- Sh Rezapour
^{1}, - M Derafshpour
^{1}and - N Shahzad
^{2}Email author

**2010**:946178

**DOI: **10.1155/2010/946178

© The Author(s). 2010

**Received: **8 July 2009

**Accepted: **12 January 2010

**Published: **20 January 2010

## Abstract

## 1. Introduction

As a generalization of Banach contraction principle, Kirk et al. proved, in 2003, the following fixed point result; see [1].

Theorem 1.1.

Let and be nonempty closed subsets of a complete metric space . Suppose that is a map satisfying , and there exists such that for all and . Then, has a unique fixed point in .

Let and be nonempty closed subsets of a metric space and a strictly increasing map. We say that is a cyclic -contraction map [2] whenever , and

for all and , where . Also, is called a best proximity point if . As a special case, when , in which is a constant, is called cyclic contraction.

In 2005, Petru el proved some periodic point results for cyclic contraction maps [3]. Then, Eldered and Veeramani proved some results on best proximity points of cyclic contraction maps in 2006 [4]. They raised a question about the existence of a best proximity point for a cyclic contraction map in a reflexive Banach space. In 2009, Al-Thagafi and Shahzad gave a positive answer to the question [2]. More precisely, they proved some results on the existence and convergence of best proximity points of cyclic contraction maps defined on reflexive (and strictly convex) Banach spaces [2, Theorems 9, 10, 11, and 12]. They also introduced cyclic -contraction maps and raised the following question in [2].

Question 1.

It is interesting to ask whether Theorems 9 and 10 (resp., Theorems 11 and 12) hold for cyclic -contraction maps where the space is only reflexive (resp., reflexive and strictly convex) Banach space.

In this paper, we provide a positive answer to the above question. For obtaining the answer, we use some results of [2].

## 2. Main Results

First, we give the following extension of [4, Proposition 3.3] for cyclic -contraction maps, where is unbounded.

Theorem 2.1.

Let be a strictly increasing unbounded map. Also, let and be nonempty subsets of a metric space , a cyclic -contraction map, and for all . Then, the sequences and are bounded.

Proof.

. Hence, . This contradiction completes the proof.

Since the proof of last result was classic, we presented it separately. Here, we provide our key result via a special proof which is a general case of Theorem 2.1.

Theorem 2.2.

Let be a strictly increasing map. Also, let and be nonempty subsets of a metric space , a cyclic -contraction map, , and for all . Then, the sequences and are bounded.

Proof.

is a constant. But, for all . This contradiction completes the proof.

Now by using this key result, we provide our main results which give positive answer to the question. Their proofs are basically due to Al-Thagafi and Shahzad [2]. However, the crucial role is played by our key result. Weak convergence of to is denoted by .

Theorem 2.3.

Proof.

Definition 2.4.

Theorem 2.5.

Let be a strictly increasing map. Also, let and be nonempty subsets of a reflexive Banach space such that is weakly closed and a cyclic -contraction map. Then, there exists such that provided that one of the following conditions is satisfied

(b) satisfies the proximal property.

Proof.

If , the result follows from [2, Theorem 1]. So, we assume that . For , define for all . By Theorem 2.2, the sequence is bounded. Since is reflexive and is weakly closed, the sequence has a subsequence such that as .

(a)Since is weakly continuous on and , we have as . So as . The rest of the proof is similar to that of Theorem 2.3.

(b)By [2, Theorem 3], we have

as . Since satisfies the proximal property, we have .

Theorem 2.6.

Let be a strictly increasing map. Also, let and be nonempty closed and convex subsets of a reflexive and strictly convex Banach space and a cyclic -contraction map. If , then there exists a unique such that and .

Proof.

which is a contradiction. Since , we obtain, from the uniqueness of , that . Hence , and .

Theorem 2.7.

Let be a strictly increasing map. Also, let and be nonempty subsets of a reflexive and strictly convex Banach space such that is closed and convex and a cyclic -contraction map. Then, there exists a unique such that and provided that one of the following conditions is satisfied

(b) satisfies the proximal property.

Proof.

which is a contradiction. The uniqueness of follows as in the proof of [2, Theorem 8].

## Declarations

### Acknowledgment

The authors express their gratitude to the referees for their helpful suggestions concerning the final version of this paper.

## Authors’ Affiliations

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