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# Discussion of several contractions by Jachymski’s approach

Fixed Point Theory and Applications20162016:91

DOI: 10.1186/s13663-016-0581-9

Received: 22 April 2016

Accepted: 8 September 2016

Published: 20 September 2016

## Abstract

We discuss several contractions of integral type by using Jachymski’s approach. We give alternative proofs of recent generalizations of the Banach contraction principle due to Ri (Indag. Math. 27:85-93, 2016) and Wardowski (Fixed Point Theory Appl. 2012:94, 2012).

### Keywords

the Banach contraction principle Boyd-Wong contraction Meir-Keeler contraction Matkowski contraction contraction of integral type fixed point

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## 1 Introduction

The Banach contraction principle [3, 4] is an elegant, forceful tool in nonlinear analysis and has many generalizations. See, e.g., [510]. For example, Boyd and Wong in [11] proved the following.

### Theorem 1

(Boyd and Wong [11])

Let $$(X,d)$$ be a complete metric space and let T be a mapping on X. Assume that T is a Boyd-Wong contraction, that is, there exists a function φ from $$[0, \infty)$$ into itself satisfying the following:
1. (i)

φ is upper semicontinuous from the right.

2. (ii)

$$\varphi(t) < t$$ holds for any $$t \in(0, \infty)$$.

3. (iii)

$$d(Tx,Ty) \leq\varphi\circ d(x,y)$$ for any $$x,y \in X$$.

Then T has a unique fixed point.
Branciari in [12] introduced contractions of integral type as follows: A mapping T on a metric space $$(X,d)$$ is a Branciari contraction if there exist $$r \in[0, 1)$$ and a locally integrable function f from $$[0, \infty)$$ into itself such that
$$\int_{ 0}^{ s} f(t)\,dt > 0 \quad\mbox{and}\quad \int_{ 0}^{ d(Tx, Ty)} f(t)\,dt \leq r \int_{ 0}^{ d(x,y)} f(t)\,dt$$
for all $$s >0$$ and $$x, y \in X$$. We have studied contractions of integral type in [1315].

In this paper, we discuss several contractions of integral type by using Jachymski’s approach. As applications, we give alternative proofs of recent generalizations of the Banach contraction principle due to Ri [1] and Wardowski [2].

## 2 Preliminaries

Throughout this paper we denote by $$\mathbb {N}$$ the set of all positive integers and by $$\mathbb {R}$$ the set of all real numbers.

Let f be a function from a subset Q of $$\mathbb {R}$$ into $$\mathbb {R}$$. Then f is said to satisfy (UR) f if the following holds:
(UR) f

For any $$t \in Q$$, there exist $$\delta> 0$$ and $$\varepsilon> 0$$ such that $$f(s) \leq t - \varepsilon$$ holds for any $$s \in[t,t+\delta) \cap Q$$.

We give some lemmas concerning (UR).

### Lemma 2

Let f be a function from a subset Q of $$\mathbb {R}$$ into $$\mathbb {R}$$. Then the following are equivalent:
1. (i)

f satisfies (UR) f .

2. (ii)

$$\limsup[ f(u) : u \to t, u \in Q, t \leq u ] < t$$ holds for any $$t \in Q$$.

3. (iii)

$$\limsup[ f(u) : u \to t, u \in Q, t < u ] < t$$ and $$f(t) < t$$ hold for any $$t \in Q$$.

Obvious. □

### Lemma 3

Let f be a function from a subset Q of $$\mathbb {R}$$ into $$\mathbb {R}$$ such that $$f(t) < t$$ for any $$t \in Q$$. Assume that f is upper semicontinuous from the right. Then f satisfies (UR) f .

Obvious. □

### Lemma 4

Let f be a function from a subset Q of $$\mathbb {R}$$ into $$\mathbb {R}$$ satisfying (UR) f . Define a function g from Q into $$\mathbb {R}$$ by
$$g(t) = \limsup\bigl[ f(u) : u \to t, u \in Q, t \leq u \bigr]$$
for $$t \in Q$$. Define a mapping L from Q into the power set of $$\mathbb {R}$$, a function from Q into $$[-\infty,\infty)$$ and a function h from Q into $$\mathbb {R}$$ by
\begin{aligned} & L(t) = \bigl\{ s \in Q : s \leq t , \limsup\bigl[ g(u) : u \to s, u \in Q, u \leq s \bigr] = s \bigr\} , \\ & \ell(t) = \textstyle\begin{cases} \sup L(t) & \textit{if }L(t) \neq\varnothing, \\ - \infty& \textit{if }L(t) = \varnothing, \end{cases}\displaystyle \quad\textit{and} \\ & h(t) = \sup\bigl\{ g(s) : s \in Q, \ell(t) \leq s \leq t \bigr\} \end{aligned}
for $$t \in Q$$. Define a function φ from Q into $$\mathbb {R}$$ by
$$\varphi(t) = \frac{h(t)+t}{2}$$
for $$t \in Q$$. Then the following hold:
1. (i)

g is upper semicontinuous from the right.

2. (ii)

h and φ are right continuous.

3. (iii)

$$f(t) \leq g(t) \leq h(t) < \varphi(t) < t$$ holds for any $$t \in Q$$.

### Proof

Since f satisfies (UR) f , we have $$f(t) \leq g(t) < t$$ for any $$t \in Q$$. In order to show (i), we fix $$t \in Q$$ and let $$\{ t_{n} \}$$ be a strictly decreasing sequence in Q converging to t. Fix $$\varepsilon> 0$$. Then for every $$n \in \mathbb {N}$$, there exists $$s_{n} \in Q$$ satisfying $$t_{n} \leq s_{n} \leq t_{n} + 1/n$$ and $$g(t_{n}) \leq f(s_{n}) + \varepsilon$$. Since $$\{ s_{n} \}$$ converges to t, we have
$$\limsup_{n \to\infty} g(t_{n}) \leq\limsup _{n \to\infty} f(s_{n}) + \varepsilon \leq g(t) + \varepsilon.$$
Since $$\varepsilon> 0$$ is arbitrary, we obtain $$\limsup_{n} g(t_{n}) \leq g(t)$$. Therefore we have shown (i). We shall show $$h(t) < t$$ for any $$t \in Q$$. Arguing by contradiction, we assume $$h(t) \geq t$$ for some $$t \in Q$$. Then since $$g(t) < t$$, there exists a strictly increasing sequence $$\{ s_{n} \}$$ such that $$\lim_{n} s_{n} = t$$ and $$\lim_{n} g(s_{n}) = h(t)$$. Since $$g(s_{n}) < s_{n}$$ for $$n \in \mathbb {N}$$, we have $$h(t) = t$$. Therefore $$t \in L(t)$$, which implies $$h(t) = g(t) < t$$. This is a contradiction. So $$h(t) < t$$ holds. It is obvious that $$h(t) < \varphi(t) < t$$ for any $$t \in Q$$. Therefore we have shown (iii). In order to show (ii), we fix $$t \in Q$$ and $$\varepsilon> 0$$ with $$h(t) + \varepsilon< t$$. From (i), there exists $$\delta> 0$$ such that
$$g(s) \leq g(t) + \varepsilon \leq h(t) + \varepsilon< t$$
for $$s \in(t,t+\delta) \cap Q$$. Let $$\{ t_{n} \}$$ be a strictly decreasing sequence $$\{ t_{n} \}$$ in Q such that $$t_{1} < t + \delta$$ and $$\{ t_{n} \}$$ converges to t. Then we note $$\ell(t) = \ell(t_{n})$$ for $$n \in \mathbb {N}$$. So we have
\begin{aligned} h(t) &\leq h(t_{n}) \\ &= \max \bigl\{ h(t), \sup\bigl\{ g(s) : s \in Q, t < s \leq t_{n} \bigr\} \bigr\} \\ &\leq\max\bigl\{ h(t), g(t) + \varepsilon\bigr\} \\ &\leq h(t) + \varepsilon \end{aligned}
for $$n \in \mathbb {N}$$. Hence
$$h(t) \leq\liminf_{n \to\infty} h(t_{n}) \leq\limsup _{n \to\infty} h(t_{n}) \leq h(t) + \varepsilon.$$
Since $$\varepsilon> 0$$ is arbitrary, we obtain $$\lim_{n} h(t_{n}) = h(t)$$. Thus, h is right continuous. It is obvious that φ is also right continuous. We have shown (ii). □

### Remark

See Theorem 2 in [7]. Note that the domain of h is Q. We cannot extend the domain of h to $$\bigcup [ [t,\infty) : t \in Q ]$$, considering the function f from $$(-\infty,0) \cup(0,\infty)$$ into $$\mathbb {R}$$ defined by
$$f(t) = \textstyle\begin{cases} - 2 t & \mbox{if } t < 0, \\ t/2 & \mbox{if } t > 0 . \end{cases}$$

## 3 Definitions

We list the following notation in order to simplify the statement of the results of this paper:
1. (A1)

Let D be a subset of $$(0,\infty)^{2}$$.

2. (A2)
Let θ be a function from $$(0,\infty)$$ into $$\mathbb {R}$$. Put $$\Theta= \theta ( (0,\infty) )$$ and
$$\Theta_{\leq}= \bigcup \bigl[ [t,\infty) : t \in\Theta \bigr] .$$

Jachymski in [8] discussed several contractions by using subsets of $$[0,\infty)^{2}$$. Since this approach seems to be very reasonable for considering future studies, we use an approach similar to Jachymski’s.

### Definition 5

Assume (A1).
1. (1)

D is said to be contractive (Cont for short) [3, 4] if there exists $$r \in(0,1)$$ such that $$u \leq r t$$ holds for any $$(t,u) \in D$$.

2. (2)
D is said to be a Browder (Bro, for short) [16] if there exists a function φ from $$(0, \infty)$$ into itself satisfying the following:
1. (2-i)

φ is nondecreasing and right continuous.

2. (2-ii)

$$\varphi(t) < t$$ holds for any $$t \in(0, \infty)$$.

3. (2-iii)

$$u \leq\varphi(t)$$ holds for any $$(t,u) \in D$$.

3. (3)
D is said to be Boyd-Wong (BW for short) [11] if there exists a function φ from $$(0, \infty)$$ into itself satisfying the following:
1. (3-i)

φ is upper semicontinuous from the right.

2. (3-ii)

$$\varphi(t) < t$$ holds for any $$t \in(0, \infty)$$.

3. (3-iii)

$$u \leq\varphi(t)$$ holds for any $$(t,u) \in D$$.

4. (4)

D is said to be Meir-Keeler (MK for short) [17] if for any $$\varepsilon> 0$$, there exists $$\delta> 0$$ such that $$u < \varepsilon$$ holds for any $$(t,u) \in D$$ with $$t < \varepsilon+ \delta$$; see also [1820].

5. (5)
D is said to be Matkowski (Mat for short) [21] if there exists a function φ from $$(0, \infty)$$ into itself satisfying the following:
1. (5-i)

φ is nondecreasing.

2. (5-ii)

$$\lim_{n} \varphi^{n}(t) = 0$$ for every $$t \in(0, \infty)$$.

3. (5-iii)

$$u \leq\varphi(t)$$ holds for any $$(t,u) \in D$$.

6. (6)
D is said to be CJM [6, 2224] if the following hold:
1. (6-i)

For any $$\varepsilon> 0$$, there exists $$\delta> 0$$ satisfying $$u \leq\varepsilon$$ holds for any $$(t,u) \in D$$ with $$t < \varepsilon+ \delta$$.

2. (6-ii)

$$u < t$$ holds for any $$(t,u) \in D$$.

### Remark

We know the following implications; see, e.g., [5, 7, 10].
• Cont Bro BW MK CJM;

• Cont Bro Mat CJM.

We give one proposition on the concept of Boyd-Wong. Note that we can easily obtain similar results on the other concepts.

### Proposition 6

Let T be a mapping on a metric space $$(X,d)$$ and define a subset D of $$(0,\infty)^{2}$$ by
$$D = \bigl\{ \bigl( d(x,y), d(Tx,Ty) \bigr) : x, y \in X \bigr\} \cap(0,\infty)^{2}.$$
(1)
Then T is a Boyd-Wong contraction iff D is Boyd-Wong.

### Proof

We first note
\begin{aligned} D &= \bigl\{ \bigl( d(x,y), d(Tx,Ty) \bigr) : x, y \in X, x \neq y, Tx \neq Ty \bigr\} \\ &= \bigl\{ \bigl( d(x,y), d(Tx,Ty) \bigr) : x, y \in X, Tx \neq Ty \bigr\} \end{aligned}
because $$Tx \neq Ty$$ implies $$x \neq y$$. We assume that D is Boyd-Wong. Then there exists φ satisfying (3-i)-(3-iii) in Definition 5. Define a function η from $$[0,\infty)$$ into itself by $$\eta(0) = 0$$ and $$\eta(t) = \varphi(t)$$ for $$t \in(0,\infty)$$. Then we have $$(\mathrm{i})_{\eta}$$ and $$(\mathrm{ii})_{\eta}$$ in Theorem 1. If either $$x=y$$ or $$Tx=Ty$$ holds, then $$d(Tx,Ty) \leq\eta\circ d(x,y)$$ obviously holds. Considering this fact, we have $$(\mathrm{iii})_{\eta}$$ in Theorem 1. Therefore T is a Boyd-Wong contraction. Conversely, we next assume that T is a Boyd-Wong contraction. Then there exists η satisfying $$(\mathrm{i})_{\eta}$$-$$(\mathrm{iii})_{\eta}$$ in Theorem 1. Define a function φ from $$(0,\infty)$$ into itself by
$$\varphi(t) = \max\bigl\{ \eta(t), t/2 \bigr\}$$
for any $$t \in(0,\infty)$$. Then φ satisfies (3-i) and (3-ii) in Definition 5. We also have
$$d(Tx,Ty) \leq\eta\circ d(x,y) \leq\varphi\circ d(x,y)$$
for any $$x,y \in X$$ with $$Tx \neq Ty$$. So (3-iii) holds. Therefore D is Boyd-Wong. □

The following are variants of Corollaries 9 and 14 in [14].

### Proposition 7

([14])

Assume (A1), (A2) and the following:
1. (i)

θ is nondecreasing and continuous.

2. (ii)

There exists an upper semicontinuous function ψ from Θ into $$\mathbb {R}$$ satisfying $$\psi(\tau) < \tau$$ for any $$\tau\in\Theta$$ and $$\theta(u) \leq\psi\circ\theta(t)$$ for any $$(t,u) \in D$$.

Then D is Browder.

### Proposition 8

([14])

Assume (A1), (A2), and the following:
1. (i)

θ is nondecreasing.

2. (ii)

There exists an upper semicontinuous function ψ from $$\Theta_{\leq}$$ into $$\mathbb {R}$$ satisfying $$\psi(\tau) < \tau$$ for any $$\tau\in\Theta_{\leq}$$ and $$\theta(u) \leq\psi\circ\theta(t)$$ for any $$(t,u) \in D$$.

Then D is CJM.

### Remark

From the proof in [14], we can weaken (ii) of Proposition 8 to the following:
(ii)′:

There exists a function ψ from $$\Theta_{\leq}$$ into $$\mathbb {R}$$ such that ψ is upper semicontinuous from the right, $$\psi(\tau) < \tau$$ for any $$\tau\in\Theta_{\leq}$$ and $$\theta(u) \leq\psi\circ\theta(t)$$ for any $$(t,u) \in D$$.

## 4 Main results

In this section, we prove our main results. We begin with Boyd-Wong.

### Proposition 9

Assume (A1), (A2), and the following:
1. (i)

θ is nondecreasing and continuous.

2. (ii)

There exists a function ψ from Θ into $$\mathbb {R}$$ satisfying $$(\mathrm{UR})_{\psi}$$ and $$\theta(u) \leq\psi\circ\theta(t)$$ for any $$(t,u) \in D$$.

Then D is Boyd-Wong.

### Proof

Define a function $$\theta_{+}^{-1}$$ from $$\mathbb {R}$$ into $$[0, \infty]$$ by
$$\theta_{+}^{-1}(\tau) = \textstyle\begin{cases} \sup\{ s \in(0,\infty) : \theta(s) \leq\tau\} & \mbox{if } \{ s \in(0,\infty) : \theta(s) \leq\tau\} \neq\varnothing, \\ 0 & \mbox{otherwise}. \end{cases}$$
We also define a function η from $$(0,\infty)$$ into $$[0,\infty)$$ by $$\eta= \theta_{+}^{-1} \circ\psi\circ\theta$$. We note
$$\eta(t) = \sup\bigl\{ s \in(0,\infty) : \theta(s) \leq\psi\circ\theta(t) \bigr\} \quad\mbox{provided } \eta(t) > 0 .$$
Since $$\psi(\tau) < \tau$$ for any $$\tau\in\Theta$$, we have $$\psi\circ\theta(t) < \theta(t) \leq\theta(s)$$ for any $$t, s \in(0,\infty)$$ with $$t \leq s$$. Hence $$\eta(t) \leq t$$ holds for any $$t \in(0,\infty)$$. Arguing by contradiction, we assume that $$(\mathrm{UR})_{\eta}$$ does not hold. Then there exist $$t \in(0,\infty)$$ and a sequence $$\{ t_{n} \}$$ in $$[t,\infty)$$ such that $$\{ t_{n} \}$$ converges to t and
$$\eta(t_{n}) > (1 - 1/n) t$$
holds for $$n \in \mathbb {N}$$. Since $$\eta(t_{n}) > 0$$,
$$\sup\bigl\{ s \in(0,\infty) : \theta(s) \leq\psi\circ\theta(t_{n}) \bigr\} = \eta(t_{n}) > (1-1/n) t$$
holds. Hence there exists a sequence $$\{ u_{n} \}$$ in $$(0,\infty)$$ satisfying
$$\theta(u_{n}) \leq\psi\circ\theta(t_{n}) < \theta(t_{n}) \quad\mbox{and}\quad u_{n} > (1-2/n) t$$
for $$n \in \mathbb {N}$$. Since θ is nondecreasing, $$u_{n} < t_{n}$$ holds for any $$n \in \mathbb {N}$$. Thus $$\{ u_{n} \}$$ also converges to t. Hence by the continuity of θ,
$$\theta(t) \leq\limsup_{n \to\infty} \psi\circ\theta(t_{n}) \leq\limsup\bigl[ \psi(\tau) : \tau\to\theta(t), \tau\geq\theta(t), \tau\in\Theta \bigr] .$$
This contradicts $$(\mathrm{UR})_{\psi}$$. Therefore $$(\mathrm{UR})_{\eta}$$ holds. For any $$(t,u) \in D$$, since $$\theta(u) \leq\psi\circ\theta(t)$$, we have
$$u \leq\theta_{+}^{-1} \circ\theta(u) \leq\theta_{+}^{-1} \circ\psi \circ\theta(t) = \eta(t) .$$
By Lemma 4, there exists a right continuous function φ from $$(0,\infty)$$ into itself satisfying $$\eta(t) < \varphi(t) < t$$. It is obvious that $$u \leq\eta(t) < \varphi(t)$$ for any $$(t,u) \in D$$. Therefore D is Boyd-Wong. □

### Remark

There appears $$\theta_{+}^{-1}$$ in Proposition 2.1 in [15].

We next discuss Meir-Keeler.

### Proposition 10

Assume (A1), (A2), and the following:
1. (i)

θ is nondecreasing and right continuous.

2. (ii)

For any $$\varepsilon\in\Theta$$, there exists $$\delta> 0$$ such that $$\theta(t) < \varepsilon+ \delta$$ implies $$\theta(u) < \varepsilon$$ for any $$(t,u) \in D$$.

Then D is Meir-Keeler.

### Proof

Fix $$\varepsilon> 0$$. Then from (ii), there exists $$\alpha> 0$$ such that
$$\theta(t) < \theta(\varepsilon) + \alpha \quad\mbox{implies}\quad \theta(u) < \theta(\varepsilon)$$
for any $$(t,u) \in D$$. From the right continuity of θ, there exists $$\delta> 0$$ such that $$\theta(\varepsilon+ \delta) < \theta(\varepsilon) + \alpha$$. Fix $$(t,u) \in D$$ with $$t < \varepsilon+ \delta$$. Then we have
$$\theta(t) \leq\theta( \varepsilon+ \delta) < \theta(\varepsilon) + \alpha$$
and hence $$\theta(u) < \theta(\varepsilon)$$. Therefore $$u < \varepsilon$$ holds. So D is Meir-Keeler. □

We obtain the following, which is a generalization of Corollary 17 in [14].

### Corollary 11

Assume (A1), (A2), (i) of Proposition  10, and (ii) of Proposition  9. Then D is Meir-Keeler.

Let us discuss Matkowski.

### Proposition 12

Assume (A1), (A2), and the following:
1. (i)

θ is nondecreasing and left continuous.

2. (ii)

minΘ does not exist.

3. (iii)
There exist a subset Q of $$\mathbb {R}$$ and a nondecreasing function ψ from Q into Q satisfying $$\Theta\subset Q \subset\Theta_{\leq}$$,
$$\lim_{n \to\infty} \psi^{n} (\tau) = \inf\Theta$$
for any $$\tau\in Q$$ and $$\theta(u) \leq\psi\circ\theta(t)$$ for any $$(t,u) \in D$$.

Then D is Matkowski.

### Proof

We first note that $$\inf\Theta= \inf Q = \inf\Theta_{\leq}$$ holds and neither minΘ, minQ nor $$\min\Theta_{\leq}$$ does exist. So, from (ii) and (iii), $$\psi(\tau) < \tau$$ holds for any $$\tau\in Q$$. Define a function $$\theta_{+}^{-1}$$ from Q into $$(0,\infty]$$ by
$$\theta_{+}^{-1}(\tau) = \sup\bigl\{ s \in(0,\infty) : \theta(s) \leq\tau \bigr\} .$$
Since θ is left continuous, we have $$\tau< \theta(t)$$ implies $$\theta_{+}^{-1}(\tau) < t$$. We also have
$$\theta_{+}^{-1}(\tau) = \max\bigl\{ s \in(0,\infty) : \theta(s) \leq\tau \bigr\}$$
provided $$\tau< \sup\Theta$$. Hence $$\theta\circ\theta_{+}^{-1}(\tau) \leq\tau$$ provided $$\tau< \sup\Theta$$. It is obvious that $$\theta_{+}^{-1}$$ is nondecreasing. Define a function φ from $$(0,\infty)$$ into itself by $$\varphi= \theta_{+}^{-1} \circ\psi\circ\theta$$. Then for any $$t \in(0, \infty)$$, since $$\psi\circ\theta(t) < \theta(t)$$, we have $$\varphi(t) < t$$. Since θ, ψ, and $$\theta_{+}^{-1}$$ are nondecreasing, φ is also nondecreasing. Noting $$\psi\circ\theta(t) < \theta(t) \leq\sup\Theta$$, we have
$$\varphi^{2} (t) = \theta_{+}^{-1} \circ\psi\circ\theta \circ \theta_{+}^{-1} \circ\psi\circ\theta(t) \leq\theta_{+}^{-1} \circ \psi^{2} \circ\theta(t) .$$
Continuing this argument, we can prove $$\varphi^{n} (t) \leq\theta_{+}^{-1} \circ\psi^{n} \circ\theta(t)$$ by induction. Since $$\lim_{n} \psi^{n} \circ\theta(t) = \inf\Theta$$, we have $$\lim_{n} \theta_{+}^{-1} \circ\psi^{n} \circ\theta(t) = 0$$ from (ii). Therefore we obtain
$$\lim_{n \to\infty} \varphi^{n} (t) \leq\lim _{n \to\infty} \theta_{+}^{-1} \circ\psi^{n} \circ \theta(t) = 0$$
for any $$t \in(0, \infty)$$. Since $$u \leq\theta_{+}^{-1} \circ\theta(u) \leq\theta_{+}^{-1} \circ\psi\circ\theta(t)$$, we obtain $$u \leq\varphi(t)$$ for any $$(t,u) \in D$$. Therefore D is Matkowski. □

## 5 Counterexamples

In this section, we give counterexamples connected with the results in Section 4.

### Example 13

(Example 2.3 in [15], Example 10 in [14])

Define a complete metric space $$(X, d)$$ by
$$X = [0, 1] \cup[2, \infty) \quad\mbox{and}\quad d(x,y) = \textstyle\begin{cases} \min\{ x + y, 2 \} & \mbox{if } x \neq y, \\ 0 & \mbox{if } x = y . \end{cases}$$
Define a mapping T on X and functions θ and ψ from $$(0, \infty)$$ into itself by
$$Tx = \textstyle\begin{cases} 0 & \mbox{if } x \leq1, \\ 1 - 1/x & \mbox{if } x \geq2, \end{cases}\displaystyle \qquad \theta(t) = \textstyle\begin{cases} t/2 & \mbox{if } t < 2, \\ 2 & \mbox{if } t \geq2, \end{cases}$$
and $$\psi(t) = t / 2$$. Define D by (1). Then all the assumptions of Propositions 9 and 12 except the left continuity of θ are satisfied. However, D is neither Boyd-Wong nor Matkowski.

### Remark

By Corollary 11, D is Meir-Keeler. We define E by
$$E = \bigl\{ \bigl( \theta\circ d(x,y), \theta\circ d(Tx,Ty) \bigr) : x, y \in X \bigr\} \cap(0,\infty)^{2} .$$
(2)
Then $$E \subset \{ 2 \} \times (1/4,1)$$ holds. Hence E is contractive.

### Proof

We have
\begin{aligned} D &\supset \bigl\{ \bigl( d(x,y), d(Tx,Ty) \bigr) : x, y \geq2, x \neq y \bigr\} \\ &= \bigl\{ ( 2, 2-1/x-1/y ) : x, y \geq2, x \neq y \bigr\} \\ &= \{ 2 \} \times(1,2) . \end{aligned}
Hence D is neither Boyd-Wong nor Matkowski. □

### Example 14

(Example 2.6 in [13], Example 11 in [14])

Define a complete metric space $$(X, d)$$ by $$X = [0, \infty)$$ and $$d(x,y) = x + y$$ for $$x, y \in X$$ with $$x \neq y$$. Define a mapping T on X and functions θ and ψ from $$(0, \infty)$$ into itself by
$$Tx = \textstyle\begin{cases} 0 & \mbox{if } x \leq1, \\ 1 & \mbox{if } x > 1, \end{cases}\displaystyle \qquad \theta(t) = \textstyle\begin{cases} t & \mbox{if } t \leq1, \\ 2 & \mbox{if } t > 1, \end{cases}$$
and $$\psi(t) = t / 2$$. Define D by (1). Then all the assumptions of Proposition 10 except the right continuity of θ are satisfied. However, D is not Meir-Keeler. Therefore D is not Boyd-Wong.

### Remark

By Proposition 12, D is Matkowski. We define E by (2). Then $$E = \{ (2,1) \}$$ holds. Hence E is contractive.

### Proof

We have
\begin{aligned} D &\supset \bigl\{ \bigl( d(0,y), d(T0,Ty) \bigr) : y > 1 \bigr\} \\ &= \bigl\{ ( y, 1 ) : y > 1 \bigr\} = (1,\infty) \times\{ 1 \} . \end{aligned}
Hence D is not Meir-Keeler. □

### Example 15

Define a complete metric space $$(X, d)$$ by $$X = \{ 0, 1 \}$$ and $$d(0,1) = 1$$. Define a mapping T on X and functions θ and ψ from $$(0, \infty)$$ into itself by
$$Tx = 1 - x \quad\mbox{and}\quad \theta(t) = \psi(t) = 1 .$$
Define D by (1). Then all the assumptions of Proposition 12 except (ii) are satisfied. However, D is not Matkowski.

Obvious. □

## 6 Applications

In this section, as applications, we give alternative proofs of some recent generalizations of the Banach contraction principle. Ri in [1] proved the following fixed point theorem.

### Theorem 16

(Ri [1])

Let $$(X,d)$$ be a complete metric space and let T be a mapping on X. Assume there exists a function ψ from $$[0,\infty)$$ into itself satisfying the following:
1. (R1)

$$\psi(t) < t$$ for any $$t \in(0,\infty)$$.

2. (R2)

$$\limsup_{s \to t+0} \psi(s) < t$$ for any $$t \in(0,\infty)$$.

3. (R3)

$$d(Tx, Ty) \leq\psi ( d(x, y) )$$ for any $$x, y \in X$$.

Then T has a unique fixed point.

We give an alternative proof of Theorem 16 by showing that a mapping T in Theorem 16 is a Boyd-Wong contraction.

### Proof of Theorem 16

By Lemma 2, the restriction ψ to $$(0,\infty)$$ satisfies $$(\mathrm{UR})_{\psi}$$. Then by Lemma 4, there exists a right continuous function φ from $$(0,\infty)$$ into itself satisfying $$\psi(t) < \varphi(t) < t$$ for $$t \in(0,\infty)$$. Thus T is a Boyd-Wong contraction. So T has a unique fixed point. □

Wardowski in [2] proved a fixed point theorem on F-contraction.

### Theorem 17

(Wardowski [2])

Let $$(X,d)$$ be a complete metric space and let T be a F-contraction on X, that is, there exist a function F from $$(0,\infty)$$ into $$\mathbb {R}$$ and real numbers $$\eta\in(0,\infty)$$ and $$k \in(0,1)$$ satisfying the following:
1. (F1)

F is strictly increasing.

2. (F2)

For any sequence $$\{ \alpha_{n} \}$$ of positive numbers, $$\lim_{n} \alpha_{n} = 0$$ iff $$\lim_{n} F(\alpha_{n})=-\infty$$.

3. (F3)

$$\lim_{t \to+0} t^{k} F(t) = 0$$ holds.

4. (F4)
If $$Tx \neq Ty$$, then
$$F \bigl( d(Tx,Ty) \bigr) \leq F \bigl( d(x,y) \bigr) - \eta$$
holds.

Then T has a unique fixed point.

### Remark

By (F1), we note that (F2) is equivalent to the following:
(F2)′:

$$\lim_{t \to+0} F(t) = - \infty$$ holds.

We give an alternative proof of Theorem 17 by showing that mappings satisfying (F1) and (F4) are CJM contractions.

### Proof of Theorem 17

Define a subset D of $$(0,\infty)^{2}$$ by (1). Define θ and ψ by $$\theta= F$$ and $$\psi(\tau) = \tau- \eta$$. Then all the assumptions of Proposition 8 hold. So, by Proposition 8, D is CJM. Therefore T has a unique fixed point. □

### Remark

We assume (F4) and that F is nondecreasing instead of (F1)-(F4). Then D defined by (1) is CJM. Moreover, the following hold:
• If we assume additionally that F is right continuous, then D is Meir-Keeler by Corollary 11.

• If we assume additionally that F is left continuous, then D is Matkowski by Proposition 12.

• If we assume additionally that F is continuous, then D is Browder by Proposition 7.

## Declarations

### Acknowledgements

The author is supported in part by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 16K05207 from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

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## Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology

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