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Partial b-Metric Spaces and Fixed Point Theorems

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The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of partial b-metric spaces as a generalization of partial metric and b-metric spaces. An analog to Banach contraction principle, as well as a Kannan type fixed point result is proved in such spaces. Some examples are given which illustrate the results.

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Shukla, S. Partial b-Metric Spaces and Fixed Point Theorems. Mediterr. J. Math. 11, 703–711 (2014).

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