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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 28, Issue 7, Pages 395-402

Liminf and limsup contractions

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Received 15 March 2001

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We give some theorems related to the contraction mapping principle of Banach-Caccioppoli and Edelstein. The contractive conditions we consider involve the quantities lim infξd(ξ,fξ) and lim supξd(ξ,fξ) instead of d(,f). Some examples are provided to show the difference between our results and the classical ones.