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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 31, Issue 7, Pages 443-447

A minimization theorem in quasi-metric spaces and its applications

Department of Applied Mathematics, Changwon National University, Changwon 641-773, Korea

Received 25 October 2001

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We prove a new minimization theorem in quasi-metric spaces, which improves the results of Takahashi (1993). Further, this theorem is used to generalize Caristi's fixed point theorem and Ekeland's ϵ-variational principle.