# Best Proximity Points for a New Class of Generalized Proximal Mappings

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Volume 13, Number 2 (2017), 198-205

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BEST PROXIMITY POINTS FOR A NEW CLASS OF GENERALIZED PROXIMAL MAPPINGS

TAYYAB KAMRAN1, MUHAMMAD USMAN ALI2 MIHAI POSTOLACHE3,4,∗, ADRIAN GHIURA4 AND MISBAH FARHEEN1

Abstract. The best proximity points are usually used to find the optimal approximate solution of the operator equation T x =x, whenT has no fixed point. In this paper, we prove some best proximity point theorems for nonself multivalued operators, following the foot steps of Basha and Shahzad [Best proximity point theorems for generalized proximal contractions, Fixed Point Theory Appl., 2012, 2012:42].

1. Introduction

Fixed point theory have an important role in many branches of mathematics such as differential and integral equations, optimization and variational analysis. This theory mainly concerns with the fixed point equationT x=x, whereT:A→B is some nonlinear operator. The solution of this equation is called a fixed point of the operator T. It is not necessary that the equation has a solution for every nonlinear operatorT. For example this one has no solution when A∩B = ∅. In this case we may find a pointx∈Awhich is closest toT x, that is, the distance between T xandxis least as compare to other elements of A. Such a point is called the best proximity point of T. The notion of best proximity point was initiated by Fan  for normed spaces. Eldred and Veeramani  generalized this notion in the context of metric spaces. In literature there are many important best proximity point theorems in different settings: Jleliet al. and Aliet al. [3,4], forα-ψ-proximal mappings; Akbar and Gabeleh [5,6], Derafshpouret al., Di Bariet al., Rezapouret al., Vetro , for cyclic mappings; Alghamdiet al.  for mappings in geodesic metric spaces; Al-Thagafi and Shahzad , for Kakutani multimaps; Markin and Shahzad , for relatively u-continuous mappings; Nashine et al., for rational proximal contractions; Akbar and Gabeleh , for multivalued non-self mappings; Choudhuryet al. for best proximity point and coupled best proximity point in partially ordered metric spaces; Shatanawi and Pitea , for best proximity points and best proximity coupled points in complete metric spaces with (P)-property; Jamali and Vaespour , for best proximity point for nonlinear contractions in Menger probabilistic metric spaces; Bejenaru and Pitea , for fixed point and best proximity point theorems in partial metric spaces.

Motivated and inspired by the research introduced above, in this paper we introduce our best proximity point theorems for nonself multivalued operators, following the foot steps method of Basha and Shahzad .

2. Previous results

Now, we recollect some basic notions, definitions and results which we require subsequently. Let (X, d) be a metric space. For A, B ⊆ X, dist(A, B) = inf{d(a, b) : a ∈ A, b ∈ B}, d(x, B) = inf{d(x, b) : b ∈B}, A0 ={a ∈A: d(a, b) = dist(A, B) for someb ∈B}, B0={b∈B : d(a, b) =

dist(A, B) for somea∈A}, whileCB(B) is the set of all nonempty closed and bounded subsets ofB. A point x∗∈X is said to be a best proximity point ofT: A→CB(B) ifd(x∗, T x∗) = dist(A, B). The set B is said to be approximatively compact with respect to the setA, if each{vn} inB with d(x, vn)→d(x, B) for somexin A, has a convergent subsequence .

2010Mathematics Subject Classification. 47H10, 54H25.

Key words and phrases. F-contraction;F-contraction of Hardy Rogers and Ciric type; best proximity point.

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A class of all functions F: (0,∞)→Rsatisfying the conditions:

(F1)F is strictly increasing, that is, for eacha1, a2∈(0,∞) witha1< a2, we have F(a1)< F(a2),

(F2) For each sequence {dn} of positive real numbers we have limn→∞dn = 0 if and only if limn→∞F(dn) =−∞,

(F3) For each sequence{dn} of positive real numbers with limn→∞dn = 0, there exists k∈(0,1) such that limn→∞dnkF(dn) = 0,

is called classF.

A contraction involving a function F ∈Fis called anF-contraction. This class was introduced by Wardowski in . In time, the functions from this class were used by various authors to generalize their contractive conditions: Cosentino and Vetro ; Minaket al. ; Sgroi and Vetro ; Paesano and Vetro ; Piri and Kumam ; Acar et al. ; Batra and Vashistha .

Recently, Basha and Shahzad  proved the following best proximity point theorem:

Theorem 2.1. Let A andB be nonempty closed subsets of a complete metric space (X, d). Assume thatA0is nonempty andT:A→Bis a mapping such that for eachx1, x2, u1, u2∈Awithd(u1, T x1) =

dist(A, B) =d(u2, T x2), we have

d(u1, u2)≤a1d(x1, x2) +a2d(x1, u1) +a3d(x2, u2) +a4[d(x1, u2) +d(x2, u1)] (2.1)

wherea1, a2, a3, a4≥0satisfyinga1+a2+a3+ 2a4<1. Further assume that the following conditions

hold:

(i) T(A0)is contained in B0;

(ii) B is approximatively compact with respect toA. ThenT has a best proximity point.

In this paper we introduce some new F type proximal contractions and prove some best proximity point theorems for such contractions. Our results generalize some existing best proximity point results. In particular Theorem2.1becomes a special case of one of our results (Theorem3.1).

3. Main results

We begin this section with the following definition.

Definition 3.1. LetAandB be two nonempty subsets of a metric space (X, d). A mappingT:A→ CB(B) is calledαF-proximal contraction of Hardy Rogers type if there exist two functionsα:A×A→ [0,∞),F ∈Fand a constantτ >0 such that for each x1, x2, u1, u2∈Aandv1∈T x1,v2∈T x2with

α(x1, x2)≥1 andd(u1, v1) =dist(A, B) =d(u2, v2), we have

α(u1, u2)≥1 andτ+F(d(u1, u2))≤F(N(x1, x2)) (3.1)

whenever min{d(u1, u2), N(x1, x2)}>0, where

N(x1, x2) =a1d(x1, x2) +a2d(x1, u1) +a3d(x2, u2) +a4[d(x1, u2) +d(x2, u1)]

witha1, a2, a3, a4≥0 satisfyinga1+a2+a3+ 2a4= 1 anda36= 1.

Remark 3.1. By taking F(x) = lnx for each x ∈ (0,∞), one can see that (3.1) reduces to (2.1). Therefore, (3.1) is a proper generalization/extension of (2.1).

Theorem 3.1. Let A andB be nonempty closed subsets of a complete metric space (X, d). Assume that A0 is nonempty and T:A → CB(B) is an αF-proximal contraction of Hardy Rogers type and satisfying the following conditions:

(i) for each x∈A0, we haveT x⊆B0;

(ii) there exist x1, x2∈A0 andv1∈T x1 such thatα(x1, x2)≥1 andd(x2, v1) =dist(A, B);

(iii) T is continuous, or,

for any sequence {xn} ⊆A such thatxn →xas n→ ∞ andα(xn, xn+1)≥1 for each n∈N, we

haveα(xn, x)≥1 for eachn∈N;

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Proof. By hypothesis (ii), we havex1, x2∈A0andv1∈T x1 for which

α(x1, x2)≥1 andd(x2, v1) = dist(A, B).

Asv2∈T x2⊆B0, there isx3∈A0 satisfying

d(x3, v2) = dist(A, B).

From (3.1), we getα(x2, x3)≥1 and

τ+F(d(x2, x3)) ≤ F(a1d(x1, x2) +a2d(x1, x2) +a3d(x2, x3) +a4[d(x1, x3) +d(x2, x2)])

≤ F(a1d(x1, x2) +a2d(x1, x2) +a3d(x2, x3) +a4[d(x1, x2) +d(x2, x3)])

= F((a1+a2+a4)d(x1, x2) + (a3+a4)d(x2, x3)). (3.2)

AsF is strictly increasing, from (3.2), we get

d(x2, x3)<(a1+a2+a4)d(x1, x2) + (a3+a4)d(x2, x3).

That is,

(1−a3−a4)d(x2, x3)<(a1+a2+a4)d(x1, x2).

Asa1+a2+a3+ 2a4= 1, the above inequality implies that

d(x2, x3)< d(x1, x2).

Thus by (3.2), we have

τ+F(d(x2, x3))≤F(d(x1, x2)). (3.3)

From above we havex2, x3∈A0 andv2∈T x2satisfying

α(x2, x3)≥1 andd(x3, v2) =dist(A, B).

Asv3∈T x3⊆B0, there isx4∈A0 such that

d(x4, v3) =dist(A, B).

From (3.1), we getα(x3, x4)≥1 and

τ+F(d(x3, x4)) ≤ F(a1d(x2, x3) +a2d(x2, x3) +a3d(x3, x4) +a4[d(x2, x4) +d(x3, x3)])

≤ F(a1d(x2, x3) +a2d(x2, x3) +a3d(x3, x4) +a4[d(x2, x3) +d(x3, x4)])

= F((a1+a2+a4)d(x2, x3) + (a3+a4)d(x3, x4)).

After simplification we get

τ+F(d(x3, x4))≤F(d(x2, x3)). (3.4)

From (3.4) and (3.3), we obtain

F(d(x3, x4))≤F(d(x1, x2))−2τ.

Continuing the same process we get sequences {xn} in A0 and {vn} in B0 such that vn ∈ T xn, α(xn, xn+1)≥1,d(xn+1, vn) =dist(A, B) and

F(d(xn, xn+1))≤F(d(x1, x2))−nτ for eachn∈N\ {1}. (3.5)

Letting n → ∞ in (3.5), we get limn→∞F(d(xn, xn+1)) = −∞. Thus, by property (F2), we have

limn→∞d(xn, xn+1) = 0. Let dn=d(xn, xn+1) for eachn∈N. From (F3) there exists k∈(0,1) such

that

lim n→∞d

k

nF(dn) = 0.

From (3.5) we have

dknF(dn)−dknF(d1)≤ −dknnτ ≤0 for eachn∈N. (3.6)

Lettingn→ ∞in (3.6), we get

lim n→∞nd

k n = 0.

This implies that there existsn1∈Nsuch thatndkn≤1 for eachn≥n1. Thus, we have

dn≤ 1

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To prove that {xn} is a Cauchy sequence inA, considerm, n∈Nwithm > n > n1. By using the

triangular inequality and (3.7), we have

d(xn, xm) ≤ d(xn, xn+1) +d(xn+1, xn+2) +· · ·+d(xm−1, xm)

= m−1

X

i=n di ≤

X

i=n di≤

X

i=n 1 i1/k.

SinceP∞

i=1 1

i1/k is convergent series, we get limn→∞d(xn, xm) = 0, which implies that{xn}is a Cauchy

sequence inA. Since A is closed subset of a complete metric space, there exists x∗ in A such that xn →x∗ as n → ∞. As d(xn+1, vn) = dist(A, B), we have limn→∞d(x∗, vn) = dist(A, B). As B is approximatively compact with respect toA, we get a subsequence{vnk}of{vn}withvnk ∈T xnk that

converges tov∗. Thus,

d(x∗, v∗) = lim

k→∞d(xnk, vnk) =dist(A, B).

By hypothesis (iii), when T is continuous, we get v∗ T x. Hence dist(A, B) d(x, T x)

d(x∗, v∗) = dist(A, B). This implies that dist(A, B) = d(x∗, T x∗). Now we prove the theorem for second assumption of hypothesis (iii), that is, α(xn, x∗) ≥ 1 for each n ∈ N. Since x∗ ∈ A0, then

T x∗⊆B0. This implies that forz∗∈T x∗, we havew∗∈A0 such thatd(w∗, z∗) = dist(A, B). Further

note thatd(xn+1, vn) = dist(A, B). We claim thatd(x∗, w∗) = 0.

Suppose on contrary thatd(x∗, w∗)6= 0 Now from (3.1), we get

d(xn+1, w∗)< a1d(xn, x∗) +a2d(xn, xn+1) +a3d(x∗, w∗) +a4[d(xn, w∗) +d(x∗, xn+1)].

Lettingn→ ∞, we get

d(x∗, w∗)≤(a3+a4)d(x∗, w∗),

which is only possible whend(x∗, w∗) = 0. Thus we get

dist(A, B)≤d(x∗, T x∗)≤d(x∗, z∗) = dist(A, B),

and this completes the proof.

Example 3.1. Let X =R×Rbe endowed with a metric d((x1, x2),(y1, y2)) =|x1−y1|+|x2−y2|

for eachx, y∈X. TakeA={(0, x) :−1≤x≤1} andB={(1, x) :−1≤x≤1}. Define

T:A→CB(B), T(0, x) = 

 n

1,x+ 1 2

o

ifx≥0

{(1, x),(1, x2)}otherwise,

and

α:A×A→[0,∞), α((0, x),(0, y)) = (

1 ifx, y∈[0,1] 0 otherwise.

TakeF(x) = lnxfor eachx∈(0,∞) andτ = 12. It is easy to see thatT is αF-proximal contraction of Hardy Rogers type with a0 = 1 and a2 = a3 = a4 = 0. For each x ∈ A0, we have T x ⊆ B0.

Also forx1 = (0,12) ∈A0 and v1 = (1,34)∈ T x1, we have x2 = (0,34) such thatα(x1, x2) = 1 and

d(x2, v1) = dist(A, B). Moreover, for any sequence {xn} ⊆ A such that xn → x as n → ∞ and α(xn, xn+1) = 1 for each n ∈ N, we have α(xn, x) = 1 for each n ∈ N. Further note that B is

approximatively compact with respect toA, therefore, by Theorem3.1,T has a best proximity point.

Remark 3.2. Note that Theorem2.1is not applicable in the above example. Therefore, our theorem properly generalizes/extends Theorem2.1.

Definition 3.2. LetAandB be two nonempty subsets of a metric space (X, d). A mappingT:A→ CB(B) is calledαF-proximal contraction of Ciric type if there exist two functionsα:A×A→[0,∞), continuousF in Fand a constant τ >0 such that for eachx1, x2, u1, u2∈Aandv1∈T x1, v2∈T x2

withα(x1, x2)≥1 andd(u1, v1) = dist(A, B) =d(u2, v2), we have

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whenever min{d(u1, u2), M(x1, x2)}>0, where

M(x1, x2) = max

n

d(x1, x2), d(x1, u1), d(x2, u2),

d(x1, u2) +d(x2, u1)

2

o .

Theorem 3.2. Let A andB be nonempty closed subsets of a complete metric space (X, d). Assume that A0 is nonempty andT:A →CB(B)is an αF-proximal contraction of Ciric type satisfying the following conditions:

(i) for each x∈A0, we haveT x⊆B0;

(ii) there exist x1, x2∈A0 andv1∈T x1 such thatα(x1, x2)≥1 andd(x2, v1) = dist(A, B);

(iii) T is continuous, or,

for any sequence {xn} ⊆A such thatxn →xas n→ ∞ andα(xn, xn+1)≥1 for each n∈N, we

haveα(xn, x)≥1 for eachn∈N;

(iv) B is approximatively compact with respect toA. ThenT has a best proximity point.

Proof. By hypothesis (ii), we havex1, x2∈A0andv1∈T x1 for which

α(x1, x2)≥1 andd(x2, v1) = dist(A, B).

Asv2∈T x2⊆B0, there isx3∈A0 satisfying

d(x3, v2) = dist(A, B).

From (3.8), we getα(x2, x3)≥1 and

τ+F(d(x2, x3)) ≤ F

maxnd(x1, x2), d(x1, x2), d(x2, x3),

d(x1, x3) +d(x2, x2)

2

o

= Fmax{d(x1, x2), d(x2, x3)}

= F(d(x1, x2)), (3.9)

otherwise we have a contradiction. From above we havex2, x3∈A0 andv2∈T x2satisfying

α(x2, x3)≥1 andd(x3, v2) = dist(A, B).

Asv3∈T x3⊆B0, there isx4∈A0 such that

d(x4, v3) = dist(A, B).

From (3.8), we getα(x3, x4)≥1 and

τ+F(d(x3, x4)) ≤ F

maxnd(x2, x3), d(x2, x3), d(x3, x4),

d(x2, x4) +d(x3, x3)

2

o

= Fmax{d(x2, x3), d(x3, x4)}

= F(d(x2, x3)), (3.10)

otherwise we have a contradiction. From (3.9) and (3.10), we have

F(d(x3, x4))≤F(d(x1, x2))−2τ.

Continuing the same process we get sequences {xn} in A0 and {vn} in B0 such that vn ∈ T xn, α(xn, xn+1)≥1,d(xn+1, vn) = dist(A, B) and

F(d(xn, xn+1))≤F(d(x1, x2))−nτ for eachn∈N− {1}.

Working on the same lines as the proof of Theorem3.1is done. We prove that {xn} is a Cauchy sequence inA.

Since A is closed subset of a complete metric space, there exists x∗ in A such that x

n → x∗ as n → ∞. As d(xn+1, vn) = dist(A, B). Thus, we have limn→∞d(x∗, vn) = dist(A, B). Since B is approximatively compact with respect toA, we get a subsequence{vnk}of{vn}withvnk ∈T xnk that

converges tov∗. Thus,

d(x∗, v∗) = lim

k→∞d(xnk+1, vnk) =dist(A, B).

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T x∗⊆B0. This implies that forz∗∈T x∗, we havew∗∈A0 such thatd(w∗, z∗) = dist(A, B). Further

note thatd(xn+1, vn) = dist(A, B). We claim thatd(x∗, w∗) = 0.

On contrary assume thatd(x∗, w∗)6= 0. Now, from (3.8), we get

τ+F(d(xn+1, w∗))< F

maxnd(xn, x∗), d(xn, xn+1), d(x∗, w∗),

d(xn, w∗) +d(xn+1, x∗)

2

.

Lettingn→ ∞, we obtain

τ+F(d(x∗, w∗))≤F(d(x∗, w∗)), which is not possible. Hence, we haved(x∗, w∗) = 0. Thus we get

dist(A, B)≤d(x∗, T x∗)≤d(x∗, z∗) = dist(A, B),

and this completes the proof.

Example 3.2. Let X =R×Rbe endowed with a metric d((x1, x2),(y1, y2)) =|x1−y1|+|x2−y2|

for eachx, y∈X. TakeA={(0, x) :−1≤x≤1} andB={(1, x) :−1≤x≤1}. Define

T:A→CB(B), T(0, x) = (

{(1,x3),(1,x2)} ifx≥0 {(1, x),(1, x2)} otherwise,

and

α:A×A→[0,∞) α((0, x),(0, y)) = (

1 ifx, y∈[0,1]

0 otherwise.

TakeF(x) = lnxfor eachx∈(0,∞) andτ = 12. It is easy to see thatT is αF-proximal contraction of Ciric type. For eachx∈A0, we haveT x⊆B0. Also for x1 = (0,31)∈A0 and v1 = (1,16)∈T x1,

we havex2 = (0,16) such that α(x1, x2) = 1 andd(x2, v1) = dist(A, B). Moreover, for any sequence

{xn} ⊆A such thatxn →xas n→ ∞ and α(xn, xn+1) = 1 for eachn ∈N, we have α(xn, x) = 1 for each n∈ N. Further, note that B is approximatively compact with respect to A. Therefore, by

Theorem3.2,T has a best proximity point.

4. Consequences

By taking α(x, y) = 1 for eachx, y ∈A, the following two theorems immediately follow from our results.

Theorem 4.1. Let A andB be nonempty closed subsets of a complete metric space (X, d). Assume that A0 is nonempty and T:A → CB(B) is a mapping for which there exist a function F ∈F and

a constant τ > 0 such that for each x1, x2, u1, u2 ∈ A and v1 ∈ T x1, v2 ∈ T x2 with d(u1, v1) =

dist(A, B) =d(u2, v2), we have

τ+F(d(u1, u2))≤F(N(x1, x2))

whenevermin{d(u1, u2), N(x1, x2)}>0, where

N(x1, x2) =a1d(x1, x2) +a2d(x1, u1) +a3d(x2, u2) +a4[d(x1, u2) +d(x2, u1)]

witha1, a2, a3, a4≥0 satisfyinga1+a2+a3+ 2a4= 1 anda36= 1. Further assume that the following

conditions hold:

(i) for each x∈A0, we haveT x⊆B0;

(ii) B is approximatively compact with respect toA. ThenT has a best proximity point.

Theorem 4.2. Let A andB be nonempty closed subsets of a complete metric space (X, d). Assume that A0 is nonempty and T: A →CB(B) is a mapping for which there exist a continuous function

F ∈ F and a constant τ > 0 such that for each x1, x2, u1, u2 ∈ A and v1 ∈ T x1, v2 ∈ T x2 with

d(u1, v1) = dist(A, B) =d(u2, v2), we have

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whenevermin{d(u1, u2), M(x1, x2)}>0, where

M(x1, x2) = max

n

d(x1, x2), d(x1, u1), d(x2, u2),

d(x1, u2) +d(x2, u1)

2

o .

Further assume that the following conditions hold: (i) for each x∈A0, we haveT x⊆B0;

(ii) B is approximatively compact with respect toA. ThenT has a best proximity point.

When we takeX =A=B, we get the following fixed point theorems from our results:

Theorem 4.3. Let (X, d) be a complete metric space. Assume T: X → CB(X) is a mapping for which there are two functions α:A×A → [0,∞), F ∈ F and a constant τ > 0 such that for each x1, x2∈X andu1∈T x1,u2∈T x2 with α(x1, x2)≥1, we have

α(u1, u2)≥1 andτ+F(d(u1, u2))≤F(N(x1, x2))

whenevermin{d(u1, u2), N(x1, x2)}>0, where

N(x1, x2) =a1d(x1, x2) +a2d(x1, u1) +a3d(x2, u2) +a4[d(x1, u2) +d(x2, u1)]

witha1, a2, a3, a4≥0satisfyinga1+a2+a3+2a4= 1anda36= 1. Further assume thatT is continuous,

or, for any sequence{xn} ⊆X such that xn→xasn→ ∞ andα(xn, xn+1)≥1 for each n∈N, we

haveα(xn, x)≥1 for eachn∈N. Then T has a fixed point.

Theorem 4.4. Let(X, d)be a complete metric space. AssumeT:X →CB(X)is a mapping for which there isα:A×A→[0,∞), continuous function, F inFandτ >0 such that for each x1, x2∈X and

u1∈T x1,u2∈T x2 withα(x1, x2)≥1, we have

α(u1, u2)≥1 andτ+F(d(u1, u2))≤F(M(x1, x2))

whenevermin{d(u1, u2), M(x1, x2)}>0, where

M(x1, x2) = max

n

d(x1, x2), d(x1, u1), d(x2, u2),

d(x1, u2) +d(x2, u1)

2

o .

Further assume thatT is continuous, or, for any sequence{xn} ⊆X such thatxn →xasn→ ∞and α(xn, xn+1)≥1 for eachn∈N, we have α(xn, x)≥1for each n∈N. ThenT has a fixed point.

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Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad-Pakistan

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Department of Mathematics, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Sciences and Tech-nology Islamabad-Pakistan

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Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

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Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 313 Splaiul Independent¸ei, 060042 Bucharest, Romania

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