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Binomial difference sequence spaces of order m


In this paper, we introduce the binomial sequence spaces \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\), \(b^{r,s}_{c}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(b^{r,s}_{\infty}(\nabla^{(m)})\) by combining the binomial transformation and mth order difference operator. We prove the BK-property and some inclusion relations. Also, we obtain the Schauder bases and compute the α-, β- and γ-duals of these sequence spaces.

Introduction and preliminaries

Let w denote the space of all sequences. By \(\ell_{\infty}\), c and \(c_{0}\), we denote the spaces of bounded, convergent and null sequences, respectively. We write bs, cs and \(\ell_{p}\) for the spaces of all bounded, convergent and p-absolutely summable series, respectively; \(1\leq p<\infty\). A Banach sequence space Z is called a BK-space [1] provided each of the maps \(p_{n}:Z\rightarrow\mathbb{C}\) defined by \(p_{n}(x)=x_{n}\) is continuous for all \(n\in\mathbb{N}\), which is of great importance in the characterization of matrix transformations between sequence spaces. It is well known that the sequence spaces \(\ell_{\infty },c\) and \(c_{0}\) are BK-spaces with their usual sup-norm.

Let Z be a sequence space, then Kizmaz [2] introduced the following difference sequence spaces:

$$ Z(\Delta)=\bigl\{ (x_{k})\in w:(\Delta x_{k})\in Z\bigr\} $$

for \(Z\in\{\ell_{\infty},c,c_{0}\}\), where \(\Delta x_{k}=x_{k}-x_{k+1}\) for each \(k\in\mathbb{N}\). Et and Colak [3] defined the generalization of the difference sequence spaces

$$ Z\bigl(\Delta^{m}\bigr)=\bigl\{ (x_{k})\in w:\bigl( \Delta^{m} x_{k}\bigr)\in Z\bigr\} $$

for \(Z\in\{\ell_{\infty},c,c_{0}\}\), where \(m\in\mathbb{N}\), \(\Delta ^{0}x_{k}=x_{k}\), \(\Delta^{m} x_{k}=\Delta^{m-1}x_{k}-\Delta ^{m-1}x_{k+1}\) for each \(k\in\mathbb{N}\), which is equivalent to the binomial representation \(\Delta^{m} x_{k}=\sum_{i=0}^{m}(-1)^{i}\binom {m}{i}x_{k+i}\). Since then, many authors have studied further generalization of the difference sequence spaces [48]. Moreover, Altay and Polat [9], Başarir [10], Başarir, Kara and Konca [11], Başarir and Kara [1217], Başarir, Öztürk and Kara [18], Polat and Başarir [19] and many others have studied new sequence spaces from matrix point of view that represent difference operators.

For an infinite matrix \(A=(a_{n,k})\) and \(x=(x_{k})\in w\), the A-transform of x is defined by \((Ax)_{n}=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }a_{n,k}x_{k}\) and is supposed to be convergent for all \(n\in\mathbb {N}\). For two sequence spaces X, Y and an infinite matrix \(A=(a_{n,k})\), the sequence space \(X_{A}\) is defined by

$$ X_{A}=\bigl\{ x=(x_{k})\in w:Ax \in X\bigr\} , $$

which is called the domain of matrix A. By \((X : Y)\), we denote the class of all matrices such that \(X \subseteq Y_{A}\).

The Euler means \(E^{r}\) of order r is defined by the matrix \(E^{r}=(e_{n,k}^{r})\), where \(0< r<1\) and

$$e_{n,k}^{r}= \textstyle\begin{cases} \binom{n}{k}(1-r)^{n-k}r^{k}& \text{if }0\leq k\leq n, \\ 0& \text{if }k>n. \end{cases} $$

The Euler sequence spaces \(e^{r}_{0}\), \(e^{r}_{c}\) and \(e^{r}_{\infty}\) were defined by Altay and Başar [20] and Altay, Başar and Mursaleen [21] as follows:

$$\begin{aligned}& e^{r}_{0}=\Biggl\{ x=(x_{k})\in w: \lim _{n\rightarrow\infty}\sum_{k=0}^{n} \binom{n}{k}(1-r)^{n-k}r^{k}x_{k}=0\Biggr\} , \\& e^{r}_{c}=\Biggl\{ x=(x_{k})\in w: \lim _{n\rightarrow\infty}\sum_{k=0}^{n} \binom{n}{k}(1-r)^{n-k}r^{k}x_{k} \text{ exists}\Biggr\} , \end{aligned}$$


$$ e^{r}_{\infty}=\Biggl\{ x=(x_{k})\in w: \sup _{n\in\mathbb{N}} \Biggl\vert \sum_{k=0}^{n} \binom{n}{k}(1-r)^{n-k}r^{k}x_{k} \Biggr\vert < \infty\Biggr\} . $$

Altay and Polat [9] defined further generalization of the Euler sequence spaces \(e^{r}_{0}(\nabla)\), \(e^{r}_{c}(\nabla)\) and \(e^{r}_{\infty}(\nabla)\) by

$$ Z (\nabla)=\bigl\{ x=(x_{k})\in w: (\nabla x_{k})\in Z \bigr\} $$

for \(Z\in\{e_{0}^{r}, e_{c}^{r}, e_{\infty}^{r}\}\), where \(\nabla x_{k}=x_{k}-x_{k-1}\) for each \(k\in\mathbb{N}\). Here any term with negative subscript is equal to naught.

Polat and Başar [19] employed the technique matrix domain of triangle limitation method for obtaining the following sequence spaces:

$$ Z\bigl(\nabla^{(m)}\bigr)=\bigl\{ x=(x_{k})\in w: \bigl( \nabla^{(m)} x_{k}\bigr)\in Z\bigr\} $$

for \(Z\in\{e_{0}^{r}, e_{c}^{r}, e_{\infty}^{r}\}\), where \(\nabla ^{(m)}=(\delta_{n,k}^{(m)})\) is a triangle matrix defined by

$$\delta_{n,k}^{(m)}= \textstyle\begin{cases} (-1)^{n-k}\binom{m}{n-k}& \text{if }\max\{0,n-m\}\leq k\leq n, \\ 0& \text{if }0\leq k< \max\{0,n-m\}\mbox{ or }k>n, \end{cases} $$

for all \(k,n,m\in\mathbb{N}\).

Recently Bişgin [22, 23] defined another generalization of the Euler sequence spaces and introduced the binomial sequence spaces \(b^{r,s}_{0}\), \(b^{r,s}_{c}\), \(b^{r,s}_{\infty}\) and \(b^{r,s}_{p}\). Let \(r,s\in\mathbb{R}\) and \(r+s\neq0\). Then the binomial matrix \(B^{r,s}=(b_{n,k}^{r,s})\) is defined by

$$b_{n,k}^{r,s}= \textstyle\begin{cases} \frac{1}{(s+r)^{n}}\binom{n}{k} s^{n-k}r^{k}& \text{if }0\leq k\leq n, \\ 0& \text{if }k>n, \end{cases} $$

for all \(k,n\in\mathbb{N}\). For \(sr>0\) we have

  1. (i)

    \(\| B^{r,s}\|<\infty\),

  2. (ii)

    \(\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}b_{n,k}^{r,s}=0\) for each \(k\in \mathbb{N}\),

  3. (iii)


Thus, the binomial matrix \(B^{r,s}\) is regular for \(sr>0\). Unless stated otherwise, we assume that \(sr >0\). If we take \(s+r =1\), we obtain the Euler matrix \(E^{r}\). So the binomial matrix generalizes the Euler matrix. Bişgin defined the following spaces of binomial sequences:

$$\begin{aligned}& b^{r,s}_{0}=\Biggl\{ x=(x_{k})\in w: \lim _{n\rightarrow\infty}\frac {1}{(s+r)^{n}}\sum_{k=0}^{n} \binom{n}{k}s^{n-k}r^{k}x_{k}=0\Biggr\} , \\& b^{r,s}_{c}=\Biggl\{ x=(x_{k})\in w: \lim _{n\rightarrow\infty}\frac {1}{(s+r)^{n}}\sum_{k=0}^{n} \binom{n}{k}s^{n-k}r^{k}x_{k} \mbox{ exists} \Biggr\} , \end{aligned}$$


$$ b^{r,s}_{\infty}=\Biggl\{ x=(x_{k})\in w: \sup _{n\in\mathbb{N}} \Biggl\vert \frac {1}{(s+r)^{n}}\sum _{k=0}^{n}\binom{n}{k}s^{n-k}r^{k}x_{k} \Biggr\vert < \infty\Biggr\} . $$

The purpose of the present paper is to study the difference spaces \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\), \(b^{r,s}_{c}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(b^{r,s}_{\infty}(\nabla^{(m)})\) of the binomial sequence whose \(B^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\)-transforms are in the spaces \(c_{0}\), c and \(\ell_{\infty}\), respectively. These new sequence spaces are the generalization of the sequence spaces defined in [22, 23] and [19]. Also, we give some inclusion relations and compute the bases and α-, β- and γ-duals of these sequence spaces.

The binomial difference sequence spaces

In this section, we introduce the spaces \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\), \(b^{r,s}_{c}(\nabla^{(m)})\), \(b^{r,s}_{\infty}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and prove the BK-property and inclusion relations.

We first define the binomial difference sequence spaces \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\), \(b^{r,s}_{c}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(b^{r,s}_{\infty}(\nabla^{(m)})\) by

$$ Z\bigl(\nabla^{(m)}\bigr)=\bigl\{ x=(x_{k})\in w: \bigl( \nabla^{(m)} x_{k}\bigr)\in Z\bigr\} $$

for \(Z\in\{b^{r,s}_{0}, b^{r,s}_{c}, b^{r,s}_{\infty}\}\). By using the notion of (1.1), the sequence spaces \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla ^{(m)})\), \(b^{r,s}_{c}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(b^{r,s}_{\infty}(\nabla ^{(m)})\) can be redefined by

$$ b^{r,s}_{0}\bigl(\nabla^{(m)}\bigr)= \bigl(b^{r,s}_{0}\bigr)_{\nabla^{(m)}},\qquad b^{r,s}_{c}\bigl(\nabla^{(m)}\bigr)= \bigl(b^{r,s}_{c}\bigr)_{\nabla^{(m)}},\qquad b^{r,s}_{\infty }\bigl(\nabla^{(m)}\bigr)= \bigl(b^{r,s}_{\infty}\bigr)_{\nabla^{(m)}}. $$

It is obvious that the sequence spaces \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\), \(b^{r,s}_{c}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(b^{r,s}_{\infty}(\nabla^{(m)})\) may be reduced to some sequence spaces in the special cases of s, r and \(m\in\mathbb{N}\). For instance, we take \(m=0\), then obtain the spaces \(b^{r,s}_{0} \), \(b^{r,s}_{c} \) and \(b^{r,s}_{\infty} \) defined by Bişgin [22, 23]. On taking \(s+r=1\), we obtain the spaces \(e^{r}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)}) \), \(e^{r}_{c}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(e^{r}_{\infty}(\nabla^{(m)}) \) defined by Polat and Başar [19].

Let us define the sequence \(y=(y_{n})\) as the \(B^{r,s}(\nabla ^{(m)})\)-transform of a sequence \(x=(x_{k})\) by

$$ y_{n}=\bigl[B^{r,s}\bigl(\nabla^{(m)} x_{k}\bigr)\bigr]_{n}=\frac{1}{(s+r)^{n}}\sum _{k=0}^{n}\binom{n}{k}s^{n-k}r^{k} \bigl(\nabla^{(m)} x_{k}\bigr) $$

for each \(n\in\mathbb{N}\), where

$$ \nabla^{(m)} x_{k}=\sum_{i=0}^{m}(-1)^{i} \binom{m}{i}x_{k-i}=\sum_{i=\max\{0,k-m\}}^{m}(-1)^{k-i} \binom{m}{k-i}x_{i}. $$

Then the binomial difference sequence spaces \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla ^{(m)})\), \(b^{r,s}_{c}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(b^{r,s}_{\infty}(\nabla ^{(m)})\) can be redefined by all sequences whose \(B^{r,s}(\nabla ^{(m)})\)-transforms are in the spaces \(c_{0}\), c and \(\ell_{\infty}\).

Theorem 2.1

Let \(Z\in\{b^{r,s}_{0}, b^{r,s}_{c}, b^{r,s}_{\infty}\}\). Then \(Z(\nabla^{(m)})\) is a BK-space with the norm \(\| x\|_{Z(\nabla^{(m)})}=\|(\nabla^{(m)} x_{k})\|_{Z}\).


The sequence spaces \(b^{r,s}_{0}\), \(b^{r,s}_{c}\) and \(b^{r,s}_{\infty}\) are BK-spaces (see [22], Theorem 2.1 and [23], Theorem 2.1). Moreover, \(\nabla^{(m)}\) is a triangle matrix and (2.1) holds. By using Theorem 4.3.12 of Wilansky [24], we deduce that the binomial sequence spaces \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\), \(b^{r,s}_{c}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(b^{r,s}_{\infty}(\nabla^{(m)})\) are BK-spaces. □

Theorem 2.2

The sequence spaces \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\), \(b^{r,s}_{c}(\nabla ^{(m)})\) and \(b^{r,s}_{\infty}(\nabla^{(m)})\) are linearly isomorphic to the spaces \(c_{0}\), c and \(\ell_{\infty}\), respectively.


Similarly, we prove the theorem only for the space \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\). To prove \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla ^{(m)})\cong c_{0}\), we must show the existence of a linear bijection between the spaces \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(c_{0}\).

Consider \(T:b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\rightarrow c_{0}\) by \(T(x)=B^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)} x_{k})\). The linearity of T is obvious and \(x=0\) whenever \(T(x)=0\). Therefore, T is injective.

Let \(y=(y_{n})\in c_{0} \) and define the sequence \(x=(x_{k})\) by

$$ x_{k}=\sum_{i=0}^{k}(s+r)^{i} \sum_{j=i}^{k}\binom{m+k-j-1}{ k-j} \binom{j}{i}r^{-j}(-s)^{j-i}y_{i} $$

for each \(k \in\mathbb{N}\). Then we have

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\bigl[B^{r,s}\bigl(\nabla^{(m)} x_{k}\bigr)\bigr]_{n}=\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty} \frac{1}{(s+r)^{n}}\sum_{k=0}^{n} \binom{n}{k} s^{n-k}r^{k}\bigl(\nabla^{(m)} x_{k}\bigr)=\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}y_{n}=0, $$

which implies that \(x\in b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)} )\) and \(T(x)=y\). Consequently, T is surjective and is norm preserving. Thus, \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)} )\cong c_{0}\). □

The following theorems give some inclusion relations for this class of sequence spaces. We have the well-known inclusion \(c_{0}\subseteq c\subseteq\ell_{\infty}\), then the corresponding extended versions also preserve this inclusion.

Theorem 2.3

The inclusion \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\subseteq b^{r,s}_{c}(\nabla ^{(m)})\subseteq b^{r,s}_{\infty}(\nabla^{(m)})\) holds.

Theorem 2.4

The inclusions \(b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\subseteq b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla ^{(m+1)})\), \(b^{r,s}_{c}(\nabla^{(m)})\subseteq b^{r,s}_{c}(\nabla ^{(m+1)})\) and \(b^{r,s}_{\infty}(\nabla^{(m)})\subseteq b^{r,s}_{\infty }(\nabla^{(m+1)})\) hold.


Let \(x=(x_{k})\in b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\), then the inequality

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl\vert \bigl[B^{r,s}\bigl(\nabla^{(m+1)} x_{k} \bigr)\bigr]_{n} \bigr\vert =& \bigl\vert \bigl[B^{r,s} \bigl(\nabla ^{(m)}(\nabla x_{k})\bigr)\bigr]_{n} \bigr\vert \\ =& \bigl\vert \bigl[B^{r,s}\bigl(\nabla^{(m)} x_{k}\bigr)\bigr]_{n}-\bigl[B^{r,s}\bigl( \nabla^{(m)} x_{k}\bigr)\bigr]_{n-1} \bigr\vert \\ \leq& \bigl\vert \bigl[B^{r,s}\bigl(\nabla^{(m)} x_{k}\bigr)\bigr]_{n} \bigr\vert + \bigl\vert \bigl[B^{r,s}\bigl(\nabla ^{(m)} x_{k}\bigr) \bigr]_{n-1} \bigr\vert \end{aligned}$$

holds and tends to 0 as \(n\rightarrow\infty\), which implies that \(x\in b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m+1)})\). □

Theorem 2.5

The inclusions \(e_{0}^{r}(\nabla^{(m)})\subseteq b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla ^{(m)})\), \(e_{c}^{r}(\nabla^{(m)})\subseteq b^{r,s}_{c}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(e_{\infty}^{r}(\nabla^{(m)})\subseteq b^{r,s}_{\infty}(\nabla ^{(m)})\) strictly hold.


Similarly, we only prove the inclusion \(e_{0}^{r}(\nabla ^{(m)})\subseteq b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\). If \(r+s=1\), we have \(E^{r}=B^{r,s}\). So \(e_{0}^{r}(\nabla^{(m)})\subseteq b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla ^{(m)})\) holds. Take \(0< r<1\) and \(s=4\). We define a sequence \(x=(x_{k})\) by

$$ x_{k}=\sum_{j=0}^{k} \binom{m+k-j-1}{ k-j} \biggl(-\frac{3}{r}\biggr)^{j} $$

for all \(m, k\in\mathbb{N}\). It is clear that \([E^{r}(\nabla^{(m)} x_{k})]_{n}=((-2-r)^{n})\notin c_{0}\) and \([B^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)} x_{k})]_{n}=((\frac{1}{4+r})^{n})\in c_{0}\). So, we have \(x\in b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla^{(m)})\setminus e_{0}^{r}(\nabla^{(m)})\). This shows that the inclusion \(e_{0}^{r}(\nabla^{(m)})\subseteq b^{r,s}_{0}(\nabla ^{(m)})\) strictly holds. □

The Schauder basis and α-, β- and γ-duals

For a normed space \((X, \|\cdot\|)\), a sequence \(\{ x_{k}:x_{k}\in X\}_{k\in\mathbb{N}}\) is called a Schauder basis [1] if for every \(x\in X\), there is an unique scalar sequence \((\lambda_{k})\) such that \(\| x-\sum_{k=0}^{n}\lambda _{k}x_{k}\|\rightarrow0\) as \(n\rightarrow\infty\). We shall construct the Schauder bases for the sequence spaces \(b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla ^{(m)})\) and \(b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\).

We define the sequence \(g^{(k)}(r,s)=\{g^{(k)}_{i}(r,s)\}_{i \in\mathbb {N}}\) by

$$g^{(k)}_{i}(r,s)= \textstyle\begin{cases} 0& \text{if }0\leq i < k, \\ (s+r)^{k}\sum_{j=k}^{i}\binom{m+i-j-1}{i-j}\binom{j}{k} r^{-j}(-s)^{j-k}& \text{if }i\geq k, \end{cases} $$

for each \(k\in\mathbb{N}\).

Theorem 3.1

The sequence \((g^{(k)}(r,s))_{k\in\mathbb{N}}\) is a Schauder basis for the binomial sequence space \(b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and every \(x=(x_{i})\in b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) has an unique representation by

$$ x=\sum_{k} \lambda_{k}(r,s) g^{(k)}(r,s), $$

where \(\lambda_{k}(r,s)= [B^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)} x_{i})]_{k}\) for each \(k\in\mathbb{N}\).


Obviously, \(B^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)} g^{(k)}_{i}(r,s))=e_{k}\in c_{0}\), where \(e_{k}\) is the sequence with 1 in the kth place and zeros elsewhere for each \(k\in\mathbb{N}\). This implies that \(g^{(k)}(r,s)\in b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) for each \(k\in\mathbb{N}\).

For \(x \in b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(n\in\mathbb{N}\), we put

$$ x^{(n)}=\sum_{k=0}^{n} \lambda_{k}(r,s) g^{(k)}(r,s). $$

By the linearity of \(B^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\), we have

$$ B^{r,s}\bigl(\nabla^{(m)} x^{(n)}_{i}\bigr)= \sum_{k=0}^{n}\lambda _{k}(r,s)B^{r,s} \bigl(\nabla^{(m)} g^{(k)}_{i}(r,s)\bigr)=\sum _{k=0}^{n}\lambda _{k}(r,s)e_{k} $$


$$\bigl[B^{r,s}\bigl(\nabla^{(m)}\bigl(x_{i}-x_{i}^{(n)} \bigr)\bigr)\bigr]_{k}= \textstyle\begin{cases} 0& \text{if }0\leq k < n, \\ [B^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)} x_{i})]_{k}& \text{if }k\geq n, \end{cases} $$

for each \(k\in\mathbb{N}\).

For every \(\varepsilon>0\), there is a positive integer \(n_{0}\) such that

$$ \bigl\vert \bigl[B^{r,s}\bigl(\nabla^{(m)} x_{i} \bigr)\bigr]_{k} \bigr\vert < \frac{\varepsilon}{2} $$

for all \(k\geq n_{0}\). Then we have

$$ \bigl\Vert x-x^{(n)} \bigr\Vert _{b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})}=\sup _{k\geq n} \bigl\vert \bigl[B^{r,s}\bigl( \nabla^{(m)} x_{i}\bigr)\bigr]_{k} \bigr\vert \leq \sup_{k\geq n_{0}} \bigl\vert \bigl[B^{r,s}\bigl( \nabla^{(m)} x_{i}\bigr)\bigr]_{k} \bigr\vert < \frac{\varepsilon}{2}< \varepsilon, $$

which implies \(x \in b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) is represented as in (3.1).

To show the uniqueness of this representation, we assume that

$$ x=\sum_{k} \mu_{k}(r,s) g^{(k)}(r,s). $$

Then we have

$$ \bigl[B^{r,s}\bigl(\nabla^{(m)} x_{i}\bigr) \bigr]_{k}=\sum_{k}\mu_{k}(r,s) \bigl[B^{r,s}\bigl(\nabla ^{(m)} g^{(k)}_{i}(r,s) \bigr)\bigr]_{k}=\sum_{k} \mu_{k}(r,s) (e_{k})_{k}=\mu_{k}(r,s), $$

which is a contradiction with the assumption that \(\lambda _{k}(r,s)=[B^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)} x_{i})]_{k}\) for each \(k \in\mathbb {N}\). This shows the uniqueness of this representation. □

Theorem 3.2

We define \(g=(g_{n})\) by

$$ g_{n}=\sum_{k=0}^{n}(s+r)^{k} \sum_{j=k}^{n}\binom{m+n-j-1}{n-j} \binom{j}{k}r^{-j}(-s)^{j-k} $$

for all \(n\in\mathbb{N}\) and \(\lim_{k\rightarrow\infty}\lambda _{k}(r,s)=l\). The set \(\{g, g^{(0)}(r,s), g^{(1)}(r,s),\ldots ,g^{(k)}(r,s),\ldots\}\) is a Schauder basis for the space \(b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and every \(x\in b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) has an unique representation by

$$ x=lg+\sum_{k} \bigl[ \lambda_{k}(r,s)-l\bigr] g^{(k)}(r,s). $$


Obviously, \(B^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)} g^{k}_{i}(r,s))=e_{k}\in c_{0}\subseteq c\) and \(g\in b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\). For \(x \in b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\), we put \(y=x-lg\) and we have \(y\in b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\). Hence, we deduce that y has an unique representation by (3.1), which implies that x has an unique representation by (3.2). Thus, we complete the proof. □

From Theorem 2.1, we know that \(b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) are Banach spaces. By combining this fact with Theorem 3.1 and Theorem 3.2, we can give the following corollary.

Corollary 3.3

The sequence spaces \(b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla ^{(m)})\) are separable.

Köthe and Toeplitz [25] first computed the dual whose elements can be represented as sequences and defined the α-dual (or Köthe-Toeplitz dual). Chandra and Tripathy [26] generalized the notion of Köthe-Toeplitz dual of sequence spaces. Next, we compute the α-, β- and γ-duals of the sequence spaces \(b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\), \(b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(b_{\infty }^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\).

For the sequence spaces X and Y, define multiplier space \(M(X,Y)\) by

$$ M(X,Y)=\bigl\{ u=(u_{k})\in w:ux=(u_{k}x_{k})\in Y \mbox{ for all } x=(x_{k})\in X\bigr\} . $$

Then the α-, β- and γ-duals of a sequence space X are defined by

$$ X^{\alpha}=M(X,\ell_{1}),\qquad X^{\beta}=M(X,cs)\quad \mbox{and}\quad X^{\gamma}=M(X, bs), $$


Let us give the following properties:

$$\begin{aligned}& \sup_{K\in\Gamma} \sum_{n} \biggl\vert \sum_{k\in K} a_{n,k} \biggr\vert < \infty, \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \sup_{n\in\mathbb{N}} \sum_{k} \vert a_{n,k} \vert < \infty, \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}a_{n,k}=a_{k}\quad \mbox{for each } k\in\mathbb {N}, \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\sum_{k}a_{n,k}=a, \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\sum_{k} \vert a_{n,k} \vert =\sum_{k} \Bigl\vert \lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}a_{n,k} \Bigr\vert , \end{aligned}$$

where Γ is the collection of all finite subsets of \(\mathbb{N}\).

Lemma 3.4


Let \(A=(a_{n,k})\) be an infinite matrix, then:

  1. (i)

    \(A\in(c_{0}:\ell_{1})=(c:\ell_{1})=(\ell_{\infty}:\ell_{1})\) if and only if (3.3) holds.

  2. (ii)

    \(A\in(c_{0}:c)\) if and only if (3.4) and (3.5) hold.

  3. (iii)

    \(A\in(c:c)\) if and only if (3.4), (3.5) and (3.6) hold.

  4. (iv)

    \(A\in(\ell_{\infty}:c)\) if and only if (3.5) and (3.7) hold.

  5. (v)

    \(A\in(c_{0}:\ell_{\infty})=(c:\ell_{\infty})=(\ell_{\infty}:\ell _{\infty})\) if and only if (3.4) holds.

Theorem 3.5

The α-dual of the spaces \(b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\), \(b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(b_{\infty}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) is the set

$$ U^{r,s}_{1}=\Biggl\{ u=(u_{k})\in w:\sup _{K\in\Gamma}\sum_{k} \Biggl\vert \sum _{i\in K} (s+r)^{i}\sum _{j=i}^{k}\binom{m+k-j-1}{ k-j}\binom{j}{i}r^{-j}(-s)^{j-i}u_{k} \Biggr\vert < \infty\Biggr\} . $$


Let \(u=(u_{k})\in w\) and \(x=(x_{k})\) be defined by (2.3), then we have

$$ u_{k}x_{k}=\sum_{i=0}^{k}(s+r)^{i} \sum_{j=i}^{k}\binom{m+k-j-1}{ k-j} \binom{j}{i}r^{-j}(-s)^{j-i}u_{k}y_{i}= \bigl(G^{r,s}y\bigr)_{k} $$

for each \(k\in\mathbb{N}\), where \(G^{r,s}=(g^{r,s}_{k,i})\) is defined by

$$g^{r,s}_{k,i}= \textstyle\begin{cases} (s+r)^{i}\sum_{j=i}^{k}\binom{m+k-j-1}{k-j} \binom{j}{i} r^{-j}(-s)^{j-i}u_{k}& \text{if }0\leq i\leq k, \\ 0& \text{if }i>k. \end{cases} $$

Therefore, we deduce that \(ux= (u_{k}x_{k})\in\ell_{1}\) whenever \(x\in b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\), \(b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) or \(b_{\infty }^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) if and only if \(G^{r,s}y\in\ell_{1}\) whenever \(y\in c_{0}, c\) or \(\ell _{\infty}\), which implies that \(u=(u_{k})\in[b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla ^{(m)})]^{\alpha}, [b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})]^{\alpha} \mbox{ or } [b_{\infty}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})]^{\alpha}\) if and only if \(G^{r,s}\in (c_{0}:\ell_{1})=(c:\ell_{1})=(\ell_{\infty}:\ell_{1})\). By Lemma 3.4(i), we obtain

$$ u=(u_{k})\in\bigl[b_{0}^{r,s}\bigl( \nabla^{(m)}\bigr)\bigr]^{\alpha}=\bigl[b_{c}^{r,s} \bigl(\nabla ^{(m)}\bigr)\bigr]^{\alpha} =\bigl[b_{\infty}^{r,s} \bigl(\nabla^{(m)}\bigr)\bigr]^{\alpha} $$

if and only if

$$ \sup_{K\in\Gamma}\sum_{k} \Biggl\vert \sum_{i\in K}(s+r)^{i}\sum _{j=i}^{k}\binom{m+k-j-1}{k-j} \binom{j}{i}r^{-j}(-s)^{j-i}u_{k} \Biggr\vert < \infty. $$

Thus, we have \([b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})]^{\alpha}=[b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla ^{(m)})]^{\alpha} =[b_{\infty}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})]^{\alpha}=U^{r,s}_{1}\). □

Now, we define the sets \(U_{2}^{r,s}\), \(U_{3}^{r,s}\), \(U_{4}^{r,s}\) and \(U_{5}^{r,s}\) by

$$\begin{aligned}& U_{2}^{r,s}=\biggl\{ u=(u_{k})\in w: \sup _{n\in\mathbb{N}}\sum_{k} \vert u_{n,k} \vert < \infty\biggr\} , \\& U_{3}^{r,s}=\Bigl\{ u=(u_{k})\in w: \lim _{n\rightarrow\infty} u_{n,k} \mbox{ exists for each } k \in\mathbb{N} \Bigr\} , \\& U_{4}^{r,s}=\biggl\{ u=(u_{k})\in w: \lim _{n\rightarrow\infty}\sum_{k} \vert u_{n,k} \vert =\sum_{k} \Bigl\vert \lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}u_{n,k} \Bigr\vert \biggr\} , \end{aligned}$$


$$ U_{5}^{r,s}=\biggl\{ u=(u_{k})\in w: \lim _{n\rightarrow\infty}\sum_{k}u_{n,k} \mbox{ exists}\biggr\} , $$


$$ u_{n,k}=(s+r)^{k}\sum_{i=k}^{n} \sum_{j=k}^{i}\binom{m+i-j-1}{ i-j} \binom{j}{k} r^{-j}(-s)^{j-k}u_{i}. $$

Theorem 3.6

The following equations hold:

  1. (i)

    \([b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})]^{ \beta}=U_{2}^{r,s}\cap U_{3}^{r,s}\),

  2. (ii)

    \([b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})]^{ \beta}=U_{2}^{r,s}\cap U_{3}^{r,s}\cap U_{5}^{r,s}\),

  3. (iii)

    \([b_{\infty}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})]^{ \beta}=U_{3}^{r,s}\cap U_{4}^{r,s}\).


Since the proof may be obtained in the same way for (ii) and (iii), we only prove (i). Let \(u=(u_{k})\in w\) and \(x=(x_{k})\) be defined by (2.3), then we consider the following equation:

$$\begin{aligned} \sum_{k=0}^{n}u_{k}x_{k} =& \sum_{k=0}^{n}u_{k}\Biggl[\sum _{i=0}^{k}(s+r)^{i}\sum _{j=i}^{k}\binom{m+k-j-1}{ k-j}\binom{j}{i} r^{-j}(-s)^{j-i}y_{i}\Biggr] \\ =&\sum_{k=0}^{n}\Biggl[(s+r)^{k} \sum_{i=k}^{n}\sum _{j=k}^{i}\binom {m+i-j-1}{ i-j} \binom{j}{k} r^{-j}(-s)^{j-k}u_{i}\Biggr]y_{k} \\ =&\bigl(U^{r,s}y\bigr)_{n}, \end{aligned}$$

where \(U^{r,s}=(u^{r,s}_{n,k})\) is defined by

$$u_{n,k}= \textstyle\begin{cases} (s+r)^{k}\sum_{i=k}^{n}\sum_{j=k}^{i}\binom{m+i-j-1}{i-j} \binom{j}{k} r^{-j}(-s)^{j-k}u_{i}& \text{if }0\leq k \leq n, \\ 0& \text{if }k> n. \end{cases} $$

Therefore, we deduce that \(ux= (u_{k}x_{k})\in cs\) whenever \(x\in b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) if and only if \(U^{r,s}y\in c\) whenever \(y\in c_{0}\), which implies that \(u=(u_{k})\in[b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})]^{ \beta}\) if and only if \(U^{r,s}\in(c_{0}:c)\). By Lemma 3.4(ii), we obtain \([b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})]^{ \beta}=U_{2}^{r,s}\cap U_{3}^{r,s}\). □

Theorem 3.7

The γ-dual of the spaces \(b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\), \(b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(b_{\infty}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) is the set \(U_{2}^{r,s}\).


Using Lemma 3.4(v) instead of (ii), the proof can be given in a similar way. So, we omit the details. □


By considering the definitions of the binomial matrix \(B^{r,s}=(b^{r,s}_{n,k})\) and mth order difference operator, we introduce the sequence spaces \(b_{0}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\), \(b_{c}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\) and \(b_{\infty}^{r,s}(\nabla^{(m)})\). These spaces are the natural continuation of [3, 19, 22, 23]. Our results are the generalization of the matrix domain of the Euler matrix of order r.


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Meng, J., Song, M. Binomial difference sequence spaces of order m . Adv Differ Equ 2017, 241 (2017).

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  • sequence space
  • matrix domain
  • Schauder basis
  • α-, β- and γ-duals