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Generalized common fixed point theorems in complex valued metric spaces and applications
Journal of Inequalities and Applications volume 2012, Article number: 84 (2012)
Abstract
Recently, Azam et al. introduced new spaces called the complex valued metric spaces and established the existence of fixed point theorems under the contraction condition. In this article, we extend and improve the condition of contraction of the results of Azam et al. and also apply the main result to the unique common solution of system of Urysohn integral equation.
Mathematics Subject Classification (2000): 47H09; 47H10.
1. Introduction
Fixed point theory became one of the most interesting area of research in the last fifty years for instance research about optimization problem, control theory, differential equations, economics, and etc. The fixed point theorem, generally known as the Banach contraction mapping principle, appeared in explicit form in Banach's thesis in 1922 [1]. Since its simplicity and usefulness, it became a very popular tool in solving many problems in mathematical analysis. Later, a number of articles in this field have been dedicated to the improvement and generalization of the Banach's contraction mapping principle in several ways in many spaces (see [2–17]).
In the other hand, the study of metric spaces expressed the most important role to many fields both in pure and applied science such as biology, medicine, physics, and computer science (see [18, 19]). Many authors generalized and extended the notion of a metric spaces such as a vectorvalued metric spaces of Perov [20], a Gmetric spaces of Mustafa and Sims [21], a cone metric spaces of Huang and Zhang [22], a modular metric spaces of Chistyakov [23], and etc.
Recently, Azam et al. [24] first introduced the complex valued metric spaces which is more general than wellknow metric spaces and also gave common fixed point theorems for mappings satisfying generalized contraction condition.
Theorem 1.1 (Azam et al. [24]). Let (X, d) be a complete complex valued metric space and S, T :X → X. If S and T satisfy
for all x, y ∈ X, where λ, μ are nonnegative reals with λ + μ < 1. Then S and T have a common fixed point.
The aim of this article is to extend and improve the conditions of contraction of this theorem from the constant of contraction to some control functions and establish the common fixed point theorems which are more general than the result of Azam et al. [24] and also give the results for weakly compatible mappings in complex valued metric spaces. As applications, we claim that the existence of common solution of system of Urysohn integral equation by using our results.
2. Preliminaries
Let ℂ be the set of complex numbers and z_{1}, z_{2} ∈ ℂ. Define a partial order ≾ on ℂ as follows:
that is z_{1} ≾ z_{2} if one of the following holds
(C1): Re(z_{1}) = Re(z_{2}) and Im(z_{1}) = Im(z_{2});
(C2): Re(z_{1}) < Re(z_{2}) and Im(z_{1}) = Im(z_{2});
(C3): Re(z_{1}) = Re(z_{2}) and Im(z_{1}) < Im(z_{2});
(C4): Re(z_{1}) < Re(z_{2}) and Im(z_{1}) < Im(z_{2}).
In particular, we will write z_{1} ⋨ z_{2} if z_{1} ≠ z_{2} and one of (C2), (C3), and (C4) is satisfied and we will write z_{1} ≺ z_{2} if only (C4) is satisfied.
Remark 2.1. We obtained that the following statements hold:

(i)
a, b ∈ ℝ and a ≤ b ⇒ az ≾ bz ∀z ∈ ℂ.

(ii)
0 ≾ z _{1} ⋨ z _{2} ⇒ z _{1} < z _{2},

(iii)
z _{1} ≾ z _{2} and z _{2} ≺ z _{3} ⇒ z _{1} ≺ z _{3}.
Definition 2.2 ([24]). Let X be a nonempty set. Suppose that the mapping d : X × X → ℂ satisfies the following conditions:

(i)
0 ≾ d(x, y), for all x, y ∈ X and d(x, y) = 0 if and only if x = y;

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

(iii)
d(x, y) ≾ d(x, z) + d(z, y), for all x, y, z ∈ X.
Then d is called a complex valued metric on X and (X, d) is called a complex valued metric space.
Example 2.3. Let X = ℂ. Define the mapping d : X × X → ℂ by
where k ∈ ℝ. Then (X, d) is a complex valued metric space.
Definition 2.4 ([24]). Let (X, d) be a complex valued metric space.

(i)
A point x ∈ X is called interior point of a set A ⊆ X whenever there exists 0 ≺ r ∈ ℂ such that
B\left(x,r\right):=\left\{y\in Xd\left(x,y\right)\prec r\right\}\subseteq A. 
(ii)
A point x ∈ X is called a limit point of A whenever for every 0 ≺ r ∈ ℂ,
B\left(x,r\right)\cap \left(AX\right)\ne \varnothing . 
(iii)
A subset A ⊆ X is called open whenever each element of A is an interior point of A.

(iv)
A subset A ⊆ X is called closed whenever each limit point of A belongs to A.

(v)
A subbasis for a Hausdorff topology τ on X is a family
F=\left\{B\left(x,r\right)x\in X\phantom{\rule{2.77695pt}{0ex}}\text{and}\phantom{\rule{2.77695pt}{0ex}}0\prec r\right\}.
Definition 2.5 ([24]). Let (X, d) be a complex valued metric space, {x_{ n }} be a sequence in X and x ∈ X.

(i)
If for every c ∈ ℂ, with 0 ≺ c there is N ∈ ℕ such that for all n > N, d(x _{ n }, x) ≺ c, then {x _{ n }} is said to be convergent, {x _{ n }} converges to x and x is the limit point of {x _{ n }}. We denote this by \underset{n\to \infty}{\text{lim}}{x}_{n}=x or {x _{ n }} → x as n → ∞.

(ii)
If for every c ∈ ℂ, with 0 ≺ c there is N ∈ ℕ such that for all n > N, d(x _{ n }, x _{n+m}) ≺ c, where m ∈ ℕ, then {x _{ n }} is said to be Cauchy sequence.

(iii)
If every Cauchy sequence in X is convergent, then (X, d) is said to be a complete complex valued metric space.
Lemma 2.6 ([24]). Let (X, d) be a complex valued metric space and let {x_{ n }} be a sequence in X. Then {x_{ n }} converges to x if and only if d(x_{ n }, x) → 0 as n → ∞.
Lemma 2.7 ([24]). Let (X, d) be a complex valued metric space and let {x_{ n }} be a sequence in X. Then {x_{ n }} is a Cauchy sequence if and only if d(x_{ n }, x_{n+m}) → 0 as n → ∞, where m ∈ ℕ.
Here, we give some notions in fixed point theory.
Definition 2.8. Let S and T be self mappings of a nonempty set X.

(i)
A point x ∈ X is said to be a fixed point of T if Tx = x.

(ii)
A point x ∈ X is said to be a coincidence point of S and T if Sx = Tx and we shall called w = Sx = Tx that a point of coincidence of S and T.

(iii)
A point x ∈ X is said to be a common fixed point of S and T if x = Sx = Tx.
In 1976, Jungck [25] introduced concept of commuting mappings as follows:
Definition 2.9 ([25]). Let X be a nonempty set. The mappings S and T are commuting if
for all x ∈ X.
Afterward, Sessa [26] introduced concept of weakly commuting mappings which are more general than commuting mappings as follows:
Definition 2.10 ([26]). Let S and T be mappings from a metric space (X, d) into itself. The mappings S and T are said to be weakly commuting if
for all x ∈ X.
In 1986, Jungck [27] introduced the more generalized commuting mappings in metric spaces, called compatible mappings, which also are more general than the concept of weakly commuting mappings as follows:
Definition 2.11 ([27]). Let S and T be mappings from a metric space (X, d) into itself. The mapping S and T are said to be compatible if
whenever {x_{ n }} is a sequence in X such that lim_{n→∞}Sx_{ n }= lim_{n→∞}Tx_{ n }= z for some z ∈ X.
Remark 2.12. In general, commuting mappings are weakly commuting and weakly commuting mappings are compatible, but the converses are not necessarily true and some examples can be found in [25, 27–29].
In 1996, Jungck introduced the concept of weakly compatible mappings as follows:
Definition 2.13 ([30]). Let S and T be self mappings of a nonempty set X. The mapping S and T are weakly compatible if STx = TSx whenever Sx = Tx.
We can see an example to show that there exists weakly compatible mappings which are not compatible mappings in metric spaces in Djoudi and Nisse [31].
The following lemma proved by Haghi et al. [32] is useful for our main results:
Lemma 2.14 ([32]). Let X be a nonempty set and T : X → X be a function. Then there exists a subset E ⊆ X such that T(E) = T(X) and T : E → X is onetoone.
3. Main results
Theorem 3.1. Let (X, d) be a complete complex valued metric space and S, T : X → X. If there exists a mapping Λ, Ξ : X → [0,1) such that for all x, y ∈ X:
(i): Λ(Sx) ≤ Λ(x) and Ξ(Sx) ≤ Ξ(x);
(ii): Λ(Tx) ≤ Λ(x) and Ξ(Tx) ≤ Ξ(x);
(iii): (Λ + Ξ)(x) < 1;
(iv):d\left(Sx,Ty\right)\precsim \Lambda \left(x\right)d\left(x,y\right)+\frac{\Xi \left(x\right)d\left(x,Sx\right)d\left(y,Ty\right)}{1+d\left(x,y\right)}.
Then S and T have a unique common fixed point.
Proof. Let x_{0} be an arbitrary point in X. Since S(X) ⊆ X and T(X) ⊆ X, we can construct the sequence {x_{ k }} in X such that
for all k ≥ 0. From hypothesis and (3.1) we get
which is implies that
Similarly, we get
which is implies that
Now, we set \alpha :=\frac{\Lambda \left({x}_{0}\right)}{1\Xi \left({x}_{0}\right)}, it follows that
for all n ∈ ℕ. Now, for any positive integer m and n with m > n, we have
Therefore,
Since α ∈ [0,1), if we taking limit as m, n → 0, then d(x_{ n }, x_{ m }) → 0, which implies that {x_{ n }} is a Cauchy sequence. By completeness of X, there exists a point z ∈ X such that x_{ k }→ z as k → ∞. Next, we claim that Sz = z. By the notion of a complex valued metric d, we have
which implies that
Taking k → ∞, we have d(z, Sz) = 0, which implies that d(z, Sz) = 0. Thus, we get z = Sz. It follows similarly that z = Tz. Therefore, z is a common fixed point of S and T.
Finally, we show that z is a unique common fixed point of S and T. Assume that there exists another common fixed point z_{1} that is z_{1} = Sz_{1} = Tz_{1}. It follows from
that d(z, z_{1}) ≤ Λ(z)d(z, z_{1}).
Since Λ(z) ∈ [0, 1), we have d(z, z_{1}) = 0. Therefore, we have z = z_{1} and thus z is a unique common fixed point of S and T.
Corollary 3.2. [[24], Theorem 4] Let (X, d) be a complete complex valued metric space and S, T : X → X. If S and T satisfy
for all x, y ∈ X, where λ, μ are nonnegative reals with λ + μ < 1. Then S and T have a unique common fixed point.
Proof. We can prove this result by applying Theorem 3.1 by setting Λ(x) = λ and Ξ(x) = μ.
Corollary 3.3. Let (X, d) be a complete complex valued metric space and T : X → X. If there exists a mapping Λ, Ξ : X → [0,1) such that for all x, y ∈ X:
(i): Λ(Tx) ≤ Λ(x) and Ξ(Tx) ≤ Ξ(x);
(ii): (Λ + Ξ) (x) < 1;
(iii):d\left(Tx,Ty\right)\precsim \Lambda \left(x\right)d\left(x,y\right)+\frac{\Xi \left(x\right)d\left(x,Tx\right)d\left(y,Ty\right)}{1+d\left(x,y\right)}.
Then T has a unique fixed point.
Proof. We can prove this result by applying Theorem 3.1 with S = T.
Corollary 3.4. [[24], Corollary 5] Let (X, d) be a complete complex valued metric space and T : X → X. If T satisfies
for all x, y ∈ X, where λ, μ are nonnegative reals with λ + μ < 1. Then T has a unique fixed point.
Proof. We can prove this result by applying Corollary 3.3 with Λ(x) = λ and Ξ(x) = μ.
Theorem 3.5. Let (X, d) be a complete complex valued metric space and T : X → X. If there exists a mapping Λ, Ξ : X → [0,1) such that for all x, y ∈ X and for some n ∈ ℕ:
(i): Λ(T^{n}x) ≤ Λ(x) and Ξ(T^{n}x) ≤ Ξ(x);
(ii): (Λ + Ξ) (x) < 1;
(iii):d\left({T}^{n}x,{T}^{n}y\right)\precsim \Lambda \left(x\right)d\left(x,y\right)+\frac{\Xi \left(x\right)d\left(x,{T}^{n}x\right)d\left(y,{T}^{n}y\right)}{1+d\left(x,y\right)}.
Then T has a unique fixed point.
Proof. From Corollary 3.3, we get T^{n}has a unique fixed point z. It follows from
that Tz is a fixed point of T^{n}. Therefore Tz = z by the uniqueness of a fixed point of T^{n}and then z is also a fixed point of T. Since the fixed point of T is also fixed point of T^{n}, the fixed point of T is unique.
Corollary 3.6. [[24], Corollary 6] Let (X, d) be a complete complex valued metric space and S, T : X → X. If T satisfy
for all x, y ∈ X for some n ∈ ℕ, where λ, μ are nonnegative reals with λ + μ < 1. Then T has a unique fixed point.
Proof. We can prove this result by applying Theorem 3.5 with Λ(x) = λ and Ξ(x) = μ.
Next, we prove a common fixed point theorem for weakly compatible mappings in complex valued metric spaces.
Theorem 3.7. Let (X, d) be a complex valued metric space, S, T : X → X such that T(X) ⊆ S(X) and S(X) is complete. If there exists two mappings Λ, Ξ : X → [0,1) such that for all x, y ∈ X:
(i): Λ(Tx) ≤ Λ(Sx) and Ξ(Tx) ≤ Ξ(Sx);
(ii): (Λ + Ξ) (Sx) < 1;
(iii):d\left(Tx,Ty\right)\precsim \Lambda \left(Sx\right)d\left(Sx,Sy\right)+\frac{\Xi \left(Sx\right)d\left(Sx,Tx\right)d\left(Sy,Ty\right)}{1+d\left(Sx,Sy\right)}.
Then S and T have a unique point of coincidence in X. Moreover, if S and T are weakly compatible, then S and T have a unique common fixed point in X.
Proof. By Lemma 2.14, there exists E ⊆ X such that S(E) = S(X) and S : E → X is onetoone. Since
we can define a mapping Θ : S(E) → S(E) by
Since S is onetoone on E, then Θ is welldefined. From (i) and (3.15), we have
From (iii) and (3.15), we get
for all Sx, Sy ∈ S(E). From S(E) = S(X) is complete and (3.16) and (3.17) are holds, we use Corollary 3.3 with a mapping Θ, then there exists a unique fixed point z ∈ S(X) such that Θz = z. Since z ∈ S(X), we have z = Sw for some w ∈ X. So Θ(Sw) = Sw that is Tw = Sw. Therefore, T and S have a unique point of coincidence.
Next, we claim that S and T have a common fixed point. Since S and T are weakly compatible and z = Tw = Sw, we get
Hence Sz = Tz is a point of coincidence of S and T. Since z is the only point of coincidence of S and T, we get z = Sz = Tz which implies that z is a common fixed point of S and T.
Finally, we show that z is a unique common fixed point of S and T. Assume that t be another common fixed point that is
Thus t is also a point of coincidence of S and T. However, we know that z is a unique point of coincidence of S and T. Therefore, we get t = z that is z is a unique common fixed point of S and T.
4. Applications
In this section, we apply Theorem 3.1 to the existence of common solution of the system of Urysohn integral equations.
Theorem 4.1. Let X = C([a, b], ℝ^{n}), where [a, b] ⊆ ℝ^{+}and d : X × X → ℂ is define by
Consider the Urysohn integral equations
where t ∈ [a, b] ⊂ ℝ and x, g, h ∈ X.
Suppose that K_{1}, K_{2}: [a, b] × [a, b] × ℝ^{n}→ ℝ^{n}are such that F_{ x }, G_{ x }∈ X for all x ∈ X, where
and
for all t ∈ [a, b].
If there exists two mappings Λ,Ξ : X → [0,1) such that for all x, y ∈ X the following holds:

(i)
Λ(F _{ x }+ g) ≤ Λ(x) and Ξ(F _{ x }+ g) ≤ Ξ(x);

(ii)
Λ(G _{ x }+ h) ≤ Λ(x) and Ξ(G _{ x }+ h) ≤ Ξ(x);

(iii)
(Λ + Ξ)(x) < 1;

(iv)
{\u2225{F}_{x}\left(t\right){G}_{y}\left(t\right)+g\left(t\right)h\left(t\right)\u2225}_{\infty}\sqrt{1+{a}^{2}}{e}^{i{\text{tan}}^{1}a}\precsim \Lambda \left(x\right)A\left(x,y\right)\left(t\right)+\Xi \left(x\right)B\left(x,y\right)\left(t\right) , where A\left(x,y\right)\left(t\right)={\u2225x\left(t\right)y\left(t\right)\u2225}_{\infty}\sqrt{1+{a}^{2}}{e}^{i{\text{tan}}^{1}a},
B\left(x,y\right)\left(t\right)=\frac{{\u2225{F}_{x}\left(t\right)+g\left(t\right)x\left(t\right)\u2225}_{\infty}{\u2225{G}_{y}\left(t\right)+h\left(t\right)y\left(t\right)\u2225}_{\infty}}{1+d\left(x,y\right)}\sqrt{1+{a}^{2}}{e}^{i{\text{tan}}^{1}a},
then the system of integral Equations (4.1) and (4.2) have a unique common solution.
Proof. It is easily to check that (X, d) is a complex valued metric space. Define two mappings S, T : X × X → X by Sx = F_{ x }+ g and Tx = G_{ x }+ h. Then
and
It is easily seen that for all x, y ∈ X, we have

(i)
Λ(Sx) ≤ Λ(x) and Ξ(Sx) ≤ Ξ(x);

(ii)
Λ(Tx) ≤ Λ(x) and Ξ(Tx) ≤ Ξ(x);

(iii)
d\left(Sx,Ty\right)\precsim \Lambda \left(x\right)d\left(x,y\right)+\frac{\Xi \left(x\right)d\left(x,Sx\right)d\left(y,Ty\right)}{1+d\left(x,y\right)}.
By Theorem 3.1, we get S and T have a common fixed point. Thus there exists a unique point x ∈ X such that x = Sx = Tx. Now, we have
and
that is
and
Therefore, we can conclude that the Urysohn integral (4.1) and (4.2) have a unique com mon fixed point
5. Conclusion
In this article, we modified and generalized a contraction mapping of Azam et al. [24] and proved some fixed point and common fixed point theorems for new generalization contraction mappings in a complex valued metric space. Although, Theorem 1.1 of Azam et al. [24] is an essential tool in the complex valued metric space to claim the existence of common fixed points of some mappings. However, it is the most interesting to define such mappings Λ and Ξ as another auxiliary tool to claim the existence of a fixed point. In fact, all the main results in this article are some of choices for solving problems in a complex valued metric space. Our results may be the motivation to other authors for extending and improving these results to be suitable tools for their applications.
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The authors would like to express his sincere thanks to the anonymous referee for their valuable comments and useful suggestions in improving the manuscript. W. Sintunavarat would like to thank the Research Professional Development Project Under the Science Achievement Scholarship of Thailand (SAST) and the Faculty of Science, KMUTT for financial support during the preparation of this manuscript for the Ph.D. Program at KMUTT. This research was supported by the Higher Education Research Promotion and National Research University Project of Thailand, Office of the Higher Education Commission (NRUCSEC No. 54000267).
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Sintunavarat, W., Kumam, P. Generalized common fixed point theorems in complex valued metric spaces and applications. J Inequal Appl 2012, 84 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1186/1029242X201284
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Keywords
 complex valued metric spaces
 fixed points
 common fixed points
 weakly compatible mappings