- About this Journal ·
- Abstracting and Indexing ·
- Aims and Scope ·
- Annual Issues ·
- Article Processing Charges ·
- Articles in Press ·
- Author Guidelines ·
- Bibliographic Information ·
- Citations to this Journal ·
- Contact Information ·
- Editorial Board ·
- Editorial Workflow ·
- Free eTOC Alerts ·
- Publication Ethics ·
- Reviewers Acknowledgment ·
- Submit a Manuscript ·
- Subscription Information ·
- Table of Contents

Journal of Applied Mathematics

Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 150941, 6 pages

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/150941

## Best Proximity Point for Generalized Proximal Weak Contractions in Complete Metric Space

^{1}Department of Mathematics, Atilim University, Incek, 06836 Ankara, Turkey^{2}Department of Mathematics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620 024, India

Received 19 September 2013; Accepted 29 October 2013; Published 16 January 2014

Academic Editor: Francis T. K. Au

Copyright © 2014 Erdal Karapınar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

#### Abstract

We introduce a new class of nonself-mappings, generalized proximal weak contraction mappings, and prove the existence and uniqueness of best proximity point for such mappings in the context of complete metric spaces. Moreover, we state an algorithm to determine such an optimal approximate solution designed as a best proximity point. We establish also an example to illustrate our main results. Our result provides an extension of the related results in the literature.

#### 1. Introduction and Preliminaries

A self-mapping , defined on a metric space , is said to be a contraction if there exists a constant such that the inequality holds for all . Moreover, a self-mapping is called a contractive mapping if holds for all with .

The celebrated Banach contraction principle says that if is complete, then every contraction has a unique fixed point. In fact, the fixed point of a contraction mapping is obtained as a limit of repeated iteration of the mapping for any (initial) point of . Let be the class of continuous, nondecreasing mapping such that is positive on and . A function is called an altering distance function.

A mapping is called a weak- contraction if there exists a such that for each . The notion of weak- contraction was defined by Alber and Guerre-Delabriere [1] to generalize the well-known Banach contraction principle in the setting of Hilbert spaces. Later, Rhoades [2] noticed that most of the results of Alber and Guerre-Delabriere [1] are valid for any Banach space. Rhoades also proved the following generalization of the Banach contraction principle (see also [3–7]).

Theorem 1. *Let be a nonempty complete metric space and let be a weak- contraction on ; then has a unique fixed point.*

Recently, Dutta and Choudhury [8] proved the following generalization of Theorem 1 by using -weak contraction map.

Theorem 2. *Let be a nonempty complete metric space and let be a self-mapping satisfying the inequality
**
for all , where of all function. Then has a unique fixed point.*

Let be the class of all function; is a lower semicontinuous with if and only if . In [9] Dorić proved the following generalization of Theorem 2 by using generalized -weak contractions which contains the -weak contractions as a subclass.

Theorem 3. *Let be a nonempty complete metric space and let be a generalized -weak contraction map; that is, satisfies the following inequality:
**
where , , and for all . Then has a unique fixed point.*

One of the aims of this paper is to extend Theorem 3 via best proximity point. For this purpose, we recollect the basic definitions and fundamentals results as follows.

##### 1.1. Best Proximity Point Theorems

We first recall the notion of best proximity point for nonself-mappings.

*Definition 4. *Let be a pair of two nonempty subsets of a metric space . An element is said to be a best proximity point of the nonself-mappings if it satisfies the condition that where and are nonempty subsets of a metric space.

Best proximity point theorems have been studied to find necessary condition such that the minimization problem has at least one solution.

Existence and convergence of best proximity point is an interesting topic of optimization theory which recently attracted the attention of many authors [10–15]. A best proximity point theorem for nonself-proximal contractions has been investigated in [16–18].

In this paper, let us consider the mappings , where and are nonempty subsets of a metric space with generalized proximal weak contraction on which ensure the existence of a unique point which satisfies . When the map is considered to be self-map, then our result reduces to Theorem 3.

Given nonempty subsets and of a metric space , the following notions are used subsequently: In [13], the authors discussed sufficient conditions which guarantee the nonemptiness of and . Also, in [14], the authors proved that is contained in the boundary of .

*Definition 5. *The set is said to be approximatively compact with respect to if every sequence in satisfying the condition that for some in has a convergent subsequence.

Note that every set is approximatively compact with respect to itself and that every compact set is approximatively compact. Further, and are nonempty if is compact and is approximatively compact with respect to .

Let us define the notion of generalized proximal weak contraction maps as follows. For this goal, we first introduce the following class of the mapping. Let be the set of all function; is nondecreasing with the following property: if and only if .

*Definition 6. *A mapping is said to be a generalized proximal weak contraction on if there exists functions satisfying the following condition:
where for all in , where and .

*Remark 7. *Definition 6 guarantees that if a mapping has a best proximity point then it should be unique. Indeed, we can prove our claim easily. Let be a best proximity point of . Suppose, on the contrary, that there is another element such that . Since is a generalized proximal weak contraction on , we have
where .

From (5), we obtain , which implies , and by our assumption about , we get , or equivalently, .

*Definition 8. *A mapping is said to be a generalized proximal weak contraction on if there exist functions satisfying the following condition:
where , for all in , where and .

For self-mappings, it is clear that every generalized proximal weak contraction on is a generalized proximal weak contraction on . An operator is said to be a *generalized proximal weak contraction* if it is both generalized proximal weak contraction on and generalized proximal weak contraction on .

#### 2. Main Results

We start this section with our main result.

Theorem 9. *Let be a pair of two nonempty closed subsets of a complete metric space such that is nonempty. Let be a map satisfying the following conditions:*(i)*is a generalized proximal weak contraction,*(ii)*. **Then, there exists a unique such that . Further, for any fixed element , the sequence , defined by , converges to the element .*

*Proof. *We prove the theorem in several steps.*Step **1*. Let . Since , there exists such that . Due to the fact that , there exists such that . Recursively, we find a sequence in such that
If there exists such that , then ; that is, is a best proximity point of . Thus, the proof is finished. Hence, we suppose that for all . Since is a generalized proximal weak contraction on , it follows that
Using the monotone property of the -function, we get .

Now from the triangle inequality for , we have
If , then . From (8), we obtain , which is a contradiction. So, we have
Hence, the sequence is monotone nonincreasing and bounded. Thus, there exists such that
Suppose that . Then the inequality
implies that
But as and is nondecreasing function,
and this gives us which contradicts to (13). Hence,
*Step **2.* We will show that is a Cauchy sequence. Suppose, on the contrary, that is not a Cauchy sequence. Thus, there exists for which we can find subsequences and of such that is the smallest index for which .

This means that
Letting and by using (15), we conclude that
Again,
Therefore,
Letting and by using (17) together with (15), it follows that
Similarly, we derive that
Then, we have
Using the fact that is generalized proximal weak contraction on for and , we obtain
By using (22) and the continuity of in the above inequality, we find that
But from , we can find such that for any
and consequently,
Therefore, and this contradicts to (24). Thus, is a Cauchy sequence in and hence converges to some element in . Analogously, by using the fact that is generalized proximal weak contraction on , we conclude that is a Cauchy sequence in . Hence, converges to some element in .*Step **3.* Let us now prove that is best proximity point for .

Recall that in and in . Therefore, from (7), we get and hence is a member of . Since , we get ; hence there exists such that
Since is a generalized proximal weak contraction on , we obtain
where .

By using the fact that , we get
Regarding (29) and continuity of in (28), we can obtain
But from we find such that for any
and consequently, since is nondecreasing, we get
By using (30) in the inequality above, we get and from the property of , we obtain or equivalently, . Hence, from (27), we have .

*Example 10. *Consider the complete space with usual metric.

Suppose that and . Then and are nonempty closed subsets of and and . Note that . Let be defined as Suppose that , , , are elements in such that Then, and become the members of . Consequently, we have By assuming that , such that and , we get

Therefore, is both generalized proximal weak contraction on and generalized proximal weak contraction on . Hence is generalized proximal weak contraction such that . So, all the hypotheses of Theorem 9 are satisfied. Further, it is easy to see that is the unique element satisfying the conclusion of Theorem 9.

It is easy to see that a self-mapping that is a generalized proximal weak contraction reduces to a generalized -weak contraction. Hence the above Theorem 9 gives rise to the following fixed point theorem, due to Dorić [9], which in turn extends the famous contraction principle.

Corollary 11. *Let be a nonempty complete metric space and let be a generalized proximal weak contraction map. Then has a unique fixed point.*

Theorem 12. *Let be a pair of two nonempty closed subsets of a complete metric space such that is approximatively compact with respect to and is nonempty. Let be a map satisfying the following conditions:*(i)* is a generalized proximal weak contraction on ,*(ii)*. **Then, there exists a unique such that . Further, for any fixed element , the sequence , defined by , converges to the element .*

*Proof. *Following the proof of Theorem 9, there exists a sequence in satisfying the following conditions:
and converges to in . Let us now prove that is best proximity point for .

Note that from (37), we have
Since , we get . Since is approximatively compact with respect to the set , it follows that the sequence has a subsequence converging to some in . Now arguing like Step 3 and Step 4 of Theorem 9, we get the required result.

In what follows we prove that Theorem 12 is still valid for not necessarily approximatively compact with respect to , assuming that is closed.

Theorem 13. *Assume that “ is closed” instead of “the statement is approximatively compact with respect to A” in Theorem 12.*

*Proof. *Following the proof of Theorem 9, there exists a sequence in satisfying the following condition:
and converges to in . Note that the sequence in and is closed. Therefore, . Since , we get . Since , there exists such that . Since is a generalized proximal weak contraction on , we have
where .

Now arguing like Step 3 and Step 4 of Theorem 9, we get the required result.

Theorem 14. *Assume that “ is continuous” instead of the statement “ is approximatively compact with respect to ” in the Theorem 12.*

*Proof. *Following the proof of Theorem 9, there exists a sequence in satisfying the following condition:
and converges to in . Since are continuous, we have
Uniqueness follows the same as in Theorem 9.

#### Conflict of Interests

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.

#### Authors’ Contribution

All authors contributed equally and significantly in writing this paper. All authors read and approved the final paper.

#### References

- Ya. I. Alber and S. Guerre-Delabriere, “Principle of weakly contractive maps in Hilbert spaces,” in
*New Results in Operator Theory and Its Applications*, vol. 98, pp. 7–22, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Zentralblatt MATH · View at MathSciNet - B. E. Rhoades, “Some theorems on weakly contractive maps,”
*Nonlinear Analysis, Theory, Methods and Applications*, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 2683–2693, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus - H. Aydi, M.-F. Bota, E. Karapınar, and S. Moradi, “A common fixed point for weak
*ϕ*-contractions on b-metric spaces,”*Fixed Point Theory*, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 337–346, 2012. View at Google Scholar · View at MathSciNet - M. Jleli, E. Karapınar, and B. Samet, “Fixed point results for almost generalized cyclic (
*ψ*,*ϕ*)-weak contractive type mappings with applications,”*Abstract and Applied Analysis*, vol. 2012, Article ID 917831, 17 pages, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at MathSciNet - E. Karapınar and I. S. Yuce, “Fixed point theory for cyclic generalized weak
*φ*-contraction on partial metric spaces,”*Abstract and Applied Analysis*, vol. 2012, Article ID 491542, 12 pages, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at MathSciNet - E. Karapınar, “Best proximity points of Kannan type cyclic weak $\phi $-contractions in ordered metric spaces,”
*Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii Ovidius Constanta*, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 51–64, 2012. View at Google Scholar · View at MathSciNet - E. Karapınar, “Fixed point theory for cyclic weak
*ϕ*-contraction,”*Applied Mathematics Letters*, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 822–825, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at MathSciNet - P. N. Dutta and B. S. Choudhury, “A generalisation of contraction principle in metric spaces,”
*Fixed Point Theory and Applications*, vol. 2008, Article ID 406368, 8 pages, 2008. View at Google Scholar · View at Zentralblatt MATH · View at MathSciNet - D. Dorić, “Common fixed point for generalized (
*ψ*,*φ*)-weak contractions,”*Applied Mathematics Letters*, vol. 22, no. 12, pp. 1896–1900, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at MathSciNet - A. A. Eldred and P. Veeramani, “Existence and convergence of best proximity points,”
*Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications*, vol. 323, no. 2, pp. 1001–1006, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Zentralblatt MATH · View at MathSciNet - M. A. Al-Thagafi and N. Shahzad, “Convergence and existence results for best proximity points,”
*Nonlinear Analysis. Theory, Methods & Applications*, vol. 70, no. 10, pp. 3665–3671, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Zentralblatt MATH · View at MathSciNet - S. Sadiq Basha and P. Veeramani, “Best proximity pairs and best approximations,”
*Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum*, vol. 63, no. 1-2, pp. 289–300, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at MathSciNet - W. A. Kirk, S. Reich, and P. Veeramani, “Proximinal retracts and best proximity pair theorems,”
*Numerical Functional Analysis and Optimization*, vol. 24, no. 7-8, pp. 851–862, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Zentralblatt MATH · View at MathSciNet - S. Sadiq Basha and P. Veeramani, “Best proximity pair theorems for multifunctions with open fibres,”
*Journal of Approximation Theory*, vol. 103, no. 1, pp. 119–129, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Zentralblatt MATH · View at MathSciNet - V. Sankar Raj and P. Veeramani, “Best proximity pair theorems for relatively nonexpansive mappings,”
*Applied General Topology*, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 21–28, 2009. View at Google Scholar · View at Zentralblatt MATH · View at MathSciNet - S. Sadiq Basha, “Best proximity points: optimal solutions,”
*Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications*, vol. 151, no. 1, pp. 210–216, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Zentralblatt MATH · View at MathSciNet - S. Sadiq Basha, “Best proximity point theorems: an exploration of a common solution to approximation and optimization problems,”
*Applied Mathematics and Computation*, vol. 218, no. 19, pp. 9773–9780, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Zentralblatt MATH · View at MathSciNet - V. Pragadeeswarar and M. Marudai, “Best proximity points: approximation and optimization in partially ordered metric spaces,”
*Optimization Letters*, vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 1883–1892, 2013. View at Google Scholar