Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 817193, 29 pages
Research Article

Fixed and Best Proximity Points of Cyclic Jointly Accretive and Contractive Self-Mappings

Instituto de Investigacion y Desarrollo de Procesos, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Campus of Leioa (Bizkaia) Apertado 644 Bilbao, 48080 Bilbao, Spain

Received 21 November 2011; Accepted 15 December 2011

Academic Editor: Yonghong Yao

Copyright © 2012 M. De la Sen. 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.


𝑝 ( 2 ) -cyclic and contractive self-mappings on a set of subsets of a metric space which are simultaneously accretive on the whole metric space are investigated. The joint fulfilment of the 𝑝 -cyclic contractiveness and accretive properties is formulated as well as potential relationships with cyclic self-mappings in order to be Kannan self-mappings. The existence and uniqueness of best proximity points and fixed points is also investigated as well as some related properties of composed self-mappings from the union of any two adjacent subsets, belonging to the initial set of subsets, to themselves.