Abstract and Applied Analysis

Abstract and Applied Analysis / 2003 / Article

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Volume 2003 |Article ID 546707 | https://doi.org/10.1155/S1085337503209064

P. S. Srinivasan, P. Veeramani, "On best proximity pair theorems and fixed-point theorems", Abstract and Applied Analysis, vol. 2003, Article ID 546707, 15 pages, 2003. https://doi.org/10.1155/S1085337503209064

On best proximity pair theorems and fixed-point theorems

Received27 Nov 2001


The significance of fixed-point theory stems from the fact that it furnishes a unified approach and constitutes an important tool in solving equations which are not necessarily linear. On the other hand, if the fixed-point equation Tx=x does not possess a solution, it is contemplated to resolve a problem of finding an element x such that x is in proximity to Tx in some sense. Best proximity pair theorems analyze the conditions under which the optimization problem, namely minxAd(x,Tx) has a solution. In this paper, we discuss the difference between best approximation theorems and best proximity pair theorems. We also discuss an application of a best proximity pair theorem to the theory of games.

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