The present paper is concerned with the problem of finding a fixed point of a relatively nonexpansive mapping defined on a closed convex subset of a Banach space. To this end, the authors investigate under what conditions a sequence constructed by the so-called “hybrid method in mathematical programming” converges strongly to a fixed point of the mapping. The main result (Theorem 3.1) goes as follows:
Theorem. Let be a uniformly convex and uniformly smooth Banach space, let be a nonempty closed convex subset of , let be a relatively nonexpansive mapping from into itself, and let be a sequence of real numbers such that and when . When the set of the fixed points of is nonempty, then the sequence constructed by the hybrid method converges strongly to the point that is the generalised projection from onto .
As special cases, they obtain analogous strong convergence results for a nonexpansive mapping on a Hilbert space (using the metric projection) and for a maximal monotone operator on a Banach space (using the generalised projection).