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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 21 (1998), Issue 2, Pages 277-288

Fixed points for non-surjective expansion mappings

1School of Studies in Mathematics, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur 492 010, India
2University of Avignon and INRA, Biomathematics Unit, Faculty of Sciences, Avignon F- 84 000, France
3The Alexandria Institute, 615 Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson 1070, New York, USA
4Mathematics, University of Paris X, France

Received 5 June 1996; Revised 27 January 1997

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The contractive conditions of Popa (Demonstr. Math. 1990, 23, 213-218) were further improved for four non-surjective expansion mappings, and some common fixed point theorems under semi-compatible pairs of mappings are proved. Our main findings bring improvements to a number of results in the non-metric setting. Some implications for mathematical physics are raised with respect to physical invariants