y\bigr\rangle \\& \quad = \Vert x-y \Vert ^{2}+\lambda^{2} \bigl\Vert \mu\bigl(F(x)-F(y)\bigr)-\bigl(f(x)-f(y)\bigr) \bigr\Vert ^{2} \\& \qquad {} -2\lambda\mu\bigl\langle x-y,F(x)-F(y)\bigr\rangle +2\lambda\bigl\langle x-y,f(x)-f(y)\bigr\rangle \\& \quad \le \Vert x-y \Vert ^{2}+\lambda^{2}\bigl(\mu \bigl\Vert F(x)-F(y) \bigr\Vert + \bigl\Vert f(x)-f(y) \bigr\Vert \bigr)^{2} \\& \qquad {} -2\lambda\mu\eta \Vert x-y \Vert ^{2}+2\lambda \Vert x-y \Vert \cdot \bigl\Vert f(x)-f(y) \bigr\Vert \\& \quad \le\bigl[1+\lambda^{2}(\mu L+\theta)^{2}-2\lambda(\mu \eta-\theta)\bigr] \Vert x-y \Vert ^{2} \\& \quad =\bigl[1-\lambda(\mu\eta-\theta)\bigr] \Vert x-y \Vert ^{2}, \end{aligned}

i.e., $$I-\lambda(\mu F-f)$$ is a contractive mapping. So is $$P_{\operatorname{Fix}(T)}(I-\lambda(\mu F-f))$$. Hence, there exists unique $$p\in \operatorname{Fix}(T)$$ such that $$p=P_{\operatorname{Fix}(T)}(I-\lambda(\mu F-f))p$$, then

$$\bigl\langle \mu F(p)-f(p),x-p\bigr\rangle \ge0,\quad \forall x\in \operatorname{Fix}(T).$$

Step 2. $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ is a bounded sequence.

Let $$p\in \operatorname{Fix}(T)$$ be the unique solution of the variational inequality (3.2). Then $$Tp=p$$ and

$$\|Tp-p\|\le\|x-p\|.$$
(3.3)

From Lemma 2.2 and (3.3), it follows that

\begin{aligned} \Vert x_{n+1}-p \Vert &= \bigl\Vert \alpha_{n}f(x_{n})+(I- \alpha_{n}\mu F)v_{n}-p \bigr\Vert \\ &= \bigl\Vert \alpha_{n}\bigl(f(x_{n})-f(p)\bigr)+(I- \alpha_{n}\mu F)v_{n}-(I-\alpha_{n}\mu F)p+ \alpha_{n}\bigl(f(p)-\mu F(p)\bigr) \bigr\Vert \\ &\le\alpha_{n}\theta \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert +(1- \alpha_{n}\tau) \Vert v_{n}-p \Vert + \alpha_{n} \bigl\Vert f(p)-\mu F(p) \bigr\Vert \\ &=\alpha_{n}\theta \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert +(1- \alpha_{n}\tau) \bigl\Vert \beta_{n} x_{n}+(1- \beta _{n})Tx_{n}-p \bigr\Vert +\alpha_{n} \bigl\Vert f(p)-\mu F(p) \bigr\Vert \\ &\le \alpha_{n}\theta \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert +(1- \alpha_{n}\tau) \bigl(\beta_{n} \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert +(1-\beta_{n}) \Vert Tx_{n}-p \Vert \bigr) \\ &\quad {}+\alpha_{n} \bigl\Vert f(p)-\mu F(p) \bigr\Vert \\ &\le \alpha_{n}\theta \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert +(1- \alpha_{n}\tau) \bigl(\beta_{n} \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert +(1-\beta_{n}) \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert \bigr) \\ &\quad {}+\alpha_{n} \bigl\Vert f(p)-\mu F(p) \bigr\Vert \\ &=\bigl(1-\alpha_{n}(\tau-\theta)\bigr) \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert +\alpha_{n}(\tau-\theta)\frac{ \Vert f(p)-\mu F(p) \Vert }{\tau-\theta} \\ &\le\max\biggl\{ \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert ,\frac{ \Vert f(p)-\mu F(p) \Vert }{\tau-\theta}\biggr\} . \end{aligned}

Then, by induction on n, $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ is a bounded sequence. So are $$\{v_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$, $$\{f(x_{n})\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$, and $$\{F(x_{n})\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$.

Step 3. $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\|x_{n}-p\|=0$$.

From the well-known inequality

$$\|x+y\|^{2}\le\|x\|^{2}+2\langle y,x+y\rangle,$$

which holds for all $$x,y\in H$$, it follows that

\begin{aligned} \Vert x_{n+1}-p \Vert ^{2}&\le \bigl\Vert \alpha_{n}f(x_{n})+(I-\alpha_{n}\mu F)v_{n}-p \bigr\Vert ^{2} \\ &= \bigl\Vert \alpha_{n}\bigl(f(x_{n})-\mu F(p) \bigr)+(I-\alpha_{n}\mu F)v_{n}-(I-\alpha_{n}\mu F)p \bigr\Vert ^{2} \\ &\le \bigl\Vert (I-\alpha_{n}\mu F)v_{n}-(I- \alpha_{n}\mu F)p \bigr\Vert ^{2}+2\alpha_{n} \bigl\langle f(x_{n})-\mu F(p),x_{n+1}-p\bigr\rangle \\ &\le(1-\alpha_{n}\tau)^{2} \Vert v_{n}-p \Vert ^{2}+2\alpha_{n}\bigl\langle f(x_{n})-f(p),x_{n+1}-p \bigr\rangle \\ &\quad {} +2\alpha_{n}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{n+1}-p \bigr\rangle \\ &\le(1-\alpha_{n}\tau)^{2} \bigl\Vert \beta_{n} (x_{n}-p)+(1-\beta_{n}) (Tx_{n}-p) \bigr\Vert ^{2} \\ &\quad {} +2\alpha _{n} \bigl\Vert f(x_{n})-f(p) \bigr\Vert \cdot \Vert x_{n+1}-p \Vert +2\alpha_{n}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{n+1}-p\bigr\rangle \\ &=(1-\alpha_{n}\tau)^{2}\bigl(\beta_{n} \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert ^{2}+(1-\beta_{n}) \Vert Tx_{n}-p \Vert ^{2}-\beta _{n}(1- \beta_{n}) \Vert Tx_{n}-x_{n} \Vert ^{2}\bigr) \\ &\quad {} +2\alpha_{n} \bigl\Vert f(x_{n})-f(p) \bigr\Vert \cdot \Vert x_{n+1}-p \Vert +2\alpha_{n}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{n+1}-p\bigr\rangle \\ &\le(1-\alpha_{n}\tau)^{2}\bigl( \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert ^{2}-\beta_{n}(1-\beta_{n}) \Vert Tx_{n}-x_{n} \Vert ^{2}\bigr) \\ &\quad {} +\alpha_{n}\theta\bigl( \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert ^{2}+ \Vert x_{n+1}-p \Vert ^{2}\bigr)+2 \alpha_{n}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{n+1}-p\bigr\rangle \\ &=(1-2\alpha_{n}\tau+\alpha_{n}\theta) \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert ^{2}+\alpha_{n}^{2} \tau^{2} \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert ^{2}+ \alpha_{n}\theta \Vert x_{n+1}-p \Vert ^{2} \\ &\quad {} -(1-\alpha_{n}\tau)^{2}\beta_{n}(1- \beta_{n}) \Vert Tx_{n}-x_{n} \Vert ^{2} +2\alpha _{n}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{n+1}-p \bigr\rangle . \end{aligned}

Summarizing, we get that

\begin{aligned} \Vert x_{n+1}-p \Vert ^{2}&\le\biggl(1-\frac{2\alpha_{n}(\tau-\theta)}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta } \biggr) \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert ^{2}+\frac{\alpha_{n}^{2}\tau^{2}}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta} \Vert x_{n}-p \Vert ^{2} \\ &\quad {} -\frac{(1-\alpha_{n}\tau)^{2}\beta_{n}(1-\beta_{n})}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta} \Vert Tx_{n}-x_{n} \Vert ^{2} \\ &\quad {} +\frac{2\alpha_{n}}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{n+1}-p\bigr\rangle . \end{aligned}
(3.4)

Set $$\varGamma_{n}=\|x_{n}-p\|^{2}$$, neglecting the negative term $$-\frac{(1-\alpha_{n}\tau)^{2}\beta_{n}(1-\beta_{n})}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta}\| Tx_{n}-x_{n}\|^{2}$$ in the obtained relation, we get the following inequality:

\begin{aligned} \varGamma_{n+1}&\le\biggl(1-\frac{2\alpha_{n}(\tau-\theta)}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta }\biggr)\varGamma_{n}+ \frac{\alpha_{n}^{2}\tau^{2}}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta}\varGamma_{n} \\ &\quad {} +\frac{2\alpha_{n}}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{n+1}-p\bigr\rangle \\ &=\biggl(1-\frac{2\alpha_{n}(\tau-\theta)}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta}\biggr)\varGamma_{n}+\frac {2\alpha_{n}(\tau-\theta)}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta} \frac{\frac{1}{2}\alpha_{n}\tau ^{2}\varGamma_{n}}{\tau-\theta} \\ &\quad {} +\frac{2\alpha_{n}(\tau-\theta)}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta}\biggl[\frac{1}{\tau-\theta }\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{n+1}-p\bigr\rangle \biggr]. \end{aligned}
(3.5)

From relation (3.4) we also obtain

$$\frac{(1-\alpha_{n}\tau)^{2}\beta_{n}(1-\beta_{n})}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta}\| Tx_{n}-x_{n}\|^{2}\le( \varGamma_{n}-\varGamma_{n+1})+\alpha_{n} M,$$
(3.6)

where $$M=\sup_{n\in \mathbb{N}}\{\frac{\alpha_{n}\tau^{2}}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta}\varGamma_{n}+\frac {2}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta}\|\mu F(p)-f(p)\|\cdot\|x_{n+1}-p\|\}$$.

Case 1: Suppose that there exists $$n_{0}$$ such that $$\{\varGamma_{n}\}_{n\ge n_{0}}$$ is nonincreasing, it is equal to $$\varGamma_{n+1}\le\varGamma_{n}$$ for all $$n\ge n_{0}$$. It follows that $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\varGamma_{n}$$ exists, so we conclude that

$$\lim_{n\to\infty}(\varGamma_{n}-\varGamma_{n+1})=0.$$
(3.7)

Since $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\alpha_{n}=0$$, and from (3.6), (3.7) we deduce that

\begin{aligned} 0&\le\limsup_{n\to\infty}\frac{(1-\alpha_{n}\tau)^{2}\beta_{n}(1-\beta _{n})}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta}\|Tx_{n}-x_{n} \|^{2} \\ &\le\limsup_{n\to\infty}\bigl((\varGamma_{n}- \varGamma_{n+1})+\alpha_{n}M\bigr)=0. \end{aligned}

From assumption (iii), we obtain that

$$\limsup_{n\to\infty}\frac{(1-\alpha_{n}\tau)^{2}\beta_{n}(1-\beta_{n})}{1-\alpha _{n}\theta}>0.$$

Therefore we get

$$\lim_{n\to\infty}\|Tx_{n}-x_{n}\|=0.$$
(3.8)

In order to apply Xu’s Lemma 2.8 to the sequence $$a_{n}=\varGamma_{n}$$, we show that

$$\limsup_{n\to\infty}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{n}-p \bigr\rangle \le0,$$

where p is the unique solution of the variational inequality (3.2).

Since $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ is bounded, there exists $$\{x_{n_{k}}\}_{k\in\mathbb{N}}$$ of $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ and $$x\in H$$ such that $$x_{n_{k}}\rightharpoonup x$$ and

\begin{aligned} \limsup_{n\to\infty}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{n}-p \bigr\rangle &=\lim_{n\to \infty}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{n_{k}}-p\bigr\rangle \\ &= \bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x-p\bigr\rangle . \end{aligned}

From (3.8) and $$I-T$$ demiclosed at 0, we know that $$x\in \operatorname{Fix}(T)$$. Since $$p=P_{\operatorname{Fix}(T)}(I-\lambda(\mu F-f))p$$ and $$x\in \operatorname{Fix}(T)$$, we have

$$\limsup_{n\to\infty}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{n}-p \bigr\rangle = \bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x-p\bigr\rangle \le0.$$
(3.9)

Set $$\sigma_{n}=\frac{\frac{1}{2}\alpha_{n}\tau^{2}\varGamma_{n}}{\tau-\theta}+\frac {1}{\tau-\theta}\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{n+1}-p\rangle$$. Since $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ is bounded, so is $$\{\varGamma_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$. Equation (3.9) and assumption (i) imply $$\limsup_{n\to\infty}\sigma_{n}\le0$$. It follows from assumptions (i) and (ii) that

$$\lim_{n\to\infty}\frac{2\alpha_{n}(\tau-\theta)}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta}=0,\quad \mbox{and}\quad \sum _{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{2\alpha_{n}(\tau-\theta)}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta }=\infty.$$

Then $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\|x_{n}-p\|=0$$ by Lemma 2.8.

Case 2: Suppose that there exists $$\{n_{k}\}_{k\in\mathbb{N}}$$ of $$\{n\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ such that $$\|x_{n_{k}}-p\|<\|x_{n_{k}+1}-p\|$$ for all $$k\in\mathbb{N}$$.

From Maingé’s Lemma 2.9, there exists a nondecreasing sequence of integers $$\{\delta(n)\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ satisfying, for all $$n\ge n_{0}$$, the following:

1. (a)

$$\lim_{n\to\infty}\delta(n)=\infty$$;

2. (b)

$$\|x_{\delta(n)}-p\|<\|x_{\delta(n)+1}-p\|$$;

3. (c)

$$\|x_{n}-p\|<\|x_{\delta(n)+1}-p\|$$.

From the last and relation (3.5), we have

\begin{aligned} 0&\le\liminf_{n\to\infty}(\varGamma_{{\delta(n)}+1}-\varGamma _{\delta(n)}) \\ &\le\limsup_{n\to\infty}(\varGamma_{{\delta(n)}+1}-\varGamma_{\delta(n)}) \\ &\le\limsup_{n\to\infty}(\varGamma_{n+1}-\varGamma_{n}) \\ &\le\limsup_{n\to\infty}\biggl\{ \frac{2\alpha_{n}(\tau-\theta)}{1-\alpha _{n}\theta}\frac{\frac{1}{2}\alpha_{n}\tau^{2}\varGamma_{n}}{\tau-\theta} \\ &\quad {} +\frac{2\alpha_{n}(\tau-\theta)}{1-\alpha_{n}\theta}\biggl[\frac{1}{\tau-\theta }\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{n+1}-p\bigr\rangle \biggr]\biggr\} =0. \end{aligned}

Hence it turns out that

$$\lim_{n\to\infty}(\varGamma_{{\delta(n)}+1}-\varGamma_{\delta(n)})=0.$$
(3.10)

By (3.10), (3.6), and arguing as in case 1, we get

$$\lim_{n\to\infty}\|Tx_{\delta(n)}-x_{\delta(n)}\|=0.$$

Similar to Case 1, we have

$$\limsup_{n\to\infty}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{{\delta(n)}+1}-p \bigr\rangle \le0.$$
(3.11)

If we replace n with $${\delta(n)}$$ in (3.5), by condition (b), we obtain

\begin{aligned} \varGamma_{{\delta(n)}+1}&\le\biggl(1-\frac{2\alpha_{\tau (n)}(\tau-\theta)}{1-\alpha_{\delta(n)}\theta}\biggr)\varGamma_{\delta(n)} +\frac{\alpha_{\delta(n)}^{2}\tau^{2}}{1-\alpha_{\delta(n)}\theta}\varGamma _{\delta(n)} \\ &\quad {} +\frac{2\alpha_{\delta(n)}}{1-\alpha_{\delta(n)}\theta}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{{\delta(n)}+1}-p\bigr\rangle \\ &\le\biggl(1-\frac{2\alpha_{\delta(n)}(\tau-\theta)}{1-\alpha_{\delta (n)}\theta}\biggr)\varGamma_{\delta(n)+1} +\frac{\alpha_{\delta(n)}^{2}\tau^{2}}{1-\alpha_{\delta(n)}\theta} \varGamma _{\delta(n)} \\ &\quad {} +\frac{2\alpha_{\delta(n)}}{1-\alpha_{\delta(n)}\theta}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{{\delta(n)}+1}-p\bigr\rangle , \end{aligned}

and also

\begin{aligned} \frac{2\alpha_{\delta(n)}(\tau-\theta)}{1-\alpha_{\delta(n)}\theta }\varGamma_{\delta(n)+1}&\le \frac{\alpha_{\delta(n)}^{2}\tau^{2}}{1-\alpha_{\delta(n)}\theta}\varGamma _{\delta(n)} \\ &\quad {} +\frac{2\alpha_{\delta(n)}}{1-\alpha_{\delta(n)}\theta}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{{\delta(n)}+1}-p\bigr\rangle . \end{aligned}

Therefore dividing both sides of the obtained inequality by $$\alpha_{\delta(n)}$$, we have

\begin{aligned} \frac{2(\tau-\theta)}{1-\alpha_{\delta(n)}\theta}\varGamma_{\delta(n)+1}&\le \frac{\alpha_{\delta(n)}\tau^{2}}{1-\alpha_{\delta(n)}\theta}\varGamma _{\delta(n)} \\ &\quad {} +\frac{2}{1-\alpha_{\delta(n)}\theta}\bigl\langle f(p)-\mu F(p),x_{{\delta(n)}+1}-p\bigr\rangle . \end{aligned}
(3.12)

Since $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\alpha_{\delta(n)}=0$$, by (3.11) and (3.12), we get $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\|x_{\delta(n)}-p\|=0$$. By condition (c), $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\|x_{n}-p\|=0$$. □

### Corollary 3.2

Let $$T_{\rho}:H\to H$$ be a ρ-strongly quasi-nonexpansive mapping such that $$\operatorname{Fix}(T_{\rho})\neq\emptyset$$, with $$\rho>0$$ and $$I-T_{\rho}$$ demiclosed at 0. For any given $$x_{0}\in H$$, the iterative sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}\subset H$$ is generated by

$$x_{n+1}=\alpha_{n} f(x_{n})+(I- \alpha_{n} \mu F)T_{\rho}x_{n},$$
(3.13)

where $$\{\alpha_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ and $$\{\beta_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ are two sequences in $$(0,1)$$ satisfying the following conditions:

1. (i)

$$\lim_{n\to\infty}\alpha_{n}=0$$;

2. (ii)

$$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\alpha_{n}=\infty$$.

Then the sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$, defined by (3.13), converges strongly to $$p\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{\rho})$$, which is the unique solution in $$\operatorname{Fix}(T_{\rho})$$ of the variational inequality (VI)

$$\bigl\langle \mu F(p)-f(p),x-p\bigr\rangle \ge0,\quad \forall x\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{\rho}).$$

### Proof

By Lemma 2.1, there exists a quasi-nonexpansive mapping T such that $$T_{\rho}=(1-\frac{1}{1+\rho})I+\frac{1}{1+\rho}T$$ and $$\operatorname{Fix}(T_{\rho})=\operatorname{Fix}(T)$$. $$I-T_{\rho}$$ is demiclosed at 0, so is $$I-T$$. Take $$\beta_{n}=1-\frac{1}{1+\rho}$$ for all $$n\in\mathbb{N}$$, since $$\rho>0$$, then $$\beta_{n}(1-\beta_{n})=\frac{\rho}{(1+\rho)^{2}}>0$$. Then Corollary 3.2 follows from Theorem 3.1. □

## Split equality fixed point problems

Let $$H_{1}$$ and $$H_{2}$$ be two real Hilbert spaces, the product $$H=H_{1}\times H_{2}$$ is a Hilbert space with inner product and norm given by

$$\langle x,y\rangle= \langle x_{1},y_{1}\rangle+\langle x_{2},y_{2}\rangle, \quad \mbox{and}\quad \|x \|^{2}=\|x_{1}\|^{2}+\|x_{2} \|^{2}$$

for any $x= [ x 1 x 2 ] ,y= [ y 1 y 2 ] ∈H$.

In this section we always assume that

1. (1)

$$H_{1}$$, $$H_{2}$$, $$H_{3}$$ are three real Hilbert spaces and $$H=H_{1}\times H_{2}$$;

2. (2)

$T= [ T 1 T 2 ]$, where $$T_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$, is a one-to-one and quasi-nonexpansive mapping;

3. (3)

$$G= [A_{1} \ {-}A_{2}]$$ and $G ∗ G= [ A 1 ∗ A 2 − A 2 ∗ A 1 − A 1 ∗ A 2 A 2 ∗ A 2 ]$, where $$A_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$ is a bounded linear operator from $$H_{i}$$ into $$H_{3}$$ and $$A^{*}_{i}$$ is the adjoint of $$A_{i}$$;

4. (4)

$f= [ f 1 f 2 ]$, where $$f_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$ is a θ-contraction on $$H_{i}$$ with $$\theta\in (0,1)$$;

5. (5)

$F= [ F 1 F 2 ]$, where $$F_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$, is L-Lipschitz continuous and η-strongly monotone on $$H_{i}$$ with $$L>0$$, and $$\eta>0$$.

### Lemma 4.1

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Let $$U=I-\lambda G^{*}G$$, where $$0<\lambda<2/\rho(G^{*}G)$$ with $$\rho(G^{*}G)$$ being the spectral radius of the self-adjoint operator $$G^{*}G$$ on H. Then we have the following result:

1. (1)

$$\|U\|\le1$$ (i.e., U is nonexpansive) and averaged;

2. (2)

$Fix(U)= { x = [ x 1 x 2 ] ∈ H : A 1 x 1 = A 2 x 2 }$, $$\operatorname{Fix}(P_{C}U)=\operatorname{Fix}(P_{C})\cap \operatorname{Fix}(U)$$.

### Theorem 4.2

Let $$H_{1}$$, $$H_{2}$$, $$H_{3}$$, H, $$T_{1}$$, $$T_{2}$$, T, $$A_{1}$$, $$A_{2}$$, G, $$G^{*}G$$, $$f_{1}$$, $$f_{2}$$, f, $$F_{1}$$, $$F_{2}$$, F satisfy the above conditions (1)(5). For any given $$x_{0}\in H$$, the iterative sequence ${ x n } n ∈ N = [ x 1 , n x 2 , n ] n ∈ N ⊂H$ is generated by

\begin{aligned} &v_{n}=\beta_{n} x_{n}+(1- \beta_{n})T\bigl(I-\lambda G^{*}G\bigr)x_{n}, \\ &x_{n+1}=\alpha_{n}f(x_{n})+(I- \alpha_{n}\mu F)v_{n}, \end{aligned}
(4.1)

or its equivalent form

\begin{aligned}& v_{1,n} =\beta_{n} x_{1,n}+(1-\beta_{n})T_{1} \bigl(x_{1,n}-\lambda A_{1}^{*}(A_{1}x_{1,n}-A_{2}x_{2,n}) \bigr), \\& v_{2,n} =\beta_{n} x_{2,n}+(1-\beta_{n})T_{2} \bigl(x_{2,n}+\lambda A_{2}^{*}(A_{1}x_{1,n}-A_{2}x_{2,n}) \bigr), \\& x_{1,n+1} =\alpha_{n}f_{1}(x_{1,n})+(I_{1}- \alpha_{n}\mu F_{1})v_{1,n}, \\& x_{2,n+1} =\alpha_{n}f_{2}(x_{2,n})+(I_{2}- \alpha_{n}\mu F_{2})v_{2,n}, \end{aligned}

where $$\{\alpha_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ and $$\{\beta_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ are two sequences in $$(0,1)$$. If the solution set of (SEFP) is nonempty and the following conditions are satisfied:

1. (i)

$$\lim_{n\to\infty}\alpha_{n}=0$$;

2. (ii)

$$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\alpha_{n}=\infty$$;

3. (iii)

$$\limsup_{n\to\infty}\beta_{n}(1-\beta_{n})>0$$;

4. (iv)

$$\lambda\in(0,\frac{2}{R})$$, where $$R=\|G\|^{2}$$;

5. (v)

for each $$i=1,2$$, $$T_{i}$$ is demiclosed;

6. (vi)

$$\mu\in(0,\frac{2\eta}{L^{2}})$$ and $$\theta\in(0,\tau)$$, where $$\tau=\mu(\eta-\frac{1}{2}\mu L^{2})$$.

Then the sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$, defined by (4.1), converges strongly to $$p\in\varGamma$$, which is the unique solution in Γ of the variational inequality (VI)

$$\bigl\langle \mu F(p)-f(p),x-p\bigr\rangle \ge0,\quad \forall x\in\varGamma.$$
(4.2)

### Proof

For each $$i=1,2$$, since $$f_{i}$$ is θ-contraction, $$F_{i}$$ is L-Lipschitz continuous and η-strongly monotone on $$H_{i}$$ with $$L>0$$ and $$\eta>0$$, and $$T_{i}$$ is quasi-nonexpansive, we have

\begin{aligned} \bigl\Vert f(x)-f(y) \bigr\Vert ^{2}&= \bigl\Vert f_{1}(x_{1})-f_{1}(y_{1}) \bigr\Vert ^{2}+ \bigl\Vert f_{2}(x_{2})-f_{2}(y_{2}) \bigr\Vert ^{2} \\ &\le\theta^{2}\bigl( \Vert x_{1}-y_{1} \Vert ^{2}+ \Vert x_{2}-y_{2} \Vert ^{2} \bigr) \\ &= \theta^{2} \Vert x-y \Vert ^{2}, \end{aligned}

i.e.,

$$\bigl\Vert f(x)-f(y) \bigr\Vert \le\theta \Vert x-y \Vert$$

for all $x= [ x 1 x 2 ] ,y= [ y 1 y 2 ] ∈H$. This shows that f is a θ-contraction. Similarly, F is L-Lipschitz continuous and η-strongly monotone, and T is a quasi-nonexpansive mapping.

Let ${ x n } n ∈ N = [ x 1 , n x 2 , n ] n ∈ N$ be a sequence in $$H=H_{1}\times H_{2}$$ such that $x n ⇀x= [ x 1 x 2 ]$, and $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\|Tx_{n}-x_{n}\|=0$$. Then, for each $$i=1,2$$, we have $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\|T_{i}x_{i,n}-x_{i,n}\|=0$$, and

$$\langle x_{n}-x,y\rangle=\langle x_{1,n}-x_{1},y_{1} \rangle+\langle x_{2,n}-x_{2},y_{2}\rangle\to0$$

for each $y= [ y 1 y 2 ] ∈H$. For each $$i=1,2$$, let $$y_{i}\in H_{i}$$ and $y= [ y 1 y 2 ] ∈H$ with $$y_{j}=0$$ ($$j\neq i$$). Then $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\langle x_{n}-x,y\rangle=0$$ implies $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\langle x_{i,n}-x_{i},y_{i}\rangle=0$$ and $$x_{i,n}\rightharpoonup x_{i}$$.

For each $$i=1,2$$, since $$T_{i}: H_{i}\to H_{i}$$ is demiclosed, $$x_{i}\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{i})$$. It is easy to see that $$x\in \operatorname{Fix}(T)\neq\emptyset$$. Hence T is demiclosed.

By Lemma 4.1, $$U=I-\lambda G^{*}G$$ is a $$\frac{1-\alpha}{\alpha}$$-strongly quasi-nonexpansive mapping for some $$\alpha>0$$, and $Fix(U)= { x = [ x 1 x 2 ] ∈ H : A 1 x 1 = A 2 x 2 }$. Since $$\varGamma\neq\emptyset$$, U is a strictly quasi-nonexpansive mapping. By Lemma 2.3, $$\operatorname{Fix}(TU)=\operatorname{Fix}(T)\cap \operatorname{Fix}(U)=\varGamma\neq\emptyset$$.

Then Theorem 4.2 follows from Theorem 3.1. □

## Applications

In this section, we always assume that $$H_{1}$$, $$H_{2}$$, $$H_{3}$$, H, $$T_{1}$$, $$T_{2}$$, T, $$A_{1}$$, $$A_{2}$$, G, $$G^{*}G$$, $$f_{1}$$, $$f_{2}$$, f, $$F_{1}$$, $$F_{2}$$, F satisfy conditions (1)–(5) in Sect. 4.

### Split equality common fixed point problems

The split equality common fixed point problem (SECFPP) is the problem of finding

\begin{aligned} &x_{1}\in H_{1}, x_{2}\in H_{2}\mbox{ such that }x_{1}\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{1})\cap \operatorname{Fix}(S_{1}), \\ &x_{2}\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{2})\cap \operatorname{Fix}(S_{2}), \mbox{and } A_{1}x_{1}=A_{2}x_{2}, \end{aligned}
(5.1)

where $$T_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$, is a quasi-nonexpansive mapping on $$H_{i}$$ and $$S_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$, is a firmly nonexpansive mapping on $$H_{i}$$, respectively. Its solution set is denoted by , then we have the following result.

### Theorem 5.1

Let $S= [ S 1 S 2 ]$, where $$S_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$, is a firmly nonexpansive mapping on $$H_{i}$$. For any given $$x_{0}\in H$$, the iterative sequence ${ x n } n ∈ N = [ x 1 , n x 2 , n ] n ∈ N ⊂H$ is generated by

\begin{aligned} &u_{n} =S\bigl(I-\lambda G^{*}G\bigr)x_{n}, \\ &v_{n} =\beta_{n} x_{n}+(1- \beta_{n})Tu_{n}, \\ &x_{n+1} =\alpha_{n}f(x_{n})+(I- \alpha_{n}\mu F)v_{n}, \end{aligned}
(5.2)

where $$\{\alpha_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ and $$\{\beta_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ are two sequences in $$(0,1)$$. If the solution set $$\varGamma_{\mathrm{CF}}$$ is nonempty and the following conditions are satisfied:

1. (i)

$$\lim_{n\to\infty}\alpha_{n}=0$$;

2. (ii)

$$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\alpha_{n}=\infty$$;

3. (iii)

$$\limsup_{n\to\infty}\beta_{n}(1-\beta_{n})>0$$;

4. (iv)

$$\lambda\in(0,\frac{2}{R})$$, where $$R=\|G\|^{2}$$;

5. (v)

for each $$i=1,2$$, $$T_{i}$$ is demiclosed;

6. (vi)

$$\mu\in(0,\frac{2\eta}{L^{2}})$$ and $$\theta\in(0,\tau)$$, where $$\tau=\mu(\eta-\frac{1}{2}\mu L^{2})$$.

Then the sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$, defined by (5.2), converges strongly to $$p\in\varGamma_{\mathrm{CF}}$$, which is the unique solution in $$\varGamma_{\mathrm{CF}}$$ of the variational inequality (VI)

$$\bigl\langle \mu F(p)-f(p),x-p\bigr\rangle \ge0,\quad \forall x\in \varGamma_{\mathrm{CF}}.$$

### Proof

For each $$i=1,2$$, $$S_{i}$$ is a firmly nonexpansive mapping on $$H_{i}$$, it is easy to verify that S is a firmly nonexpansive mapping on H. Since $$\varGamma_{\mathrm{CF}}\neq\emptyset$$, S is a strictly quasi-nonexpansive mapping on H. By Lemma 2.3, $$\operatorname{Fix}(TS)=\operatorname{Fix}(T)\cap \operatorname{Fix}(S)$$ and TS is a quasi-nonexpansive mapping. Then Theorem 5.1 follows from Theorem 4.2. □

### Split equality null point problems and split equality fixed point problems

Let $$\mathcal{M}$$ be a set-valued mapping of H into $$2^{H}$$. The effective domain of $$\mathcal{M}$$ is denoted by $$\operatorname{dom}(\mathcal {M})$$; that is, $$\operatorname{dom}(\mathcal{M})=\{x\in H: \mathcal{M}x\neq \emptyset\}$$. A set-valued mapping $$\mathcal{M}$$ is said to be a monotone operator on H if $$\langle u-v,x-y\rangle\ge0$$ for all $$x, y \in \operatorname{dom}(M)$$, $$u \in\mathcal{M}x$$, and $$v \in\mathcal{M}y$$. A monotone operator $$\mathcal{M}$$ on H is said to be maximal if its graph is not properly contained in the graph of any other monotone operator on H.

The split equality null point problems and split equality fixed point problems are the problem of finding

$$x_{1}\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{1})\cap \mathcal {M}_{1}^{-1}(0), x_{2}\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{2})\cap\mathcal{M}_{2}^{-1}(0) \mbox{ such that }A_{1}x_{1}=A_{2}x_{2} ,$$
(5.3)

where $$T_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$ is a quasi-nonexpansive mapping on $$H_{i}$$, and $$\mathcal{M}_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$, is a set-valued maximal monotone operator of $$H_{i}$$ into $$2^{H_{i}}$$ with $$r>0$$, respectively. Its solution set is denoted by .

For a maximal monotone operator $$\mathcal{M}$$ on H and $$r > 0$$, we may define a single-valued operator $$J^{\mathcal{M}}_{r} = (I+r\mathcal{M})^{-1}: H\to \operatorname{dom}(\mathcal{M})$$, which is called the resolvent of $$\mathcal{M}$$ for r. From Chuang  and Chang , we know that the associated resolvent mapping $$J^{\mathcal{M}}_{r}$$ is a firmly nonexpansive mapping, and

$$x\in\mathcal{M}^{-1}(0)\quad \Leftrightarrow\quad x\in \operatorname{Fix}\bigl(J^{\mathcal {M}}_{r}\bigr).$$

This implies that the split equality null point problems and split equality fixed point problems (5.3) are equivalent to SECFPP (5.1). Then the following theorem can be obtained from Theorem 5.1 immediately.

### Theorem 5.2

Let $J r M = [ J r M 1 J r M 2 ]$, where $$\mathcal {M}_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$, is a set-valued maximal monotone operator of $$H_{i}$$ into $$2^{H_{i}}$$, $$J^{\mathcal{M}_{i}}_{r}$$ is the associated resolvent of $$\mathcal{M}_{i}$$ with $$r>0$$, respectively. For any given $$x_{0}\in H$$, the iterative sequence ${ x n } n ∈ N = [ x 1 , n x 2 , n ] n ∈ N ⊂H$ is generated by

\begin{aligned} &u_{n} =J^{\mathcal {M}}_{r}\bigl(I-\lambda G^{*}G\bigr)x_{n}, \\ &v_{n} =\beta_{n} x_{n}+(1- \beta_{n})Tu_{n}, \\ &x_{n+1} =\alpha_{n}f(x_{n})+(I- \alpha_{n}\mu F)v_{n}, \end{aligned}
(5.4)

where $$\{\alpha_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ and $$\{\beta_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ are two sequences in $$(0,1)$$. If the solution set $$\varGamma_{NF}$$ is nonempty and the following conditions are satisfied:

1. (i)

$$\lim_{n\to\infty}\alpha_{n}=0$$;

2. (ii)

$$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\alpha_{n}=\infty$$;

3. (iii)

$$\limsup_{n\to\infty}\beta_{n}(1-\beta_{n})>0$$;

4. (iv)

$$\lambda\in(0,\frac{2}{R})$$, where $$R=\|G\|^{2}$$;

5. (v)

for each $$i=1,2$$, $$T_{i}$$ is demiclosed;

6. (vi)

$$\mu\in(0,\frac{2\eta}{L^{2}})$$ and $$\theta\in(0,\tau)$$, where $$\tau=\mu(\eta-\frac{1}{2}\mu L^{2})$$.

Then the sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$, defined by (5.4), converges strongly to $$p\in\varGamma_{NF}$$, which is the unique solution in $$\varGamma_{NF}$$ of the variational inequality (VI)

$$\bigl\langle \mu F(p)-f(p),x-p\bigr\rangle \ge0, \quad \forall x\in \varGamma_{NF}.$$

### Split equality optimization problems and split equality fixed point problems

Let $$H_{i}$$, $$i=1,2,3$$, be a real Hilbert space. Let $$g_{i}: H_{i}\to \mathbb{R}$$, $$i=1,2$$, be a proper, convex, and lower semi-continuous function, and $$A_{i}: H_{i}\to H_{3}$$, $$i=1,2$$, be a bounded linear operator.

The split equality optimization problem (SEOP) is the problem of finding

\begin{aligned} &x_{1}\in H_{1}, x_{2}\in H_{2}\mbox{ such that }g_{1}(x_{1})=\min _{y\in H_{1}}g_{1}(y), \\ &g_{2}(x_{2})=\min _{y\in H_{2}}g_{2}(y), \mbox{and }A_{1}x_{1}=A_{2}x_{2}. \end{aligned}
(5.5)

The split equality optimization problem and split equality fixed point problems are the problem of finding

\begin{aligned} &x_{1}\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{1}), x_{2}\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{2})\mbox{ such that }g_{1}(x_{1})=\min_{y\in H_{1}}g_{1}(y), \\ & g_{2}(x_{2})=\min_{y\in H_{2}}g_{2}(y) \mbox{ and }A_{1}x_{1}=A_{2}x_{2} , \end{aligned}
(5.6)

where $$T_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$, is a quasi-nonexpansive mapping on $$H_{i}$$. The solution set of (5.6) is denoted by .

The subdifferential of $$g_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$, at x is the set

$$\partial g_{i}(x)=\bigl\{ {u \in H_{i}: g_{i}(y) \ge g_{i}(x) + \langle u, y-x\rangle, \forall y \in H_{i}} \bigr\} .$$

Denoted by $$\partial g_{i} = \mathcal{M}_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$, is a maximal monotone mapping, so we can define the resolvent $$J^{\mathcal {M}_{i}}_{r}$$, where $$r > 0$$. Since $$x_{1}$$ and $$x_{2}$$ are a minimum of $$g_{1}$$ on $$H_{1}$$ and that of $$g_{2}$$ on $$H_{2}$$, respectively, for any given $$r > 0$$, we have

$$x_{1}\in\mathcal{M}_{1}^{-1}(0)= \operatorname{Fix}\bigl(J^{\mathcal{M}_{1}}_{r}\bigr) \quad \mbox{and} \quad x_{2}\in\mathcal{M}_{2}^{-1}(0)= \operatorname{Fix}\bigl(J^{\mathcal{M}_{2}}_{r}\bigr).$$

This implies that the split equality optimization problem and split equality fixed point problems (5.6) are equivalent to the split equality null point problems and split equality fixed point problems (5.3). Then the following theorem can be obtained from Theorem 5.2 immediately.

### Theorem 5.3

Let $$g_{i}: H_{i}\to\mathbb{R}$$, $$i=1,2$$, be a proper, convex, and lower semi-continuous function. Let $J r M = [ J r M 1 J r M 2 ]$, where $$\mathcal {M}_{i}=\partial g_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$, and $$J^{\mathcal{M}_{i}}_{r}$$ is the associated resolvent of $$\mathcal{M}_{i}$$ with $$r>0$$, respectively. For any given $$x_{0}\in H$$, the iterative sequence ${ x n } n ∈ N = [ x 1 , n x 2 , n ] n ∈ N ⊂H$ is generated by

\begin{aligned} &u_{n} =J^{\mathcal {M}}_{r}\bigl(I-\lambda G^{*}G\bigr)x_{n}, \\ &v_{n} =\beta_{n} x_{n}+(1- \beta_{n})Tu_{n}, \\ &x_{n+1} =\alpha_{n}f(x_{n})+(I- \alpha_{n}\mu F)v_{n}, \end{aligned}
(5.7)

where $$\{\alpha_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ and $$\{\beta_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ are two sequences in $$(0,1)$$. If the solution set $$\varGamma_{\mathrm{OF}}$$ is nonempty and the following conditions are satisfied:

1. (i)

$$\lim_{n\to\infty}\alpha_{n}=0$$;

2. (ii)

$$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\alpha_{n}=\infty$$;

3. (iii)

$$\limsup_{n\to\infty}\beta_{n}(1-\beta_{n})>0$$;

4. (iv)

$$\lambda\in(0,\frac{2}{R})$$, where $$R=\|G\|^{2}$$;

5. (v)

for each $$i=1,2$$, $$T_{i}$$ is demiclosed;

6. (vi)

$$\mu\in(0,\frac{2\eta}{L^{2}})$$ and $$\theta\in(0,\tau)$$, where $$\tau=\mu(\eta-\frac{1}{2}\mu L^{2})$$.

Then the sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$, defined by (5.7), converges strongly to $$p\in\varGamma_{\mathrm{OF}}$$, which is the unique solution in $$\varGamma_{\mathrm{OF}}$$ of the variational inequality (VI)

$$\bigl\langle \mu F(p)-f(p),x-p\bigr\rangle \ge0,\quad \forall x\in \varGamma_{\mathrm{OF}}.$$

### Split equality equilibrium problems and split equality fixed point problems

Let C be a nonempty closed and convex subset of a real Hilbert space. A bifunction $$\varTheta: C\times C\to\mathbb{R}$$ is called an equilibrium function if and only if it satisfies the following conditions:

1. (A1)

$$\varTheta(x,x)=0$$ for all $$x\in C$$;

2. (A2)

Θ is monotone, i.e., $$g(x,y)+g(y,x)\le0$$ for all $$x,y\in C$$;

3. (A3)

Θ is upper-hemicontinuous, i.e., for all $$x,y,z\in C$$, $$\limsup_{t\to0^{+}}\varTheta(tz+(1-t)x,y)\le \varTheta(x,y)$$;

4. (A4)

$$\varTheta(x,\cdot)$$ is convex and lower semicontinuous for all $$x\in C$$.

The so-called equilibrium problem with respect to the equilibrium function Θ is the problem of finding

$$x^{*}\in C\mbox{ such that }\varTheta\bigl(x^{*},y\bigr)\ge0,\quad \forall y\in C.$$
(5.8)

Its solution set is denoted by $$\operatorname{EP}(\varTheta, C)$$. Numerous problems in physics, optimization, and economics are reduced to finding a solution of (5.8) (see [20, 21]).

The split equality equilibrium problems and split equality fixed point problems are the problem of finding

$$x_{1}\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{1})\cap \operatorname{EP}(\varTheta_{1}, C_{1}) , x_{2}\in \operatorname{Fix}(T_{2})\cap \operatorname{EP}(\varTheta _{2}, C_{2})\mbox{ such that }A_{1}x_{1}=A_{2}x_{2} ,$$
(5.9)

where $$T_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$, is a quasi-nonexpansive mapping on $$H_{i}$$ and $$\varTheta_{i}$$ is an equilibrium function of $$C_{i}\times C_{i}$$ into $$\mathbb{R}$$, respectively. Its solution set is denoted by .

For given $$r>0$$ and $$x\in H$$, the resolvent of the equilibrium function Θ is the operator defined by

$$T^{\varTheta}_{r}(x)=\biggl\{ z\in C: \varTheta(z, y) + \frac{1}{r}\langle y-z, z - x\rangle\ge0,\forall y\in C\biggr\} .$$

### Proposition 5.4

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The resolvent operator $$T^{\varTheta}_{r}$$ of the equilibrium function Θ has the following properties:

1. (i)

$$T^{\varTheta}_{r}$$ is single-valued;

2. (ii)

$$\operatorname{Fix}(T^{\varTheta}_{r}) = \operatorname{EP}(\varTheta, C)$$, and $$\operatorname{EP}(\varTheta, C)$$ is a nonempty closed and convex subset of C;

3. (iii)

$$T^{\varTheta}_{r}$$ is a firmly nonexpansive mapping.

Using the above lemma, Takahashi et al.  obtained the following lemma. See Aoyama et al.  for a more general result.

### Lemma 5.5

([23, 24])

Let C be a nonempty closed convex subset of H, and let Θ be a bifunction of $$C\times C$$ into $$\mathbb{R}$$ satisfying (A1) to (A4). Let $$\mathcal{M}_{\varTheta}$$ be a set-valued mapping of H into itself defined by

$$\mathcal{M}_{\varTheta}(x)= \textstyle\begin{cases} \{z\in H: \varTheta(x,y)+\langle y-x,z\rangle\ge0, \forall y\in C\}, & \forall x\in C, \\ \emptyset, & \forall x\notin C. \end{cases}$$

Then $$\operatorname{EP}(\varTheta, C)=\mathcal{M}_{\varTheta}^{-1}(0)$$ and $$\mathcal {M}_{\varTheta}$$ is a maximal monotone operator with $$\operatorname{dom}(\mathcal {M}_{\varTheta}) \subset C$$. Furthermore, for any $$x\in H$$ and $$r > 0$$, the resolvent $$T^{\varTheta}_{r}$$ of Θ coincides with the resolvent of $$\mathcal{M}_{\varTheta}$$, i.e.,

$$T^{\varTheta}_{r}(x)=(I+r\mathcal{M}_{\varTheta})^{-1}(x).$$

This implies that the split equality equilibrium problems and split equality fixed point problems (5.9) are equivalent to the split equality null point problems and split equality fixed point problems (5.3). Then we have the following result.

### Theorem 5.6

Let $$C_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$, be a nonempty closed convex subset of $$H_{i}$$. Let $T r Θ = [ T r Θ 1 T r Θ 2 ]$, where $$\varTheta_{i}$$, $$i=1,2$$, is an equilibrium function of $$C_{i}\times C_{i}$$ into $$\mathbb{R}$$ with $$r>0$$. For any given $$x_{0}\in H$$, the iterative sequence ${ x n } n ∈ N = [ x 1 , n x 2 , n ] n ∈ N ⊂H$ is generated by

\begin{aligned} &u_{n} =T^{\varTheta}_{r}\bigl(I- \lambda G^{*}G\bigr)x_{n}, \\ &v_{n} =\beta_{n} x_{n}+(1- \beta_{n})Tu_{n}, \\ &x_{n+1} =\alpha_{n}f(x_{n})+(I- \alpha_{n}\mu F)v_{n}, \end{aligned}
(5.10)

where $$\{\alpha_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ and $$\{\beta_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$ are two sequences in $$(0,1)$$. If the solution set $$\varGamma_{\mathrm{OF}}$$ is nonempty and the following conditions are satisfied:

1. (i)

$$\lim_{n\to\infty}\alpha_{n}=0$$;

2. (ii)

$$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\alpha_{n}=\infty$$;

3. (iii)

$$\limsup_{n\to\infty}\beta_{n}(1-\beta_{n})>0$$;

4. (iv)

$$\lambda\in(0,\frac{2}{R})$$, where $$R=\|G\|^{2}$$;

5. (v)

for each $$i=1,2$$, $$T_{i}$$ is demiclosed;

6. (vi)

$$\mu\in(0,\frac{2\eta}{L^{2}})$$ and $$\theta\in(0,\tau)$$, where $$\tau=\mu(\eta-\frac{1}{2}\mu L^{2})$$.

Then the sequence $$\{x_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$$, defined by (5.10), converges strongly to $$p\in\varGamma_{\mathrm{OF}}$$, which is the unique solution in $$\varGamma_{\mathrm{OF}}$$ of the variational inequality (VI)

$$\bigl\langle \mu F(p)-f(p),x-p\bigr\rangle \ge0, \quad \forall x\in \varGamma_{\mathrm{OF}}.$$

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