Iranian Mathematical Society (IMS)Bulletin of the Iranian Mathematical Society1017-060X38420121215On generalized left (alpha, beta)-derivations in rings893905296ENMohammadAshrafAligarh Muslim UniversityShakirAliAligarh Muslim UniversityNadeem UrRehmanAligarh Muslim UniversityMuzibur RahmanMozumderAligarh Muslim UniversityJournal Article20100703Let $R$ be a 2-torsion free ring and $U$ be a square closed Lie ideal of $R$. Suppose that $alpha, beta$ are automorphisms of $R$. An additive mapping $delta: R longrightarrow R$ is said to be a Jordan left $(alpha,beta)$-derivation of $R$ if $delta(x^2)=alpha(x)delta(x)+beta(x)delta(x)$ holds for all $xin R$. In this paper it is established that if $R$ admits an additive mapping $G : Rlongrightarrow R$ satisfying $G(u^2)=alpha(u)G(u)+alpha(u)delta(u)$ for all $uin U$ and a Jordan left $(alpha,alpha)$-derivation $delta$; and $U$ has a commutator which is not a left zero divisor, then $G(uv)=alpha(u)G(v)+alpha(v)delta(u)$ for all $u, vin U$. Finally, in the case of prime ring $R$ it is proved that if $G: R longrightarrow R$ is an additive mapping satisfying $G(xy)=alpha(x)G(y)+beta(y)delta(x)$ for all $x,y in R $ and a left $(alpha, beta)$-derivation $delta$ of $R$ such that $G$ also acts as a homomorphism or as an linebreak anti-homomorphism on a nonzero ideal $I$ of $R$, then either $R$ is commutative or $delta=0$ ~on $R$.http://bims.iranjournals.ir/article_296_f014a56e90c11a757243288bb277b4db.pdf