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Fixed Points of Weakly Contractive Maps and Boundedness of Orbits

Fixed Point Theory and Applications20072007:020962

DOI: 10.1155/2007/20962

Received: 10 October 2006

Accepted: 31 January 2007

Published: 20 May 2007


We discuss weakly contractive maps on complete metric spaces. Following three methods of generalizing the Banach contraction principle, we obtain some fixed point theorems under some relatively weaker and more general contractive conditions.


Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Mathematics, Shantou University
Institute of Mathematics, Guangxi University


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© J.-H. Mai and X.-H. Liu. 2007

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