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Certain approximation properties of Brenke polynomials using Jakimovski–Leviatan operators


In this article, we establish the approximation by Durrmeyer type Jakimovski–Leviatan operators involving the Brenke type polynomials. The positive linear operators are constructed for the Brenke polynomials, and thus approximation properties for these polynomials are obtained. The order of convergence and the weighted approximation are also considered. Finally, the Voronovskaya type theorem is demonstrated for some particular case of these polynomials.

1 Introduction and preliminaries

The Korovkin approximation process plays a crucial role in a wide variety of problems in measure theory, functional analysis, probability theory, and partial differential equations. Korovkin [11] established a well-known simple criterion to decide whether a given sequence \((K_{n})_{n\in \mathbb{N}}\) of positive linear operators on the space \(C[0,1]\) is an approximation process, i.e., \(K_{n}(f)\rightarrow f\) uniformly on \([0,1] \) for every \(f \in C[0,1]\). Taking into account this significant result, mathematicians all across the globe have extended this theorem named after Korovkin to other abstract spaces, such as Banach spaces, lattices, algebras, etc. The work of Korovkin laid a foundation and basis for a new theory, mainly referred to as Korovkin-type approximation theory.

Favard and Szasz [16] introduced the following example of positive linear operator:

$$ S_{m}(g;u):=e^{-mu}\sum _{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{(mu)^{k}}{k!}g \biggl( \frac{k}{m} \biggr) , $$

where \(0\leqslant u\) and \(g\in \mathbb{C}[0,\infty )\). Numerous mathematicians dealt with the extension of these operators. For example, operators including generalized Appell polynomials [7], Stancu type Baskakov–Durrmeyer operators [10], Stancu type Dunkl generalization of Szász–Kantorovich operators [13].

Leviatan and Jakimovski [8] established the following generalization:

$$ Q_{l}(g;y):=\frac{e^{-ly}}{h(1)}\sum _{k=0}^{\infty }q_{k}(ly)g \biggl(\frac{k}{l} \biggr) $$

of expression (1.1) by considering the Appell polynomials \(p_{k}(x)\), \(k\geq 0\):

$$ h(v)e^{vy}=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty } q_{k}(y)v^{k}, $$

where an analytic function \(h(v)=\sum_{l=0}^{\infty }h_{l} v^{l}\); \(|v|< R\), \(R>1\), and \(0\neq g(1)\), and derived the approximation properties for these above operators.

Recently, Ali Karaisa [9] developed the Durrmeyer–Jakimovski–Leviatan operators of Appell polynomials \(p_{k}(y)\), \(k\geq 0\), h on \([0,\infty )\) as follows:

$$ L_{m}(h;y)=\frac{\exp (-my)}{g(1)}\sum _{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{p_{k}(my)}{\mathbb{B}(m+1,k)} \int _{0}^{\infty }\frac{t^{k-1}}{(1+t)^{m+k+1}}h(t)\,dt, \quad y \geq o, $$

where beta function \(\mathbb{B}(k+1,m)\) is a given by

$$\begin{aligned} \mathbb{B}(\alpha ,\beta ) =& \int _{0}^{\infty } \frac{w^{\alpha -1}}{(1+w)^{\alpha +\beta }}\,dw \\ =&\frac{\Gamma (\alpha )\Gamma (\beta )}{\Gamma (\alpha +\beta )},\quad \alpha ,\beta \geq 0. \end{aligned}$$

For related work on Jakimovski–Leviatan–beta type integral operators, we refer to [1]. The Szász operators involving Brenke type polynomials were studied in [17].

2 Construction of operators

Motivated by the work of Ali Karaisa [9], here we develop the positive linear operators containing the Brenke polynomials [2, 6], which possess generating relation of the form

$$ \sum_{k=0}^{\infty }p_{k}(y)t^{k}=g(t)B(yt), $$

where analytic functions g and B are given by

$$\begin{aligned}& \sum_{r=0}^{\infty }g_{r}t^{r}=g(t), \quad g_{0}\neq 0, \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \sum_{r=0}^{\infty } b_{r}t^{r}=g(t), \quad b_{r}\neq 0 (r\geq 0) \end{aligned}$$

and possess explicit expansions:

$$ \sum_{r=0}^{k} g_{k-r}b_{r}y^{r}=p_{k}(y),\quad k=0,1,2,\ldots . $$

Restraining ourselves to \(p_{k}(y)\), i.e., the Brenke polynomials satisfying:

$$ \begin{aligned} &\text{(i)}\hphantom{ii}\quad 0 \neq g(1),\qquad 0 \leqslant \frac{g_{k-r}b_{r}}{g(1)},\quad 0 \leqslant r\leqslant k, k=0,1,2,\ldots, \\ &\text{(ii)}\hphantom{i}\quad B:[0,\infty )\rightarrow (0,\infty ), \\ &\text{(iii)}\quad \text{generating function (2.1) and power series (2.2) and (2.3) converge for } \\ &\hphantom{(i)ii}\quad \vert t \vert < R (R>1). \end{aligned}$$

Further, the positive linear operators involving \(p_{k}(y)\) polynomials are introduced while keeping in consideration the above restrictions by the following manner:

$$ \mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y):=\frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\sum _{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{p_{k}(ny)}{B(n+1,k)} \int _{0}^{\infty }\frac{t^{k-1}}{(1+t)^{n+k+1}}f(t)\,dt, $$

where \(y\geq 0\) and \(n\in \mathbb{N}\).

Remark 2.1

For \(B(t)=e^{t}\), expressions (2.6) and (2.1) reduce to the expressions represented by (1.4) and (1.2).

3 Approximation properties of \(\mathbb{T}_{n}\) operators

Korovkin [11, 12] derived the results concerning the convergence of sequences \((K_{m}(g,y))_{m=1}^{\infty }\), where \(K_{m}(g,y) \) are positive linear operators. For instance, if \(K_{m}(g,y)\) uniformly converges to g for some particular cases \(1,t, t^{2} \equiv g(t)\), likewise it performs such activity for each g, being continuous and real. Shisha and Mond in [14, 15] described the rate of convergence for \(K_{m}(g, y)\) in terms of the moduli of continuity of g.

Our aim is to derive the convergence theorem and the order of convergence of operators \(\mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)\) given by expression (2.6).

Lemma 3.1

From the generating function of the Brenke type polynomials given by (2.1), we obtain

$$\begin{aligned}& \sum_{k=0}^{\infty } p_{k}(ny)=g(1)B(ny), \\& \sum_{k=0}^{\infty }k p_{k}(ny)=g'(1)B(ny)+ny g(1) B'(ny), \\& \sum_{k=0}^{\infty }k^{2} p_{k}(ny)=n^{2}y^{2}g(1)B''(ny)+ \bigl(2g'(1)+g(1) \bigr)nyB'(ny)+ \bigl(g''(1)+g'(1) \bigr)B(ny), \\& \sum_{k=0}^{\infty }k^{3}p_{k}(ny) =n^{3}y^{3}g(1)B^{3}(ny)+ \bigl(3g'(1)+3g(1) \bigr)n^{2}y^{2}B''(ny) \\& \hphantom{\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }k^{3}p_{k}(ny) =}{}+ \bigl(3g''(1)+6g'(1)+g(1) \bigr)nyB'(ny)+ \bigl(g^{3}(1)+3g''(1)+g'(1) \bigr)B(ny), \\& \sum_{k=0}^{\infty }k^{4}p_{k}(ny)=n^{4}y^{4}g(1)B^{4}(ny)+ \bigl(4g'(1)+6g(1) \bigr)n^{3}y^{3}B^{3}(ny) \\& \hphantom{\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }k^{4}p_{k}(ny)=}{}+ \bigl(6g''(1)+18g'(1)+7g(1) \bigr)n^{2}y^{2}B''(ny) \\& \hphantom{\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }k^{4}p_{k}(ny)=}{}+ \bigl(4g^{3}(1)+18g''(1)+14g'(1)+g(1) \bigr)nyB'(ny) \\& \hphantom{\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }k^{4}p_{k}(ny)=}{}+ \bigl(g^{4}(1)+6g^{3}(1)+7g''(1)+g'(1) \bigr)B(ny). \end{aligned}$$

Lemma 3.2

For all \(y\in [0,\infty )\), we have

$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{0};y) = 1, \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{1};y) = y\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}+ \frac{A_{0}}{n}, \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{2};y) = \frac{1}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \biggl[n^{2}y^{2} \frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}+ny\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)} B_{0}+C_{0} \biggr], \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{3};y) = \frac{1}{\digamma _{2}^{-}} \biggl[n^{3}y^{3} \frac{B^{3}(ny)}{B(ny)}+n^{2}y^{2} \frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}A_{1}+ny \frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)} A_{2}+A_{3} \biggr], \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{4};y) = \frac{1}{\digamma _{3}^{-}} \biggl[n^{4}y^{4} \frac{B^{4}(ny)}{B(ny)}+n^{3}y^{3} \frac{B^{3}(ny)}{B(ny)}B_{1} \\& \hphantom{\mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{4};y) =}{} + n^{2}y^{2} \frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}B_{2}+ny \frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)} B_{3}+B_{4} \biggr], \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned}& A_{0}=\frac{g^{\prime }(1)}{g(1)},\qquad B_{0}= \frac{2g(1)+2g^{\prime }(1)}{g(1)},\qquad C_{0}=\frac{g^{\prime \prime }(1)+2g^{\prime }(1)}{g(1)} \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \begin{aligned} &A_{1}=\frac{3g^{\prime }(1)+6g(1)}{g(1)}, \qquad A_{2}= \frac{3g^{\prime \prime }(1)+12g^{\prime }(1)+5g(1)}{g(1)}, \\ &A_{3}= \frac{g^{3}(1)+6g^{\prime \prime }(1)+5g^{\prime }(1)}{g(1)} \end{aligned} \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& B_{1}=\frac{4g^{\prime }(1)+12g(1)}{g(1)},\qquad B_{2}= \frac{6g^{\prime \prime }(1)+36g^{\prime }(1)+32g(1)}{g(1)} \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \begin{aligned} &B_{3}= \frac{4g^{3}(1)+36g^{\prime \prime }(1)+64g^{\prime }(1)+17g(1)}{g(1)}, \\ & B_{4}= \frac{g^{4}(1)+12g^{3}(1)+32g^{\prime \prime }(1)+17g^{\prime }(1)}{g(1)}, \end{aligned} \end{aligned}$$


$$ \digamma _{n}^{-}=\prod _{i=0}^{n}(n-i). $$


Putting \(f(t)=1\) in operator equation (2.6), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{0};y) =& \frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{ \infty } \frac{p_{k}(ny)}{B(n+1,k)} \int _{0}^{\infty } \frac{t^{k-1}}{(1+t)^{n+k+1}}\,dt \\ =&\frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\frac{g(1)B(ny)}{B(n+1,k)}B(k,n+1) \\ =&1. \end{aligned}$$

Now, putting \(f(t)=t\) in operator equation (2.6), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{1};y) =& \frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{ \infty } \frac{p_{k}(ny)}{B(n+1,k)} \int _{0}^{\infty } \frac{t^{k}}{(1+t)^{n+k+1}}\,dt \\ =&\frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{p_{k}(ny)}{B(n+1,k)}B(n,k+1) \\ =&\frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }{p_{k}(ny)} \frac{k}{n} \\ =&\frac{1}{ng(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }{kp_{k}(ny)} \\ =&y\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}+\frac{g'(1)}{ng(1)} \\ =&y\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}+\frac{A_{0}}{n}. \end{aligned}$$

Now, putting \(f(t)=t^{2}\) in operator equation (2.6), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{2};y) =& \frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{ \infty } \frac{p_{k}(ny)}{B(n+1,k)} \int _{0}^{\infty } \frac{t^{k+1}}{(1+t)^{n+k+1}}\,dt \\ =&\frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{p_{k}(ny)}{B(n+1,k)}B(n-1,k+2) \\ =&\frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }{p_{k}(ny)} \frac{k+k^{2}}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \\ =&\frac{1}{\digamma _{1}^{-}g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }{kp_{k}(ny)+k^{2}p_{k}(ny)} \\ =&\frac{1}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \biggl[n^{2}y^{2} \frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}+ny \frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)} \biggl(\frac{2g(1)+2g'(1)}{g(1)} \biggr)+ \frac{g''(1)+2g'(1)}{g(1)} \biggr] \\ =&\frac{1}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \biggl[n^{2}y^{2} \frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}+ny \frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}B_{0}+C_{0} \biggr]. \end{aligned}$$

Similarly, putting \(f(t)=t^{3}\) in operator equation (2.6), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{3};y) =& \frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{ \infty } \frac{p_{k}(ny)}{B(n+1,k)} \int _{0}^{\infty } \frac{t^{k+2}}{(1+t)^{n+k+1}}\,dt \\ =&\frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{p_{k}(ny)}{B(n+1,k)}B(n-2,k+3) \\ =&\frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }{p_{k}(ny)} \frac{k+3k^{2}+k^{3}}{\digamma _{2}^{-}} \\ =&\frac{1}{\digamma _{2}^{-}g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }{kp_{k}(ny)+3k^{2}p_{k}(ny)+k^{3}p_{k}(ny)} \\ =&\frac{1}{\digamma _{2}^{-}} \biggl[n^{3}y^{3} \frac{B^{3}(ny)}{B(ny)}+n^{2}y^{2} \frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)} \biggl( \frac{3g'(1)+6g(1)}{g(1)} \biggr)+ny \frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)} \\ &{}\times \biggl(\frac{3g''(1)+12g'(1)+5g(1)}{g(1)} \biggr)+ \biggl( \frac{g^{3}(1)+6g''(1)+5g'(1)}{g(1)} \biggr) \biggr] \\ =&\frac{1}{\digamma _{2}^{-}} \biggl[n^{3}y^{3} \frac{B^{3}(ny)}{B(ny)}+n^{2}y^{2} \frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}A_{1}+ny \frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}A_{2}+A_{3} \biggr]. \end{aligned}$$

Again, putting \(f(t)=t^{4}\) in operator equation (2.6), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{4};y) =& \frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{ \infty } \frac{p_{k}(ny)}{B(n+1,k)} \int _{0}^{\infty } \frac{t^{k+3}}{(1+t)^{n+k+1}}\,dt \\ =&\frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{p_{k}(ny)}{B(n+1,k)}B(n-3,k+4) \\ =&\frac{1}{g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }{p_{k}(ny)} \frac{3k+7k^{2}+6k^{3}+k^{4}}{\digamma _{3}^{-}} \\ =&\frac{1}{\digamma _{3}^{-}g(1)B(ny)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }{3kp_{k}(ny)+7k^{2}p_{k}(ny)+6k^{3}p_{k}(ny)+k^{4}p_{k}(ny)} \\ =&\frac{1}{\digamma _{3}^{-}} \biggl[n^{4}y^{4} \frac{B^{4}(ny)}{B(ny)}+n^{3}y^{3} \frac{B^{3}(ny)}{B(ny)} \biggl( \frac{4g'(1)+12g(1)}{g(1)} \biggr)+n^{2}y^{2} \frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)} \\ &{}\times \biggl(\frac{6g''(1)+36g'(1)+32g(1)}{g(1)} \biggr) \\ &{}+ny \frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)} \biggl( \frac{4g^{3}(1)+36g''(1)+64g'(1)+17g(1)}{g(1)} \biggr) \\ &{}+ \biggl(\frac{g^{4}(1)+12g^{3}(1)+32g''(1)+17g'(1)}{g(1)} \biggr) \biggr] \\ =&\frac{1}{\digamma _{3}^{-}} \biggl[n^{4}y^{4} \frac{B^{4}(ny)}{B(ny)}+n^{3}y^{3} \frac{B^{3}(ny)}{B(ny)}B_{1}+n^{2}y^{2} \frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}B_{2} \\ &{}+ny \frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}B_{3}+B_{4} \biggr]. \end{aligned}$$


Lemma 3.3

For \(\mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)\) operators and for \(y\in [0,\infty )\), the following identities are satisfied:

$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n}(s-y;y) = \biggl(\frac{B'(ny)-B(ny)}{B(ny)} \biggr)y+ \frac{A_{0}}{n}, \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n} \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr) = \biggl( \frac{\frac{n}{n-1}B''(ny)-2B'(ny)+B(ny)}{B(ny)} \biggr)y^{2} \\& \hphantom{\mathbb{T}_{n} ((s-y)^{2};y ) =}{} + \biggl(\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)(n-1)}B_{0}- \frac{2}{n}A_{0} \biggr)y+ \frac{C_{0}}{\digamma _{1}^{-}}, \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n} \bigl((s-y)^{4};y \bigr) = \biggl( \frac{n^{4}}{\digamma _{3}^{-}}\frac{B^{4}(ny)}{B(ny)}-4 \frac{n^{3}}{\digamma _{2}^{-}} \frac{B^{3}(ny)}{B(ny)} +6 \frac{n^{2}}{\digamma _{1}^{-}}\frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}-4 \frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}+1 \biggr)y^{4} \\& \hphantom{\mathbb{T}_{n} ((s-y)^{4};y ) =} {}+ \biggl(\frac{n^{3}}{\digamma _{3}^{-}}\frac{B^{3}(ny)}{B(ny)}B_{1}-4 \frac{n^{2}}{\digamma _{2}^{-}}\frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}A_{1} +6 \frac{n}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}B_{0}-4\frac{A_{0}}{n} \biggr)y^{3} \\& \hphantom{\mathbb{T}_{n} ((s-y)^{4};y ) =}{}+ \biggl(\frac{n^{2}}{\digamma _{3}^{-}}\frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}B_{2}-4 \frac{n}{\digamma _{2}^{-}}\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}A_{2} +6 \frac{C_{0}}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \biggr)y^{2} \\& \hphantom{\mathbb{T}_{n} ((s-y)^{4};y ) =} {}+ \biggl(\frac{n}{\digamma _{3}^{-}} \frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}B_{3}-4 \frac{A_{3}}{\digamma _{2}^{-}} \biggr)y+ \frac{B_{4}}{\digamma _{3}^{-}}, \end{aligned}$$

where \(A_{0}\), \(B_{0}\), \(C_{0}\), \(A_{1}\), \(A_{2}\), \(A_{3}\), \(B_{1}\), \(B_{2}\), \(B_{3}\), \(B_{4}\), and \({\digamma _{1}^{-}}\) are given by equations (3.6)(3.10) respectively.


In view of the linearity property of \(\mathbb{T}_{n}\), it follows that

$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n}(s-y;y) = \mathbb{T}_{n}(s;y)-y \mathbb{T}_{n}(1;y), \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n} \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr) = \mathbb{T}_{n} \bigl(s^{2};y \bigr)-2y \mathbb{T}_{n}(s;y)+y^{2} \mathbb{T}_{n}(1;y), \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n} \bigl((s-y)^{4};y \bigr) = \mathbb{T}_{n} \bigl(s^{4};y \bigr)-4y\mathbb{T}_{n} \bigl(s^{3};y \bigr) +6y^{2}\mathbb{T}_{n} \bigl(s^{2};y \bigr) \\& \hphantom{\mathbb{T}_{n} ((s-y)^{4};y ) =}{} - 4y^{3}\mathbb{T}_{n}(s;y)+y^{4} \mathbb{T}_{n}(1;y), \end{aligned}$$

which, on applying Lemma 3.2, yields assertions (3.17), (3.18), and (3.19), respectively. □

Theorem 3.1


$$ 1 =\lim_{y\rightarrow \infty } \frac{B'(y)}{B(y)}\quad \textit{and} \quad 1 = \lim_{y\rightarrow \infty } \frac{B''(y)}{B(y)}. $$

If \(f\in C[0,\infty )\cap E\), then \(\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)=f(y)\) and the operators \(\mathbb{T}_{n}\) in each compact subset of \([0,\infty )\) converge uniformly, where \(E:=\{f: {\textit{ for all }} y\in [0,\infty ), |f(y)|\leqslant ce^{Ay}, A \in \mathbb{R} {\textit{ and }} c\in \mathbb{R^{+}}\}\).


By Lemma 3.2, we find

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\mathcal{T}_{n}(e_{j},y)=y^{j}, \quad j=0, 1, 2. $$

The above convergence is verified uniformly on each compact subset of \([0,\infty )\). Applying Korovkin’s theorem, the desired result is achieved. □

4 Order of convergence

Now we recall the following definitions.

Definition 4.1

The II modulus of continuity of the function \(h \in \mathbb{C}_{\mathbb{B}}[0,\infty )\) is defined by

$$ \mathbb{W}_{2}(g;\delta ):= \sup_{\substack{0< t\le \delta }} \bigl\Vert g(\cdot +2k)-2g(\cdot +k)+g(\cdot ) \bigr\Vert _{ \mathbb{C}_{\mathbb{B}}}, $$

where \(\mathbb{C}_{\mathbb{B}}[0,\infty )\) is the class of real-valued functions defined on \([0,\infty )\), which are bounded and uniformly continuous with the norm

$$ \Vert g \Vert _{\mathbb{C}_{\mathbb{B}}}=\sup_{y\in [0,\infty )} \bigl\vert g(y) \bigr\vert . $$

Definition 4.2

Peetre’s \(\mathbb{K}\)-functional of the function \(g\in \mathbb{C}_{\mathbb{B}}[0,\infty )\) is defined by

$$ \mathbb{K}(g;\delta ):=\inf_{ \substack{h\in \mathbb{C}^{2}_{\mathbb{B}}[0,\infty )}} \bigl\{ \Vert g-h \Vert _{ \mathbb{C}_{\mathbb{B}}}+\delta \Vert h \Vert _{\mathbb{C}^{2}_{\mathbb{B}}} \bigr\} , $$


$$ \mathbb{C}^{2}_{\mathbb{B}}[0,\infty ):= \bigl\{ h\in \mathbb{C}_{\mathbb{B}}[0, \infty ):h',h'' \in \mathbb{C}_{\mathbb{B}}[0,\infty ) \bigr\} $$

and the norm

$$\|h\|_{\mathbb{C}^{2}_{\mathbb{B}}}:=\|h\|_{\mathbb{C}_{\mathbb{B}}} +\big\| h'\big\| _{ \mathbb{C}_{\mathbb{B}}}+ \big\| h''\big\| _{\mathbb{C}_{\mathbb{B}}}\quad \text{(see [3])}.$$

It is clear that the following inequality

$$ \mathbb{K}(g;\delta )\leqslant M \bigl\{ w_{2}(g,\delta )+\min (1, \delta ) \Vert g \Vert _{ \mathbb{C}_{\mathbb{B}}} \bigr\} $$

holds for all \(\delta >0\). The constant M is independent of g and δ.

Lemma 4.1

(Gavrea and Raşa [5])

Let \(h\in \mathbb{C}^{2}[0,a]\) and \((\mathbb{K}_{m})_{m\geq 0}\) be a sequence of positive linear operators with the property \(\mathbb{K}_{m}(1;y)=1\). Then

$$ \bigl\vert \mathbb{K}_{m}(h;y)-h(y) \bigr\vert \leq \bigl\Vert h' \bigr\Vert \sqrt{\mathbb{K}_{m} \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr)}+ \frac{1}{2} \bigl\Vert h'' \bigr\Vert \mathbb{K}_{m} \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr). $$

Lemma 4.2

(Zhuk [18])

Let \(g\in \mathbb{C}[a,b]\) and \(h \in (0,\frac{a-b}{2})\). Let \(g_{h}\) be the second-order Steklov function attached to the function g. Then the following inequalities are satisfied:

$$\begin{aligned}& (i)\quad \Vert g_{h}-g \Vert \leq \frac{3}{4} \mathbb{W}_{2}(g;h), \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& (ii)\quad \bigl\Vert g''_{h} \bigr\Vert \leq \frac{3}{2h^{2}}\mathbb{W}_{2}(g;h). \end{aligned}$$

Now, we compute the rates of convergence of the operators \(\mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)\) to f by means of a classical approach, the modulus of continuity, and Peetre’s \(\mathbb{K}\)-functional. The following result gives the rates of convergence of the sequence \(\mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)\) to f by means of modulus of continuity.

Theorem 4.1

For \(f\in C[0,a]\), the following inequality is satisfied:

$$ \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)-f(y) \bigr\vert \leq \frac{2}{a} \Vert f \Vert h^{2}+\frac{3}{4} \bigl(a+2+h^{2} \bigr)w_{2}(f;h), $$


$$ h:=h_{n}(y)=\sqrt[4]{\mathbb{T}_{n} \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr)}, $$

and the second order modulus of continuity is given by \(w_{2}(f;\delta )\) with the norm \(\|f\|=\max_{{y\in [a,b]}}|f(y)|\)


Let \(f_{h}\) be the second-order Steklov function attached to the function f. In view of identity (3.1), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)-f(y) \bigr\vert \leq & \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f-f_{h};y) \bigr\vert + \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f_{h};y)-f_{h}(y) \bigr\vert + \bigl\vert f_{h}(y)-f(y) \bigr\vert , \\ \leq & 2 \Vert f_{h}-f \Vert + \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f_{h};y)-f_{h}(y) \bigr\vert , \end{aligned}$$

which on using inequality (4.7) becomes

$$ \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)-f(y) \bigr\vert \leq \frac{3}{2}w_{2}(f;h)+ \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f_{h};y)-f_{h}(y) \bigr\vert . $$

Taking into account that \(f_{h} \in C^{2}[0,a]\), from Lemma 4.1, it follows that

$$ \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f_{h};y)-f_{h}(y) \bigr\vert \leq \bigl\Vert f'_{h} \bigr\Vert \sqrt{ \mathbb{T}_{n} \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr)}+ \frac{1}{2} \bigl\Vert f''_{h} \bigr\Vert \mathbb{T}_{n} \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr), $$

which in view of inequality (4.8) becomes

$$ \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f_{h};y)-f_{h}(y) \bigr\vert \leq \bigl\Vert f'_{h} \bigr\Vert \sqrt{ \mathbb{T}_{n} \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr)}+ \frac{3}{4h^{2}}w_{2}(f;h)\mathbb{T}_{n} \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr). $$

Further, the Landau inequality

$$ \bigl\Vert f' _{h} \bigr\Vert \leq \frac{2}{\alpha } \Vert f_{h} \Vert +\frac{a}{2} \bigl\Vert f'' _{h} \bigr\Vert $$

combined with inequality (4.8) gives

$$ \bigl\Vert f' _{h} \bigr\Vert \leq \frac{2}{a} \Vert f \Vert +\frac{3 a}{4h^{2}}w_{2}(f;h). $$

Using inequality (4.14) in inequality (4.13) and taking \(h=\sqrt[4]{{\mathbb{T}_{n}((s-y)^{2});y}}\), we find

$$ \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f_{h};y)-f_{h}(y) \bigr\vert \leq \frac{2}{a} \Vert f \Vert h^{2}+ \frac{3}{4} \bigl(a+h^{2} \bigr)w_{2}(f;h). $$

Making use of inequality (4.15) in inequality (4.11) can lead to assertion (4.9). □

Theorem 4.2

Let \(f \in C^{2}_{B}\), \([0,\infty )\), then

$$ \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)-f(y) \bigr\vert \leqslant \xi \Vert f \Vert _{C^{2}_{B}}, $$


$$\begin{aligned} \xi : =&\xi _{n}(y) \\ =& \biggl[ \biggl\{ \frac{\frac{n}{n-1}B''(ny)-2B'(ny)+B(ny)}{2B(ny)} \biggr\} y^{2} \\ &{}+ \biggl\{ \biggl(1+\frac{B_{0}}{2(n-1)} \biggr)\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}-1- \frac{A_{0}}{n} \biggr\} y+\frac{C_{0}}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \biggr]. \end{aligned}$$


Using Taylor’s expansion of f, the linearity property of the operator \(\mathbb{T}_{n}\), and (3.1), it follows that

$$\begin{aligned} \mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)-f(y) =&f'(y) \mathbb{T}_{n}(s-y;y)+ \frac{1}{2}f''( \eta ) \mathbb{T}_{n} \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr),\quad {\eta \in (y,s)}. \end{aligned}$$

From Lemma (3.2), it is evident that

$$ \mathbb{T}_{n}(s-y;y)= \biggl(\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}-1 \biggr)y+ \frac{A_{0}}{n} \geq 0 $$

for \(s\geq y\), thus by considering Lemma (3.2) and (3.3) in (4.17), we can write

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)-f(y) \bigr\vert \leq & \biggl\{ \biggl( \frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}-1 \biggr)y+\frac{A_{0}}{n} \biggr\} \bigl\Vert f' \bigr\Vert _{C_{B}} \\ &{}+\frac{1}{2} \biggl\{ \biggl( \frac{\frac{n}{n-1}B''(ny)-2B'(ny)+B(ny)}{B(ny)} \biggr)y^{2} \\ &{}+ \biggl(\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)(n-1)}B_{0}-\frac{2}{n}A_{0} \biggr)y+ \frac{C_{0}}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \biggr\} \bigl\Vert f'' \bigr\Vert _{C_{B}} \\ \leq & \biggl[ \biggl\{ \frac{\frac{n}{n-1}B''(ny)-2B'(ny)+B(ny)}{2B(ny)} \biggr\} y^{2} \\ &{}+ \biggl\{ \biggl(1+\frac{B_{0}}{2(n-1)} \biggr)\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}-1- \frac{A_{0}}{n} \biggr\} y+\frac{C_{0}}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \biggr] \Vert f \Vert _{C^{2}_{B}}, \end{aligned}$$

which completes the proof. □

Theorem 4.3

If \(f\in C_{B}[0,\infty )\), then one has

$$ \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)-f(y) \bigr\vert \leqslant 2M \bigl\{ w_{2}(f;\sqrt{\delta })+\min (1, \delta ) \Vert f \Vert _{C_{B}} \bigr\} , $$


$$ \delta :={\delta }_{n}(y)=\frac{1}{2} {\xi }_{n}(y) $$

and \(M\geq 0\) is a constant, which is independent of the functions f and δ. Also, \({\xi }_{n}(y)\) is the same as in Theorem 4.2.


Suppose that \(g\in C^{2}_{B}[0,\infty )\), from previous Theorem 4.2, we have

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)-f(y) \bigr\vert \leqslant & \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f-g;y) \bigr\vert + \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(g;y)-g(y) \bigr\vert + \bigl\vert g(y)-f(y) \bigr\vert \\ \leqslant & 2 \Vert f-g \Vert _{C_{B}}+\xi \Vert g \Vert _{C^{2}_{B}}=2 \bigl[ \Vert f-g \Vert _{C_{B}}+ \delta \Vert g \Vert _{C^{2}_{B}} \bigr]. \end{aligned}$$

Since the l.h.s of the above inequality does not depend on the function \(g\in C^{2}_{B}[0,\infty )\),

$$ \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)-f(y) \bigr\vert \leqslant 2K(f; \delta ), $$

where K is Peetre’s functional defined by (4.3). By using relation (4.5) in (4.22), the inequality

$$ \bigl\vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)-f(y) \bigr\vert \leqslant 2M \bigl\{ w_{2}(f;\sqrt{\delta })+\min (1, \delta ) \Vert f \Vert _{C_{B}} \bigr\} $$

holds. □

5 Weighted approximation

Here, some properties of approximation for the operator \(\mathbb{T}_{n}\) of a space of weighted continuous functions are given, for which the succeeding class of functions is defined on \([0,\infty )\).

Consider \(B_{y^{2}}[0,\infty )\) defined on \([0,\infty )\) as the set of all functions h which satisfies \(|h(y)|\leq M_{h}(1+y^{2})\), where \(M_{h}\) depends on h is a constant. Also, consider \(C_{y^{2}}[0,\infty )\) as the subspace of \(B_{y}^{2}[0,\infty )\) of all continuous functions. Further, \(C^{*}_{y^{2}}[0,\infty ) \) as the subspace of \(h\in C_{y^{2}}[0,\infty )\) for which \(\lim_{|y|\rightarrow \infty }\frac{h(y)}{1+y^{2}}\) is finite. It is evident that \(C^{*}_{y^{2}}[0,\infty ) \subset C_{y^{2}}[0,\infty ) \subset B_{y}^{2}[0, \infty ) \). The norm on \(C^{*}_{y^{2}}[0,\infty )\) is given as follows:

$$ \Vert h \Vert _{y^{2}}= \sup_{y\in [0,\infty )} \frac{ \vert h(y) \vert }{1+y^{2}}. $$

Lemma 5.1

Let the weight function \(\rho (y)=1+y^{2}\). If \(h\in C_{y^{2}}[0,\infty )\), then

$$ \bigl\Vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(\rho ;y) \bigr\Vert _{y^{2}}\leq 1+M. $$


By expressions (3.1) and (3.3) of Lemma 3.2, for \(n > 1\), we get

$$ \mathbb{T}_{n}(\rho ;y)=1+\frac{n}{n-1} \frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}y^{2}+ \frac{B_{0}}{n-1}\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}y+ \frac{C_{0}}{n(n-1)}. $$

Then we deduce

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl\Vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(\rho ;y) \bigr\Vert _{y^{2}} =& \sup_{y\geq 0} \biggl\{ \frac{1}{1+y^{2}}+\frac{n}{(1+y^{2})(n-1)} \frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}y^{2}+ \frac{B_{0}}{(1+y^{2})(n-1)}\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}y \\ &{}+\frac{C_{0}}{n(1+y^{2})(n-1)} \biggr\} \\ \leq& \sup_{y\geq 0} \biggl\{ 1+\frac{n}{(n-1)} \frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}+\frac{B_{0}}{(n-1)}\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}+ \frac{C_{0}}{n(n-1)} \biggr\} . \end{aligned}$$

As we know already,

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}=1, \qquad \lim_{n \rightarrow \infty } \frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}=1, $$

also, we know that

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\frac{n}{n-1}=1,\qquad \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \frac{1}{n-1}=0 \quad \text{and} \quad \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \frac{1}{n^{2}-n}=0, $$

thus in view of these assumptions there exists a positive constant M such that

$$ \bigl\Vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(\rho ;y) \bigr\Vert _{y^{2}}\leq 1+M, $$

which concludes the proof. □

By using Lemma 5.1, one can see that the operator \(\mathbb{T}_{n}\) defined by (2.6) acts from \(C_{y^{2}}[0,\infty )\) to \(B_{y^{2}}[0,\infty )\).

Theorem 5.1

Lthe5.1 Let \(\mathbb{T}_{n}\) be the sequence of positive linear operators defined by (2.6) and \(\rho (y)=1+y^{2}\) be a weight function, then for each \(f\in C^{*}_{y^{2}}[0,\infty )\),

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \bigl\Vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(f;y)-f(y) \bigr\Vert _{y^{2}}=0. $$


By using the weighted Korovkin theorem presented by Gadzhiev [4], it is enough to verify the following conditions:

$$ \bigl\Vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(1;y)-1 \bigr\Vert _{y^{2}}=0. $$

By equation (3.2), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl\Vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{1};y)-e_{1}(y) \bigr\Vert _{y^{2}} =&\sup_{y\geq 0} \biggl\vert \frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}\frac{y}{1+y^{2}}+ \frac{A_{0}}{n}\frac{1}{1+y^{2}}- \frac{y}{1+y^{2}} \biggr\vert \\ =& \sup_{y\geq 0} \biggl\vert \biggl( \frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}-1 \biggr) \frac{y}{1+y^{2}}+\frac{A_{0}}{n} \frac{1}{1+y^{2}} \biggr\vert \\ =& \biggl(\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}-1 \biggr)+\frac{A_{0}}{n}, \end{aligned}$$

therefore, keeping in view the fact \(\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}=1\), we get

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \bigl\Vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{1};y)-e_{1}(y) \bigr\Vert _{y^{2}}=0. $$

By equation (3.3), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl\Vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{2};y)-e_{2}(y) \bigr\Vert _{y^{2}} =&\sup_{y\geq 0} \biggl\vert \biggl( \frac{n}{n-1}\frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}-1 \biggr)\frac{y}{1+y^{2}} \\ &{}+\frac{B_{0}}{n-1}\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}\frac{y}{1+y^{2}}+ \frac{C_{0}}{n(n-1)(1+y^{2})} \biggr\vert \\ \leq & \biggl(\frac{n}{n-1}\frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}-1 \biggr)+ \frac{B_{0}}{n-1}\frac{B'(ny)}{B(ny)}+\frac{C_{0}}{n(n-1)}, \end{aligned}$$

therefore, keeping in view the fact \(\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\frac{B''(ny)}{B(ny)}=1\) and \(\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\frac{n}{n-1}=1\), we get

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \bigl\Vert \mathbb{T}_{n}(e_{2};y)-e_{2}(y) \bigr\Vert _{y^{2}}=0. $$

Hence the proof is completed. □

6 Special cases of the operators \(\mathbb{T}_{n}\) and further properties

The Gould–Hopper polynomials \(p_{k}^{d+1}(y;h)\) given by the identity

$$ p_{k}^{d+1}(y;h)=\sum _{m=0}^{[k/d+1]} \frac{k!}{m!(k-(d+1)m)!} h^{m}y^{k-(d+1)m} $$

possess the generating expression

$$ e^{ht^{d+1}}\exp (yt)=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }p_{k}^{d+1}(y,h) \frac{t^{k}}{k!}. $$

These \(p_{k}^{d+1}(y;h)\) polynomials are \(p_{k}(y)\) Brenke polynomials for \(g(t)=e^{ht^{d+1}}\) and \(B(t)=e^{t}\) in expression (2.1). Thus, for \(g(t)=e^{ht^{d+1}}\) and \(B(t)=e^{t}\) in equation (2.6) gives the following Durrmeyer type Jakimovski–Leviatan operators \(\mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(f;y)\) involving the \(p_{k}^{d+1}(y;h)\) polynomials:

$$ \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(f;y):=e^{-ny-h} \sum_{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{p_{k}^{d+1}(ny,h)}{B(n+1,k)k!} \int _{0}^{\infty }\frac{t^{k-1}}{(1+t)^{n+k+1}}f(t)\,dt $$

beneath the presumption \(h \geq 0\).

Now, to prove the Voronovskaya theorem for operators (6.3), first we prove the succeeding results.

Lemma 6.1

\(\forall y\in [0,\infty )\), it follows that

$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(e_{0};y) = 1, \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(e_{1};y) = y+ \frac{1}{n}h(d+1), \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(e_{2};y) = \frac{1}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \bigl[n^{2}y^{2}+ny \bigl(2+2h(d+1) \bigr)+h(d+1) \bigl(d+h(d+1)+2 \bigr) \bigr], \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(e_{3};y) = \frac{1}{\digamma _{2}^{-}} \bigl[n^{3}y^{3}+n^{2}y^{2} \bigl(6+3h(d+1) \bigr)+ny \bigl(h(d+1) \bigl(3d+3h(d+1)+12 \bigr)+5 \bigr) \\& \hphantom{\mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(e_{3};y) =} {}+h(d+1) \bigl(3hd^{2}+d^{2}+11hd-d+6h+5 \bigr) \bigr], \\& \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(e_{4};y) = \frac{1}{\digamma _{3}^{-}} \bigl[n^{4}y^{4}+n^{3}y^{3} \bigl(12+4h(d+1) \bigr)+n^{2}y^{2} \bigl(6h(d+1) \bigl(h(d+1)+d+6 \bigr)+32 \bigr) \\& \hphantom{\mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(e_{4};y) =} {}+ ny \bigl(4h(d+1) \bigl(d^{2}+8d+3hd^{2}+14hd+9h+16 \bigr)+17 \bigr) \\& \hphantom{\mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(e_{4};y) =} {}+ \bigl(h(d+1) \bigl(d^{3}+9d^{2}+22d+24h+17 \bigr) \\& \hphantom{\mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(e_{4};y) =} {}+hd(d+1)^{2} \bigl(6d+9h^{2}d+h^{2}+hd+2h^{3}d+2h^{3}+35h-3 \bigr) \bigr) \bigr]. \end{aligned}$$

Lemma 6.2

$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*} \bigl((s-y);y \bigr) = \frac{1}{n}h(d+1), \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*} \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr) = \frac{y^{2}+2y}{n-1}+ \frac{2h(d+1)}{n(n-1)}y+\frac{1}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \bigl[h(d+1) \bigl(d+h(d+1)+2 \bigr) \bigr] \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned} \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*} \bigl((s-y)^{4};y \bigr) =& \biggl\{ \frac{n^{4}}{\digamma _{3}^{-}}-4\frac{n^{3}}{\digamma _{2}^{-}}+6 \frac{n^{2}}{\digamma _{1}^{-}}-3 \biggr\} y^{4} + \biggl\{ \frac{n^{3}}{\digamma _{3}^{-}} \bigl(4h(d+1)+12 \bigr) \\ &{}-4\frac{n^{2}}{\digamma _{2}^{-}} \bigl(3h(d+1)+6 \bigr) +6 \frac{n}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \bigl(2h(d+1)+2 \bigr)- \frac{4}{{\digamma _{0}^{-}}}h(d+1) \biggr\} y^{3} \\ &{}+ \biggl\{ \frac{n^{2}}{\digamma _{3}^{-}} \bigl(6h(d+1) \bigl(h(d+1)+d+6 \bigr)+32 \bigr)-4 \frac{n}{\digamma _{2}^{-}} \bigl(h (d+1 ) \\ &{}\times \bigl(3d+3h(d+1)+12 \bigr)+5 \bigr)+\frac{6}{\digamma _{1}^{-}}h(d+1) \bigl(d+h(d+1)+2 \bigr) \biggr\} y^{2} \\ &{}+ \biggl\{ \frac{n}{\digamma _{3}^{-}} \bigl(4h(d+1) \bigl(d^{2}+8d+3hd^{2}+14hd+9h+16 \bigr)+17 \bigr) \\ &{}-\frac{4}{\digamma _{2}^{-}} \bigl(h(d+1) \bigl(3hd^{2}+d^{2}+11hd-d+6h+5 \bigr) \bigr) \biggr\} y \\ &{}+\frac{1}{\digamma _{3}^{-}} \bigl\{ \bigl(h(d+1) \bigl(d^{3}+9d^{2}+22d+24h+17 \bigr) \\ &{}+hd(d+1)^{2} \bigl(6d+9h^{2}d+h^{2}+hd+2h^{3}d+2h^{3}+35h-3 \bigr) \bigr) \bigr\} . \end{aligned}$$

Lemma 6.3

Here, we possess the limits:

$$ (i)\quad \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } n\mathbb{T}_{n}^{*} \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr)=y^{2}+2y $$


$$ (ii)\quad \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } n^{2} \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*} \bigl((s-y)^{4};y \bigr)=3y^{4}+12y^{3}+12y^{2}. $$


In view of equation (6.9), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } n\mathbb{T}_{n}^{*} \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr) =&n \biggl\{ \frac{y^{2}+2y}{n-1}+ \frac{2h(d+1)}{n(n-1)}y+ \frac{1}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \bigl[h(d+1) \bigl(d+h(d+1)+2 \bigr) \bigr] \biggr\} \\ =&y^{2}+2y, \end{aligned}$$

where \(\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\frac{n}{n-1}=1\) and \(\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\frac{1}{n-1}=0\), and in view of equation (6.10), we have

$$\begin{aligned}& \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } n^{2} \biggl\{ \frac{n^{4}}{\digamma _{3}^{-}}-4 \frac{n^{3}}{\digamma _{2}^{-}}+6 \frac{n^{2}}{\digamma _{1}^{-}}-3 \biggr\} y^{4} = \lim _{n \rightarrow \infty } n^{2} \biggl\{ \frac{3n+18}{(n-1)(n-2)(n-3)} \biggr\} = 3, \\& \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } n^{2} \biggl\{ \frac{n^{3}}{\digamma _{3}^{-}} \bigl(4h(d+1)+12 \bigr) -4 \frac{n^{2}}{\digamma _{2}^{-}} \bigl(3h(d+1)+6 \bigr)+6 \frac{n}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \bigl(2h(d+1)+2 \bigr) \\& \quad {}- \frac{4}{{\digamma _{0}^{-}}}h(d+1) \biggr\} =12, \\& \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } n^{2} \biggl\{ \frac{n^{2}}{\digamma _{3}^{-}} \bigl(6h(d+1) \bigl(h(d+1)+d+6 \bigr)+32 \bigr)-4\frac{n}{\digamma _{2}^{-}} \bigl(h (d+1 ) \\& \quad {}\times \bigl(3d+3h(d+1)+12 \bigr)+5 \bigr)+\frac{6}{\digamma _{1}^{-}}h(d+1) \bigl(d+h(d+1)+2 \bigr) \biggr\} =12, \\& \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } n^{2} \biggl\{ \frac{n}{\digamma _{3}^{-}} \bigl(4h(d+1) \bigl(d^{2}+8d+3hd^{2}+14hd+9h+16 \bigr)+17 \bigr) -\frac{4}{\digamma _{2}^{-}} \bigl(h(d+1) \\& \quad {}\times \bigl(3hd^{2}+d^{2}+11hd-d+6h+5 \bigr) \bigr) \biggr\} =0 \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned}& \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } n^{2}\frac{1}{\digamma _{3}^{-}} \bigl\{ h(d+1) \bigl(d^{3}+9d^{2}+22d+24h+17 \bigr) \\& \quad {}+hd(d+1)^{2} \bigl(6d+9h^{2}d+h^{2}+hd+2h^{3}d+2h^{3}+35h-3 \bigr) \bigr\} =0. \end{aligned}$$


Theorem 6.1

For any \(f\in C^{*}_{y^{2}}[0,\infty )\) such that \(f', f'' \in C^{*}_{y^{2}}[0,\infty )\), it follows that

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } n \bigl(\mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(f;y)-f(y) \bigr)=h(d+1)f'(y)+ \frac{y^{2}+2y}{2}f''(y). $$


Using Taylor’s expansion of f, we obtain

$$ f(s)=f(y)+(s-y)f'(y)+\frac{1}{2}(s-y)^{2}f''(y)+ \eta (s,y) (s-y)^{2}, $$


$$ \eta (s,y)\rightarrow 0\quad \text{as } s\rightarrow y. $$

By the linearity of the operator \(\mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(f;y)\), we get

$$\begin{aligned}& \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(f;y)-f(y) \\& \quad = \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(s-y;y)f'(y)+ \frac{1}{2}\mathbb{T}_{n}^{*} \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr)f''(y)+\mathbb{T}_{n}^{*} \bigl(\eta (s,y) \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr) \bigr). \end{aligned}$$

From Lemma 6.2, we have

$$\begin{aligned} \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(f;y)-f(y) =& \biggl(\frac{1}{n}h(d+1) \biggr)f'(y)+ \frac{1}{2}f''(y) \biggl\{ \frac{y^{2}+2y}{n-1}+\frac{2h(d+1)}{n(n-1)}y \\ &{}+\frac{1}{\digamma _{1}^{-}} \bigl[h(d+1) \bigl(d+h(d+1) \bigr)+2 \bigr] \biggr\} + \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*} \bigl(\eta (s,y) \bigl((s-y)^{2};y \bigr) \bigr). \end{aligned}$$

For the last term of equation (6.14) or (6.15), using the Cauchy–Schwarz inequality, we get

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }n \bigl(\eta (s,y) (s-y)^{2};y \bigr) \leq \sqrt{\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \bigl(\eta (s,y) \bigl(s^{2};y \bigr) \bigr)} \sqrt{\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }n^{2} \bigl(\eta (s,y) \bigl((s-y)^{4};y \bigr) \bigr)}. $$

Because of \(\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\mathbb{T}_{n}^{*} (\eta ^{2} ((s,y);y) )=0\) and by Lemma 6.3(ii), \(\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }n^{2}\mathbb{T}_{n}^{*} (((s-y)^{4};y) )\) is finite, we have \(\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }n\mathbb{T}_{n}^{*} (\eta (s,y)((s-y)^{2};y) )=0\). Therefore we obtain

$$\begin{aligned} \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } n \bigl( \mathbb{T}_{n}^{*}(f;y)-f(y) \bigr) =&h(d+1)f'(y)+ \frac{1}{2}f''(y) \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \biggl\{ \frac{n(y^{2}+2y)}{n-1}+\frac{2h(d+1)}{(n-1)}y \\ &{}+\frac{1}{n-1} \bigl[h(d+1) \bigl(d+h(d+1) \bigr)+2 \bigr] \biggr\} \\ =&h(d+1)f'(y)+\frac{y^{2}+2y}{2}f''(y). \end{aligned}$$


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Wani, S.A., Mursaleen, M. & Nisar, K.S. Certain approximation properties of Brenke polynomials using Jakimovski–Leviatan operators. J Inequal Appl 2021, 104 (2021).

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