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Multivalued fixed point theorems in tvs-cone metric spaces

Fixed Point Theory and Applications20132013:184

https://doi.org/10.1186/1687-1812-2013-184

  • Received: 5 April 2013
  • Accepted: 28 June 2013
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Abstract

In this paper we extend the Kannan, Chatterjea and Zamfirescu theorems for multivalued mappings in a tvs-cone metric space without the assumption of normality on cones and generalize many results in literature.

MSC:47H10, 54H25.

Keywords

  • tvs-cone metric space
  • non-normal cones
  • multivalued contraction
  • fixed points

1 Introduction

The notion of cone metric space was introduced by Huang and Zhang in [1]. They replaced the set of real numbers by an ordered Banach space and defined a cone metric space. They extended Banach fixed point theorems for contractive type mappings. Many authors [225] studied the properties of cone metric spaces and generalized important fixed point results of complete metric spaces. The concept of cone metric space in the sense of Huang-Zhang was characterized by Al-Rawashdeh et al. in [26]. Indeed, ( X , d ) is a cone metric space if and only if ( X , d E ) is an E-metric space, where E is a normed ordered space, with int ( E + ) ϕ ([26], Theorem 3.8).

Recently Beg et al. [27] introduced and studied topological vector space-valued cone metric spaces (tvs-cone metric spaces), which generalized the cone metric spaces [1].

Let ( X , d ) be a metric space. A mapping T : X X is called a contraction if there exists λ [ 0 , 1 ) such that
d ( T x , T y ) λ d ( x , y )
for all x , y X . A mapping T is called Kannan if there exists α [ 0 , 1 2 ) such that
d ( T x , T y ) α [ d ( x , T x ) + d ( y , T y ) ] .
The main difference between contraction and Kannan mappings is that contractions are always continuous, whereas Kannan mappings are not necessarily continuous. Another type of contractive condition, due to Chatterjea [28], is based on an assumption analogous to Kannan mappings as follows: there exists α [ 0 , 1 2 ) such that
d ( T x , T y ) α [ d ( x , T y ) + d ( y , T x ) ] .

It is well known that the Banach contractions, Kannan mappings and Chatterjea mappings are independent in general. Zamfirescu [29] proved a remarkable fixed point theorem by combining the results of Banach, Kannan and Chatterjea. Afterwards, some authors investigated these results in many directions [2934].

In the papers [3539], the authors studied fixed point theorems for multivalued mappings in cone metric spaces. Seong and Jong [35] invented the generalized Hausdorff distance in a cone metric space and proved multivalued results in cone metric spaces. Shatanawi et al. [39] generalized it in the case of tvs-cone metric spaces. However, all these results presented in the literature [3539] for the case of multivalued mappings in cone metric spaces are restricted to Banach contraction. In this paper, we have achieved the results for Kannan and Chatterjea contraction for multivalued mappings in tvs-cone metric spaces. We also extend the Zamfirescu theorem to multivalued mappings in tvs-cone metric spaces.

2 Preliminaries

Let be a topological vector space with its zero vector θ. A nonempty subset P of is called a convex cone if P + P P and λ P P for λ 0 . A convex cone P is said to be pointed (or proper) if P ( P ) = { θ } ; and P is normal (or saturated) if has a base of neighborhoods of zero consisting of order-convex subsets. For a given cone P E , we define a partial ordering with respect to P by x y if and only if y x P ; x y stands for x y and x y , while x y stands for y x int P , where intP denotes the interior of P. The cone P is said to be solid if it has a nonempty interior.

Now let us recall the following definitions and remarks.

Definition 2.1 [27]

Let X be a nonempty set, and let ( E , P ) be an ordered tvs. A vector-valued function d : X × X E is said to be a tvs-cone metric if the following conditions hold:
  1. (C1)

    θ d ( x , y ) for all x , y X and d ( x , y ) = θ if and only if x = y ;

     
  2. (C2)

    d ( x , y ) = d ( y , x ) for all x , y X ;

     
  3. (C3)

    d ( x , z ) d ( x , y ) + d ( y , z ) for all x , y , z X .

     

The pair ( X , d ) is then called a tvs-cone metric space.

Remark 2.1 [27]

The concept of cone metric space is more general than that of metric space, because each metric space is a cone metric space, and a cone metric space in the sense of Huang and Zhang is a special case of tvs-cone metric spaces when ( X , d ) is a tvs-cone metric space with respect to a normal cone P.

Definition 2.2 [27]

Let ( X , d ) be a tvs-cone metric space, x X , and let { x n } be a sequence in X. Then
  1. (i)

    { x n } tvs-cone converges to x if for every c E with θ c there is a natural number n 0 such that d ( x n , x ) c for all n n 0 . We denote this by cone- lim n x n = x ;

     
  2. (ii)

    { x n } is a tvs-cone Cauchy sequence if for every c E with θ c there is a natural number n 0 such that d ( x n , x m ) c for all n , m n 0 ;

     
  3. (iii)

    ( X , d ) is tvs-cone complete if every tvs-cone Cauchy sequence in X is tvs-cone convergent.

     

Remark 2.2 [16]

The results concerning fixed points and other results, in the case of cone spaces with non-normal solid cones, cannot be provided by reducing to metric spaces, because in this case neither of the conditions of Lemmas 1-4 in [1] hold. Further, the vector cone metric is not continuous in the general case, i.e., from x n x , y n y it need not follow that d ( x n , y n ) d ( x , y ) .

Let ( X , d ) be a tvs-cone metric space. The following properties will be used very often (for more details, see [16, 39]).
  1. (PT1)

    If u v and v w , then u w .

     
  2. (PT2)

    If u v and v w , then u w .

     
  3. (PT3)

    If u v and v w , then u w .

     
  4. (PT4)

    If θ u c for each c int P , then u = θ .

     
  5. (PT5)

    If a b + c for each c int P , then a b .

     
  6. (PT6)

    If is a tvs-cone metric space with a cone P, and if a λ a , where a P and 0 λ < 1 , then a = θ .

     
  7. (PT7)

    If c int P , a n E and a n θ in locally convex Hausdorff tvs , then there exists an n 0 such that, for all n > n 0 , we have a n c .

     

3 Main result

In the sequel, denotes a locally convex Hausdorff topological vector space with its zero vector θ, P is a proper, closed and convex pointed cone in with int P , and denotes the induced partial ordering with respect to P.

Let ( X , d ) be a tvs-cone metric space with a solid cone P, and let Λ be a collection of nonempty subsets of X. Let T : X Λ be a multivalued map. For x X , A Λ , define
W x ( A ) = { d ( x , a ) : a A } .
Thus, for x , y X ,
W x ( T y ) = { d ( x , u ) : u T y } .

Definition 3.1 [11]

Let ( X , d ) be a cone metric space with a solid cone P. A set-valued mapping F : X 2 E is called bounded from below if for all x X there exists z ( x ) E such that
F x z ( x ) P .

Definition 3.2 [11]

Let ( X , d ) be a cone metric space with a solid cone P. The cone P is complete if for every bounded above nonempty subset A of , supA exists in . Equivalently, the cone P is complete if for every bounded below nonempty subset A of , infA exists in .

Definition 3.3 Let ( X , d ) be a tvs-cone metric space with a solid cone P. The multivalued mapping T : X Λ is said to have lower bound property (l.b. property) on X if, for any x X , the multivalued mapping F x : X 2 E , defined by
F x ( y ) = W x ( T y ) ,
is bounded from below. That is, for x , y X , there exists an element x ( T y ) E such that
W x ( T y ) x ( T y ) P .

An x ( T y ) is called lower bound of T associated with ( x , y ) . By L x y ( T ) we denote the set of all lower bounds T associated with ( x , y ) . Moreover, x , y X L x y ( T ) is denoted by L X ( T ) .

Definition 3.4 Let ( X , d ) be a tvs-cone metric space with a solid cone P. The multivalued mapping T : X Λ is said to have greatest lower bound property (g.l.b. property) on X if the greatest lower bound of W x ( T y ) exists in for all x , y X .

We denote by d ( x , T y ) the greatest lower bound of W x ( T y ) . That is,
d ( x , T y ) = inf { d ( x , u ) : u T y } .
According to [39], let us denote
s ( p ) = { q E : p q } for  q E
and
s ( a , B ) = b B s ( d ( a , b ) ) = b B { x E : d ( a , b ) x } for  a X  and  B Λ .
For A , B Λ , we denote
s ( A , B ) = ( a A s ( a , B ) ) ( b B s ( b , A ) ) .

Let us recall the following lemma, which will be used to prove our main Theorem 3.1.

Lemma 3.1 [39]

Let ( X , d ) be a tvs-cone metric space with a solid cone P in ordered locally convex space . Then we have:
  1. (i)

    Let p , q E . If p q , then s ( q ) s ( p ) .

     
  2. (ii)

    Let x X and A Λ . If θ s ( x , A ) , then x A .

     
  3. (iii)

    Let q P and let A , B Λ and a A . If q s ( A , B ) , then q s ( a , B ) .

     
  4. (iv)

    For all q P and A , B Λ . Then q s ( A , B ) if and only if there exist a A and b B such that d ( a , b ) q .

     

Remark 3.1 [39]

Let ( X , d ) be a tvs-cone metric space. If E = R and P = [ 0 , + ) , then ( X , d ) is a metric space. Moreover, for A , B C B ( X ) , H ( A , B ) = inf s ( A , B ) is the Hausdorff distance induced by d. Also, s ( { x } , { y } ) = s ( d ( x , y ) ) for all x , y X .

Now, let us prove the following result which is a Kannan-type multivalued theorem in tvs-cone metric spaces.

Theorem 3.1 Let ( X , d ) be a complete tvs-cone metric space with a cone P, let Λ ϕ be a collection of nonempty closed subsets of X, and let T : X Λ be a multivalued mapping having l.b. property. If for x , y X there exist x ( T x ) , y ( T y ) L X ( T ) and k [ 0 , 1 2 ) such that
k [ x ( T x ) + y ( T y ) ] s ( T x , T y ) ,

then T has a fixed point in X.

Proof Let x 0 be an arbitrary point in X and x 1 T x 0 . By assumptions,
k [ x 0 ( T x 0 ) + x 1 ( T x 1 ) ] s ( T x 0 , T x 1 ) .
If k = 0 , then
θ s ( T x 0 , T x 1 ) .
Thus, by Lemma 3.1(iii),
θ s ( x 1 , T x 1 ) = x T x 1 s ( d ( x 1 , x ) ) .
Thus, there exists some x 2 T x 1 such that
θ s ( d ( x 1 , x 2 ) ) .
Thus
d ( x 1 , x 2 ) = θ .
Hence x 1 T x 1 . Now assume that k 0 . Then, by Lemma 3.1(iii), we obtain
k [ x 0 ( T x 0 ) + x 1 ( T x 1 ) ] s ( x 1 , T x 1 ) .
Thus, there exists some x 2 T x 1 such that
k [ x 0 ( T x 0 ) + x 1 ( T x 1 ) ] s ( d ( x 1 , x 2 ) ) .
Thus
d ( x 1 , x 2 ) k [ x 0 ( T x 0 ) + x 1 ( T x 1 ) ] .
As
W x 0 ( T x 0 ) x 0 ( T x 0 ) P , W x 1 ( T x 1 ) x 1 ( T x 1 ) P .
It yields, x 0 ( T x 0 ) d ( x 0 , x 1 ) , x 1 ( T x 1 ) d ( x 1 , x 2 ) , thus
d ( x 1 , x 2 ) k [ d ( x 0 , x 1 ) + d ( x 1 , x 2 ) ] .
Again, by Lemma 3.1(iii), we obtain
k [ x 1 ( T x 1 ) + x 2 ( T x 2 ) ] s ( x 2 , T x 2 ) .
Thus, we can choose x 3 T x 2 such that
k [ x 1 ( T x 1 ) + x 2 ( T x 2 ) ] s ( d ( x 2 , x 3 ) ) .
Then
d ( x 2 , x 3 ) k [ x 1 ( T x 1 ) + x 2 ( T x 2 ) ] .
Again, using the fact
W x i ( T x i ) x i ( T x i ) P , i = 1 , 2 ,
we have
d ( x 2 , x 3 ) k [ d ( x 1 , x 2 ) + d ( x 2 , x 3 ) ] .
By mathematical induction, we construct a sequence { x n } in X such that
d ( x n , x n + 1 ) k [ d ( x n 1 , x n ) + d ( x n , x n + 1 ) ] , x n + 1 T x n  for  n = 0 , 1 , 2 , 3 , .
It follows that
d ( x n , x n + 1 ) k 1 k d ( x n 1 , x n ) η ( d x n 1 , x n ) η 2 d ( x n 2 , x n 3 ) η n d ( x 0 , x 1 ) ,
where η = k 1 k . Now, for m > n , this gives
d ( x n , x m ) η n 1 η d ( x 0 , x 1 ) .
Since η n 0 as n , this gives us η n 1 η d ( x 0 , x 1 ) θ in the locally convex space as n . Now, according to (PT7) and (PT1), we can conclude that for every c E with θ c , there is a natural number n 1 such that d ( x n , x m ) c for all m , n n 1 , so { x n } is a tvs-cone Cauchy sequence. As ( X , d ) is tvs-cone complete, { x n } is tvs-cone convergent in X and cone- lim n x n = v . Hence, for every c E with θ c , there is a natural number k 1 such that
2 1 k d ( x n , v ) c , 2 k 1 k d ( x n , x n + 1 ) c for all  n k 1 .
(3.1)
We now show that v T v . Consider
k [ x n ( T x n ) + v ( T v ) ] s ( T x n , T v ) .
As x n + 1 T x n , therefore, it follows that
k [ x n ( T x n ) + v ( T x v ) ] s ( x n + 1 , T v ) .
So there exists u n T v such that
k [ x n ( T x n ) + v ( T x v ) ] s ( d ( x n + 1 , u n ) ) ,
which implies that
d ( x n + 1 , u n ) k [ x n ( T x n ) + v ( T x v ) ] k [ d ( x n , x n + 1 ) + d ( v , u n ) ] .
Therefore, by (3.1),
d ( v , u n ) d ( x n + 1 , v ) + d ( x n + 1 , u n ) d ( x n + 1 , v ) + k [ d ( x n , x n + 1 ) + d ( v , u n ) ] 1 1 k d ( x n + 1 , v ) + k 1 k d ( x n , x n + 1 ) 2 1 k d ( x n + 1 , v ) 2 + 2 k 1 k d ( x n , x n + 1 ) 2 c for all  n k 1 = k 1 ( c ) .

Hence, cone- lim n u n = v . Since Tv is closed, so v T v . □

In the following we provide a Chatterjea-type multivalued theorem in a tvs-cone metric space.

Theorem 3.2 Let ( X , d ) be a complete tvs-cone metric space with a cone P, let Λ ϕ be a collection of nonempty closed subsets of X, and let T : X Λ be a multivalued mapping. If for x , y X , there exist x ( T y ) , y ( T x ) L X ( T ) and k [ 0 , 1 2 ) such that
k [ x ( T y ) + y ( T x ) ] s ( T x , T y ) ,

then T has a fixed point in X.

Proof If k = 0 , there is nothing to prove. Let k 0 and x 0 be an arbitrary point in X, choose x 1 T x 0 . Consider by assumption
k [ x 0 ( T x 1 ) + x 1 ( T x 0 ) ] s ( T x 0 , T x 1 ) .
This implies that
k [ x 0 ( T x 1 ) + x 1 ( T x 0 ) ] s ( x , T x 1 ) for all  x T x 0 .
As x 1 T x 0 , so we have
k [ x 0 ( T x 1 ) + x 1 ( T x 0 ) ] s ( x 1 , T x 1 ) .
Then we can find x 2 T x 1 such that
k [ x 0 ( T x 1 ) + x 1 ( T x 0 ) ] s ( d ( x 1 , x 2 ) ) .
Thus
d ( x 1 , x 2 ) k [ x 0 ( T x 1 ) + x 1 ( T x 0 ) ] .
Since
W x 0 ( T x 1 ) x 0 ( T x 1 ) P , W x 1 ( T x 0 ) x 1 ( T x 0 ) P ,
therefore
d ( x 1 , x 2 ) k [ d ( x 0 , x 2 ) + d ( x 1 , x 1 ) ] k [ d ( x 0 , x 1 ) + d ( x 1 , x 2 ) ] k 1 k d ( x 0 , x 1 ) .
By the same argument we can choose x 3 T x 2 such that
k [ x 1 ( T x 2 ) + x 2 ( T x 1 ) ] s ( d ( x 2 , x 3 ) ) .
Then
d ( x 2 , x 3 ) k [ x 1 ( T x 2 ) + x 2 ( T x 1 ) ] .
Again, using the fact
W x 1 ( T x 2 ) x 1 ( T x 2 ) P , W x 2 ( T x 1 ) x 2 ( T x 1 ) P ,
we have
d ( x 2 , x 3 ) k [ d ( x 1 , x 3 ) + d ( x 2 , x 2 ) ] k [ d ( x 1 , x 2 ) + d ( x 2 , x 3 ) ] k 1 k d ( x 1 , x 2 ) .
By mathematical induction we construct a sequence { x n } in X such that
d ( x n , x n + 1 ) k 1 k d ( x n 1 , x n ) for  n = 0 , 1 , 2 , 3 , .
If η = k 1 k , then η < 1 , and we have
d ( x n , x n + 1 ) η d ( x n 1 , x n ) η 2 d ( x n 2 , x n 3 ) η n d ( x 0 , x 1 ) .
Now, for m > n , we have
d ( x n , x m ) η n 1 η d ( x 0 , x 1 ) .
Since η n 0 as n , this gives us η n 1 η d ( x 0 , x 1 ) θ in the locally convex space as n . Now, according to (PT7) and (PT1), we can conclude that for every c E with θ c , there is a natural number n 1 such that d ( x n , x m ) c for all m , n n 1 . So { x n } is a tvs-cone Cauchy sequence. Since ( X , d ) is tvs-cone complete, therefore { x n } is tvs-cone convergent in X and cone- lim n x n = v . That is, for every c E with θ c , there exists a number k 2 such that
2 ( 1 + k ) 1 k d ( x n + 1 , v ) c , 2 k 1 k d ( x n , v ) c for all  n k 2 .
(3.2)
We now show that v T v . For this consider
k [ x n ( T v ) + v ( T x n ) ] s ( T x n , T v ) .
It follows that
k [ x n ( T v ) + v ( T x n ) ] s ( x n + 1 , T v ) , since  x n + 1 T x n .
So there exists u n T v such that
k [ x n ( T v ) + v ( T x n ) ] s ( d ( x n + 1 , u n ) ) .
Thus,
d ( x n + 1 , u n ) k [ x n ( T v ) + v ( T x n ) ] .
Using the fact
W x n ( T v ) x n ( T v ) P , W v ( T x n ) v ( T x n ) P ,
we obtain
d ( x n + 1 , u n ) k [ d ( x n , u n ) + d ( v , x n + 1 ) ] .
Now using (3.2) we have
d ( v , u n ) d ( x n + 1 , v ) + d ( x n + 1 , u n ) d ( x n + 1 , v ) + k [ d ( x n , u n ) + d ( v , x n + 1 ) ] d ( x n + 1 , v ) + k [ d ( x n , u n ) + d ( v , x n + 1 ) ] ( 1 + k ) d ( x n + 1 , v ) + k d ( x n , u n ) ( 1 + k ) d ( x n + 1 , v ) + k [ d ( x n , v ) + d ( v , u n ) ] 2 ( 1 + k ) 1 k d ( x n + 1 , v ) 2 + 2 k 1 k d ( x n , v ) 2 c 2 + c 2 c for all  n k 2 .

Therefore cone- lim n u n = v . Since Tv is closed, so v T v . □

In the following we establish a Zamfirescu-type result in a tvs-cone metric space.

Theorem 3.3 Let ( X , d ) be a complete tvs-cone metric space with a cone P, let Λ ϕ be a collection of nonempty closed subsets of X, and let T : X Λ be a multivalued mapping having g.l.b. property on ( X , d ) . If for x , y X any one of the following is satisfied:
(i) k ( s ( d ( x , y ) ) ) s ( T x , T y ) for  0 k < 1 ; (ii) k [ d ( x , T x ) + d ( y , T y ) ] s ( T x , T y ) for  0 k < 1 2 ; (iii) k [ d ( x , T y ) + d ( y , T x ) ] s ( T x , T y ) for  0 k < 1 2 ;

then T has a fixed point in X.

Proof (i): A special case of [39] when φ ( d ( x , y ) ) = k < 1 .

(ii): As d ( x , T x ) , d ( y , T y ) L X ( T ) .

Put l x ( T x ) = d ( x , T x ) , l y ( T y ) = d ( y , T y ) , then for all x , y X
k [ l x ( T x ) + l y ( T y ) ] s ( T x , T y ) .

Now, by Theorem 3.1, T has a fixed point in X.

(iii): Put l x ( T y ) = d ( x , T y ) , l y ( T x ) = d ( y , T x ) , then for all x , y X
k [ l x ( T y ) + l y ( T x ) ] s ( T x , T y ) .

Now, by Theorem 3.2, T has a fixed point in X. □

Example 3.1 Let X = [ 0 , 1 ] and let be the set of all real-valued functions on X which also have continuous derivatives on X. Then is a vector space over under the following operations:
( x + y ) ( t ) = x ( t ) + y ( t ) , ( α x ) ( t ) = α x ( t )
for all x , y E , α R . Let τ be the strongest vector (locally convex) topology on . Then ( X , τ ) is a topological vector space which is not normable and is not even metrizable. Define d : X × X E as follows:
( d ( x , y ) ) ( t ) = | x y | e t , P = { x E : θ x } , where  θ ( t ) = 0  for all  t X .
Then ( X , d ) is a tvs-valued cone metric space. Let T : X A be such that
T x = [ 0 , x 30 ] ,
then
W x ( T y ) = { d ( x , u ) : u [ 0 , y 30 ] } .
Denote d ( x , T y ) by the greatest lower bound of W x ( T y ) . Then
d ( x , T y ) ( t ) = { 0 if  x y 30 , ( x y 30 ) e t if  x > y 30
and
d ( x , T x ) ( t ) = ( 29 x 30 ) e t .
Moreover, if θ x y E such that
θ x y ( t ) = | x y | 30 e t ,
then
s ( T x , T y ) = { f E : θ x y f } , d ( x , T x ) + d ( y , T y ) 3 ( t ) = 1 3 ( 29 x 30 + 29 y 30 ) e t d ( x , T x ) + d ( y , T y ) 3 ( t ) = 1 3 ( x y 30 + y x 30 ) e t d ( x , T x ) + d ( y , T y ) 3 ( t ) = d ( x , T y ) + d ( y , T x ) 3 ( t ) d ( x , T x ) + d ( y , T y ) 3 ( t ) 1 3 ( 3 x 30 + 3 y 30 ) e t d ( x , T x ) + d ( y , T y ) 3 ( t ) 1 30 ( x + y ) e t d ( x , T x ) + d ( y , T y ) 3 ( t ) > | x y | 30 e t = θ x y ( t ) .
It follows that
d ( x , T x ) + d ( y , T y ) 3 , d ( y , T x ) + d ( x , T y ) 3 s ( T x , T y )
for all x , y X and, similarly,
d ( x , y ) 30 s ( T x , T y ) .

Hence T satisfies all the conditions of Theorem 3.3 to obtain a fixed point of T.

Declarations

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the editor and the referees for their valuable comments and suggestions which improved greatly the quality of this paper.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Mathematics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Chak Shahzad, Pakistan

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