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A note on IFNspaces
Advances in Difference Equations volume 2014, Article number: 63 (2014)
Abstract
Recently, AlFhaid and Mohiuddine (Adv. Differ. Equ. 2013:203, 2013) and Mohiuddine and Alghamdi (Adv. Differ. 2012:141, 2012) got some results in intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces using ideas of intuitionistic fuzzy sets due to Atanassov and fuzzy normed spaces due to Saadati and Vaezpour. In this note, we show that the mentioned results follow directly from wellknown theorems in fuzzy normed spaces.
MSC:54E40, 54E35, 54H25.
1 Introduction
Intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces were investigated by Saadati and Park [1]. They introduced and studied intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces based both on the idea of intuitionistic fuzzy sets due to Atanassov [2] and the concept of fuzzy normed spaces given by Saadati and Vaezpour in [3]. Next Deschrijver et al. [4] modified the concept of intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces and introduced the notation of ℒfuzzy normed space. Recently, AlFhaid and Mohiuddine [5] and Mohiuddine and Alghamdi [6] got some results in intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces. In this note we prove that the topology ${\tau}_{(\mu ,\nu )}$ generated by an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space $(X,\mu ,\nu ,\ast ,\diamond )$ coincides with the topology ${\tau}_{\mu}$ generated by the generalized fuzzy normed space $(X,\mu ,\ast )$, and thus, the results obtained in [5] and [6] are immediate consequences of the corresponding results for fuzzy normed spaces.
2 Preliminaries
A binary operation $\ast :[0,1]\times [0,1]\to [0,1]$ is a continuous tnorm if it satisfies the following conditions:

(a)
∗ is associative and commutative,

(b)
∗ is continuous,

(c)
$a\ast 1=a$ for all $a\in [0,1]$,

(d)
$a\ast b\le c\ast d$ whenever $a\le c$ and $b\le d$, for each $a,b,c,d\in [0,1]$.
Two typical examples of continuous tnorm are $a\ast b=ab$ and $a\ast b=min(a,b)$.
A binary operation $\diamond :[0,1]\times [0,1]\to [0,1]$ is a continuous tconorm if it satisfies the following conditions:

(a)
⋄ is associative and commutative,

(b)
⋄ is continuous,

(c)
$a\diamond 0=a$ for all $a\in [0,1]$,

(d)
$a\diamond b\le c\diamond d$ whenever $a\le c$ and $b\le d$, for each $a,b,c,d\in [0,1]$.
Two typical examples of a continuous tconorm are $a\diamond b=min(a+b,1)$ and $a\diamond b=max(a,b)$.
In 2005, Saadati and Vaezpour [3] introduced the concept of fuzzy normed spaces.
Definition 2.1 Let X be a real vector space. A function $\mu :X\times \mathbb{R}\to [0,1]$ is called a fuzzy norm on X if for all $x,y\in X$ and all $s,t\in \mathbb{R}$,
(${\mu}_{1}$) $\mu (x,t)=0$ for $t\le 0$;
(${\mu}_{2}$) $x=0$ if and only if $\mu (x,t)=1$ for all $t>0$;
(${\mu}_{3}$) $\mu (cx,t)=\mu (x,\frac{t}{c})$ if $c\ne 0$;
(${\mu}_{4}$) $\mu (x+y,s+t)\ge \mu (x,s)\ast \mu (y,t)$;
(${\mu}_{5}$) $\mu (x,\cdot )$ is a nondecreasing function of ℝ and ${lim}_{t\to \mathrm{\infty}}\mu (x,t)=1$;
(${\mu}_{6}$) for $x\ne 0$, $\mu (x,\cdot )$ is continuous on ℝ.
For example, if $a\ast b=ab$ for $a,b\in [0,1]$, $(X,\parallel \cdot \parallel )$ is normed space and
for all $x,y,z\in X$ and $t>0$. Then μ is a (standard) fuzzy normed and $(X,\mu ,\cdot )$ is a fuzzy normed space.
Saadati and Vaezpour showed in [3] that every fuzzy norm $(\mu ,\ast )$ on X generates a first countable topology ${\tau}_{\mu}$ on X which has as a base the family of open sets of the form $\{{B}_{\mu}(x,r,t):x\in X,r\in (0,1),t>0\}$ where ${B}_{\mu}(x,r,t)=\{y\in X:\mu (xy,t)>1r\}$ for all $x\in X$, $r\in (0,1)$ and $t>0$.
3 Intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces
Saadati and Park [1] defined the notion of intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces with the help of continuous tnorms and continuous tconorms as a generalization of fuzzy normed space due to Saadati and Vaezpour [3].
Definition 3.1 The 5tuple $(X,\mu ,\nu ,\ast ,\diamond )$ is said to be an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space if X is a vector space, ∗ is a continuous tnorm, ⋄ is a continuous tconorm, and μ, ν are fuzzy sets on $X\times (0,\mathrm{\infty})$ satisfying the following conditions for every $x,y\in X$ and $t,s>0$:

(a)
$\mu (x,t)+\nu (x,t)\le 1$,

(b)
$\mu (x,t)>0$,

(c)
$\mu (x,t)=1$ if and only if $x=0$,

(d)
$\mu (\alpha x,t)=\mu (x,\frac{t}{\alpha })$ for each $\alpha \ne 0$,

(e)
$\mu (x,t)\ast \mu (y,s)\le \mu (x+y,t+s)$,

(f)
$\mu (x,\cdot ):(0,\mathrm{\infty})\to [0,1]$ is continuous,

(g)
${lim}_{t\to \mathrm{\infty}}\mu (x,t)=1$ and ${lim}_{t\to 0}\mu (x,t)=0$,

(h)
$\nu (x,t)<1$,

(i)
$\nu (x,t)=0$ if and only if $x=0$,

(j)
$\nu (\alpha x,t)=\nu (x,\frac{t}{\alpha })$ for each $\alpha \ne 0$,

(k)
$\nu (x,t)\diamond \nu (y,s)\ge \nu (x+y,t+s)$,

(l)
$\nu (x,\cdot ):(0,\mathrm{\infty})\to [0,1]$ is continuous,

(m)
${lim}_{t\to \mathrm{\infty}}\nu (x,t)=0$ and ${lim}_{t\to 0}\nu (x,t)=1$.
In this case $(\mu ,\nu )$ is called an intuitionistic fuzzy norm.
Example 3.2 Let $(X,\parallel \cdot \parallel )$ be a normed space. Denote $a\ast b=ab$ and $a\diamond b=min(a+b,1)$ for all $a,b\in [0,1]$ and let μ and ν be fuzzy sets on $X\times (0,\mathrm{\infty})$ defined as follows:
for all $t\in {\mathbf{R}}^{+}$. Then $(X,\mu ,\nu ,\ast ,\diamond )$ is an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space.
Saadati and Park proved in [1] that every intuitionistic fuzzy norm $(\mu ,\nu )$ on X generates a first countable topology ${\tau}_{(\mu ,\nu )}$ on X which has as a base the family of open sets of the form $\{{B}_{(\mu ,\nu )}(x,r,t):x\in X,r\in (0,1),t>0\}$ where ${B}_{(\mu ,\nu )}(x,r,t)=\{y\in X:\mu (xy,t)>1r,\nu (xy,t)<r\}$ for all $x\in X$, $r\in (0,1)$ and $t>0$.
Lemma 3.3 Let $(X,\mu ,\nu ,\ast ,\diamond )$ be an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space. Then, for each $x\in X$, $r\in (0,1)$ and $t>0$, we have ${B}_{(\mu ,\nu )}(x,r,t)={B}_{\mu}(x,r,t)$.
Proof It is clear that ${B}_{(\mu ,\nu )}(x,r,t)\subseteq {B}_{\nu}(x,r,t)$.
Now, suppose that $y\in {B}_{\mu}(x,r,t)$. Then $\mu (xy,t)>1r$, so, by condition (i) of Definition 3.1, we have
Hence $\nu (xy,t)<r$, and consequently $y\in {B}_{(\mu ,\nu )}(x,r,t)$. The proof is finished. □
From Lemma 3.3, we deduce the following.
Theorem 3.4 Let $(X,\mu ,\nu ,\ast ,\diamond )$ be an intuitionistic fuzzy normed space. Then the topologies ${\tau}_{(\mu ,\nu )}$ and ${\tau}_{\mu}$ coincide on X.
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Keywords
 fuzzy normed space
 intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces
 intuitionistic fuzzy set
 topology