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A Mean Ergodic Theorem for Affine Nonexpansive Mappings in Nonpositive Curvature Metric Spaces


In this paper, we consider the orbits of an affine nonexpansive mapping in Hadamard (nonpositive curvature metric) spaces and prove an ergodic theorem for the inductive mean, which extends the von Neumann linear ergodic theorem. The main result shows that the sequence given by the inductive means of iterations of an affine nonexpansive mapping with a nonempty fixed point set converges strongly to a fixed point of the mapping. A Tauberian theorem is also proved in order to ensure convergence of the iterations.

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Mathematics, General Mathematics