Fixed-point theorem is a result about existence of fixed points, i.e. points fulfilling F(x)=x, under some conditions on the function F. Results of this type appear in many areas of mathematics, e.g. functional analysis (Banach), algebraic topology (Brouwer), lattice theory (Knaster-Tarski, ...

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If $T^n$ is $q$-contractive, $T$ exactly has one fixed point

Consider a complete metric space $(X,d)$ and $T\colon X\to X$. Suppose there exists $n\in\mathbb{N}$ such that the n-th power of $T$ is $q$-contractive. Show that then $T$ has exactly one ...
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Prove the map has a fixed point

Assume $K$ is a compact metric space with metric $\rho$ and $A$ is a map from $K$ to $K$ such that $\rho (Ax,Ay) < \rho(x,y)$ for $x\neq y$. Prove A have a unique fixed point in $K$. The ...
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To prove : If $f^n$ has a unique fixed point $b$ then $f(b)=b$

If $f: \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ be a function such that for some $n_o \in \mathbb N$ , the $n_o$th iterate of $f$ has a unique fixed point $b$ , then how to prove that $f(b)=b$ ? I cant think of ...
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Check Points are line, triangle, circle or rectangle

How to determine geometric properties of four distinct points in a plane (x1,y1), (x2,y2), (x3,y3), (x4,y4) represented in the 2-D Cartesian coordinate system, whether these four points are on a ...
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Contraction and Fixed Point [duplicate]

How do I show that for $T: X \rightarrow X$ where X is complete and $T^m$ is a contraction that T has a unique fixed point $x_0 \in X$. I know there exists $\lambda_1 \in (0,1)$ for $x, y \in X$ ...
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Continuous function on closed unit ball

Take a continuous mapping $f: \bar{B^{n}} \rightarrow \bar{B^{n}}$, where $\bar{B^{n}}$ is a closed unit ball in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$. Assume that $f(x) \neq x$ for every $x \in \bar{B^{n}}$. Define ...
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On Tarski-Knaster theorem

Let $P(X)$ denote the power set of $X$ (the set of all subsets of $X$) with a partial order given by inclusion. If $F: P(X) \to P(X)$ is monotone (order preserving), then $F$ has a fixed point. How ...
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If $f^N$ is contraction function, show that $f$ has precisely one fixed point. [duplicate]

If $f$ is a mapping of a complete metric space $(X, d)$ into itself and $f^N$(composite $f$ for $N$ times) is a contraction mapping for some positive integer $N$, then $f$ has precisely one ...
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Periodic orbits

Let $x\in\mathbb R$ be a periodic point with lenght 2 of the recursion $x_{n+1}=f(x_n)$ My book about Dynamic systems says that this recursion has a fixed point now, because a periodic point with ...
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Bourbaki-Witt fixed point theorem: two questions

Consider the following theorem: Let $f\colon E \to E$ have the propery that $f(x)\geq x$, where $(E,\leq)$ is a non-void partially ordered set with the property that every totally ordered subset of ...
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Apply Banach's fixed point theorem

Let $$T:f\mapsto (x\mapsto \frac{2}{5}\int_0^1 (x^2+t^5)f(t) dt + \sin(x))$$ for any $x\in[0,1]$, $f\in C([0,1])$. I want to show that that there is a uniqu $\tilde{f}$ that solves that equation ...
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Generalization of “easy” 1-D proof of Brouwer fixed point theorem

In topology class, before we learned the homotopy-based proof of Brouwer's fixed point theorem, the professor mentioned the easy proof of the one-dimensional case: just draw the graph $f(x) = x$ in ...
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Why is convexity a requirement for Brouwer fixed points? Shouldn't “no holes” be good enough?

Brouwer's fixed point theorem: Every continuous function $f$ from a convex compact subset $K$ of a Euclidean space to $K$ itself has a fixed point. I am wondering why the word "convex" is in ...
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In this case, does $\{x_n\}$ converge given that $\{x_{2m}\}$ and $\{x_{2m+1}\}$ converge?

I'm playing around with a sequence $\{x_n\}$ defined by $$ x_{n+1}=\frac{\alpha+x_n}{1+x_n}=x_n+\frac{\alpha-x_n^2}{1+x_n}. $$ Here $\alpha\gt 1$, and $x_1\gt\sqrt{\alpha}$. I'm trying to compute ...
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Iterates of $f_b(x) = x - \log_b(x) $ - for $\log(b) \approx 0.399$: convergence to accumulation points or chaos?

In a previous question I arrived at the family of functions (depending on a real parameter b for the base of exponentiation/logarithm): $$ f(x) = x - \log_b(x) \qquad \qquad b \gt 0$$ with the ...
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Finite groups whose non-trivial elements have no fixed points

(I first asked this question on MathOverflow, but was recommended to ask here at Mathstackexchange instead.) I am interested in finite groups $G$ acting on a finite set $X$ with the following ...
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Fixed Points and Graphical Analysis

For the following functions (i) find the fixed points and (ii) use the graphical analysis to determine the dynamics for all points on R: $f(x)=2sin(x)$. I have no problem finding the fixed points, ...
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Prove that $f$ has a fixed point . [duplicate]

For $f:[a,b]\rightarrow [a,b]$ is a continuous . Prove that $f$ has a fixed point . Is that true if we change $[a,b]$ by $[a,b)$ or $(a,b)$.
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In a complete lattice every monotone function has a fixpoint (Knaster–Tarski Theorem)

L is a complete lattice, so every subset has a supremum and infimum. In addition, there exists a function $f:L \rightarrow L$ such that $a \leq b$ implies $f(a) \leq f(b)$. Prove that there exists ...
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Using the Banach Fixed Point Theorem to prove convergence of a sequence

Use the Banach fixed point theorem to show that the following sequence converges. What is the limit of this sequence? $$\left(\frac{1}{3}, \frac{1}{3+\frac{1}{3}}, ...
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Equivalence of Brouwers fixed point theorem and Sperner's lemma

I'm looking for a proof that Brouwer's fixed point theorem implies Sperner's lemma. All proof I've found just prove that there must be at least one completely colored n-simplex, not that there must be ...
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Fix-Point Theorem Proof.

Firstly, the assignment: Let $a,b \in\mathbb{R}$ and $a < b$. Furthermore let $f: [a,b] \rightarrow [a,b]$ be monotone increasing. Show that if $x:= \mathbf {sup}\{y \in [a,b] \| \ y ≤ f(y)\}$ ...
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Homeomorphic to the disk implies existence of fixed point common to all isometries?

A fellow grad student was working on this seemingly simple problem which appears to have us both stuck. (The problem naturally came up in his work so isn't from the literature as far as we know). Let ...
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eventually constant maps

Let $f:[0,1]\to [0,1]$ be a continuous function with a unique fixed point $x_{0}$ Assume that $\forall x\in [0,1], \exists n\in \mathbb{N}$ such that $f^{n}(x)=x_{0}$. Does this implies ...
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What can Lefschetz fixed point theorem tell us about the group of automorphisms of a compact Riemann surface?

Let $X$ be a compact Riemann surface of genus $g>1$, $f\in Aut(X)$, a biholomorphism of $X$ onto itself, $x\in X$ a fixed point of $f$. Since tangent map of a holomorphic map (on the real tangent ...
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Fixed points in category theory

Is there a usual way to express the concept of fixed points in category theory? What would I say to express that a morphism has a fixed point? Thank you!
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Proving and understanding the Fixed point lemma (Diagonal Lemma) in Logic - used in proof of Godel's incompleteness theorem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diagonal_lemma I am wondering about the proof of the "Fixed-Point Lemma" $\text{Mod } \Sigma$ is the class of all models of $ \Sigma$. $\text{Th Mod } \Sigma$ is the set ...
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Fixed points of the Gamma Function?

I am interested in complex values of $z$ such that $$ \Gamma (z) =z$$ Clearly, the one trivial value of $z$ is 1. Also, looking at a graph of the gamma function on the real axis, I can tell that there ...
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Do there exist sets $A\subseteq X$ and $B\subseteq Y$ such that $f(A)=B$ and $g(Y-B)=X-A$?

This is a little exercise I've been fiddling with for a while now. Let $f\colon X\to Y$ and $g\colon Y\to X$ be functions. I want to show that there are subsets $A\subseteq X$ and $B\subseteq Y$ ...
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How to figure out the starting point for this Mandelbrot?

My answer for another math stackexchange question, asked by Gottfried, involved observing Mandelbrot bifurcation for the iterated function in question, $f(z)\mapsto z-\log_b(z)$. In particular, for ...
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Proof that the solution to cosx = x, is the limit of a recursive sequence.

So I've got this question. Exists a sequence $a_n$ such that: $$a_0 = \frac \pi4, a_n=\cos\left(a_{n-1}\right)$$ Prove that $\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty} a_n = \alpha$ Where $\alpha$ is the solution to ...
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Is there a simple proof of Borsuk-Ulam, given Brouwer?

(Brouwer) Any continuous function from a convex compact subset K of a Euclidian space to itself has a fixed point. Given this lemma, is there a simple proof of: (Borsuk-Ulam) Any continuous ...
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Proof $\lim\limits_{n \rightarrow \infty} {\sqrt{2+\sqrt{2+\cdots+\sqrt{2}}}}=2$ using Banach's Fixed Point

I'd like to prove $\lim\limits_{n \rightarrow \infty} \underbrace{\sqrt{2+\sqrt{2+\cdots+\sqrt{2}}}}_{n\textrm{ square roots}}=2$ using Banach's Fixed Point theorem. I think I should use the ...
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Continuous bijections from the open unit disc to itself - existence of fixed points

I'm wondering about the following: Let $f:D \mapsto D$ be a continuous real-valued bijection from the open unit disc $\{(x,y): x^2 + y^2 <1\}$ to itself. Does f necessarily have a fixed point? I ...
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Is this a valid way to show $\chi(SL_n(\mathbb{R}))=0$?

Why does $\chi(SL_n(R))=0$? I'm going about it like this. Let $X:=SL_n(R)$. Define a map $f:X\to X$ such by $A\mapsto BA$, where $B$ is the identity matrix, except with an extra $1$ in the upper ...
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Fixed point property of Cayley plane

I want to know whether the Cayley plane has fixed point property or not. I think it is so but I am not able to prove this. It certainly does not admit maps of period two without fixed points. By fixed ...
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If $f: \mathbb R^n \to \mathbb R^n$ is a contraction, then $x-f(x)$ is a homeomorphism

I am stuck in following homework question. Let $f : \mathbb R^n \to \mathbb R^n$ be a uniform contraction and $g(x) = x - f(x)$. Investigate whether $g : \mathbb R^n \to \mathbb R^n$ is a ...
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Every increasing function from a certain set to itself has at least one fixed point

I need a hint for the following question: Let $S$ be a nonempty ordered set such that every nonempty subset $E\subseteq S$ has both a least upper bound and a greatest lower bound. Suppose $f:S ...
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Brouwer transformation plane theorem

Can somebody show that BPTT, version 2 is deduced from BPTT, version 1 [BPTT, version 1] Let $h$ be a fixed point free orientation preserving homeomorphism of $\mathbb{R}^2$ Every point ...
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Brouwer's fixed-point theorem and the intermediate value theorem?

In one dimension, Brouwer's fixed-point theorem (BPFT) can be proved easily based on the Intermediate Value Theorem (IVT). Is the inverse also true? I.e, is it possible to prove the IVT directly from ...
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Question about fixpoints and zero's on the complex plane.

Define property $A$ for an entire function $f(z)$ as $1)$ $f(z)=0$ has exactly one solution being $z=0$ $2)$ $f(z)=z$ has exactly one solution $=>z=0$ (follows from $1)$ ) $3)$ $f(z)$ is not a ...
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Convergence of fixed point iteration for polynomial equations

I'm looking for the solution $x$ of $$x^n+nx-n=0.$$ Thoughts: From graphing it for several $n$ it seems there is always a solution in the interval $[\tfrac{1}{2},1)$. For $n=1$, the ...
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Minimax Theorems V.S. Fixed Point Theorems.

Is there any relationship between the minimax theorems $$ \mbox{Regularly hypothesis on } f:U\times V\to\mathbb{R} \implies \min_{u}\max_{v}f(u,v)=\max_{v}\min_{u}f(u,v) $$ and fixed point ...
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Fixed point: linear operators

I ask my question in two parts: though the topic is similar, I would like to distinguish linear and general cases since methods may be too different while my questions are broad. Consider a space $X$ ...
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Prove the Contraction Mapping Theorem.

Prove the Contraction Mapping Theorem. Let $(X,d)$ be a complete metric space and $g : X \rightarrow X$ be a map such that $\forall x,y \in X, d(g(x), g(y)) \le \lambda d(x,y)$ for some ...
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Vector valued contraction

I am familiar with the Banach Fixed Point Theorem and I have used it to prove existence and uniqueness of functional equations in Banach spaces like $C(X)$, the space of bounded continuous function ...
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Use the Contraction Mapping Principle to show that $x=\frac19\sin\left(3x\right) + \sqrt{x}$ has exactly one solution $x\geqslant\frac{8}{9}$

Use the Contraction Mapping Principle to show that $x=\frac19\sin\left(3x\right) + \sqrt{x}$ has exactly one solution $x\geqslant\frac{8}{9}$. I have literally no idea if this is right, please ...
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Confused about a version of Schauder's fixed point theorem

I have read this: We have a map $S:W_0 \to W_0$. Moreover $W_0$ is not empty, convex, and weakly compact in $W$. Thus we can apply Schauder's fixed point theorem: Schauder's fixed point ...
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Finding a Möbius Transformation given constraints

I am trying to solve this problem, but am running into very complicated solving, and think that there is a simpler approach that I am missing. Find a Möbius transformation $M(z)$ that satisfies ...
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Fixed-Points Limit Set

Let $f : \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow X$ be continuous and $X \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be compact and convex. For all $p \in \mathbb{R}$, consider $A_p \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$, with $p \mapsto A_p$ ...