Abstract
Recently, the concepts of statistical convergence, ideal convergence and lacunary statistical convergence have been studied in intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces. In this article, we study the concepts of statistical limit superior and statistical limit inferior in intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces. We also give an example to compute these points in intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces.
AMS Subject Classification (2000): 40A05; 40D25; 11B05; 60H10; 60B99; 26A03.
Keywords:
tnorm; tconorm; fuzzy numbers; intuitionistic fuzzy normed space; statistical convergence; statistical boundedness; statistical limit point; statistical cluster point; statistical limit superior; statistical limit inferior.1 Introduction and preliminaries
The concept of statistical convergence was first introduced by Fast [1] which was extended for double sequences in [2,3]. In particular, active researches on this topic were started after the study of Fridy [4]. Many of the results of the theory of ordinary convergence have been extended to the theory of statistical convergence by using the notion of density. For instance, Fridy [5] introduced the concept of statistical limit points and Fridy and Orhan [6] introduced the statistical analogs of limit superior and limit inferior of a sequence of real numbers. Recently, statistical convergence and some of its related concepts for fuzzy numbers have been studied in [79]. Quite recently, the idea of statistical convergence in intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces for single sequences has been studied in [10,11]; and for double sequences by Mursaleen and Mohiuddine [12,13].
Recently, Saadati and Park [14] introduced the notion of intuitionistic fuzzy normed space and quite recently, in [15,16] the concepts of intuitionistic fuzzy 2normed and intuitionistic fuzzy 2metric spaces have been introduced and studied. Certainly there are some situations where the ordinary norm does not work and the concept of intuitionistic fuzzy norm seems to be more suitable in such cases.
In this article, we study the concept of statistical limit superior and statistical limit inferior in intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces. An example is demonstrated to determine these points in intuitionistic fuzzy normed space. We observe that our results are analogous to the results of Fridy and Orhan [6] but proofs are somewhat different when we deal with these concepts in intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces.
We recall some basic definitions and notations.
Definition 1.1 [14]. A binary operation *: [0, 1] × [0, 1] → [0, 1] is said to be a continuous tnorm if it satisfies the following conditions:
(a) * is associative and commutative,
(b) * is continuous,
(c) a * 1 = a for all a ∈ [0, 1],
(d) a * b ≤ c * d whenever a ≤ c and b ≤ d for each a, b, c, d ∈ [0, 1].
For example, a*b = max{a+b1, 0}, a*b = ab and a*b = min{a, b} on [0,1] are tnorms.
A binary operation ◊: [0, 1] × [0, 1] → [0, 1] is said to be a continuous tconorm if it satisfies the conditions (a), (b), (d) as above and a◊0 = a for all a ∈[0, 1].
For example, a◊b = min{a + b, 1} and a◊b = max{a, b} on [0,1] are tconorms.
Definition 1.2 [14]. The fivetuple (X, μ, ν, *, ◊) is said to be an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space (for short, IFNS) if X is a vector space,* is a continuous tnorm, ◊ is a continuous tconorm, and μ, ν are fuzzy sets on X × (0, ∞) satisfying the following conditions. For every x, y ∈ X and s, t > 0,
(a) μ(x, t) + ν(x, t) ≤ 1,
(b) μ(x, t) > 0,
(c) μ(x, t) = 1 if and only if x = 0,
(d)
(e) μ(x, t) * μ(y, s) ≤ μ(x + y, t + s),
(f) μ(x, ·): (0, ∞) → [0, 1] is continuous,
(g)
(h) ν (x, t) < 1,
(i) ν (x, t) = 0 if and only if x = 0,
(j)
(k) ν (x, t)◊ν(y, s) ≥ ν(x + y, t + s),
(l) ν (x, ·): (0, ∞) → [0, 1] is continuous,
(m)
In this case (μ, ν) is called an intuitionistic fuzzy norm.
Example. Suppose that (X,  ) is a normed space and let a*b = ab and a◊b = min{a+b, 1} for all a, b ∈ [0, 1]. For all x ∈ X and every t > 0, consider
Then (X, μ, ν, *, ◊) is an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space.
Definition 1.3 [14]. Let (X, μ, ν, *, ◊) be an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space. Then a sequence x = (x_{n}) is said to be convergent to L ∈ X with respect to the intuitionistic fuzzy norm (μ, ν) if for every ϵ > 0 and t > 0, there exists a positive integer k_{o }such that μ(x_{n } L; t) > 1  ϵ and ν(x_{n } L; t) < ϵ, whenever n ≥ k_{o}. In this case, we write (μ, ν)lim x = L or
Definition 1.4 [14]. Let (X, μ, ν, *, ◊) be an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space. Then a sequence x = (x_{n}) is said to be a Cauchy sequence with respect to the intuitionistic fuzzy norm (μ, ν) if for every ϵ > 0 and t > 0, there exists a positive integer k_{o }such that μ(x_{n } x_{m}; t) > 1  ϵ and ν(x_{n } x_{m}; t) < ϵ for all n, m ≥ k_{o}.
Definition 1.5 [17]. If K is a subset of ℕ, then the natural density of K denoted by δ(K), is defined as
where the vertical bars denote the cardinality of the enclosed set.
Definition 1.6 [4,18]. A sequence x = (x_{n}) of numbers is said to be statistically convergent to L if
for every ϵ > 0. In this case we write stlim x = L.
Definition 1.7 [5,6]. A sequence x = (x_{n}) of numbers is said to be statistically bounded if there is a number B such that
Definition 1.8 [5]. If {x_{k(j)}} is a subsequence of x = (x_{k}) and K: = {k(j): j ∈ ℕ}, then we abbreviate {x_{k(j)}} by {x}_{K }. If δ(K) = 0 then {x}_{K }is called a subsequence of density zero or a thin subsequence. On the other hand, {x}_{K }is a nonthin subsequence of x if K does not have density zero.
Definition 1.9 [10,12]. Let (X, μ, ν, *, ◊) be an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space. We say that a sequence x = (x_{k}) is statistically convergent to L ∈ X with respect to the intuitionistic fuzzy normed (μ, ν) provided that for every t > 0 and b ∈ (0, 1)
In this case we write st_{(μ, ν)} lim x = L.
2 Statistical limit superior and inferior in IFNS
In this section, we define limit point, statistical limit point, statistical cluster point, statistical limit superior, and statistical limit inferior in intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces and demonstrate through an example how to compute these points in a IFNspaces.
Definition 2.1. A sequence x in an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space (X, μ, ν, *, ◊) is said to be statistically bounded if there exists some t_{o }> 0 and b ∈ (0, 1) such that δ({k: μ(x_{k}; t_{o}) > 1  b or ν(x_{k}; t_{o}) < b}) = 0.
Definition 2.2. Let (X, μ, ν,*,◊) be an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space. Then l ∈ X is called a limit point of the sequence x = (x_{k}) with respect to the intuitionistic fuzzy norm (μ, ν) provided that there is a subsequence of x that converges to l with respect to the intuitionistic fuzzy norm (μ, ν). Let L_{(μ, ν)}(x) denotes the set of all limit points of the sequence x with respect to the intuitionistic fuzzy norm (μ, ν).
Definition 2.3. Let (X, μ, ν,*,◊) be an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space. Then ξ ∈ X is called a statistical limit point of the sequence x = (x_{k}) with respect to the intuitionistic fuzzy norm (μ, ν) provided that there is a nonthin subsequence of x that converges to ξ with respect to the intuitionistic fuzzy norm (μ, ν). In this case we say ξ is a st_{(μ, ν)}limit point of sequence x = (x_{k}). Let Λ_{(μ, ν)}(x) denotes the set of all st_{(μ, ν)}limit points of the sequence x.
Definition 2.4. Let (X, μ, ν,*,◊) be an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space. Then η ∈ X is called a statistical cluster point of the sequence x = (x_{k}) with respect to the intuitionistic fuzzy norm (μ, ν) provided that for every t_{o }> 0 and a ∈ (0, 1),
In this case we say η is a st_{(μ, ν)}cluster point of the sequence x. Let Γ_{(μ, ν)}(x) denotes the set of all st_{(μ, ν)}cluster points of the sequence x.
Definition 2.5. For a sequence x in an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space (X, μ, ν,*,◊), we define the sets
If x is a real number sequence then the statistical limit superior of x with respect to the intuitionistic fuzzy norm (μ, ν) is defined by
And the statistical limit inferior of x with respect to the intuitionistic fuzzy norm (μ, ν) is defined by
Example. A simple example will help to illustrate the concepts just defined. Let the sequence x = (x_{k}) be defined by
Let
The above sequence is clearly unbounded with respect to (μ, ν). On the other hand, it is statistically bounded with respect to (μ, ν). For this,
Since
Hence it is statistically bounded with respect to (μ, ν).
To find
Now,
We can easily choose any t > 0 as
Therefore
and by the above condition r ∈ (0, 1). Now the number of members of the sequence which satisfy the above condition
is always greater than
Thus
Hence
and
The above sequence has two subsequences
and
i, j ∈ ℕ; which are of positive density and clearly convergent to 1 and 0, respectively. Therefore, x is not statistically convergent. Similarly, we have
and
Hence the set of statistical cluster points of x is {0, 1}, where st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim inf x = least element and st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim sup x = greatest element of the above set.
This observation suggests the main idea of our first theorem of the following section.
3 Main results
The following results are analogs of the results due to Fridy and Orhan [6], while the proofs are different which show the technique to work with IFNspaces. We observe that in contrast to the real case here from the definition limit sup cannot be infinite, as it can be at most 1.
Theorem 3.1. Let b = st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim sup x. Then for every positive numbers t and γ
Conversely, if (1) holds for every positive t and γ then b = st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim sup x.
Proof. Let b = st_{(μ},_{ν)}lim sup x, where b be finite. Then
Since μ(x_{k}; t) < 1  b + γ or ν(x_{k}; t) > b  γ for every k and for any t, γ > 0,
Now applying the definition of st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim sup x we have 1  b as the least value and b as the greatest value satisfying (2).
Now if possible,
Then 1  b  γ and b + γ are another values with 1  b  γ < 1  b and b + γ > b which satisfies (2). This observation contradicts the fact that 1  b and b are least and greatest values, respectively, which satisfies the above condition.
Hence,
Conversely, if (1) holds for every positive t and γ, then
and
Therefore
and
That is
Hence b = st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim sup x.
This completes the proof of the theorem.
The dual statement for st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim inf x can also be proved similarly.
Theorem 3.1'. Let a = st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim inf x. Then for every positive number t and γ
Conversely, if (1') holds for every positive t and γ then a = st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim inf x.
Remark. From the definition of statistical cluster points we see that Theorems 3.1 and 3.1' can be interpreted as saying that st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim sup x and st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim inf x are the greatest and the least statistical cluster points of x, respectively.
Theorem 3.2. For any sequence x, st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim inf x ≤ st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim sup x.
Proof. First consider the case in which st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim sup x = 0, which implies that
Then for every b ∈ (0, 1),
that is
Also for every a ∈ (0, 1), we have
Hence, st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim inf x = 0.
The case in which st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim sup x = 1, is trivial.
Suppose that b = st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim sup x, and a = st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim inf x; where a and b are finite.
Now for given any γ, we show that
By Theorem 3.1,
Therefore
which in turn gives
Hence,
By definition
so we conclude that
and since γ is arbitrary,
that is
This completes the proof of the theorem.
Theorem 3.3. In an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space (X, μ, ν, *, ◊), the statistically bounded sequence x is statistically convergent if and only if
Proof. Let α, β be st_{(μ}, _{ν)} lim inf x and st_{(μ}, _{ν)} lim sup x, respectively. Now we assume that st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim x = L. Then for every ϵ > 0 and b ∈ (0, 1),
so that
Let for every t > 0,
or
such that
Then
and therefore
Now applying Theorem 3.1 and the definition of st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim sup x, we get
From (3.3) and (3.4) and by the definition of st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim sup x, we get
that is,
Now we find those k such that
We can easily observe that no such k exists which satisfy (3.1) and above condition together.
Therefore this implies that
Since α = st_{(μ},_{ν)} lim inf x, by Theorem 3.1', we get
By the definition of st_{(μ, ν)} lim inf x, we have
that is,
From (3.4) and(3.5), we get β ≤ α. Now combining Theorem 3.2 and the above inequality, we conclude α = β.
Conversely, suppose that α = β and let sup_{t }μ(L, t) = 1  α or inf_{t }ν(L, t) = α. Then for any γ > 0, Theorems 3.1 and 3.1^{' }will together imply that
and
Now
and
Therefore
Let
which is true for all γ > 0. Hence
which is true for all a ≤ a_{1 }∈ (0, 1), because 1  a_{1 }is the least upper bound or a_{1 }is the greatest lower bound.
Now repeat the process by taking (3.8) and (3.9) instead of (3.7) and (3.9). If (3.8)
and (3.9) are satisfied, then
On contrary suppose that
As (3.8) and (3.9) are satisfied, and let us suppose that
Then
and from (3.9), we get
Using (3.8), we get
Clearly,
Now
where a_{1 }∈ (0, 1) and which satisfy (3.7) and (3.9).
From (3.11) we conclude that 1  a_{2 }is another value satisfying (3.7) and (3.9).
Hence
This contradicts (3.10). Hence
Therefore the inequality becomes true for all a ≥ a_{1 }∈ (0, 1), because 1  a_{1 }is the greatest lower bound, and hence
for each t > 0 and a ∈ (0, 1). Therefore
This completes the proof of the theorem.
Competing interests
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
Authors' contributions
The present study was proposed by MAA and AA. Definitions 2.12.4 and Theorem 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 were given by MAA, AA and QMDL. MM gave the final shape to the present work by incorporating some necessary suggestions. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Acknowledgements
The authors would like to thank the Research Deanship at King Abdulaziz University for its financial support under grant number 147/130/1431.
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