Fixed Point Theory and Applications
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 584215, 15 pages
Research Article

Generalized IFSs on Noncompact Spaces

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bucharest, Academiei Street 14, 010014 Bucharest, Romania

Received 29 September 2009; Accepted 13 January 2010

Academic Editor: Mohamed A. Khamsi

Copyright © 2010 Alexandru Mihail and Radu Miculescu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aim of this paper is to continue the research work that we have done in a previous paper published in this journal (see Mihail and Miculescu, 2008). We introduce the notion of GIFS, which is a family of functions f1,,fn:XmX, where (X,d) is a complete metric space (in the above mentioned paper the case when (X,d) is a compact metric space was studied) and m,n. In case that the functions fk are Lipschitz contractions, we prove the existence of the attractor of such a GIFS and explore its properties (among them we give an upper bound for the Hausdorff-Pompeiu distance between the attractors of two such GIFSs, an upper bound for the Hausdorff-Pompeiu distance between the attractor of such a GIFS, and an arbitrary compact set of X and we prove its continuous dependence in the fk's). Finally we present some examples of attractors of GIFSs. The last example shows that the notion of GIFS is a natural generalization of the notion of IFS.