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Ordered Non-Archimedean Fuzzy Metric Spaces and Some Fixed Point Results

Fixed Point Theory and Applications20102010:782680

https://doi.org/10.1155/2010/782680

Received: 2 July 2009

Accepted: 9 February 2010

Published: 14 February 2010

Abstract

In the present paper we provide two different kinds of fixed point theorems on ordered nonArchimedean fuzzy metric spaces. First, two fixed point theorems are proved for fuzzy order -contractive type mappings. Then a common fixed point theorem is given for noncontractive type mappings. Kirk's problem on an extension of Caristi's theorem is also discussed.

1. Introduction and Preliminaries

After the definition of the concept of fuzzy metric space by some authors [13], the fixed point theory on these spaces has been developing (see, e.g., [49]). Generally, this theory on fuzzy metric space is done for contractive or contractive-type mappings (see [2, 1013] and references therein). In this paper we introduce the concept of fuzzy order -contractive mappings and give two fixed point theorems on ordered non-Archimedean fuzzy metric spaces for fuzzy order -contractive type mappings. Then, using an idea in [14], we will provide a common fixed point theorem for weakly increasing single-valued mappings in a complete fuzzy metric space endowed with a partial order induced by an appropriate function. Some fixed point results on ordered probabilistic metric spaces can be found in [15].

For the sake of completeness, we briefly recall some notions from the theory of fuzzy metric spaces used in this paper.

Definition 1.1 (see [16]).

A binary operation is called a continuous -norm if is an Abelian topological monoid with the unit such that whenever and for all .

A continuous t-norm is of Hadžić-type if there exists a strictly increasing sequence such that for all

Definition 1.2 (see [3]).

A fuzzy metric space (in the sense of Kramosil and Michálek) is a triple , where is a nonempty set, is a continuous -norm and is a fuzzy set on , satisfying the following properties:

(KM-1) , for all

(KM-2) , for all if and only if

(KM-3) for all and

(KM-4) is left continuous, for all

(KM-5) for all for all

If, in the above definition, the triangular inequality (KM-5) is replaced by
(N.A)

then the triple is called a non-Archimedean fuzzy metric space. It is easy to check that the triangular inequality (NA) implies (KM-5), that is, every non-Archimedean fuzzy metric space is itself a fuzzy metric space.

Example 1.3.

Let be an ordinary metric space and let be a nondecreasing and continuous function from into such that . Some examples of these functions are , and . Let for all . For each , define
(1.1)

for all . It is easy to see that is a non-Archimedean fuzzy metric space.

Definition 1.4 (see [1, 16]).

Let be a fuzzy metric space. A sequence in is called an M-Cauchy sequence, if for each and there exists such that for all . A sequence in a fuzzy metric space is said to be convergent to if for all . A fuzzy metric space is called M-complete if every -Cauchy sequence is convergent.

Definition 1.5 (see [7]).

Let be a fuzzy metric space. A sequence in is called G-Cauchy if
(1.2)

for all The space is called G- complete if every G-Cauchy sequence is convergent.

Lemma 1.6 (see [11]).

Each M -complete non-Archimedean fuzzy metric space with of Hadžić-type is G-complete.

Theorem 2.10in the next section is related to a partial order on a fuzzy metric space under the ukasiewicz t-norm. We will refer to [14].

Lemma 1.7 (see [14]).

Let be a non-Archimedean fuzzy metric space with and Define the relation " " on as follows:
(1.3)

Then is a (partial) order on named the partial order induced by .

2. Main Results

The first two theorems in this section are related to Theorem in [17]. We begin by giving the following definitions.

Definition 2.1.

Let be an order relation on . A mapping is called nondecreasing w.r.t if implies .

Definition 2.2.

Let be a partially ordered set, let be a fuzzy metric space, and let be a function from to . A mapping is called a fuzzy order -contractive mapping if the following implication holds:
(2.1)

Theorem 2.3.

Let be a partially ordered set and be an -complete non-Archimedean fuzzy metric space with of Hadžić-type. Let be a continuous, nondecreasing function and let be a fuzzy order -contractive and nondecreasing mapping w.r.t . Suppose that either
(2.2)
or
(2.3)
hold. If there exists such that
(2.4)

for each , then has a fixed point.

Proof.

Let for . Since and is nondecreasing w.r.t , we have
(2.5)
Then, it immediately follows by induction that
(2.6)
hence
(2.7)
By taking the limit as we obtain
(2.8)

for all that is, is G-Cauchy. Since is -complete (Lemma 1.6), then there exists such that .

Now, if is continuous then it is clear that , while if the condition (2.3) hold then, for all ,

(2.9)
and letting it follows
(2.10)

hence

Theorem 2.4.

Let be a partially ordered set, let be an -complete non-Archimedean fuzzy metric space, and let be a continuous mapping such that for all . Also, let be a nondecreasing mapping w.r.t , with the property
(2.11)
Suppose that either (2.2) or (2.3) holds. If there exists such that
(2.12)

for all , then has a fixed point.

Proof.

Let for . Then, as in the proof of the preceding theorem we can prove that
(2.13)
Therefore, for every , is a nondecreasing sequence of numbers in . Let, for fixed , Then we have , since . Also, since
(2.14)
and is continuous, we have . This implies and therefore, for all
(2.15)
Now we show that is an M-Cauchy sequence. Supposing this is not true, then there are and such that for each there exist with and
(2.16)
Let, for each , be the least integer exceeding satisfying the inequality (2.16), that is,
(2.17)
Then, for each ,
(2.18)
Letting and using (2.15), we have, for ,
(2.19)
Then, since , we have
(2.20)
Letting and using (2.15) and (2.19), we obtain
(2.21)
which is a contradiction. Thus is an M-Cauchy sequence. Since is -complete, then there exists such that
(2.22)
If is continuous, then from it follows that Also, if (2.3) holds, then (since ) we have
(2.23)
Letting , we obtain that
(2.24)

hence .

Example 2.5.

Let . Consider the following relation on :
(2.25)
It is easy to see that is a partial order on . Let and
(2.26)
Then is an M-complete non-Archimedean fuzzy metric space (see [18]) satisfying for all . Define a self map of as follows:
(2.27)

Now, it is easy to see that is continuous and nondecreasing w.r.t . Also, for we have . Now we can see that is fuzzy order -contractive with .

Indeed, let with . Now if , then

(2.28)
If with , then
(2.29)

Therefore is fuzzy order -contractive with . Hence all conditions of Theorem 2.4 are satisfied and so has a fixed point on .

In order to state our next theorem, we give the concept of weakly comparable mappings on an ordered space.

Definition 2.6.

Let be an ordered space. Two mappings are said to be weakly comparable if and for all .

Note that two weakly comparable mappings need not to be nondecreasing.

Example 2.7.

Let and be usual ordering. Let defined by
(2.30)

Then it is obvious that and for all . Thus and are weakly comparable mappings. Note that both and are not nondecreasing.

Example 2.8.

Let and be coordinate-wise ordering, that is, and . Let be defined by and , then and . Thus and are weakly comparable mappings.

Example 2.9.

Let and be lexicographical ordering, that is, or if then . Let be defined by
(2.31)

then and for all Thus and are weakly comparable mappings. Note that, but then is not nondecreasing. Similarly is not nondecreasing.

Theorem 2.10.

Let be an M -complete non-Archimedean fuzzy metric space with be a bounded-from-above function, and let be the partial order induced by If are two continuous and weakly comparable mappings, then and have a common fixed point in

Proof.

Let be an arbitrary point of and let us define a sequence in as follows:
(2.32)
Note that, since and are weakly comparable, we have
(2.33)
By continuing this process we get
(2.34)
that is, the sequence is nondecreasing. By the definition of we have for all , that is, for even , the sequence is a nondecreasing sequence in . Since is bounded from above, is convergent and hence it is Cauchy. Then, for all there exists such that for all and we have . Therefore, since , we have
(2.35)

This shows that the sequence is M-Cauchy. Since is M-complete, it converges to a point . As and , by the continuity of and we get .

Corollary 2.11 ([Caristi fixed point theorem in non-Archimedean fuzzy metric spaces]).

Let be an M -complete non-Archimedean fuzzy metric space with let be a bounded-from-above function and be a continuous mapping, such that
(2.36)

for all and Then has a fixed point in

Proof.

We take in the above theorem and note that the weak comparability of and reduces to (2.36).

The generalization suggested by Kirk of Caristi's fixed point theorem [19] is well known. A similar theorem in the setting of non-Archimedean fuzzy metric spaces is stated in the final part of our paper.

In what follows is nondecreasing, subadditive mapping (i.e., for all ), with

Theorem 2.12.

Let be a non-Archimedean fuzzy metric space with and Define the relation " " on through
(2.37)

Then " " is a (partial) order on

Proof.

Since , then for all and ,
(2.38)

that is, " " is reflexive.

Let be such that and Then for all

(2.39)

implying that for all that is, . Thus " " is antisymmetric.

Now for , let and . Then, for given ,

(2.40)
(2.41)
By using (2.40) and (2.41) we get
(2.42)

On the other hand, from the triangular inequality (NA), the inequality

(2.43)
holds. This implies
(2.44)
As is nondecreasing, it follows that
(2.45)
and therefore
(2.46)

This shows that , that is, " " is transitive.

From the above theorem we can immediately obtain the following generalization of Corollary 2.11.

Corollary 2.13.

Let be an M -complete non-Archimedean fuzzy metric space with let be a bounded-from-above function and be a continuous mapping, such that
(2.47)
for all and If satisfies the property
(2.48)

then has a fixed point in

The reader is referred to the nice paper [20] for some discussion of Kirk's problem on an extension of Caristi's fixed point theorem.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Arts, Kirikkale University
(2)
Departament of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, West University of Timişoara

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