International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 102980, 11 pages
Research Article

Common Fixed Points, Invariant Approximation and Generalized Weak Contractions

Department of Mathematics, Khalsa College of Engineering & Technology (Punjab Technical University), Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar-143001, India

Received 23 March 2012; Revised 23 August 2012; Accepted 31 August 2012

Academic Editor: Harvinder S. Sidhu

Copyright © 2012 Sumit Chandok. 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.


Sufficient conditions for the existence of a common fixed point of generalized -weakly contractive noncommuting mappings are derived. As applications, some results on the set of best approximation for this class of mappings are obtained. The proved results generalize and extend various known results in the literature.