1 Introduction and auxiliary results

In 1950, Szász [27] defined the following operators for a continuous function \(f\in C[0, \infty )\):

$$ S_{n}(f;x)=e^{-nx}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{(nx)^{k}}{k!}f \biggl( \frac{k}{n} \biggr) , $$

provided that the series is convergent. In [26], Sucu approximated the Szász-operators defined by (1.1) by Dunkl generalization with an exponential function (see [24]). For \(\upsilon >-\frac{1}{2}\), Cheikh et al. [6] studied q-Hermite type polynomials and gave definitions of q-Dunkl analogues of exponential functions and recursion formula as follows:

$$\begin{aligned}& e_{\upsilon ,q}(x)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty } \frac{x^{n}}{\gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(n)}, \quad x\in {}[ 0,\infty ), \quad\quad E_{\upsilon ,q}(x)=\sum _{n=0}^{\infty }\frac{q^{\frac{n(n-1)}{2}}x ^{n}}{\gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(n)}, \quad x\in {}[ 0,\infty ) , \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(n+1)= \biggl( \frac{1-q^{2\upsilon \theta _{n+1}+n+1}}{1-q} \biggr) \gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(n), \quad n\in \mathbb{N}, \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \theta _{n}= \textstyle\begin{cases} 0 & \text{if }n\in 2\mathbb{N}, \\ 1 & \text{if }n\in 2\mathbb{N}+1. \end{cases}\displaystyle \end{aligned}$$

The q-integer \([ n ] _{q}\) and q-factorial \([ n ] _{q}!\), respectively, are defined by

$$\begin{aligned}& [ n ] _{q}=\textstyle\begin{cases} \frac{1-q^{n}}{1-q} & \text{for } q\neq 1,n\in \mathbb{N}, \\ 1 & \text{for } q=1, \\ 0 & \text{for } n=0, \end{cases}\displaystyle \\& [ n ] _{q}!=\textstyle\begin{cases} 1 & \text{for } n=0, \\ \prod_{k=1}^{n} [ k ] _{q} & \text{for } n\in \mathbb{N}. \end{cases}\displaystyle \end{aligned}$$

The q-calculus appeared as a new area in approximation theory and has a lot of applications in different mathematical areas and physics such as number theory, combinatorics, orthogonal polynomials, basic hypergeometric functions, quantum theory, mechanics, and the theory of relativity (see [13,14,15]).

Içöz [11] generalized the Dunkl–Szász operators defined by (1.1) via q-integers as follows:

$$ D_{n,q}(f;x)=\frac{1}{e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{([n]_{q}x)^{k}}{ \gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(k)}f \biggl( \frac{1-q^{2\upsilon \theta _{k}+k}}{1-q ^{n}} \biggr) , $$

for \(\upsilon >\frac{1}{2}\), \(x\geq 0\), \(0< q<1\) and \(f\in C[0,\infty )\).

Recent improvements of Szász type operators generated by exponential function via Dunkl generalization are given in [1,2,3, 12, 16,17,18, 20, 23, 25, 28].

The main purpose of this article is to construct the q-Phillips operators generated by Dunkl generalization via q-calculus. For more details on the approximation of classical Phillips operators via Dunkl type version, we refer to the recent article [21]. We obtain a Korovkin type result, as well as local and weighted approximations. We also study convergence properties by using the modulus of continuity and investigate the rate of convergence for functions belonging to the Lipschitz class. For further details and more information on approximation, we refer to [9, 10, 19].

For every \(f\in C_{\zeta }[0,\infty )=\{f\in C[0,\infty ): f(t)=O(t ^{\zeta }), t\rightarrow \infty \}\) and \(x\in [0,\infty )\), \(\zeta >n\), \(n \in \mathbb{N}\cup \{0\}\), \(\upsilon \geq - \frac{1}{2}\), we define

$$ \begin{aligned}[b] \mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast }(f;x)&= \frac{[n]_{q}}{e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)} \sum_{k=0}^{\infty }Q _{n,q}^{\upsilon }(x) \int _{0}^{\infty /1-q}\frac{e_{\upsilon ,q}(-[n]_{q}t)[n]_{q} ^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}t^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}}{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}!} \\ &\quad{}\times f \bigl( q^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}t \bigr) \,\mathrm{d}_{q}t, \end{aligned} $$


$$ Q_{n,q}^{\upsilon }(x)=\frac{([n]_{q}x)^{k}}{\gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(k)}q ^{\frac{(k+2\upsilon \theta _{k})(k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+1)}{2}}. $$

For the proof of a basic estimate, we use the generalized q-gamma function.

Definition 1.1

The generalized q-gamma function is defined by

$$\begin{aligned}& \varGamma _{q}(t)= \int _{0}^{1 /1-q}x^{t-1}E_{q}(-qx) \,\mathrm{d}_{q}x, \quad t>0, \end{aligned}$$
$$\begin{aligned}& \gamma _{q}^{A}(t)= \int _{0}^{\infty /A(1-q)}x^{t-1}e_{q}(-x) \,\mathrm{d}_{q}x, \quad t>0, \end{aligned}$$

where \(\varGamma _{q}(t)=K(A;t)\gamma _{q}^{A}(t)\) and \(K(A;t)= \frac{1}{1+A}A^{t} (1+\frac{1}{A} )_{q}^{t} (1+A ) _{q}^{t-1}\). Moreover, for any positive integer n, we have \(K(A;n)=q^{\frac{n(n-1)}{2}}\) and \(\varGamma _{q}(n)=q^{\frac{n(n-1)}{2}} \gamma _{q}^{A}(n)\), which also satisfy the following equation:

$$ \varGamma _{q}(t+1)=\textstyle\begin{cases} [t]_{q}\varGamma _{q}(t) & \text{for } t>0, \\ 1 & \text{for } t=0. \end{cases} $$

For more details, see [8].

2 Estimation of moments

Lemma 2.1

Let \(\mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast }( \cdot ; \cdot )\) be the operators defined by (1.7). Then, we have

$$\begin{aligned}& (1)\quad \mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast }(1;x)=1, \\& (2)\quad \mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast }(t;x) =x+\frac{1}{q[n]_{q}}, \\& \begin{aligned} (3)\quad &\mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast } \bigl(t^{2};x \bigr) \leq \frac{(1+q)}{q ^{3}[n]_{q}^{2}}+\frac{1}{q^{2}[n]_{q}} \bigl( 1+2q+q^{2}[1+2\upsilon ]_{q} \bigr) x+x^{2}, \\ & \mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast } \bigl(t^{2};x \bigr) \geq \frac{(1+q)}{q^{3}[n]_{q} ^{2}}+\frac{1}{q^{2}[n]_{q}} \biggl( 1+2q+q^{2(1+\upsilon )}[1-2\upsilon ]_{q}\frac{e_{\upsilon ,q}(q[n]_{q}x)}{e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)} \biggr) x+x^{2}, \end{aligned} \\& \begin{aligned} (4)\quad \mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast } \bigl(t^{3};x \bigr) &\leq \frac{(1+q)(1+q+q ^{2})}{q^{6}[n]_{q}^{3}} \\ &\quad{} +\frac{1}{q^{5}[n]_{q}^{2}} \bigl\{ \bigl(1+3q+4q^{2}+3q^{3} \bigr)+q^{2} \bigl(1+2q+3q ^{2} \bigr)[1+2\upsilon ]_{q} \\ &\quad{} +q^{5}[1+2\upsilon ]_{q}^{2} \bigr\} x \\ &\quad{} +\frac{1}{q^{4}[n]_{q}} \bigl\{ q \bigl(1+2q+3q^{2} \bigr)+3q^{4}[1+2\upsilon ]_{q} \bigr\} x^{2}+x^{3}, \end{aligned} \\& \begin{aligned} (5)\quad \mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast } \bigl(t^{4};x \bigr) &\leq \frac{(1+q)(1+2q+3q ^{2}+3q^{3}+2q^{4}+q^{5})}{q^{10}[n]_{q}^{4}} \\ &\quad{} +\frac{1}{q^{9}[n]_{q}^{3}} \bigl\{ \bigl(1+4q+8q^{2}+12q^{3}+12q^{4}+9q ^{5}+4q^{6} \bigr) \\ &\quad{} +q^{2} \bigl(1+3q+7q^{2}+9q^{3}+9q^{4}+6q^{5} \bigr)[1+2\upsilon ]_{q} \\ &\quad{} +q^{5} \bigl(1+2q+3q^{2}+4q^{3} \bigr)[1+2\upsilon ]_{q}^{2}+q^{9}[1+2\upsilon ]_{q}^{3} \bigr\} x \\ &\quad{} +\frac{1}{q^{8}[n]_{q}^{2}} \bigl\{ q \bigl(1+3q+7q^{2}+9q^{3}+9q^{4}+6q ^{5} \bigr) \\ &\quad{} +q^{4} \bigl(1+2q+3q^{2}+4q^{3} \bigr)[1+2\upsilon ]_{q}+7q^{8}[1+2\upsilon ]_{q} ^{2} \bigr\} x^{2} \\ &\quad{} +\frac{1}{q^{7}[n]_{q}} \bigl\{ q^{3} \bigl(1+2q+3q^{2}+4q^{3} \bigr)+6q^{7}[1+2 \upsilon ]_{q} \bigr\} x^{3}+x^{4}. \end{aligned} \end{aligned}$$


We prove this lemma by using the definition of generalized q-gamma function defined by Definition 1.1. More precisely,

$$\begin{aligned}& \int _{0}^{\infty /1-q}q^{\frac{(k+2\upsilon \theta _{k})(k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}+1)}{2}}\frac{e_{\upsilon ,q}(-[n]_{q}t)[n]_{q} ^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}t^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}}{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}!} \bigl( q^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}t \bigr) ^{u} \,\mathrm{d}_{q}t \\& \quad = \frac{1}{[n]_{q}^{u+1}}\frac{1}{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}!}q ^{\frac{(k+2\upsilon \theta _{k})(k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+1)}{2}+u(k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k})} \\& \quad\quad{}\times \int _{0}^{\infty /1-q} \bigl( [n]_{q}t \bigr) ^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+u}e_{\upsilon ,q} \bigl(-[n]_{q}t \bigr)[n]_{q} \,\mathrm{d}_{q}t \\& \quad = \frac{1}{[n]_{q}^{u+1}}\frac{1}{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}!}q ^{\frac{(k+2\upsilon \theta _{k})(k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+1)}{2}+u(k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k})} \int _{0}^{\infty /1-q}t^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+u}e_{\upsilon ,q}(-t)\, \mathrm{d}_{q}t \\& \quad = \frac{1}{[n]_{q}^{u+1}}\frac{1}{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}!}q ^{\frac{(k+2\upsilon \theta _{k})(k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+1)}{2}+u(k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k})}\gamma _{q}^{1}(k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+u+1) \\& \quad = \frac{1}{[n]_{q}^{u+1}}\frac{1}{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}!}q ^{\frac{(k+2\upsilon \theta _{k})(k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+1)}{2}+u(k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k})}\frac{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+u]_{q}!}{q^{\frac{(k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}+u)(k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+u+1)}{2}}} \\& \quad = \frac{1}{[n]_{q}^{u+1}}\frac{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+u]_{q}!}{[k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}!}\frac{1}{q^{\frac{u(u+1)}{2}}}. \end{aligned}$$

If \(u=0\), then \(f(t)=1\), and hence

$$\begin{aligned} \mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast }(1;x) =& \frac{[n]_{q}}{e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)}\sum _{k=0}^{\infty }\frac{([n]_{q}x)^{k}}{ \gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(k)} \frac{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}!}{[n]_{q}[k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}!} \\ =&1. \end{aligned}$$

If \(u=1\), then \(f(t)=t\), and hence

$$\begin{aligned} \mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast }(t;x) =& \frac{[n]_{q}}{e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)}\sum _{k=0}^{\infty }\frac{([n]_{q}x)^{k}}{ \gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(k)} \frac{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+1]_{q}!}{q[n]_{q} ^{2}[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}!} \\ =&\frac{1}{q[n]_{q}e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)}\sum_{k=0}^{ \infty } \frac{([n]_{q}x)^{k}}{\gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(k)}[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+1]_{q} \\ =&\frac{1}{q[n]_{q}e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)}\sum_{k=0}^{ \infty } \frac{([n]_{q}x)^{k}}{\gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(k)} \\ &{}+\frac{1}{[n]_{q}e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)}\sum_{k=0}^{ \infty } \frac{([n]_{q}x)^{k}}{\gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(k)}[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q} \\ =&x+\frac{1}{q[n]_{q}}. \end{aligned}$$

Take \(u=2\), then, for \(f(t)=t^{2}\), we have

$$\begin{aligned} \mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast } \bigl(t^{2};x \bigr) =& \frac{[n]_{q}}{e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{([n]_{q}x)^{k}}{ \gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(k)}\frac{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+2]_{q}!}{q^{3}[n]_{q} ^{3}[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}!} \\ =&\frac{1}{q^{3}[n]_{q}^{2}e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)}\sum_{k=0} ^{\infty } \frac{([n]_{q}x)^{k}}{\gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(k)}[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+2]_{q}[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+1]_{q} \\ =&\frac{1}{q^{3}[n]_{q}^{2}e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)} \\ &{}\times\sum_{k=0} ^{\infty } \frac{([n]_{q}x)^{k}}{\gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(k)} \bigl\{ (1+q)+q(1+2q)[k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}+q^{3}[k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}^{2} \bigr\} \\ =&\frac{(1+q)}{q^{3}[n]_{q}^{2}}+\frac{(1+2q)}{q^{2}[n]_{q}}x+\frac{1}{[n]_{q} ^{2}e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)}\sum _{k=0}^{\infty }\frac{([n]_{q}x)^{k}}{ \gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(k)}[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}^{2}. \end{aligned}$$

From [11] and by (1.6), we obtain

$$\begin{aligned}{} [n]_{q}^{2} x^{2}+q^{2\upsilon }[1-2\upsilon ]_{q} \frac{e_{\upsilon ,q}(q[n]_{q}x)}{e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)}[n]_{q}x &\leq \frac{1}{[n]_{q} ^{2} e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)} \sum_{k=0}^{\infty }\frac{([n]_{q}x)^{k}}{ \gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(k)}\\& \leq [n]_{q}^{2} x^{2}+[1+2\upsilon ]_{q}[n]_{q} x. \end{aligned}$$

For \(u=3\), \(f(t)=t^{3}\) and for \(u=4\), \(f(t)=t^{4}\), we get

$$ \mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast } \bigl(t^{3};x \bigr)= \frac{1}{q^{4}[n]_{q}^{3}e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{([n]_{q}x)^{k}}{ \gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(k)}[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+3]_{q}[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+2]_{q}[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+1]_{q} $$


$$\begin{aligned} \mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast } \bigl(t^{4};x \bigr) =& \frac{1}{q^{10}[n]_{q}^{4}e_{ \upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{([n]_{q}x)^{k}}{ \gamma _{\upsilon ,q}(k)} \\ &{}\times [k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+4]_{q}[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+3]_{q}[k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}+2]_{q}[k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}+1]_{q}. \end{aligned}$$

A simple calculation leads to

$$\begin{aligned}& [k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+3]_{q}[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+2]_{q}[k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}+1]_{q} \\& \quad =(1+q) \bigl(1+q+q^{2} \bigr)+ \bigl\{ q(1+2q) \bigl(1+q+q^{2} \bigr)+q^{3}(1+q) \bigr\} [k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q} \\& \quad\quad{} + \bigl\{ q^{3} \bigl(1+q+q^{2} \bigr)+q^{4}(1+2q) \bigr\} [k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q} ^{2}+q^{6}[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}^{3}, \\& [k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+4]_{q}[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}+3]_{q}[k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}+2]_{q}[k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}+1]_{q} \\& \quad =(1+q) \bigl(1+2q+3q^{2}+3q^{3}+2q^{4}+q^{5} \bigr)+ \bigl\{ q(1+2q) \bigl(1+2q+3q ^{2}+3q^{3}+2q^{4}+q^{5} \bigr) \\& \quad\quad{} +q^{3}(1+q) \bigl(1+2q+2q^{2}+2q^{3} \bigr) \bigr\} {}[ k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q} \\& \quad\quad{} + \bigl\{ q^{3} \bigl(1+2q+3q^{2}+3q^{3}+2q^{4}+q^{5} \bigr) \\& \quad\quad{} +q^{4}(1+2q) \bigl(1+2q+2q ^{2}+2q^{3} \bigr)+q^{7}(1+q) \bigr\} [k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}^{2} \\& \quad\quad{} + \bigl\{ q^{6} \bigl(1+2q+2q^{2}+2q^{3} \bigr)+q^{8}(1+2q) \bigr\} [k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}^{3}+q^{10}[k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q}^{4}. \end{aligned}$$

Hence by using the result for \(D_{n,q}(f;x)\) defined by (1.6) with \(f(t)=t^{3}\) and \(f(t)=t^{4}\) (see [11]), we get the required result. □

Lemma 2.2

Let \(\mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast }( \cdot ; \cdot )\) be the operators defined by (1.7). Then, we have

$$\begin{aligned}& 1^{\circ }\quad \mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast } \bigl((t-x);x \bigr) = \frac{1}{q[n]_{q}}, \\& \begin{aligned} 2^{\circ }\quad &\mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast } \bigl((t-x)^{2};x \bigr)\leq \frac{(1+q)}{q ^{3}[n]_{q}^{2}}+\frac{1}{q^{2}[n]_{q}} \bigl( 1+q^{2}[1+2\upsilon ]_{q} \bigr) x, \\ & \mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast } \bigl((t-x)^{2};x \bigr) \geq \frac{(1+q)}{q^{3}[n]_{q} ^{2}} +\frac{1}{q^{2}[n]_{q}} \biggl(1+q^{2(1+\upsilon )}[1-2\upsilon ]_{q}\frac{e_{\upsilon ,q}(q[n]_{q}x)}{e_{\upsilon ,q}([n]_{q}x)} \biggr)x. \end{aligned} \end{aligned}$$

3 Korovkin and weighted Korovkin type approximation

Korovkin’s approximation theory [4] has many applications in classical approximation theory, as well as in other branches of mathematics. In this section we obtained some approximation results via well known Korovkin’s type theorem and weighted Korovkin’s type theorem for the operators defined by (1.7).

Let \(C_{B}(\mathbb{R^{+}})\) be the set of all bounded and continuous functions on \(\mathbb{R^{+}}=[0,\infty )\), which is a linear normed space with

$$ \Vert f \Vert _{C_{B}}=\sup_{x\geq 0} \bigl\vert f(x) \bigr\vert . $$


$$ E:= \biggl\{ f:x\in {}[ 0,\infty ),\frac{f(x)}{1+x^{2}} \text{ is convergent as } x \rightarrow \infty \biggr\} . $$

In order to obtain the convergence results for the operators \(\mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast }( \cdot ; \cdot )\) defined by (1.7), we take \(q=q_{n}\) (\(0< q_{n}<1\)) such that

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }q_{n}= 1\quad \text{and} \quad \lim _{n\rightarrow \infty }q_{n}^{n}= \alpha , $$

for some constant α (\(0\leqq \alpha <1\)).

Theorem 3.1

Let \(q=q_{n}\), with \(0< q_{n}<1\), satisfy (3.1). Then, for any function \(f\in C[0, \infty )\cap E\),

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(f;x) = f(x). $$


The proof is based on the well-known Korovkin’s theorem regarding the convergence of a sequence of linear and positive operators, so it is enough to prove the conditions

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \bigl(t^{j};x \bigr)=x ^{j}, \quad j=0,1,2, $$

uniformly on \([0,1]\).

Clearly, \(\frac{1}{[n]_{q}}\rightarrow 0\), (\(n\rightarrow \infty \)) we have

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty }\mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(t;x)=x, \quad\quad \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \bigl(t^{2};x \bigr)=x ^{2}. $$

This completes the proof. □

We recall the weighted spaces of functions on \(\mathbb{R}^{+}\), which are defined as follows:

$$\begin{aligned} P_{\sigma } \bigl(\mathbb{R}^{+} \bigr) =& \bigl\{ f: \bigl\vert f(x) \bigr\vert \leq M_{f} \sigma (x) \bigr\} , \\ Q_{\sigma } \bigl(\mathbb{R}^{+} \bigr) =& \bigl\{ f:f\in P_{\sigma } \bigl(\mathbb{R} ^{+} \bigr)\cap C[0,\infty ) \bigr\} , \\ Q_{\sigma }^{k} \bigl(\mathbb{R}^{+} \bigr) =& \biggl\{ f:f\in Q_{\sigma } \bigl( \mathbb{R}^{+} \bigr)\text{ and }\lim _{x\rightarrow \infty }\frac{f(x)}{ \sigma (x)}=k\ (k\text{ is a constant}) \biggr\} , \end{aligned}$$

where \(\sigma (x)=1+x^{2}\) is a weight function and \(M_{f}\) is a constant depending only on f. Note that \(Q_{\sigma }(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) is a normed space with the norm \(\Vert f\Vert _{\sigma }= \sup_{x\geq 0}\frac{\vert f(x)\vert }{\sigma (x)}\).

Theorem 3.2

Let \(q=q_{n}\), with \(0< q_{n}<1\), satisfy (3.1). Then, for any function \(f\in Q_{\sigma }^{k}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\), we have

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \bigl\Vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(f; \cdot )-f \bigr\Vert _{\sigma }=0. $$


Take \(f(t)=t^{\tau }\). Then since \(f(t)\in C_{\sigma }^{k}(\mathbb{R} ^{+}) \), by Korovkin’s theorem, it satisfies \(\mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}} ^{\ast }(t^{\tau }; x)\rightarrow x^{\tau }\) uniformly, whenever \(n\rightarrow \infty \). Therefore, by applying Lemma 2.1, since \(\mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(1; x)=1\), we have

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \bigl\Vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q _{n}}^{\ast } ( 1;\cdot ) -1 \bigr\Vert _{\sigma }=0 $$


$$\begin{aligned} \bigl\Vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } ( t;x ) -\cdot \bigr\Vert _{\sigma } =& \sup_{x\in {}[ 0,\infty )}\frac{ \vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}} ^{\ast }(t;x)-x \vert }{1+x^{2}} \\ =&\frac{1}{q_{n}[n]_{q_{n}}}\sup_{x\in {}[ 0,\infty )}\frac{1}{1+x ^{2}}. \end{aligned}$$

Then, clearly, \(\frac{1}{[n]_{q_{n}}}\rightarrow 0\) as \(n\rightarrow \infty \), which implies that

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

In similar way,

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl\Vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \bigl( t^{2}; \cdot \bigr) -x^{2} \bigr\Vert _{\sigma } =& \sup _{x\in {}[ 0,\infty )}\frac{ \vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}} ^{\ast }(t^{2};x)-x^{2} \vert }{1+x^{2}} \\ =&\frac{1}{q_{n}^{2}[n]_{q_{n}}} \bigl( 1+2q_{n}+q_{n}^{2}[1+2 \upsilon ]_{q_{n}} \bigr) \sup_{x\in {}[ 0,\infty )}\frac{x}{1+x^{2}} \\ &{}+\frac{(1+q_{n})}{q_{n}^{3}[n]_{q_{n}}^{2}} \sup_{x\in {}[ 0,\infty )}\frac{1}{1+x^{2}}. \end{aligned}$$

Thus we have

$$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty } \bigl\Vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q _{n}}^{\ast } \bigl( t^{2};\cdot \bigr) -x^{2} \bigr\Vert _{\sigma }=0. $$

This completes the proof. □

4 Order of approximation

The modulus of continuity of f denoted by \(\omega (f;\delta )\) gives the maximum oscillation of f in any interval of length not exceeding \(\delta >0 \). For a function \(f\in C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\), it is given by

$$ \omega (f;\delta )=\sup_{ \vert t-x \vert \leq \delta } \bigl\vert f(t)-f(x) \bigr\vert ; \quad t,x\in {}[ 0,\infty ), $$

and, for any \(\delta >0\), one has

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

Theorem 4.1

Let \(f\in C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) and \(x\in [0,\infty )\). Then we have

$$\begin{aligned}& \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \\& \quad \leq \biggl\{ 1+\sqrt{\frac{(1+q_{n})}{q_{n}^{3}[n]_{q_{n}}}+\frac{1}{q _{n}^{2}} \bigl( 1+q_{n}^{2}[1+2\upsilon ]_{q_{n}} \bigr) x} \biggr\} \omega \biggl( f;\frac{1}{\sqrt{[n]_{q_{n}}}} \biggr), \end{aligned}$$

where \(q=q_{n}\) are numbers such that \(0< q_{n}<1\) and (3.1) holds, and \(\omega (f;\cdot )\) is the modulus of continuity defined by (4.1).


We prove it by using (4.1)–(4.2) and Cauchy–Schwarz inequality. Indeed,

$$\begin{aligned}& \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \\ & \quad \leq \frac{[n]_{q_{n}}}{e_{\upsilon , q_{n}}([n]_{q_{n}}x)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty } Q_{n,q_{n}}^{\upsilon }(x) \int _{0}^{ \infty /1-q_{n}}\frac{e_{\upsilon , q_{n}}(-[n]_{q_{n}}t)[n]_{q_{n}} ^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}t^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k} }}{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q_{n}}!} \\ & \quad\quad{}\times \bigl\vert f \bigl(q^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k} }_{n} t \bigr)-f(x) \bigr\vert \,\mathrm{d}_{q_{n}}t \\ & \quad \leq \frac{[n]_{q_{n}}}{e_{\upsilon , q_{n}}([n]_{q_{n}}x)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty } Q_{n,q_{n}}^{\upsilon }(x) \\ & \quad\quad{} \times \int _{0}^{\infty /1-q_{n}}\frac{e_{\upsilon , q_{n}}(-[n]_{q _{n}}t)[n]_{q_{n}}^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}t^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k} }}{[k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q_{n}}!} \biggl( 1+ \frac{1}{\delta } \bigl\vert q^{k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k} }_{n} t-x \bigr\vert \biggr) \, \mathrm{d}_{q_{n}}t \omega (f; \delta ) \\ & \quad = { \Biggl\{ } \frac{1}{\delta } \Biggl(\frac{[n]_{q_{n}}}{e_{\upsilon , q_{n}}([n]_{q_{n}}x)}\sum _{k=0}^{\infty } Q_{n,q_{n}}^{\upsilon }(x) \\ & \quad\quad{} \times \int _{0}^{\infty /1-q_{n}}\frac{e_{\upsilon , q_{n}}(-[n]_{q _{n}}t)[n]_{q_{n}}^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}t^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k} }}{[k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q_{n}}!} \bigl( \bigl\vert q^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k} }_{n} t-x \bigr\vert \bigr) \,\mathrm{d}_{q_{n}}t \Biggr)+1 { \Biggr\} } \omega (f; \delta ) \\ & \quad \leq \Biggl\{ 1+\frac{1}{\delta } \Biggl[ \frac{[n]_{q_{n}}}{e_{ \upsilon , q_{n}}([n]_{q_{n}}x)}\sum _{k=0}^{\infty } Q_{n,q _{n}}^{\upsilon }(x) \\ & \quad\quad{}\times \int _{0}^{\infty /1-q_{n}}\frac{e_{\upsilon , q_{n}}(-[n]_{q _{n}}t)[n]_{q_{n}}^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}t^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k} }}{[k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q_{n}}!} \biggl( 1+ \frac{1}{\delta } \bigl(q^{k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k} }_{n} t-x \bigr)^{2} \biggr) \, \mathrm{d}_{q_{n}}t \Biggr] ^{\frac{1}{2}} \\ & \quad\quad{}\times\bigl( \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(1;x) \bigr) ^{\frac{1}{2}} \Biggr\} \omega (f;\delta ) \\ & \quad = \biggl\{ 1+\frac{1}{\delta } \bigl( \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \bigl(q^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k} }_{n} t-x \bigr)^{2};x \bigr) ^{ \frac{1}{2}} \biggr\} \omega (f;\delta ), \end{aligned}$$

where \(\mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } ( (q^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k} }_{n} t-x )^{2};x ) \leq \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{ \ast } ((t-x)^{2};x )\). And if we now choose \(\delta = \delta _{n}=\sqrt{\frac{1}{[n]_{q_{n}}}}\), then we get our result. □

Corollary 4.2

For \(\delta _{n}=\mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } ( (q^{k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k} }_{n} t-x )^{2};x )\), we have

$$ \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \leq 2\omega ( f;\delta _{n} ) . $$

5 Rate of convergence

Now we give the rate of convergence of the operators \(\mathcal{P}_{n,q} ^{\ast }(f;x)\) in terms of the elements of the usual Lipschitz class \(\operatorname{Lip}_{M}(\nu )\).

Let \(f\in C[0,\infty )\), \(M>0\) and \(0<\nu \leq 1\). The class \(\operatorname{Lip}_{M}(\nu )\) is defined as

$$ \operatorname{Lip}_{M}(\nu )= \bigl\{ f: \bigl\vert f(\varsigma _{1})-f(\varsigma _{2}) \bigr\vert \leq M \vert \varsigma _{1}-\varsigma _{2} \vert ^{\nu }; \bigl(\varsigma _{1}, \varsigma _{2}\in {}[ 0,\infty)\bigr) \bigr\} . $$

Theorem 5.1

Let \(q=q_{n}\) be such that \(q_{n}\in (0,1)\) and (3.1) holds. Then, for each \(f\in \operatorname{Lip}_{M}(\nu )\) with \(M>0\), \(0<\nu \leq 1\), we have

$$ \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \leq M \biggl( \frac{(1+ {q_{n}})}{{q_{n}}^{3}[n]_{q_{n}}^{2}}+ \frac{1}{{q_{n}}^{2}[n]_{q_{n}}} \bigl( 1+{q_{n}}^{2}[1+2 \upsilon ]_{q _{n}} \bigr) x \biggr) ^{\frac{\nu }{2}}. $$


We prove it by using (5.1) and Hölder’s inequality. Indeed,

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \leq & \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \bigl(f(t)-f(x);x \bigr) \bigr\vert \\ \leq &\mathcal{P}_{n,{q_{n}}}^{\ast } \bigl( \bigl\vert f(t)-f(x) \bigr\vert ;x \bigr) \\ \leq & M\mathcal{P}_{n,{q_{n}}}^{\ast } \bigl( \bigl\vert q^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k} }_{n} t-x \bigr\vert ^{\nu };x \bigr) . \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned}& \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,{q_{n}}}^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \\& \quad \leq M\frac{[n]_{q_{n}}}{e_{\upsilon ,q_{n}}([n]_{q_{n}}x)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }Q_{n,{q_{n}}}^{\upsilon }(x) \int _{0} ^{\infty /1-{q_{n}}}\frac{e_{\upsilon ,q_{n}}(-[n]_{q_{n}}t)[n]_{q _{n}}^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}t^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}}{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q_{n}}!} \\& \quad\quad{}\times\bigl\vert q^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k} }_{n} t-x \bigr\vert \,\mathrm{d} _{q_{n}}t \\& \quad \leq M\frac{[n]_{q_{n}}}{e_{\upsilon ,{q_{n}}}([n]_{q_{n}}x)} \sum_{k=0}^{\infty } \bigl( Q_{n,{q_{n}}}^{\upsilon }(x) \bigr) ^{\frac{2-\nu }{2}} \bigl( Q_{n,{q_{n}}}^{\upsilon }(x) \bigr) ^{\frac{ \nu }{2}} \\& \quad\quad{} \times \int _{0}^{\infty /1-{q_{n}}}\frac{e_{q_{n}}(-[n]_{q _{n}}t)[n]_{q_{n}}^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}t^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}}{[k+2 \upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q_{n}}!} \bigl\vert q^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k} }_{n} t-x \bigr\vert \,\mathrm{d}_{q_{n}}t \\& \quad \leq M \Biggl( \frac{[n]_{q_{n}}}{e_{\upsilon ,{q_{n}}}([n]_{q_{n}}x)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }Q_{n,{q_{n}}}^{\upsilon }(x) \int _{0}^{\infty /1- {q_{n}}}\frac{e_{q_{n}}(-[n]_{q_{n}}t)[n]_{q_{n}}^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}t^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}}{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q_{n}}!} \, \mathrm{d}_{q_{n}}t \Biggr) ^{\frac{2-\nu }{2}} \\& \quad\quad{} \times \Biggl( \frac{[n]_{q_{n}}}{e_{\upsilon ,{q_{n}}}([n]_{q_{n}}x)}\sum_{k=0}^{\infty }Q_{n,{q_{n}}}^{\upsilon }(x) \int _{0}^{\infty /1- {q_{n}}}\frac{e_{q_{n}}(-[n]_{q_{n}}t)[n]_{q_{n}}^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}t^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}}}{[k+2\upsilon \theta _{k}]_{q_{n}}!} \\& \quad\quad{}\times\bigl\vert q ^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k} }_{n} t-x \bigr\vert ^{2}\,\mathrm{d}_{q_{n}}t \Biggr) ^{\frac{\nu }{2}} \\& \quad =M \bigl( \mathcal{P}_{n,{q_{n}}}^{\ast } \bigl(q^{k+2\upsilon \theta _{k} }_{n} t-x \bigr)^{2};x \bigr) ^{\frac{\nu }{2}}. \end{aligned}$$

This completes the proof. □

Let \(C_{B}[0,\infty )\) denote the space of all bounded and continuous functions defined on \(\mathbb{R}^{+}=[0,\infty )\) and

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

with the norm

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

also set

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

Theorem 5.2

Let \(\mathcal{P}_{n,q}^{\ast }( \cdot ; \cdot )\) be the operators defined by (1.7). Then, for \(q=q_{n}\) such that \(q_{n}\in (0,1) \) and any \(\psi \in C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\),

$$ \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(\psi ;x)-\psi (x) \bigr\vert \leq \bigl(\Delta _{n,q_{n}}+ \varPhi _{n,q_{n}}(x) \bigr) \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}, $$

where \(\Delta _{n,q_{n}}=\frac{1}{{q_{n}}[n]_{q_{n}}}+\frac{1}{{2q_{n} ^{2}}[n]_{q_{n}}^{2}} (1+\frac{1}{q_{n}} )\) and \(\varPhi _{n,q_{n}}(x)=\frac{1}{2{q_{n}}^{2}[n]_{q_{n}}} (1+{q_{n}} ^{2}[1+2\upsilon ]_{q_{n}} )x\).


Let \(\psi \in C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\). Then, by using the generalized mean value theorem in the Taylor series expansion, we have

$$ \psi (t)=\psi (x)+\psi ^{\prime }(x) (t-x)+\psi ^{\prime \prime }(\varphi ) \frac{(t-x)^{2}}{2}, \quad \varphi \in (x,t). $$

By applying the linearity property of \(\mathcal{P}_{n,{q_{n}}}^{ \ast }\), we have

$$ \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(\psi ;x)-\psi (x)=\psi ^{\prime }(x) \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \bigl( (t-x);x \bigr) +\frac{ \psi ^{\prime \prime }(\varphi )}{2}\mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \bigl( (t-x)^{2};x \bigr) , $$

which implies that

$$\begin{aligned}& \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(\psi ;x)-\psi (x) \bigr\vert \\& \quad \leq \biggl( \frac{1}{q_{n}[n]_{q_{n}}} \biggr) \bigl\Vert \psi ^{ \prime } \bigr\Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})} \\& \quad\quad{} + \biggl\{ \frac{(1+q_{n})}{q_{n}^{3}[n]_{q_{n}}^{2}}+\frac{1}{q _{n}^{2}[n]_{q_{n}}} \bigl( 1+{q_{n}}^{2}[1+2\upsilon ]_{q_{n}} \bigr) x \biggr\} \frac{ \Vert \psi ^{\prime \prime } \Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}}{2}. \end{aligned}$$

From (5.3) we have \(\Vert \psi ^{\prime } \Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}\leq \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}\) and \(\Vert \psi ^{\prime \prime }\Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}\leq \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}\), as well as

$$\begin{aligned}& \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,{q_{n}}}^{\ast }(\psi ;x)-\psi (x) \bigr\vert \\& \quad \leq \biggl( \frac{1}{{q_{n}}[n]_{q_{n}}} \biggr) \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})} \\& \quad\quad{} + \biggl\{ \frac{(1+{q_{n}})}{{q_{n}}^{3}[n]_{q_{n}}^{2}}+\frac{1}{ {q_{n}}^{2}[n]_{q_{n}}} \bigl( 1+{q_{n}}^{2}[1+2\upsilon ]_{q_{n}} \bigr) x \biggr\} \frac{ \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}}{2}. \end{aligned}$$

This completes the proof. □

6 Direct theorem

In 1968, J. Peetre [22] introduced a functional known as Peetre’s K-functional, which is defined by

$$ K_{2}(f;\delta )=\inf \bigl\{ \bigl( \Vert f-\psi \Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}+\delta \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})} \bigr) :\psi \in C_{B}^{2} \bigl( \mathbb{R}^{+} \bigr) \bigr\} . $$

There exits a positive constant \(C>0\) such that \(K_{2}(f,\delta ) \leq C\omega _{2}(f,\delta ^{\frac{1}{2}})\), \(\delta >0\), where the second-order modulus of continuity is given by

$$ \omega _{2}(f;\delta )=\sup_{0< h< \delta }\sup _{x\in \mathbb{R}^{+}} \bigl\vert f(x+2h)-2f(x+h)+f(x) \bigr\vert . $$

Theorem 6.1

For \(f\in C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\), \(x\in {}[ 0,\infty )\) and \(q=q_{n}\) satisfying (3.1), we have

$$\begin{aligned}& \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \\& \quad \leq 2\mathcal{D} \biggl\{ \omega _{2} \biggl( f;\sqrt{ \frac{ \Delta _{n,q_{n}}+\varPhi _{n,q_{n}}(x)}{2}} \biggr) +\min \biggl( 1,\frac{ \Delta _{n,q_{n}}+\varPhi _{n,q_{n}}(x)}{2} \biggr) \Vert f \Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})} \biggr\} , \end{aligned}$$

where \(\mathcal{D}\) is a positive constant.


We prove this by using Theorem 5.2. Let \(\psi \in C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+}) \), then

$$\begin{aligned} \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \leq & \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(f-\psi ;x) \bigr\vert + \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q _{n}}^{\ast }(\psi ;x)-\psi (x) \bigr\vert + \bigl\vert f(x)-\psi (x) \bigr\vert \\ \leq &2 \Vert f-\psi \Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}+ \bigl( \Delta _{n,q_{n}}+ \varPhi _{n,q_{n}}(x) \bigr) \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})} \\ =&2 \biggl( \Vert f-\psi \Vert _{C_{B}(\mathbb{R}^{+})}+\frac{ \Delta _{n,q_{n}}+\varPhi _{n,q_{n}}(x)}{2} \Vert \psi \Vert _{C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})} \biggr) . \end{aligned}$$

By taking the infimum over all \(\psi \in C_{B}^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\) and using (6.1), we get

$$ \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \leq 2K_{2} \biggl( f;\frac{ \Delta _{n,q_{n}}+\varPhi _{n,q_{n}}(x)}{2} \biggr). $$

Now, for an absolute constant \(\mathcal{D}>0\) provided in [7], we use the relation

$$ K_{2}(f;\delta )\leq \mathcal{D} \bigl\{ \omega _{2}(f; \sqrt{\delta })+ \min (1,\delta ) \Vert f \Vert \bigr\} . $$

This completes the proof. □

Atakut and Ispir [5] introduced the weighted modulus of continuity defined as

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

for an arbitrary \(f\in Q_{\sigma }^{k}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\). The two main properties of this modulus of continuity are \(\lim_{\delta \rightarrow 0}\varOmega (f;\delta )=0\) and

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

where \(t,x\in {}[ 0,\infty )\).

Theorem 6.2

Let \(q=q_{n}\) be numbers such that \(q_{n}\in (0,1)\) as \(n\rightarrow \infty \). Then, for every \(f\in Q_{\sigma }^{k}(\mathbb{R}^{+})\),

$$ \sup_{x\in {}[ 0,\chi _{\upsilon ,q_{n}}(n))}\frac{ \vert \mathcal{P} _{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \vert }{1+x^{2}}\leq \mathcal{C} \bigl( 1+\chi _{\upsilon ,q_{n}}(n) \bigr) \varOmega ( f;\sqrt{ \chi _{\upsilon ,q_{n}}} ) , $$

where the positive constant \(\mathcal{C}=1+\mathcal{C}_{1}+4 \mathcal{C}_{2}\) and

$$ \chi _{\upsilon ,q_{n}}(n)=\max \biggl\{ \frac{(1+{q_{n}})}{{q_{n}} ^{3}[n]_{q_{n}}^{2}},\frac{1}{{q_{n}}^{2}[n]_{q_{n}}} \bigl( 1+{q_{n}} ^{2}[1+2\upsilon ]_{q_{n}} \bigr) \biggr\} . $$


We use (6.3)–(6.4) and the Cauchy–Schwarz inequality. Thus we have

$$\begin{aligned} & \bigl\vert \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast }(f;x)-f(x) \bigr\vert \\ & \quad \leq 2 \bigl(1+\delta ^{2} \bigr) \bigl(1+x^{2} \bigr)\varOmega (f;\delta ) \\ &\quad\quad{}\times \biggl(1+ \mathcal{P} _{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \bigl((t-x)^{2};x \bigr)+\mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \biggl( \bigl(1+(t-x)^{2} \bigr) \frac{ \vert t-x \vert }{\delta };x \biggr) \biggr) \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned} & \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \biggl( \bigl(1+(t-x)^{2} \bigr)\frac{ \vert t-x \vert }{\delta };x \biggr) \\ & \quad \leq 2 \bigl(\mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \bigl(1+(t-x)^{4};x \bigr) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{2}} \biggl( \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \biggl(\frac{(t-x)^{2}}{ \delta ^{2}};x \biggr) \biggr)^{\frac{1}{2}}. \end{aligned}$$

From Lemma 2.2, we easily see that

$$\begin{aligned} & \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \bigl((t-x)^{2};x \bigr) \leq \chi _{\upsilon ,q_{n}}(n) (1+x), \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned} \chi _{\upsilon ,q_{n}}(n)=\max \biggl\{ \frac{(1+{q_{n}})}{{q_{n}} ^{3}[n]_{q_{n}}^{2}}, \frac{1}{{q_{n}}^{2}[n]_{q_{n}}} \bigl(1+{q_{n}} ^{2}[1+2\upsilon ]_{q_{n}} \bigr) \biggr\} . \end{aligned}$$

Now there exits a constant \(\mathcal{C}_{1}> 0\) such that

$$\begin{aligned} & \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \bigl((t-x)^{2};x \bigr)\leq \mathcal{C} _{1}(1+x). \end{aligned}$$

We easily conclude that

$$\begin{aligned} \mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \bigl((t-x)^{4};x \bigr) & \leq \frac{24}{q_{n}^{10}[n]_{q _{n}}^{4}} \\ & \quad{} +\frac{1}{q_{n}^{9}[n]_{q_{n}}^{3}} \bigl( 26+35[1+2\upsilon ]_{q_{n}}+10[1+2 \upsilon ]_{q_{n}}^{2}+[1+2\upsilon ]_{q_{n}}^{3} \bigr) x \\ & \quad{} +\frac{1}{q_{n}^{8}[n]_{q_{n}}^{2}} \bigl( 3-14[1+2\upsilon ]_{q_{n}}+3[1+2 \upsilon ]_{q_{n}}^{2} \bigr) x^{2} \\ & \quad{} +\frac{1}{q_{n}^{5}[n]_{q_{n}}} \bigl( -10-6[1+2\upsilon ]_{q_{n}} \bigr) x^{3}+8x^{4} \\ &\leq \xi _{\upsilon ,q_{n}}(n) \bigl(1+x+x^{2}+x^{3}+x^{4} \bigr), \end{aligned}$$


$$\begin{aligned} \xi _{\upsilon ,q_{n}}(n)={}& \max \biggl\{ \frac{24}{q_{n}^{10}[n]_{q _{n}}^{4}}, \frac{1}{q_{n}^{9}[n]_{q_{n}}^{3}} \bigl(26+35[1+2\upsilon ]_{q_{n}}+10[1+2\upsilon ]_{q_{n}}^{2}+[1+2 \upsilon ]_{q_{n}}^{3} \bigr), \\ & \frac{1}{q_{n}^{8}[n]_{q_{n}}^{2}} \bigl(3-14[1+2\upsilon ]_{q_{n}}+3[1+2 \upsilon ]_{q_{n}}^{2} \bigr), \frac{1}{q_{n}^{5}[n]_{q_{n}}} \bigl(-10-6[1+2 \upsilon ]_{q_{n}} \bigr),8 \biggr\} . \end{aligned}$$

Since, \(\lim_{n \to \infty }\frac{1}{[n]_{q_{n}}^{i} }=0\) for all \(i=1,2,3,4\) and \(\lim_{n \to \infty }q_{n} =1\), for a constant \(\mathcal{C}_{1}>0\), we have

$$\begin{aligned} & \bigl(\mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \bigl(1+(t-x)^{4} ;x \bigr) \bigr)^{ \frac{1}{2}} \leq \mathcal{C}_{2} \bigl(2+x+x^{2}+x^{3}+x^{4} \bigr)^{ \frac{1}{2}}. \end{aligned}$$

In the view of (6.7), we easily see that

$$\begin{aligned} & \biggl(\mathcal{P}_{n,q_{n}}^{\ast } \biggl( \frac{(t-x)^{2}}{\delta ^{2}} ;x \biggr) \biggr)^{\frac{1}{2}} \leq \frac{1}{\delta } \bigl( \chi _{\upsilon ,q_{n}}(n) \bigr)^{\frac{1}{2}} (1+x )^{ \frac{1}{2}}. \end{aligned}$$

Finally, in the light of equation (6.5) by combining (6.6)–(6.10), if we choose \(\delta =\sqrt{ \chi _{\upsilon ,q_{n}}(n)}\) and take the supremum over \(x\in {}[ 0,\chi _{\upsilon ,q_{n}}(n))\), we get the desired result. □