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On best proximity points for set-valued contractions of Nadler type with respect to b-generalized pseudodistances in b-metric spaces
- Robert Plebaniak^{1}Email author
https://doi.org/10.1186/1687-1812-2014-39
© Plebaniak; licensee Springer. 2014
- Received: 20 November 2013
- Accepted: 28 January 2014
- Published: 14 February 2014
Abstract
In this paper, in b-metric space, we introduce the concept of b-generalized pseudodistance which is an extension of the b-metric. Next, inspired by the ideas of Nadler (Pac. J. Math. 30:475-488, 1969) and Abkar and Gabeleh (Rev. R. Acad. Cienc. Exactas Fís. Nat., Ser. A Mat. 107(2):319-325, 2013), we define a new set-valued non-self-mapping contraction of Nadler type with respect to this b-generalized pseudodistance, which is a generalization of Nadler’s contraction. Moreover, we provide the condition guaranteeing the existence of best proximity points for $T:A\to {2}^{B}$. A best proximity point theorem furnishes sufficient conditions that ascertain the existence of an optimal solution to the problem of globally minimizing the error $inf\{d(x,y):y\in T(x)\}$, and hence the existence of a consummate approximate solution to the equation $T(x)=x$. In other words, the best proximity points theorem achieves a global optimal minimum of the map $x\to inf\{d(x;y):y\in T(x)\}$ by stipulating an approximate solution x of the point equation $T(x)=x$ to satisfy the condition that $inf\{d(x;y):y\in T(x)\}=dist(A;B)$. The examples which illustrate the main result given. The paper includes also the comparison of our results with those existing in the literature.
MSC:47H10, 54C60, 54E40, 54E35, 54E30.
Keywords
- b-metric spaces
- b-generalized pseudodistances
- global optimal minimum
- best proximity points
- Nadler contraction
- set-valued maps
1 Introduction
A number of authors generalize Banach’s [1] and Nadler’s [2] result and introduce the new concepts of set-valued contractions (cyclic or non-cyclic) of Banach or Nadler type, and they study the problem concerning the existence of best proximity points for such contractions; see e.g. Abkar and Gabeleh [3–5], Al-Thagafi and Shahzad [6], Suzuki et al. [7], Di Bari et al. [8], Sankar Raj [9], Derafshpour et al. [10], Sadiq Basha [11], and Włodarczyk et al. [12].
In 2012, Abkar and Gabeleh [13] introduced and established the following interesting and important best proximity points theorem for a set-valued non-self-mapping. First, we recall some definitions and notations.
where ${x}_{1},{x}_{2}\in {A}_{0}$ and ${y}_{1},{y}_{2}\in {B}_{0}$.
Theorem 1.1 (Abkar and Gabeleh [13])
Let $(A,B)$ be a pair of nonempty closed subsets of a complete metric space $(X,d)$ such that ${A}_{0}\ne \mathrm{\varnothing}$ and $(A,B)$ has the P-property. Let $T:A\to {2}^{B}$ be a multivalued non-self-mapping contraction, that is, ${\mathrm{\exists}}_{0\u2a7d\lambda <1}{\mathrm{\forall}}_{x,y\in A}\{H(T(x),T(y))\u2a7d\lambda d(x,y)\}$. If $T(x)$ is bounded and closed in B for all $x\in A$, and $T({x}_{0})\subset {B}_{0}$ for each ${x}_{0}\in {A}_{0}$, then T has a best proximity point in A.
It is worth noticing that the map T in Theorem 1.1 is continuous, so it is u.s.c. on X, which by [[14], Theorem 6, p.112], shows that T is closed on X. In 1998, Czerwik [15] introduced of the concept of a b-metric space. A number of authors study the problem concerning the existence of fixed points and best proximity points in b-metric space; see e.g. Berinde [16], Boriceanu et al. [17, 18], Bota et al. [19] and many others.
In this paper, in a b-metric space, we introduce the concept of a b-generalized pseudodistance which is an extension of the b-metric. The idea of replacing a metric by the more general mapping is not new (see e.g. distances of Tataru [20], w-distances of Kada et al. [21], τ-distances of Suzuki [[22], Section 2] and τ-functions of Lin and Du [23] in metric spaces and distances of Vályi [24] in uniform spaces). Next, inspired by the ideas of Nadler [2] and Abkar and Gabeleh [13], we define a new set-valued non-self-mapping contraction of Nadler type with respect to this b-generalized pseudodistance, which is a generalization of Nadler’s contraction. Moreover, we provide the condition guaranteeing the existence of best proximity points for $T:A\to {2}^{B}$. A best proximity point theorem furnishes sufficient conditions that ascertain the existence of an optimal solution to the problem of globally minimizing the error $inf\{d(x,y):y\in T(x)\}$, and hence the existence of a consummate approximate solution to the equation $T(X)=x$. In other words, the best proximity points theorem achieves a global optimal minimum of the map $x\to inf\{d(x;y):y\in T(x)\}$ by stipulating an approximate solution x of the point equation $T(x)=x$ to satisfy the condition that $inf\{d(x;y):y\in T(x)\}=dist(A;B)$. Examples which illustrate the main result are given. The paper includes also the comparison of our results with those existing in the literature. This paper is a continuation of research on b-generalized pseudodistances in the area of b-metric space, which was initiated in [25].
2 On generalized pseudodistance
To begin, we recall the concept of b-metric space, which was introduced by Czerwik [15] in 1998.
Definition 2.1 Let X be a nonempty subset and $s\u2a7e1$ be a given real number. A function $d:X\times X\to [0,\mathrm{\infty})$ is b-metric if the following three conditions are satisfied: (d1) ${\mathrm{\forall}}_{x,y\in X}\{d(x,y)=0\iff x=y\}$; (d2) ${\mathrm{\forall}}_{x,y\in X}\{d(x,y)=d(y,x)\}$; and (d3) ${\mathrm{\forall}}_{x,y,z\in X}\{d(x,z)\u2a7ds[d(x,y)+d(y,z)]\}$.
The pair $(X,d)$ is called a b-metric space (with constant $s\u2a7e1$). It is easy to see that each metric space is a b-metric space.
In the rest of the paper we assume that the b-metric $d:X\times X\to [0,\mathrm{\infty})$ is continuous on ${X}^{2}$. Now in b-metric space we introduce the concept of a b-generalized pseudodistance, which is an essential generalization of the b-metric.
Definition 2.2 Let X be a b-metric space (with constant $s\u2a7e1$). The map $J:X\times X\to [0,\mathrm{\infty})$, is said to be a b-generalized pseudodistance on X if the following two conditions hold:
(J1) ${\mathrm{\forall}}_{x,y,z\in X}\{J(x,z)\u2a7ds[J(x,y)+J(y,z)]\}$; and
Remark 2.1 (A) If $(X,d)$ is a b-metric space (with $s\u2a7e1$), then the b-metric $d:X\times X\to [0,\mathrm{\infty})$ is a b-generalized pseudodistance on X. However, there exists a b-generalized pseudodistance on X which is not a b-metric (for details see Example 4.1).
Indeed, if $J(x,y)=0$ and $J(y,x)=0$, then $J(x,x)=0$, since, by (J1), we get $J(x,x)\u2a7ds[J(x,y)+J(y,x)]=s[0+0]=0$. Now, defining $({x}_{m}=x:m\in \mathbb{N})$ and $({y}_{m}=y:m\in \mathbb{N})$, we conclude that (2.1) and (2.2) hold. Consequently, by (J2), we get (2.3), which implies $d(x,y)=0$. However, since $x\ne y$, we have $d(x,y)\ne 0$, a contradiction.
Now, we apply the b-generalized pseudodistance to define the ${H}^{J}$-distance of Nadler type.
We will present now some indications that we will use later in the work.
- (I)The pair $(A,B)$ is said to have the ${P}^{J}$-property if and only if$\begin{array}{c}\{[J({x}_{1},{y}_{1})=dist(A,B)]\wedge [J({x}_{2},{y}_{2})=dist(A,B)]\}\hfill \\ \phantom{\rule{1em}{0ex}}\Rightarrow \phantom{\rule{1em}{0ex}}\{J({x}_{1},{x}_{2})=J({y}_{1},{y}_{2})\},\hfill \end{array}$
where ${x}_{1},{x}_{2}\in {A}_{0}$ and ${y}_{1},{y}_{2}\in {B}_{0}$.
- (II)We say that the b-generalized pseudodistance J is associated with the pair $(A,B)$ if for any sequences $({x}_{m}:m\in \mathbb{N})$ and $({y}_{m}:m\in \mathbb{N})$ in X such that ${lim}_{m\to \mathrm{\infty}}{x}_{m}=x$; ${lim}_{m\to \mathrm{\infty}}{y}_{m}=y$, and${\mathrm{\forall}}_{m\in \mathbb{N}}\{J({x}_{m},{y}_{m-1})=dist(A,B)\},$
then $d(x,y)=dist(A,B)$.
- (I)
The map d is associated with each pair $(A,B)$, where $A,B\subset X$. It is an easy consequence of the continuity of d.
- (II)
The ${P}^{d}$-property is identical with the P-property. In view of this, instead of writing the ${P}^{d}$-property we will write shortly the P-property.
3 The best proximity point theorem with respect to a b-generalized pseudodistance
We first recall the definition of closed maps in topological spaces given in Berge [14] and Klein and Thompson [26].
Definition 3.1 Let L be a topological vector space. The set-valued dynamic system $(X,T)$, i.e. $T:X\to {2}^{X}$ is called closed if whenever $({x}_{m}:m\in \mathbb{N})$ is a sequence in X converging to $x\in X$ and $({y}_{m}:m\in \mathbb{N})$ is a sequence in X satisfying the condition ${\mathrm{\forall}}_{m\in \mathbb{N}}\{{y}_{m}\in T({x}_{m})\}$ and converging to $y\in X$, then $y\in T(x)$.
Next, we introduce the concepts of a set-valued non-self-closed map and a set-valued non-self-mapping contraction of Nadler type with respect to the b-generalized pseudodistance.
Definition 3.2 Let L be a topological vector space. Let X be certain space and A, B be a nonempty subsets of X. The set-valued non-self-mapping $T:A\to {2}^{B}$ is called closed if whenever $({x}_{m}:m\in \mathbb{N})$ is a sequence in A converging to $x\in A$ and $({y}_{m}:m\in \mathbb{N})$ is a sequence in B satisfying the condition ${\mathrm{\forall}}_{m\in \mathbb{N}}\{{y}_{m}\in T({x}_{m})\}$ and converging to $y\in B$, then $y\in T(x)$.
It is worth noticing that the map T in Theorem 1.1 is continuous, so it is u.s.c. on X, which by [[14], Theorem 6, p.112], shows that T is closed on X.
It is worth noticing that if $(X,d)$ is a metric space (i.e. $s=1$) and we put $J=d$, then we obtain the classical Nadler condition. Now we prove two auxiliary lemmas.
Hence, by (3.3) we obtain $J(w,v)\u2a7d{H}^{J}(T(x),T(y))+\gamma $, thus (3.2) holds. □
Then $({x}_{m}:m\in \{0\}\cup \mathbb{N})$ is a Cauchy sequence on X.
Let now ${\epsilon}_{0}>0$ be arbitrary and fixed, let ${n}_{0}({\epsilon}_{0})=max\{{n}_{2}({\epsilon}_{0}),{n}_{3}({\epsilon}_{0})\}+1$ and let $k,l\in \mathbb{N}$ be arbitrary and fixed such that $k>l>{n}_{0}$. Then $k={i}_{0}+{n}_{0}$ and $l={j}_{0}+{n}_{0}$ for some ${i}_{0},{j}_{0}\in \mathbb{N}$ such that ${i}_{0}>{j}_{0}$ and, using (d3), (3.9), and (3.10), we get $d({x}_{k},{x}_{l})=d({x}_{{i}_{0}+{n}_{0}},{x}_{{j}_{0}+{n}_{0}})\u2a7dsd({x}_{{n}_{0}},{x}_{{i}_{0}+{n}_{0}})+sd({x}_{{n}_{0}},{x}_{{j}_{0}+{n}_{0}})<s{\epsilon}_{0}/2s+s{\epsilon}_{0}/2s={\epsilon}_{0}$.
Hence, we conclude that ${\mathrm{\forall}}_{\epsilon >0}{\mathrm{\exists}}_{{n}_{0}={n}_{0}(\epsilon )\in \mathbb{N}}{\mathrm{\forall}}_{k,l\in \mathbb{N},k>l>{n}_{0}}\{d({x}_{k},{x}_{l})<\epsilon \}$. Thus the sequence $({x}_{m}:m\in \{0\}\cup \mathbb{N})$ is Cauchy. □
Next we present the main result of the paper.
Theorem 3.1 Let X be a complete b-metric space (with $s\u2a7e1$) and let the map $J:X\times X\to [0,\mathrm{\infty})$ be a b-generalized pseudodistance on X. Let $(A,B)$ be a pair of nonempty closed subsets of X with ${A}_{0}\ne \mathrm{\varnothing}$ and such that $(A,B)$ has the ${P}^{J}$-property and J is associated with $(A,B)$. Let $T:A\to {2}^{B}$ be a closed set-valued non-self-mapping contraction of Nadler type. If $T(x)$ is bounded and closed in B for all $x\in A$, and $T(x)\subset {B}_{0}$ for each $x\in {A}_{0}$, then T has a best proximity point in A.
Proof To begin, we observe that by assumptions of Theorem 3.1 and by Lemma 3.1, the property (3.2) holds. The proof will be broken into four steps.
Consequently, the property (3.15) holds.
Next, by (3.15) we obtain ${lim}_{n\to \mathrm{\infty}}{sup}_{m>n}J({v}^{n},{v}^{m})=0$. Then the properties (3.11)-(3.17) hold.
Step 2. We can show that the sequence $({w}^{m}:m\in \{0\}\cup \mathbb{N})$ is Cauchy.
Indeed, it is an easy consequence of (3.16) and Lemma 3.2.
Step 3. We can show that the sequence $({v}^{m}:m\in \{0\}\cup \mathbb{N})$ is Cauchy.
Indeed, it follows by Step 1 and by a similar argumentation as in Step 2.
Finally, (3.27) and (3.28), give $inf\{d({w}_{0},z):z\in T({w}_{0})\}=dist(A,B)$. □
4 Examples illustrating Theorem 3.1 and some comparisons
Now, we will present some examples illustrating the concepts having been introduced so far. We will show a fundamental difference between Theorem 1.1 and Theorem 3.1. The examples will show that Theorem 3.1 is an essential generalization of Theorem 1.1. First, we present an example of J, a generalized pseudodistance.
The map J is a b-generalized pseudodistance on X. Indeed, it is worth noticing that the condition (J1) does not hold only if some ${x}_{0},{y}_{0},{z}_{0}\in X$ such that $J({x}_{0},{z}_{0})>s[J({x}_{0},{y}_{0})+J({y}_{0},{z}_{0})]$ exists. This inequality is equivalent to $c>s[d({x}_{0},{y}_{0})+d({y}_{0},{z}_{0})]$ where $J({x}_{0},{z}_{0})=c$, $J({x}_{0},{y}_{0})=d({x}_{0},{y}_{0})$ and $J({y}_{0},{z}_{0})=d({y}_{0},{z}_{0})$. However, by (4.1), $J({x}_{0},{z}_{0})=c$ shows that there exists $v\in \{{x}_{0},{z}_{0}\}$ such that $v\notin E$; $J({x}_{0},{y}_{0})=d({x}_{0},{y}_{0})$ gives $\{{x}_{0},{y}_{0}\}\subset E$; $J({y}_{0},{z}_{0})=d({y}_{0},{z}_{0})$ gives $\{{y}_{0},{z}_{0}\}\subset E$. This is impossible. Therefore, ${\mathrm{\forall}}_{x,y,z\in X}\{J(x,y)\u2a7ds[J(x,z)+J(z,y)]\}$, i.e. the condition (J1) holds.
Therefore, the sequences $({x}_{m}:m\in \mathbb{N})$ and $({y}_{m}:m\in \mathbb{N})$ satisfy (2.3). Consequently, the property (J2) holds.
The next example illustrates Theorem 3.1.
and, by (4.4), $\{x,y\}\cap E=\{x,y\}$, so $J(x,y)=d(x,y)$, $y\in [2,3]$ and $x\in [0,1/4]\cup \{1\}$. Consequently ${B}_{0}=\{2\}$.
We observe the following.
(I) We can show that the pair $(A,B)$ has the ${P}^{J}$-property.
(II) We can show that the map J is associated with $(A,B)$.
- (III)
It is easy to see that T is a closed map on X.
- (IV)
We can show that T is a set-valued non-self-mapping contraction of Nadler type with respect J (for $\lambda =1/2$; as a reminder: we have $s=2$).
Indeed, let $x,y\in A$ be arbitrary and fixed. First we observe that since $T(A)\subset B=[2,3]\subset E$, by (4.4) we have ${H}^{J}(T(x),T(y))=H(T(x),T(y))\u2a7d1$, for each $x,y\in A$. We consider the following two cases.
Case 1. If $\{x,y\}\cap E\ne \{x,y\}$, then by (4.4), $J(x,y)=10$, and consequently ${H}^{J}(T(x),T(y))\u2a7d1<10/4=(1/4)\cdot 10=(\lambda /s)J(x,y)$. In consequence, $s{H}^{J}(T(x),T(y))\u2a7d\lambda J(x,y)$.
can be deduced that ${\mathrm{\forall}}_{x,y\in [0,/1/4]\cup \{1\}}\{{H}^{J}(T(x),T(y))=0\}$. Hence, $s{H}^{J}(T(x),T(y))=0\u2a7d\lambda J(x,y)$.
- (V)
We can show that $T(x)$ is bounded and closed in B for all $x\in A$.
- (VI)
We can show that $T(x)\subset $ ${B}_{0}$ for each $x\in {A}_{0}$.
Indeed, by (I), we have ${A}_{0}=\{1\}$ and ${B}_{0}=\{2\}$, from which, by (4.5), we get $T(1)=\{2\}\subseteq {B}_{0}$.
All assumptions of Theorem 3.1 hold. We see that $D(1,T(1))=D(1,\{2\})=1=dist(A,B)$, i.e. 1 is the best proximity point of T.
Remark 4.1 (I) The introduction of the concept of b-generalized pseudodistances is essential. If X and T are like in Example 4.2, then we can show that T is not a set-valued non-self-mapping contraction of Nadler type with respect to d. Indeed, suppose that T is a set-valued non-self-mapping contraction of Nadler type, i.e. ${\mathrm{\exists}}_{0\u2a7d\lambda <1}{\mathrm{\forall}}_{x,y\in X}\{sH(T(x),T(y))\u2a7d\lambda d(x,y)\}$. In particular, for ${x}_{0}=\frac{1}{2}$ and ${y}_{0}=1$ we have $T({x}_{0})=[5/2,3]$, $T({y}_{0})=\{2\}$ and $2=2H(T({x}_{0}),T({y}_{0}))=sH(T({x}_{0}),T({y}_{0}))\u2a7d\lambda d({x}_{0},{y}_{0})=\lambda {|1/2-1|}^{2}=\lambda \cdot 1/4<1/4$. This is absurd.
(II) If X is metric space ($s=1$) with metric $d(x,y)=|x-y|$, $x,y\in X$, and T is like in Example 4.2, then we can show that T is not a set-valued non-self-mapping contraction of Nadler type with respect to d. Indeed, suppose that T is a set-valued non-self-mapping contraction of Nadler type, i.e. ${\mathrm{\exists}}_{0\u2a7d\lambda <1}{\mathrm{\forall}}_{x,y\in X}\{H(T(x),T(y))\u2a7d\lambda d(x,y)\}$. In particular, for ${x}_{0}=\frac{1}{2}$ and ${y}_{0}=1$ we have $2=2H(T({x}_{0}),T({y}_{0}))=sH(T({x}_{0}),T({y}_{0}))\u2a7d\lambda d({x}_{0},{y}_{0})=\lambda |1/2-1|=\lambda \cdot 1/2<1/2$. This is absurd. Hence, we find that our theorem is more general than Theorem 1.1 (Abkar and Gabeleh [13]).
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