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A Generalisation of Contraction Principle in Metric Spaces

PN Dutta1* and BinayakS Choudhury2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Mathematics, Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology, 73 A.C. Banerjee Lane, Kolkata, West Bengal 700010, India

2 Department of Mathematics, Bengal Engineering and Science University, P.O. Botanical Garden, Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal 711103, India

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Fixed Point Theory and Applications 2008, 2008:406368  doi:10.1155/2008/406368

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Received:28 March 2008
Revisions received:26 June 2008
Accepted:18 August 2008
Published:29 September 2008

© 2008 The Author(s).

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Here we introduce a generalisation of the Banach contraction mapping principle. We show that the result extends two existing generalisations of the same principle. We support our result by an example.

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