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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 28 (2001), Issue 11, Pages 625-636

Some fixed point theorems in metric and 2-metric spaces

Department of Applied Mathematics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530003, India

Received 31 July 2000

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We introduce the notion of compatibility for a pair of self-maps on a 2-metric space and we have fixed point theorems for pairs as well as quadruples of self-maps on a 2-metric space satisfying certain generalised contraction conditions. Further metric space versions of the same have also been obtained.