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Nonlinear Contractive Conditions for Coupled Cone Fixed Point Theorems
© Wei-Shih Du. 2010
- Received: 19 April 2010
- Accepted: 5 July 2010
- Published: 21 July 2010
We establish some new coupled fixed point theorems for various types of nonlinear contractive maps in the setting of quasiordered cone metric spaces which not only obtain several coupled fixed point theorems announced by many authors but also generalize them under weaker assumptions.
- Fixed Point Theorem
- Convex Cone
- Topological Vector Space
- Nonnegative Number
- Couple Fixed Point
The existence of fixed point in partially ordered sets has been studied and investigated recently in [1–13] and references therein. Since the various contractive conditions are important in metric fixed point theory, there is a trend to weaken the requirement on contractions. Nieto and Rodríguez-López in [8, 10] used Tarski's theorem to show the existence of solutions for fuzzy equations and fuzzy differential equations, respectively. The existence of solutions for matrix equations or ordinary differential equations by applying fixed point theorems are presented in [2, 6, 9, 11, 12]. In [3, 13], the authors proved some fixed point theorems for a mixed monotone mapping in a metric space endowed with partial order and applied their results to problems of existence and uniqueness of solutions for some boundary value problems.
In 2006, Bhaskar and Lakshmikantham  first proved the following interesting coupled fixed point theorem in partially ordered metric spaces.
Theorem BL. (Bhaskar and Lakshmikantham).
In the following, unless otherwise specified, we always assume that is a locally convex Hausdorff t.v.s. with its zero vector , a proper, closed, convex, and pointed cone in with , a partial ordering with respect to , and .
Definition 1.1 . (see ).
Definition 1.2 . (see ).
In , the author proved the following important results.
Theorem 1.3 . (see ).
Theorem 1.4 . (see ).
In this paper, we establish some new coupled fixed point theorems for various types of nonlinear contractive maps in the setting of quasiordered cone metric spaces. Our results generalize and improve some results in [2, 4, 9, 11] and references therein.
Clearly, if is a nondecreasing function, then is a -function. Notice that is a -function if and only if for each there exist and such that for all ; for more detail, see [4, Remark (iii)].
Very recently, Du and Wu  introduced and studied the concept of functions of contractive factor.
Definition 2.7 . (see ).
The following results are crucial to our proofs in this paper.
A function of strong contractive factor can be structured by a function of contractive factor.
Lemma 3.4 (see ).
In this section, we first present the following new coupled fixed point theorem for functions of contractive factor in quasiordered cone metric spaces which is one of the main results of this paper.
Then is a base at , and the topology generated by is the weakest topology for such that all seminorms in are continuous and . Moreover, given any neighborhood of , there exists such that (see, e.g., [19, Theorem in II.12, Page 113]).
Hence is a -nondecreasing -cone Cauchy sequence and is a -nonincreasing -cone Cauchy sequence in . By the -cone sequential -completeness of , there exist such that -cone converges to and -cone converges to . Therefore -cone converges to .
The following conclusions are immediate from Theorems 2.8 and 3.5.
Theorems 3.5–3.7 all generalize Bhaskar-Lakshmikantham's coupled fixed points theorem (i.e., Theorem BL).
which leads to a contradiction. The proof is completed.
The following results are immediate from Theorem 3.9.
This research was supported by the National Science Council of the Republic of China.
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