## Abstract

The proximal point methods have been widely used in the last decades to approximate the solutions of nonlinear equations associated with monotone operators. Inspired by the iterative procedure defined by B. Martinet (1970), R.T. Rockafellar introduced in 1976 the so-called proximal point algorithm (PPA) for a general maximal monotone operator. The sequence generated by this iterative method is weakly convergent under appropriate conditions, but not necessarily strongly convergent, as proved by O. Güler (1991). This fact explains the introduction of different modified versions of the PPA which generate strongly convergent sequences under appropriate conditions, including the contraction-PPA defined by H.K. Xu in 2002. Here we discuss Xu's modified PPA as well as some of its generalizations. Special attention is paid to the computational errors, in particular the original Rockafellar summability assumption is replaced by the condition that the error sequence converges to zero strongly.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, ICNAAM 2011 - International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics |

Pages | 893-896 |

Number of pages | 4 |

Volume | 1389 |

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Publication status | Published - Nov 28 2011 |

Event | International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics: Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, ICNAAM 2011 - Halkidiki, Greece Duration: Sep 19 2011 → Sep 25 2011 |

### Other

Other | International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics: Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, ICNAAM 2011 |
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Country/Territory | Greece |

City | Halkidiki |

Period | 9/19/11 → 9/25/11 |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Physics and Astronomy(all)