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Dunkl generalization of Phillips operators and approximation in weighted spaces


The purpose of this article is to introduce a modification of Phillips operators on the interval \([ \frac{1}{2},\infty ) \) via a Dunkl generalization. We further define the Stancu type generalization of these operators as \(\mathcal{S}_{n, \upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)=\frac{n^{2}}{e_{\upsilon }(n\chi _{n}(x))}\sum_{\ell =0}^{\infty } \frac{(n\chi _{n}(x))^{\ell }}{\gamma _{\upsilon }(\ell )}\int _{0}^{\infty } \frac{e^{-nt}n^{\ell +2\upsilon \theta _{\ell }-1}t^{\ell +2\upsilon \theta _{\ell }}}{\gamma _{\upsilon }(\ell )}f ( \frac{nt+\alpha }{n+\beta } ) \,\mathrm{d}t\), \(f\in C_{\zeta }(R^{+})\), and calculate their moments and central moments. We discuss the convergence results via Korovkin type and weighted Korovkin type theorems. Furthermore, we calculate the rate of convergence by means of the modulus of continuity, Lipschitz type maximal functions, Peetre’s K-functional and the second order modulus of continuity.

Introduction and preliminaries

The theory of special functions has a long and rich history and a key tool in the study of special functions with reflection symmetries is the Dunkl operator. Various other classes of Dunkl operators have become important, in the first place the trigonometric Dunkl operators of Heckman, Opdam and the Cherednik operators [11]. The aim of this paper is to study a Dunkl type generalization of some approximating operators.

Szász operators [24] provide an extension to Bernstein operators [8] on the interval \([0,\infty )\). In recent years, several authors have studied the Dunkl type generalization of Szász operators (see [13, 14, 1618, 22, 26]). Recently, several research papers have appeared on Dunkl analogues of different operators (see [2, 3, 5, 9, 19, 25]).

Sucu [23] introduced a Dunkl analogue of Szász operators. That is, for \(f\in C[0,\infty )\), \(x\geqq 0\), \(\upsilon \geqq 0\) and \(n\in \mathbb{N}\),

$$ \mathcal{S}_{n}^{\ast }(f;x):=\frac{1}{e_{\upsilon }(nx)}\sum _{\ell =0}^{ \infty }\frac{(nx)^{\ell }}{\gamma _{\upsilon }(\ell )}f \biggl( \frac{\ell +2\upsilon \theta _{\ell }}{n} \biggr) , $$

where \(\mathbb{N}\) is the set of all natural numbers and

$$ e_{\upsilon }(x)=\sum_{\ell =0}^{\infty } \frac{x^{\ell }}{\gamma _{\upsilon }(\ell )}. $$

The coefficients \(\gamma _{\upsilon }\) are given as

$$ \gamma _{\upsilon }(2\ell )= \frac{2^{2\ell }\ell !\varGamma ( \ell +\upsilon +\frac{1}{2} ) }{\varGamma ( \upsilon +\frac{1}{2} ) },\qquad \gamma _{\upsilon }(2\ell +1)= \frac{2^{2\ell +1}\ell !\varGamma ( \ell +\upsilon +\frac{3}{2} ) }{\varGamma ( \upsilon +\frac{1}{2} ) } ,$$

with the recursion

$$ \frac{\gamma _{\upsilon }(\ell +1)}{(\ell +1+2\upsilon \theta _{\ell +1})}=\gamma _{\upsilon }(\ell ) , $$


$$ \theta _{\ell }=\textstyle\begin{cases} 0 & \text{if }\ell =0,2,4,\ldots , \\ 1 & \text{if }\ell =1,3,5,\ldots .\end{cases} $$

Studies on Dunkl type generalizations [20] demonstrate an error estimation to the operators which allow us to have a much faster approximation to the function which is being approximated. Like Bernstein operators which are related to Dunkle type generalization, possibly it can be used for approximate solution of dynamical systems, like [1, 6, 7, 15, 21].

In Sect. 2, we modify the Phillips operators [20] to (2.4) via a Dunkl generalization and further define their Stancu type generalization (2.5). We obtain moments and central moments of these operators. In Sect. 3, we prove some Korovkin type and weighted Korovkin type theorems for operators (2.5). Section 4 is devoted to a study of the rate of convergence by means of the modulus of continuity, Lipschitz type maximal functions, Peetre’s K-functional and the second order modulus of continuity.

New operators and their moments

Let \(\{\chi _{n}(x)\}\) be a sequence of nonnegative continuous functions on \([0,\infty )\) as

$$ \chi _{n}(x)= \biggl(x- \frac{1}{2n} \biggr)_{+},\quad n \in \mathbb{N}, $$


$$ \kappa _{+}=\textstyle\begin{cases} \kappa & \text{if }\kappa \geqq 0 , \\ 0 & \text{if }\kappa < 0.\end{cases}$$

Moreover, suppose

$$ \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x)= \frac{e_{\upsilon }(-n\chi _{n}(x))}{e_{\upsilon }(n\chi _{n}(x))} .$$

For \(f\in C_{\zeta }(\mathbb{R}^{+})=\{f\in C[0,\infty ):f(t)=O(t^{\zeta }), \zeta >n, n\in \mathbb{N}\}\), we define

$$ \mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(f;x)= \frac{n^{2}}{e_{\upsilon }(n\chi _{n}(x))}\sum _{\ell =0}^{\infty } \frac{(n\chi _{n}(x))^{\ell }}{\gamma _{\upsilon }(\ell )} \int _{0}^{\infty } \frac{e^{-nt}n^{\ell +2\upsilon \theta _{\ell }-1}t^{\ell +2\upsilon \theta _{\ell }}}{\gamma _{\upsilon }(\ell )}f(t) \,\mathrm{d}t,\quad \upsilon \geqq 0, $$

where \(e_{\upsilon }(x)\), \(\gamma _{\upsilon }\) and \(\theta _{\ell }\) are defined as in [23] by (1.2), (1.3) and (1.5), respectively.

Lemma 2.1

Let\(e_{\ell }=t^{\ell -1}\), \(\ell =1,2,3,4,5\)and\(\mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x)\)defined by (2.3). Then for\(x\geqq 0\), \(\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{1};x)=1\)and for any\(x\geqq \frac{1}{2n}\)we have

$$\begin{aligned} (1)\quad \mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{2};x) =&x+ \frac{1}{2n}, \\ (2)\quad \mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{3};x) =&x^{2}+\frac{1}{n} \bigl( 3+2\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) x- \frac{1}{4n^{2}} \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x), \\ (3)\quad \mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{4};x) =&x^{3}+\frac{1}{2n} \bigl( 15-4\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) x^{2} \\ &{}+\frac{1}{4n^{2}} \bigl( 39+16\upsilon +72\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n, \upsilon }(x) \bigr) x \\ &{}-\frac{1}{8n^{3}} \bigl( 7+16\upsilon +68\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n, \upsilon }(x) \bigr) , \\ (4)\quad \mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{5};x) =&x^{4}+\frac{1}{n} \bigl( 14+4\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) x^{3} \\ &{}+\frac{1}{2n^{2}} \bigl( 99-68\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x)+8 \upsilon ^{2} \bigr) x^{2} \\ &{}+\frac{1}{2n^{3}} \bigl( 131+294\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x)+96 \upsilon ^{2}+16\upsilon ^{3}\mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) x \\ &{}+\frac{1}{16n^{4}} \bigl( -367+808\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x)+432 \upsilon ^{2}+64\upsilon ^{3}\mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) . \end{aligned}$$

Remark 2.2

For any \(0\leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}\), we have \(\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{2};x)=\frac{1}{n}\); \(\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{3};x)= \frac{2}{n^{2}}\); \(\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{4};x)=\frac{6}{n^{3}}\); \(\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{5};x)=\frac{24}{n^{4}}\).

Here we also introduce the Stancu type generalization to the operators defined by (2.4). Thus, for each \(f\in C_{\zeta }(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) the modified version of the operators (2.4) is defined as

$$ \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)= \frac{n^{2}}{e_{\upsilon }(n\chi _{n}(x))}\sum _{\ell =0}^{ \infty }\frac{(n\chi _{n}(x))^{\ell }}{\gamma _{\upsilon }(\ell )} \int _{0}^{\infty } \frac{e^{-nt}n^{\ell +2\upsilon \theta _{\ell }-1}t^{\ell +2\upsilon \theta _{\ell }}}{\gamma _{\upsilon }(\ell )}f \biggl( \frac{nt+\alpha }{n+\beta } \biggr) \,\mathrm{d}t , $$

where \(0\leq \alpha \leq \beta \). Note that if we take \(\alpha =\beta =0\) in (2.5), then the operators \(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }\) reduce to operators defined by (2.4) and if take \(\chi _{n}(x)=x\) in \(\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }\), then we get the operators defined and studied in [20].

Lemma 2.3

For\(x\geqq 0\), \(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{1};x)=1\)and for\(x\geqq \frac{1}{2n}\), we have

$$\begin{aligned} 1^{\circ }\quad \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{2};x) =&\frac{n}{n+\beta }\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{2};x)+ \frac{\alpha }{n+\beta }, \\ 2^{\circ }\quad \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{3};x) =&\frac{n^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{3};x)+ \frac{2\alpha n}{(n+\beta )^{2}}\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{2};x)+ \frac{\alpha ^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}, \\ 3^{\circ }\quad \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{4};x) =&\frac{n^{3}}{(n+\beta )^{3}}\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{4};x)+ \frac{3\alpha n^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{3}}\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{3};x)+ \frac{3\alpha ^{2}n}{(n+\beta )^{3}}\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{2};x)\\ &{}+ \frac{\alpha ^{3}}{(n+\beta )^{3}}, \\ 4^{\circ }\quad \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{5};x) =&\frac{n^{4}}{(n+\beta )^{4}}\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{5};x)+ \frac{4\alpha n^{3}}{(n+\beta )^{4}}\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{4};x)+ \frac{6\alpha ^{2}n^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{4}}\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{3};x) \\ &{}+\frac{4\alpha ^{3}n}{(n+\beta )^{4}}\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{2};x)+\frac{\alpha ^{4}}{(n+\beta )^{4}}. \end{aligned}$$

Lemma 2.4

For\(0\leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}\), we have

$$\begin{aligned} (1)^{\circ \circ }\quad \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{2};x) =&\frac{\alpha +1}{n+\beta }, \\ (2)^{\circ \circ }\quad \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{3};x) =&\frac{2+\alpha +\alpha ^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}, \\ (3)^{\circ \circ }\quad \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{4};x) =&\frac{6+6\alpha +3\alpha ^{2}+\alpha ^{3}}{(n+\beta )^{3}}, \\ (4)^{\circ \circ }\quad \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{5};x) =&\frac{24+4\alpha +12\alpha ^{2}+4\alpha ^{3}+\alpha ^{4}}{(n+\beta )^{4}}. \end{aligned}$$

Lemma 2.5

Suppose\(\eta _{j}=(e_{2}-x)^{j}\)for\(j=1,2,3,4\), where\(e_{2}=t\). Then for\(x\geqq \frac{1}{2n}\)we have

$$\begin{aligned} 1^{\ast }\quad \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\eta _{1};x) =& \biggl( \frac{n}{n+\beta }-1 \biggr) x+ \frac{1+2\alpha }{2(n+\beta )}, \\ 2^{\ast }\quad \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\eta _{2};x) =& {\biggl[}\frac{n^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}- \frac{2n}{n+\beta }+1 {\biggr]}x^{2} \\ &{}+ {\biggl[}\frac{n}{(n+\beta )^{2}} \bigl( 3+2\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) +\frac{2\alpha n}{(n+\beta )^{2}}- \frac{2\alpha +1}{n+\beta } {\biggr]}x \\ &{}+\frac{\alpha +\alpha ^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}- \frac{1}{4(n+\beta )^{2}}\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x), \\ 3^{\ast }\quad \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\eta _{4};x) =& {\biggl[}\frac{n^{4}}{(n+\beta )^{4}}- \frac{4n^{3}}{(n+\beta )^{3}}+ \frac{6n^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}-\frac{4n}{n+\beta }+1 { \biggr]}x^{4} \\ &{}+ {\biggl[}\frac{n^{3}}{(n+\beta )^{4}} \bigl( 14+4\alpha +4\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) \\ &{}-\frac{2n^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{3}} \biggl( 15+6\alpha -4\upsilon \frac{e_{\upsilon }(-n\chi (x))}{e_{\upsilon }(n\chi (x))} \biggr) \\ &{}+\frac{6n}{(n+\beta )^{2}} \bigl( 3+2\alpha +2\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) -\frac{2+4\alpha }{n+\beta } {\biggr]}x^{3} \\ &{}+ {\biggl[}\frac{n^{2}}{2(n+\beta )^{4}} \bigl( 99+60\alpha +8 \upsilon ^{2}+4(17-4\alpha )4\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) \\ &{}-\frac{n}{(n+\beta )^{3}} \bigl( 39+16\upsilon +12(3+\alpha ) (2+ \alpha ) \upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) \\ &{}+\frac{1}{2(n+\beta )^{2}} \bigl( 12\alpha +12\alpha ^{2}+12\alpha ^{2}n^{2}-3 \upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) {\biggr]}x^{2} \\ &{}+ {\biggl[}\frac{n}{2(n+\beta )^{4}} {\bigl(}131+78\alpha +16\alpha ^{3}+31 \alpha \upsilon +96\upsilon ^{2} \\ &{}+\bigl(294+144\alpha +16\upsilon ^{2}\bigr)\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) {\bigr)} \\ &{}+\frac{1}{2(n+\beta )^{3}} \bigl( 7+16\upsilon -12\alpha ^{2}-8 \alpha ^{3}+(68+6\alpha )\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) \\ &{}+\frac{6\alpha ^{2}n}{(n+\beta )^{2}} \bigl( 3+2\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) {\biggr]}x \\ &{}+\frac{1}{16(n+\beta )^{4}} {\bigl(}-367+432\upsilon ^{2}+64 \upsilon ^{3}\mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x)-56\alpha -128\alpha \upsilon \\ &{}+16\alpha ^{2}(2\alpha +1)+(808-544\alpha )\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) {\bigr)}-\frac{3\alpha ^{2}}{2(n+\beta )^{2}} \upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x). \end{aligned}$$

Lemma 2.6

Suppose\(\eta _{j}=(e_{2}-x)^{j}\)for\(j=1,2,3,4\), where\(e_{2}\)defined in Lemma2.3. Then for any\(0\leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}\)we have

$$\begin{aligned} (1)^{\ast \ast }\quad \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\eta _{1};x) =&\frac{\alpha +1}{n+\beta }-x, \\ (2)^{\ast \ast }\quad \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\eta _{2};x) =&x^{2}- \frac{2(\alpha +1)}{(n+\beta )}x+ \frac{2+\alpha +\alpha ^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}, \\ (3)^{\ast \ast }\quad \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\eta _{4};x) =&x^{4}- \frac{4(\alpha +1)}{(n+\beta )}x^{3}+ \frac{6(2+\alpha +\alpha ^{2})}{(n+\beta )^{2}}x^{2} \\ &{}-\frac{4(6+6\alpha +3\alpha ^{2}+\alpha ^{3})}{(n+\beta )^{3}}x+ \frac{24+24\alpha +12\alpha ^{2}+4\alpha ^{3}+\alpha ^{4}}{(n+\beta )^{4}}. \end{aligned}$$

As we can see from Lemmas 2.3 and 2.5, in our analysis of linear operators \(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\cdot ;\cdot )\) we have to know the behavior of the function \(x\mapsto {e_{\upsilon }(-n \chi _{n}(x))}/{e_{\upsilon }(n \chi _{n}(x))}\) on \([0,\infty )\). By using (1.2) to (1.5), here we consider the properties of the following ratio:

$$ \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x)=\frac{e_{\upsilon }(-x)}{e_{\upsilon }(x)}=e^{-2x}\frac{\varPhi (\upsilon ,2\upsilon +1,2x)}{\varPhi (\upsilon ,2\upsilon +1,-2x)}, \quad x\geqq 0, $$

when \(|\upsilon |<1/2\). Because of \(\varPhi (0,1,z)=1\), we have \(\mathcal{J}_{n,0}(x)=e^{-2x}\), and the ratio (2.6) can be expressed in the following form:

$$ \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x)=\frac{e_{\upsilon }(-x)}{e_{\upsilon }(x)} = \frac{\varPhi (\upsilon +1,2\upsilon +1,-2x)}{\varPhi (\upsilon ,2\upsilon +1,-2x)} = \frac{\varPhi (\upsilon ,2\upsilon +1,2x)}{\varPhi (\upsilon +1,2\upsilon +1,2x)} , \quad x\geqq 0. $$

According to (1.2) and (1.3) we get the values of the successive derivatives of the function \(e_{\upsilon }\) at the origin,

$$ e_{\upsilon }^{(k)}(0)=\frac{k!}{\gamma _{\upsilon }(k)},\quad k=0,1,2, \ldots , $$


$$ e_{\upsilon }(0)=1,\qquad e^{\prime }_{\upsilon }(0)=e^{\prime \prime }_{\upsilon }(0)=\frac{1}{1+2\upsilon },\qquad e^{\prime \prime \prime }_{\upsilon }(0)=e^{iv}_{\upsilon }(0)= \frac{3}{(1+2\upsilon )(3+2\upsilon )}, \quad \text{etc.} $$

Korovkin type approximation

In the present section the results related to uniform convergence of the operators defined by (2.5) are given via the well-known Korovkin and weighted Korovkin type theorems.

Let \(\mathbb{R^{+}}=[0,\infty )\) and \(C_{B}(\mathbb{R^{+}})\) denote the linear normed space with the norm

$$ \Vert f \Vert _{C_{B(\mathbb{R}^{+})}}=\sup_{x\geqq 0} \bigl\vert f(x) \bigr\vert . $$


$$ \mathcal{H}:=\biggl\{ f:\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty }\frac{f(x)}{1+x^{2}} \text{ exists, }x\in [ 0,\infty )\biggr\} . $$

Theorem 3.1

Let the function\(f\in C[0,\infty )\cap \mathcal{H}\)and the operators\(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\cdot ;\cdot )\)be defined by (2.5). Then

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)=f(x) $$

uniformly onU, whereUis any compact subset of\([0,\infty )\).


We apply the well-known Korovkin’s theorem to prove the uniform convergence of the operators \(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\cdot ;\cdot )\). Therefore, for \(\ell =1,2,3\), we see \(\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{\ell };x)=x^{\ell -1}\) uniformly. Therefore, we have

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{1};x)=1; \qquad \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{2};x)=x; \qquad \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{3};x)=x^{2}. $$

Hence the result is proved. □

We recall the weighted spaces defined by Gadžiev [12]. We write \(B_{\sigma }(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) for the set of all functions such that

$$ \bigl\vert f(x) \bigr\vert \leqq m_{f}\sigma (x) $$

with \(\|f\|_{\sigma }=\sup_{x\geqq 0}\frac{|f(x)|}{\sigma (x)}\), where \(m_{f}\) is a constant depending on f, and \(x\rightarrow \phi (x)\) is a continuous and strictly increasing function such as \(\sigma (x)=1+\phi ^{2}(x)\) with \(\lim_{x\rightarrow \infty }\sigma (x)=\infty \). Let \(C_{\sigma }(\mathbb{R}^{+})=B_{\sigma }(\mathbb{R}^{+})\cap C( \mathbb{R}^{+}) \). Note that [12] the sequence of positive linear operators \(\{L_{n}\}_{n\geqq 1}\) maps \(C_{\sigma }(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) into \(B_{\sigma }(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) if and only if

$$ \bigl\vert L_{n}(\sigma ;x) \bigr\vert \leqq K\sigma (x) $$

with \(\sigma (x)=1+\phi ^{2}(x)\), \(x\in \mathbb{R}^{+}\) and K is a positive constant. Let \(C_{\sigma }^{0}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) be a subset of \(C_{\sigma }(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) such that

$$ \lim_{x\rightarrow \infty }\frac{f(x)}{\sigma (x)}=k_{f}< \infty . $$

Theorem 3.2

Let\(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }\)be the sequence of positive linear operators acting from\(C_{\sigma }(\mathbb{R}^{+})\)into\(B_{\sigma }(\mathbb{R}^{+})\)such that

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \bigl\Vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{ \ast } \bigl(\varphi ^{k}(t);x\bigr)-\varphi ^{k}(x) \bigr\Vert _{\sigma }=0,\quad k=0,1,2. $$

Then, for all\(f\in C_{\sigma }^{0}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\), we have

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \bigl\Vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{ \ast } \bigl(f(t);x\bigr)-f(x) \bigr\Vert _{\sigma }=0. $$


Consider \(\varphi (x)=x\), \(\sigma (x)=1+x^{2}\) and

$$\begin{aligned} & \bigl\Vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } ( e_{ \ell };x ) -x^{\ell -1} \bigr\Vert _{\sigma } =\sup_{x\geqq 0} \frac{ \vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{\ell };x)-x^{\ell -1} \vert }{1+x^{2}}. \end{aligned}$$

Then, by Korovkin’s theorem, it is easily proved that \(\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \vert \vert \mathcal{S}_{n, \upsilon }^{\ast } ( e_{\ell };x ) -x^{\ell -1} \vert \vert _{\sigma }=0\), for \(\ell =1,2,3\). Hence, for any \(f\in C_{\sigma }^{0}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\), we get

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \bigl\Vert \mathcal{S}_{n, \upsilon }^{\ast } \bigl( f(t);x \bigr) -f(x) \bigr\Vert _{\sigma }=0. $$


Theorem 3.3

Let\(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\cdot ;\cdot )\)be the operators defined by (2.5). Then for every\(f \in C^{0}_{\sigma }(\mathbb{R}^{+})\), we have

$$ \lim_{n\to \infty } \bigl\Vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)-f \bigr\Vert _{\sigma }=0. $$


We prove this theorem in the light of 3.2. Take \(f(t)=e_{\ell }\) defined by Lemma 2.3. Then, for any \(f(t)\in C_{\sigma }^{0}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\), \(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{\ell };x)\rightarrow x^{\ell -1}\) (\(\ell =1,2,3\)) uniformly as \(n\rightarrow \infty \). For \(\ell =1\), by applying Lemma 2.3, we get \(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{1};x)=1\), so that

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \bigl\Vert \mathcal{S}_{n, \upsilon }^{\ast } ( e_{1};x ) -1 \bigr\Vert _{\sigma }=0. $$

Take \(\ell =2\) and \(x\geqq \frac{1}{2n}\), we get

$$\begin{aligned} & \bigl\Vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } (e_{2};x ) -x \bigr\Vert _{\sigma } \\ &\quad = \sup_{x \geqq 0} \frac{ \vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{2};x)-x \vert }{1+x^{2}} \\ &\quad = \sup_{x \geqq 0} \frac{ \vert \frac{n}{n+\beta }\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{2};x)-x+\frac{\alpha }{n+\beta } \vert }{1+x^{2}} \\ &\quad \leqq \biggl(\frac{n}{n+\beta }-1 \biggr)\sup_{x \geqq 0} \frac{x}{1+x^{2}}+\frac{1+2\alpha }{2(n+\beta )}\sup_{x \geqq 0} \frac{1}{1+x^{2}}. \end{aligned}$$

In the case of \(0\leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}\), we get

$$\begin{aligned} & \bigl\Vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } (e_{2};x ) -x \bigr\Vert _{\sigma } \\ &\quad = \max_{0\leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}} \frac{ \vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{2};x)-x \vert }{1+x^{2}} \\ &\quad \leqq \max_{0\leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}} \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{2};x)-x \bigr\vert \\ &\quad \leqq \max_{0\leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}} \biggl\vert \frac{\alpha +1}{n+\beta }-x \biggr\vert \\ &\quad =\frac{1}{n+\beta } \max \biggl\{ \alpha +1, \biggl\vert \alpha - \frac{\beta }{2n} \biggr\vert \biggr\} . \end{aligned}$$


$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \bigl\Vert \mathcal{S}_{n, \upsilon }^{\ast } ( e_{2};x ) -x \bigr\Vert _{\sigma }=0. $$

In a similar way if take \(\ell =3\) and \(x\geqq \frac{1}{2n}\), we get

$$\begin{aligned} & \bigl\Vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } ( e_{3};x ) -x^{2} \bigr\Vert _{\sigma } \\ & \quad =\sup_{x\geqq 0} \frac{ \vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{3};x)-x^{2} \vert }{1+x^{2}} \\ & \quad =\sup_{x\geqq 0} \frac{ \vert \frac{n^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{3};x)+\frac{2\alpha n}{(n+\beta )^{2}}\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }(e_{2};x)+\frac{\alpha ^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}-x^{2} \vert }{1+x^{2}} \\ & \quad \leqq \biggl( \frac{n^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}-1 \biggr) \sup_{x \geqq 0}\frac{x^{2}}{1+x^{2}}+\frac{n}{(n+\beta )^{2}} \bigl( 2\alpha +3+2 \upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) \sup_{x\geqq 0} \frac{x}{1+x^{2}} \\ & \qquad{} +\frac{1}{4(n+\beta )^{2}} \bigl( 4\alpha +4\alpha ^{2}- \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) \sup_{x\geqq 0} \frac{1}{1+x^{2}}. \end{aligned}$$

In the case of \(0\leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}\), we get

$$\begin{aligned} &\begin{aligned} & \bigl\Vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } ( e_{3};x ) -x \bigr\Vert _{\sigma } \\ & \quad =\max_{0\leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}} \frac{ \vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{2};x)-x \vert }{1+x^{2}} \\ & \quad \leqq \max_{0\leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}} \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{2};x)-x \bigr\vert \\ & \quad \leqq \max_{0\leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}} \biggl\vert \frac{2+\alpha +\alpha ^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}-x^{2} \biggr\vert \\ & \quad =\frac{2+\alpha +\alpha ^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}, \end{aligned}\\ &\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \bigl\Vert \mathcal{S}_{n, \upsilon }^{\ast } ( e_{3};x ) -x^{2} \bigr\Vert _{\sigma }=0. \end{aligned}$$

This proves the theorem. □

Rate of convergence

We denote the set of all uniformly continuous functions by \(\tilde{C}[0,\infty )\). Let \(\tilde{\omega }(f;\tilde{\delta })\) denote the modulus of continuity of \(f\in \tilde{C}[0,\infty )\), i.e.

$$ \tilde{\omega }(f;\tilde{\delta })=\sup_{ \vert x_{1}-x_{2} \vert \leq \delta } \bigl\vert f(x_{1})-f(x_{2}) \bigr\vert ;\quad x_{1},x_{2} \in [ 0, \infty ), \tilde{\delta }>0, $$

which satisfies \(\lim_{\tilde{\delta }\rightarrow 0+}\tilde{\omega }(f;\tilde{\delta })=0\), and

$$ \bigl\vert f(x_{1})-f(x_{2}) \bigr\vert \leq \biggl( \frac{ \vert x_{1}-x_{2} \vert }{\tilde{\delta }}+1 \biggr) \tilde{\omega }(f;\tilde{\delta }). $$

In the light of Lemmas 2.5 and 2.6 we use the notation

$$ \sqrt{\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } ( \eta _{2};x ) }= \tilde{\delta }_{n,\upsilon }(x), $$


$$ \bigl( \tilde{\delta }_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) ^{2}=\textstyle\begin{cases} x^{2}-\frac{2(\alpha +1)}{(n+\beta )}x+ \frac{2+\alpha +\alpha ^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}; & \text{if } 0 \leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}, \\ {[}\frac{n^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}-\frac{2n}{n+\beta }+1 {]}x^{2} & \\ \quad {}+ [\frac{n}{(n+\beta )^{2}} ( 3+2\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n, \upsilon }(x) ) +\frac{2\alpha n}{(n+\beta )^{2}}- \frac{2\alpha +1}{n+\beta } ]x & \\ \quad {}+\frac{\alpha +\alpha ^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}- \frac{1}{4(n+\beta )^{2}}\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x); & \text{if } x\geqq \frac{1}{2n},\end{cases} $$


$$ \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x)=\mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } \bigl(n\chi _{n}(x)\bigr)=\textstyle\begin{cases} 1; & \text{if } 0\leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}, \\ \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } ( nx-\frac{1}{2} ) ; & \text{if } x\geqq \frac{1}{2n}.\end{cases} $$

Theorem 4.1

For any\(f\in \tilde{C}[0,\infty )\),

$$ \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \leq 2 \tilde{\omega } \bigl( f;\tilde{\delta }_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) , $$

where\(\tilde{\delta }_{n,\upsilon }(x)\)is defined by (4.4).


Using (4.1) and (4.2), we get

$$\begin{aligned} \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) =&\mathcal{S}_{n, \upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{1};x) \\ =&\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } \bigl( f(t)-f(x);x \bigr) \\ \leq &\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } \bigl( \bigl\vert f(t)-f(x) \bigr\vert ;x \bigr). \end{aligned}$$

Since \(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{1};x)=1\), by (4.2) we get

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \leq &\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } \biggl( 1+ \frac{ \vert \eta _{1} \vert }{\tilde{\delta }};x \biggr) \tilde{\omega }(f;\tilde{\delta }) \\ =& \biggl( 1+\frac{1}{\tilde{\delta }}\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } \bigl( \vert \eta _{1} \vert ;x\bigr) \biggr) \tilde{\omega }(f; \tilde{\delta }). \end{aligned}$$

From the Cauchy–Schwarz inequality we conclude that

$$\begin{aligned} \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } \bigl( \vert \eta _{1} \vert ;x \bigr) \leq &\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } ( e_{1};x ) ^{\frac{1}{2}}\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } ( \eta _{2};x ) ^{\frac{1}{2}} \\ =&\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } ( \eta _{2};x ) ^{ \frac{1}{2}}. \end{aligned}$$


$$ \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \leq \biggl( 1+\frac{1}{\tilde{\delta }}\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{ \ast } ( \eta _{2};x ) ^{\frac{1}{2}} \biggr) \tilde{\omega }(f;\tilde{ \delta }). $$

Choose \(\tilde{\delta }=\tilde{\delta }_{n,\upsilon }(x)=\sqrt{\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } ( \eta _{2};x ) }\), then we get the result. □

Here we use the usual class of Lipschitz functions and obtain the rate of convergence of the sequence of positive linear operators \(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\cdot ;\cdot )\) (2.5). For \(\mathcal{L}>0\), \(0<\varrho \leqq 1\) and for the continuous functions f on \([0,\infty ) \), the class of Lipschitz functions \(\mathrm{Lip}_{\mathcal{L},\varrho }(f)\) is

$$ \mathrm{Lip}_{\mathcal{L},\varrho }(f)= \bigl\{ f: \bigl\vert f(\varsigma _{1})-f( \varsigma _{2}) \bigr\vert \leqq \mathcal{L} \vert \varsigma _{1}-\varsigma _{2} \vert ^{\varrho }; \mathcal{L}>0, 0< \varrho \leqq 1\ \bigl( \varsigma _{1},\varsigma _{2}\in [ 0,\infty )\bigr) \bigr\} . $$

Theorem 4.2

For any\(f\in \mathrm{Lip}_{\mathcal{L},\varrho }\), we have

$$ \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \leqq \mathcal{L} \bigl( \tilde{\delta }_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr) ^{\varrho }, $$

where\(\tilde{\delta }_{n,\upsilon }(x)\)is defined by (4.4).


By the Hölder inequality and (4.6), we get

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \leqq & \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } \bigl(f(t)-f(x);x\bigr) \bigr\vert \\ \leqq &\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } \bigl( \bigl\vert f(t)-f(x) \bigr\vert ;x \bigr) \\ \leqq &\mathcal{L}\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } \bigl( \vert \eta _{1} \vert ^{\varrho };x \bigr) \\ \leqq &\mathcal{L} \bigl( \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(e_{1};x) \bigr) ^{\frac{2-\varrho }{2}} \bigl( \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{ \ast } \bigl( \vert \eta _{1} \vert ^{2};x\bigr) \bigr) ^{\frac{\varrho }{2}} \\ =&\mathcal{L} \bigl( \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\eta _{2};x) \bigr) ^{\frac{\varrho }{2}}. \end{aligned}$$


The space of all continuous and bounded functions on \(\mathbb{R}^{+}\) is denoted by \(C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) and

$$ C_{B}^{2}\bigl(\mathbb{R}^{+}\bigr)=\bigl\{ \psi \in C_{B}\bigl(\mathbb{R}^{+}\bigr):\psi ^{ \prime },\psi ^{\prime \prime }\in C_{B}\bigl( \mathbb{R}^{+}\bigr)\bigr\} . $$

The norm on \(C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) is given by

$$ \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}= \bigl\Vert \psi ^{ \prime \prime } \bigr\Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}+ \bigl\Vert \psi ^{ \prime } \bigr\Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}+ \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}( \mathbb{R}^{+})}, $$

where the norm for \(C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) is

$$ \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}=\sup_{x\geqq 0} \bigl\vert \psi (x) \bigr\vert . $$

Theorem 4.3

Let\(\psi \in C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\). Then

$$ \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\psi ;x)-\psi (x) \bigr\vert \leqq \mu _{n,\upsilon }(x) \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}, $$

where\(\mu _{n,\upsilon }(x)=\tilde{\delta }_{n,\upsilon }(x)+ \frac{(\tilde{\delta }_{n,\upsilon }(x))^{2}}{2}\).


By a Taylor series expansion for \(\psi \in C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) we obtain

$$\begin{aligned}& \psi (t)=\psi (x)+\psi ^{\prime }(x)\eta _{1}+\psi ^{\prime \prime }( \varphi ) \frac{\eta _{2}}{2}\quad \text{where }\eta _{1},\eta _{2} \text{ are given by (2.5), (2.6)}, \\& \bigl\vert \psi (t)-\psi (x) \bigr\vert \leqq \mathfrak{U}_{1} \vert \eta _{1} \vert +\frac{1}{2}\mathfrak{U}_{2} \eta _{2}, \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned}& \mathfrak{U}_{1}=\sup_{x\geqq 0} \bigl\vert \psi ^{\prime }(x) \bigr\vert = \bigl\Vert \psi ^{\prime } \bigr\Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}\leqq \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}, \\ & \mathfrak{U}_{2}=\sup_{x \geqq 0} \bigl\vert \psi ^{\prime \prime }(x) \bigr\vert = \bigl\Vert \psi ^{\prime \prime } \bigr\Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})} \leqq \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}. \end{aligned}$$


$$ \bigl\vert \psi (t)-\psi (x) \bigr\vert \leqq \biggl( \vert \eta _{1} \vert + \frac{1}{2}\eta _{2} \biggr) \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}. $$

By using the linearity of \(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }\) we get

$$ \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\psi ,x)-\psi (x) \bigr\vert \leqq \biggl( \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }\bigl( \vert \eta _{1} \vert ;x\bigr)+\frac{1}{2} \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } (\eta _{2};x ) \biggr) \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}. $$


$$ \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\psi ,x)-\psi (x) \bigr\vert = \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }\bigl(\psi (t)- \psi (x);x\bigr) \bigr\vert \leqq \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } \bigl( \bigl\vert \psi (t)-\psi (x) \bigr\vert ;x \bigr). $$

From the Cauchy–Schwarz inequality

$$ \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }\bigl( \vert \eta _{1} \vert ;x\bigr)\leqq \bigl( \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } ( \eta _{2};x ) \bigr)^{ \frac{1}{2}}. $$

Thus, we have

$$ \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\psi ,x)-\psi (x) \bigr\vert \leqq \biggl( \tilde{\delta } _{n,\upsilon }(x)+ \frac{(\tilde{\delta } _{n,\upsilon }(x))^{2}}{2} \biggr) \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}. $$


The Peetre’s K-functional is a result of potential research work on the approximation process presented by Peetre in 1968. Peetre was able to investigate the interpolation spaces between two Banach spaces and interactions with the real interpolation on the K-functional. For any \(f\in C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\), Peetre’s well-known K-functional property is defined as

$$ \mathcal{K}_{2}(f,\breve{\delta })=\inf \bigl\{ \bigl( \Vert f- \psi \Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}+\breve{\delta } \bigl\Vert \psi ^{ \prime \prime } \bigr\Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})} \bigr) :\psi \in \mathcal{W}^{2} \bigr\} , $$


$$ \mathcal{W}^{2}= \bigl\{ \psi | \psi ,\psi ^{\prime } \text{ and } \psi ^{\prime \prime }\in C_{B}\bigl( \mathbb{R}^{+}\bigr) \bigr\} . $$

For any \(\breve{\delta }>0\) and a positive constant \(\mathfrak{C}\) one has \(\mathcal{K}_{2}(f;\breve{\delta })\leqq \mathfrak{C}\omega _{2}(f; \breve{\delta }^{\frac{1}{2}})\), where

$$ \omega _{2}\bigl(f;\breve{\delta }^{\frac{1}{2}}\bigr)=\sup _{0< h< \breve{\delta }^{ \frac{1}{2}}}\sup_{t\geqq 0} \bigl\vert f(t+2h)-2f(t+h)+f(t) \bigr\vert . $$

Theorem 4.4

Let\(f\in C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\). Then there exists a positive constant\(\mathfrak{D}\)such as

$$\begin{aligned} & \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \leqq 2\mathfrak{D} \biggl\{ \omega _{2} \biggl( f;\sqrt{ \frac{\lambda _{n,\upsilon }(x)}{2}} \biggr) +\min \biggl( 1; \frac{\lambda _{n,\upsilon }(x)}{2} \biggr) \Vert f \Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})} \biggr\} , \end{aligned}$$

where\(\lambda _{n,\upsilon }(x)\)is given by4.3and\(\omega _{2} ( f;\frac{\lambda _{n,\upsilon }(x)}{2} ) \)is given by (4.4).


Take \(\psi \in C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\). Thus we get

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert & \leqq \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f-\psi ;x) \bigr\vert + \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(\psi ;x)- \psi (x) \bigr\vert + \bigl\vert f(x)-\psi (x) \bigr\vert \\ & \leqq 2 \Vert f-\psi \Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}+\lambda _{n,\upsilon }(x) \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})} \\ & =2 \biggl( \Vert f-\psi \Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}+ \frac{\lambda _{n,\upsilon }(x)}{2} \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})} \biggr) . \end{aligned}$$

By taking the infimum over all \(\psi \in C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) and by using (4.10), we get

$$ \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \leqq 2K_{2} \biggl( f;\frac{\lambda _{n,\upsilon }(x)}{2} \biggr) . $$

Now, for an absolute constant \(\mathfrak{D}>0\) in [10], we use the following relation:

$$ K_{2}(f;\breve{\delta })\leqq \mathfrak{D}\bigl\{ \omega _{2}(f;\sqrt{ \breve{\delta }})+\min (1;\breve{\delta }) \Vert f \Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}\bigr\} , $$

where \(\breve{\delta }=\frac{\lambda _{n,\upsilon }(x)}{2}\). This completes the proof. □

For an arbitrary \(f\in C_{\sigma }^{0}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) the following weighted modulus of continuity was defined in [4]:

$$ \bar{\varOmega }(f;\hat{\delta })=\sup_{ \vert h \vert \leq \hat{\delta }, x \geqq 0}\frac{ \vert f(x+h)-f(x) \vert }{(1+x^{2})(1+h^{2})}, $$


$$ \lim_{\hat{\delta }\rightarrow 0}\bar{\varOmega }(f;\hat{\delta })=0 $$


$$ \bigl\vert f(t)-f(x) \bigr\vert \leq 2 \biggl( \frac{ \vert t-x \vert }{\hat{\delta }}+1 \biggr) \bigl(1+\hat{\delta }^{2}\bigr) \bigl(1+x^{2} \bigr) \bigl( (t-x)^{2}+1 \bigr) \bar{\varOmega }(f;\hat{\delta }). $$

Theorem 4.5

For any\(f \in C^{0}_{\sigma }(\mathbb{R}^{+})\), we have

$$ \sup_{x \in [0,\mathfrak{A}_{n,\upsilon })} \frac{ \vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \vert }{1+x^{2}} \leqq \mathcal{A} \bigl( 1+O (\mathfrak{A}_{n,\upsilon } ) \bigr) \varOmega \bigl(f;O ( \sqrt{\mathfrak{A}_{n,\upsilon }} ) \bigr), $$

where\(\mathcal{A}\)is a positive constant and for\(x\geqq \frac{1}{2n}\)

$$\begin{aligned} \mathfrak{A}_{n,\upsilon } =&\max \biggl\{ \frac{n^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}-\frac{2n}{n+\beta }+1, \frac{\alpha +\alpha ^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}- \frac{1}{4(n+\beta )^{2}}\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x), \\ &{} \frac{n}{(n+\beta )^{2}} \bigl(3+ 2\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x) \bigr)+\frac{2\alpha n}{(n+\beta )^{2}} - \frac{2\alpha +1}{n+\beta } \biggr\} \end{aligned}$$

and, for\(0\leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}\),

$$\begin{aligned} \mathfrak{A}_{n,\upsilon } =&\max \biggl\{ 1, \frac{2(\alpha +1)}{(n+\beta )},\frac{2+\alpha +\alpha ^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}} \biggr\} . \end{aligned}$$


We prove it by using (4.13), (4.15) and the Cauchy–Schwarz inequality. We have

$$\begin{aligned} & \bigl\vert \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \\ & \qquad \leqq 2\bigl(1+\hat{\delta }^{2}\bigr) \bigl(1+x^{2}\bigr)\varOmega (f;\hat{\delta }) \biggl(1+\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } (\eta _{2};x )+ \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } \biggl((1+\eta _{2}) \frac{ \vert \eta _{1} \vert }{\hat{\delta }};x \biggr) \biggr). \end{aligned}$$

From Lemmas 2.5, 2.6 we easily conclude that

$$\begin{aligned} \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } (\eta _{2};x ) \leqq & \mathcal{A}_{1} O{ (\mathfrak{A}_{n,\upsilon } )} \bigl(1+x+x^{2}\bigr) \\ \leqq &\mathcal{A}_{2}\bigl(1+x+x^{2}\bigr), \end{aligned}$$

where \(\mathcal{A}_{1}\) and \(\mathcal{A}_{2}\) are positive constants, and for \(x\geqq \frac{1}{2n}\)

$$\begin{aligned} \mathfrak{A}_{n,\upsilon }={}& \max \biggl\{ \frac{n^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}-\frac{2n}{n+\beta }+1,\frac{\alpha +\alpha ^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}}- \frac{1}{4(n+\beta )^{2}}\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n,\upsilon }(x), \\ & \frac{n}{(n+\beta )^{2}} \bigl( 3+2\upsilon \mathcal{J}_{n, \upsilon }(x) \bigr) +\frac{2\alpha n}{(n+\beta )^{2}}- \frac{2\alpha +1}{n+\beta } \biggr\} \end{aligned}$$

and, for \(0\leqq x\leqq \frac{1}{2n}\),

$$ \mathfrak{A}_{n,\upsilon }=\max \biggl\{ 1, \frac{2(\alpha +1)}{(n+\beta )},\frac{2+\alpha +\alpha ^{2}}{(n+\beta )^{2}} \biggr\} . $$

By applying the Cauchy–Schwarz inequality we easily see that

$$\begin{aligned} & \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } \biggl((1+\eta _{2}) \frac{ \vert \eta _{1} \vert }{\delta };x \biggr) \\ &\qquad \leqq 2 \bigl(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } (1+\eta _{4} ;x ) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{2}} \biggl( \mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } \biggl( \frac{\eta _{2}}{\hat{\delta }^{2}} ;x \biggr) \biggr)^{\frac{1}{2}}. \end{aligned}$$

Similarly for the constants \(\mathcal{A}_{3}>0\) and \(\mathcal{A}_{4}>0\), we have

$$\begin{aligned}& \bigl(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } (1+\eta _{4};x ) \bigr)^{ \frac{1}{2}}\leqq \mathcal{A}_{3} \bigl(1+x^{2}+x^{3}+x^{4} \bigr)^{ \frac{1}{2}}, \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \biggl(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast } \biggl( \frac{\eta _{2}}{\hat{\delta }^{2}};x \biggr) \biggr)^{\frac{1}{2}}\leqq \frac{1}{\hat{\delta }} \mathcal{A}_{4} O{ ( \mathfrak{A}_{n,\upsilon } )^{\frac{1}{2}}} \bigl(1+x+x^{2} \bigr)^{\frac{1}{2}}. \end{aligned}$$

Finally, in view of (4.16), (4.18)–(4.20) and choosing \(\hat{\delta }=O (\sqrt{\mathfrak{A}_{n,\upsilon }} )\), and \(\mathcal{A}=2(1+\mathcal{A}_{2}+2\mathcal{A}_{3}\mathcal{A}_{4})\), we easily are led to the desired result. □


In the present article, we have defined the operators (2.4) via a Dunkl generalization and further defined their Stancu type generalization by (2.5) and obtained their moments and central momemts of these operators. We have proved some Korovkin type and weighted Korovkin type theorems for the operators (2.5). Furthermore, we have studied the rate of convergence by means of the modulus of continuity, Lipschitz type maximal functions, Peetre’s K-functional and the second order modulus of continuity. It is to be noted that, if we take \(\alpha =\beta =0\) in (2.5), then the operators \(\mathcal{S}_{n,\upsilon }^{\ast }\) reduce to operators defined by (2.4) and if we take \(\chi _{n}(x)=x\) in \(\mathcal{P}_{n,\upsilon }\), then we get the operators defined and studied in [20].


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Mursaleen, M., Nasiruzzaman, M., Kılıçman, A. et al. Dunkl generalization of Phillips operators and approximation in weighted spaces. Adv Differ Equ 2020, 365 (2020).

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  • Szász operator
  • Dunkl analogue
  • Generalization of exponential function
  • Korovkin type theorem
  • Modulus of continuity
  • Order of convergence