International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 891375, 8 pages
Research Article

Common Fixed Point Theorems for Weakly Compatible Maps Satisfying a General Contractive Condition

Cristina Di Bari and Calogero Vetro

Dipartimento di Matematica ed Applicazioni, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Via Archirafi 34, 90123 Palermo, Italy

Received 21 May 2008; Accepted 3 September 2008

Academic Editor: Wolfgang Kuehnel

Copyright © 2008 Cristina Di Bari and Calogero Vetro. 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.


We introduce a new generalized contractive condition for four mappings in the framework of metric space. We give some common fixed point results for these mappings and we deduce a fixed point result for weakly compatible mappings satisfying a contractive condition of integral type.