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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Why use the Lefschetz Zeta function?

Given a compact, triangulable space $X$ and a continuous function $f: X\rightarrow X$, then we define the Lefschetz number $\Lambda_{f}$ by $$\Lambda_{f} = \sum_{k\geq0}(-1)^{k}Tr(f_{\ast}\vert ...
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Fixed points in computability and logic

I asked this question on CS.SE, too: http://cstheory.stackexchange.com/questions/27322/fixed-points-in-computability-and-logic I would like to understand better the relation between 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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Closest fixed point to a convex set

Consider the compact convex sets $Y \subset X \subset \mathbb{R}^n$, and a Lipschitz continuous function $f : X \rightarrow X$. Assume that $f$ has multiple fixed points. (From Brouwer's theorem, $f$ ...
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Limit of a Discrete Dynamical System, Part 2

In my previous post (i.e., Limit of a Discrete Dynamical System) the following system was considered: ...
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Converse to Lefschetz fixed point theorem (counterexample)

The celebrated Lefschetz fixed point theorem, in its simplest form, says (following Wikipedia) that if $f\colon X \to X$ is a continuous map of a compact triangulable space $X$ to itself, then $f$ has ...
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A question on fixed point property

Assume that $0<k<n-1$, Note that $\mathbb{C}P^{k}$ can be considered as a closed subset of $\mathbb{C}P^{n}$, in a natural way. We collapse $\mathbb{C}P^{k}$ to a point. The resulting space is ...
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Fixed point of a shrinking map. Proof.

Could you please verify my proof? Let $f:X \to X$ be a shrinking map on a compact metric space $(X,d)$. In other words: $d(f(x),f(y)) < d(x,y)$ for all $x,y \in X$. Prove: $f$ has a unique ...
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Showing a sequence $x_{n+1} = Tx_n$ forms a contraction mapping

I want to show that the sequence given by $$x_{n+1} = Tx_n = x_n-\frac{(x_n^2-2)}{x_n+x_{n-1}}$$ forms a contraction mapping. That is $$|Tx_1-Tx_2|\leq c|x_1-x_2|.$$ Where $c$ is to be determined. I ...
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algebraic or homotopical proof for Kakutani fixed point theorem

As Kakutani fixed point theorem is a genral case of Brouwer fixed point theorem, and one can read the proof from homotopy theory books. I wonder if there is any proof for the Kakutani using homotopy ...
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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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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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Maximum diameter for the preimage of a point when the degree is not 1 or -1

When the degree of a map $S^n \rightarrow S^n$ isn't 1 or -1, are there always two points that map to the same point and whose distance from each other can be bounded below by a function of the ...
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Reference request: generalized Lefschetz-Hopf fixed point theorem

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{F}_p$. A basic (and very important) theorem is that we have equality $$ \# X(\mathbb{F}_{p^n}) = \sum_{i=0}^{2\dim X} (1)^i ...
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Connection between codata and greatest fixed points

It's easy to see how inductively-defined data types correspond to least fixed points. Let's take the natural numbers as an example, with constructors are $0 : \mathbb N$ and $s : \mathbb N \to \mathbb ...
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Fixed point: general case

This is the second part of the question Fixed point: linear operators. Here I would like to ask you about the general case. A lot of concepts can be described or even defined as a solution of a ...
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Show that F can have at most two fixed points

Consider a function $F:\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}^n$, where $F=(F_1,...,F_n)$. Suppose that $F$ is strictly quasi-concave, and that for all $i=1,...,n$ the function $F_i:\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}$ is ...
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What are conditions for Tarski's fixed point theorem so that greatest and least fixed points are not the same?

Tarski's fixed point theorem claims that for any monotone function on a complete lattice there are least and greatest fixed points (or more generally, that the set of fixed points is a complete ...
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Using a fixed point theorem.

Let $x,y \in[0,1] $, consider the following system of equations: $$ ((x+y)/2)^n-x=0 $$ $$ {x^n \over x^n+y^n+1}-y=0 $$ where $ n \in N $ a) Transform the system of equations into equivalent fixed ...
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Noisy contraction mapping

I am trying to describe the behavior of the iterates of a contraction mapping when noise is added. Given a real valued random variable $X_{0}$ a sequence $\{Z_{n}\}_{n=0}^{\infty}$ of i.i.d real ...
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Proof of a fixed point theorem on the disk

There is a very nice fixed point theorem which I'd have liked to give to my students : Let $n$, $m$ be two integers larger or equal to one. Let $B_n$ be the open unit ball in $\mathbb{R}^n$, and ...
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Fixed point combinator (Y) and fixed point equation

In Hindley (Lambda-Calculus and Combinators, an Introduction), Corollary 3.3.1 on fixed point combinator. In $\lambda$ and CL: for every $Z$ and $n \ge 0$ the equation $$xy_1..y_n = Z$$ can be ...
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Find Lyapunov function for $\dot{x} = -\sin(x)$

$$\dot{x} = -\sin(x)$$ Find the fixed points and also find out if it is attractive or repelling Find Lyapunov function for each of the attractive fixed points. I thought: Fixed points are ...
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Reference request for the proof of the Brodskii–Milman fixed point theroem for isometries

Can any one help me to access the paper M.S Brodskii and D.P Milman, On the center of a convex set, Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 59 (1948) 837–840 in Russian? or to prove the theorem If $K$ is a ...
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Dense subgroup of an extremely amenble group is extremely amenable??

Recall that a topological group $G$ is called extremely amenable if every continuous action of $G$ on a compact space $K$ admit a fixed point. i.e there is a point $\xi\in K$ such that $g.\xi=\xi$ for ...
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Identification of (Centers of) Cycles in a Discrete Time Dynamical System

I am studying dynamics on nonlinear Discrete Time Dynamical System of the form $$ \vec{X}_{t+1} = D(\vec{X}_t), $$ where D is some nonlinear function. I was looking for a (relatively) quick ...
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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 $p \mapsto A_p$ ...
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A basic question about upper hemicontinuity

Given a correspondence $f:X\rightarrow 2^X$, suppose X is a closed simplex in $\mathbb{R}^n$, and $f$ is compact-valued. We say $f$ is upper hemicontinuous if, $\forall x\in X$ and every open subset ...
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fixed point iteration $x_{k+1}=f(x_k)$ with multiple fixed points

I have a fixed point iteration problem in my research, as below: $$x_{k+1}=f(x_k)$$ where $$f(x)=\frac{\lambda r}{g}\sum_{i,j}\pi_if_{ij}\left[1- \exp\left\{\displaystyle ...
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What is the method for solving this class of problem?

$\frac{dx}{dt} = y$ $\frac{dy}{dt} = -\partial y - \mu x - x^2$ Find the fixed points and discuss stability. I'd at least like to know what I should be googling, any help is appreciated.
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On the Proof of the Perron-Frobenius Theorem.

The Perron-Frobenius theorem states that a square matrix with nonnegative entries has a real nonnegative eigenvalue. One possible proof uses the Brouwer fixed point theorem, and every proof I've seen ...
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Proving $\frac{k-1}{k}$ is an attractor of the logistic map $kx(1-x)$.

Consider the logistic map $f(x) = kx(1-x)$ defined on $\mathbb{R}$. We already know $\frac{k-1}{k}$ is a fixed point of $f$, but my issue is showing it's an attractor when $k \in [1,3]$. There is an ...
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Conjecture on continuous selection of fixed points of a correspondence

I have the following conjecture to show some sort of a continuous selection of fixed points in a correspondence: Let $S$ and $\Theta $ be non-empty, compact and convex subsets of some Euclidean space ...
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Theorem about number of crossing-points between a function and a line

Assume $f(x)$, with $x \in [a,b]$. Take $u$ so that $f(a)<u<f(b)$. By the Intermediate value theorem, we know that $f(x)$ crosses $u$ at least once. My question is, given some extra information ...
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Show that the fix points of a function couldn't be in the interior

I want to solve the following problem: Show that the fix points of a function $f:\mathbb B^n\rightarrow \mathbb B^n$ could possibly not be in the interior. By this, Show that the Brouwer fixed-point ...
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Fixed point theorem for multivalued functions on b-metric space

Hy guys! I'm studying some fixed point results for multi-valued function on a b-metric space $(X,d,s)$. I'm looking for the proof of a theorem wich is just a generalization of Nadler's results for ...
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Condition for maximizer of convex combination to be expansion mapping

I have $\Pi_n:\mathbb R^{n+1}\rightarrow \mathbb R$ and $F_n:\mathbb R^2\rightarrow \mathbb R$ with $$F_n(x,a)=\Pi_n(x,...,x,a)$$ $$f_n(x)=\operatorname{ArgMax}_{a\in\mathbb R}\{F_n(x,a)\} $$ such ...
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Deriving the fixed point for $\omega$ (i.e. $\lambda x.xx$) and proving it to be so

I am studying the simply typed $\lambda$-calculus, and I am struggling a bit with really understanding fixed-points and the $\mathbf Y$ combinator. I have read or skimmed all the questions on here ...
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How do I show that infinite application of this function gives a constant?

I want to show that g(x) returns the same value independent of x and hence is a constant. $$g(x) = \lim_{n \rightarrow \infty}(\underbrace{f \circ f \circ \cdots \circ f}_{n\text{ times}})(x)$$ ...
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Nullclines for differential equations

Consider the system of differential equations $$\dot {x}=y-x^2$$ $$\dot {y}=x-y$$ a. Determine the fixed points (1,1) (0,0) b. Determine the nullclines and the signs of $\dot {x}$ and $\dot {y}$ ...
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Does this function have a unique fixed point?

Consider the following equations in fixed-point form: $$\mathbf{x}=F(\mathbf{x})=[f_1(\mathbf{x}),f_2(\mathbf{x}),\cdots,f_n(\mathbf{x})]^T$$ where the function $f_i$ is defined as ...
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Newton method and the Banach fixed-point theorem

I try to combine the Newton method and the Banach fixed-point theorem but I have still some questions: Let $I \subset \mathbb{R}$ a closed interval and $\phi: I \rightarrow I$ Lipschitz continous. ...
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A proviso in l'Hospitals rule

L'Hospital's Rule, which states that: $\displaystyle\lim_{x\to a}\frac{f(x)}{g(x)} = \displaystyle\lim_{x\to a}\frac{f'(x)}{g'(x)}$ can be applied when: (1) f, g are differentiable, (2) g'(z) ≠ 0 ...
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Question about Computability

Q:Suppose $U(n,x)$ is Gödel Universal Function, show that there is $n$ such that $U(n,x)=n+x$ for all $x$ I did some proof but I am mot sure if I am right. Let's consider a computable binary function ...
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Proof of equality of least fixed point of two continuous function

The question is simple: given a set U, a continuous function (Scott continuity) $f \colon \mathcal{P}(U) \to \mathcal{P}(U)$ and function $g(X) := f(f(X))$, prove that $g$ is continuous and its least ...
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Diffeomorphism and hyperbolic points

Suppose $f$ is a diffeomorphism.Prove that all hyperbolic periodic points are isolated. I tried using the mean value theorem using two diferent periodic points (assuming the periodic points arent ...
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Banach Fixed Point Theorem. Measurable version.

The Banach fixed point theorem has the following statement THEOREM ( Banach contraction principle). Let $(Y,d)$ be a complete metric space and $F:Y\to Y$ be contractive . Then $F$ has a uniqe ...
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Use a fixed point argument to show there exists a unique solution to the following BVP

Show using a fixed point argument that there exists a unique solution $f\in C[0,1]$ to $$ -f''(x)+\sin(f(x))=\sin(x) , x\in (0,1), y(0)=y'(1)=0 $$ This is what I have so far: We can show ...
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Fixed point method where the derivative is one - does it converge

I'm trying to see if the iterative method $x_n=g(x_{n-1})$ where $g(x)=2\sqrt{x-1}$ will converge to $2$, if I take $x_0$ that is sufficiently close to $2$. Indeed notice that $g(2)=2$. and we have a ...
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Existence of Galerkin approximations to PDE

Given a weak PDE $$ \langle b(u),v \rangle +\langle a(\nabla u), \nabla v\rangle=\langle f, v \rangle,\qquad v\in H^1_0 $$ where $b\in C(\mathbb{R})$ and $a\in C(\mathbb{R}^n,\mathbb{R}^n)$ grow ...