A Fixed-Point Farrago

  • Joel H. Shapiro

Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction to Fixed Points

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  3. From Brouwer to Nash

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  4. Beyond Brouwer: Dimension = ∞

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  5. Fixed Points for Families of Maps

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 181-221

About this book


This text provides an introduction to some of the best-known fixed-point theorems, with an emphasis on their interactions with topics in analysis.  The level of exposition increases gradually throughout the book, building from a basic requirement of undergraduate proficiency to graduate-level sophistication. Appendices provide an introduction to (or refresher on) some of the prerequisite material and exercises are integrated into the text, contributing to the volume’s ability to be used as a self-contained text. Readers will find the presentation especially useful for independent study or as a supplement to a graduate course in fixed-point theory.

The material is split into four parts: the first introduces the Banach Contraction-Mapping Principle and the Brouwer Fixed-Point Theorem, along with a selection of interesting applications; the second focuses on Brouwer’s theorem and its application to John Nash’s work; the third applies Brouwer’s theorem to spaces of infinite dimension; and the fourth rests on the work of Markov, Kakutani, and Ryll–Nardzewski surrounding fixed points for families of affine maps.


Analysis Banach Spaces Fixed-Point Theory Hilbert Spaces Set-Value Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Joel H. Shapiro
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  1. 1.Portland State UniversityPortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27976-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27978-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-5939
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-6675
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