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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What is the algebraic structure of functions with fixed points?

So I just noticed that the set of functions with a fixed point $$f(x_0)=x_0,$$ are closed under composition $$(f\circ g)(x):=g(f(x)),$$ and with $e(x)=x$, the inverible functions even seem to form ...
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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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Does every continuous map from $\mathbb{H}P^{2n+1}$ to itself have a fixed point?

This question is motivated by Fixed point property of Cayley plane and idle curiosity. In the link, it is shown that every continuous map from the Cayley plane to itself has a fixed point and the ...
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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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Contraction mapping in an incomplete metric space

Let us consider a contraction mapping $f$ acting on metric space $(X,~\rho)$ ($f:X\to X$ and for any $x,y\in X:\rho(f(x),f(y))\leq k~\rho(x,y),~ 0 < k < 1$). If $X$ is complete, then there ...
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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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Common knowledge as a fixed point

I read on a wikipedia page that from the modal logic formalization CK can be formulated as a fixed point. If it also holds for the set theory formalization? If it does, where I can find about it? ...
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Finding a functor satisfying a recursive equation

Say I want to find a functor satisfying something like: \[FA = 1 \sqcup (A \times FA).\] Equivalently, I want to find for each $A$ a fixed point of: \[GB = 1 \sqcup (A \times B)\] (I'll worry about ...
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Is the Knaster-Tarski Fixed Point Theorem constructive?

According to Tarski's Fixed Point Theorem, for a complete lattice $L$, and monotone function $f:L \rightarrow L$, the set of fixed points of $f$ forms complete lattice. Definition of $lfp(f)$ and ...
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Schwarz's Lemma, fixed points question

This is from an old qualifying examination question. If f is holomorphic in the unit disk $D$ and $|f(z)|<1$ for all $z\in D$. Suppose also that $f$ has two distinct fixed points in $D$ then ...
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Continuous Brouwer's fixed point theorem via Stokes's theorem?

Let $B$ denote the closed unit ball in $\mathbf{R}^n$. Brouwer's fixed point theorem states that every continuous map $f:B\to B$ has a fixed point. There is a simple proof using Stokes's theorem, at ...
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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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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: sets and measures

Let $X$ be a Borel space with a Borel measure $\mu$. Suppose $\xi: X\times X\to\mathbb R_{\geq 0}$ is a continuous function and put $s(x) = \{y\in X:\xi(x,y) = 0\}$. For any set $b\in\mathcal B(X)$ we ...
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Fixed Point Theorems

Theorem 1. Let $B=\{x\in \mathbb R^n :∥x∥≤1\}$ be the closed unit ball in $\mathbb R^n$ . Any continuous function $f:B\rightarrow B$ has a fixed point. Theorem 2. Let $X$ be a finite dimensional ...
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Least common fixed-point

I have been reading a book, "Introduction to Lattices and Order", and I'm trying to solve exercise 8.29 as the following in it: Suppose that $P$ is a complete lattice and let $F$ and $G$ be ...
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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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A fixed point theorem for the unit disk?

In Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory by Pollicott and Yuri, there is an easy, one dimensional, fixed point theorem: If $T$ is a continuous map on a closed interval $J$ so that $T(J)\supseteq ...
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periodic point of homeomorphism of plane

Let $h$ be a homeomorphism of $\mathbb{R}^2$ onto itself such that $h(K)=K$ for some compact subset $K$ of $\mathbb{R}^2$. Show that $h$ has a periodic point in $\mathbb{R}^2$.
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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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A function over the integers and its fixed points

Define $f:\mathbb{N}\rightarrow\mathbb{N}$ as follows, $f(n)$ is the number of times the digit "1" is needed if we were to write all integers between 1 and $n$ (inclusive) in base 10. So for example ...
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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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A fixed point theorem [duplicate]

Let $\emptyset \not = X\subseteq \Bbb{R}^n$ be convex and compact and let $\cal{A}$ be a family of affine maps from $\Bbb{R}^n$ into $\Bbb{R}^n$ such that $X$ is invariant under each element of $\cal ...
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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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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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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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Banach theorem example

By Banach fixed point theorem, if a metric on a metric space $X$ is such that $d(f(x),f(y))\leq K d(x,y)$ for $K\in (0,1)$ then $f$ has one unique fixed point. Is there an example where ...
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How to show something is a contraction?

If we let $X$ be a complete metric space, and let $S:X\to X$ be a map, such that $S^m$ is a contraction. We now want to show, that $S$ has a unique fixed point This is what I've thought so far: Due ...
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Opposite of a contraction mapping

I am taking Real Analysis and we recently went over the Banach Fixed-point Theorem, also commonly known as the Contraction Mapping Theorem which states: If $(X,d)$ is a complete metric space, and ...
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Continuous function on unit circle has fixed point

The question I have is: Let $f: S^1 \rightarrow S^1$ be a continuous function, where $S^1$ is the unit circle. Prove that if $f$ is not onto, then $f$ must have a fixed point.
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No fixed points imply no periodic points

Let $f:\mathbb{R}^n\to \mathbb{R}^n$ be a smooth injective function with $\operatorname{det}[f'(x)]\not=0 $ for all $x\in\mathbb{R}^n$. Moreover assume that $f$ has no fixed points. Can $f$ have a ...
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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 $K$,$\rho (Ax,Ay) < \rho(x,y)$ for $x\neq y$.Prove A have a unique fixed point in K. The uniqueness is easy.My ...
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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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Is Poincare-Hopf index theorem connected with Leftschetz fixed point theorem?

Lefschetz Fixed Point Theorem: For a compact triangulable space $X$, and a continuous map $f:X\rightarrow X$, we have ...
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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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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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Is there a simple way to prove the Brouwer fixed Point theorem?

The quest may be for references but I want to know if there is a simple way to prove the Brouwer fixed point theorem! That is if a function $f:\bar{B}\to\bar{B}$ is continuous then $f$ admits one ...
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banach fixed point theorem

Let $T:X \to X$ be a map on a complete non-empty metric space. Assume that for all $x$ and $y$ in $X$, $\sum_n d(T^n(x),T^n(y))<\infty$. Then $T$ has a unique fixed point. guess: I assume that the ...
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Does a compact connected complete linear order have the fixed point property?

Would the same arguments used for showing $[0,1]$ has the fixed point property hold in this general case? What could go wrong? EDIT: The fixed point property can be interpreted in two ways that I ...
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Fix point of squaring numbers mod p

Take the set of integers $\{0, 1, .., p-1\}$, square each element, you get the (smaller) set of quadratic residues. Repeat until you get a fix point set. The size of this set is a function of $p$. ...
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generalization of Banach fixed-point theorem on short maps?

If $ \ T:X \longrightarrow X \ $ is contraction, then using Banach fixed-point theorem we know that the fixed point exists and all other points converge to that point. But what happens if $T$ is not ...
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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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Unique solution to $x^4 + 7x -1 = 0 $ on $[0,1]$ (Banach's fixed point theorem)

I want to show that $x^4 + 7x -1 = 0 $ has a unique solution on $[0,1]$. The idea is to use Banach's fixed point theorem. However, I see a problem with this as the statement of the theorem says that ...
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fixed-point iteration

Are there functions $f$ of one real variable $x\in X$ that are not contracting maps on the set $X$ but for which, given the starting point $x_0$, the fixed-point iteration $x_n=f(x_{n-1})$, for ...
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Can a finite group act freely (as homeomorphisms) on $R^n$

And what for a single finite order element $f$, i.e. $f:R^n\rightarrow R^n$ is a homeomorphism such that $f^d=id_{R^n}$, must $f$ have a fixed point?
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Is every convergent limit of an iteration a fixed point as well?

Let $f(x)$ be a function and suppose $\lim_{n \to \infty}f^n(a)=L$ for some $a$ in the domain of $f$. What are the sufficient conditions for $L$ being a fixed point of $f$? Is the continuity of $f$ ...
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A function that is not contractive with respect to any metric

I am struggling with this homework question with is related to iterated function system and fixed point theory. The question is: Let $\Delta \in R^2$ be a filled non-degenerate triangle with ...
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Question regarding upper bound of fixed-point function

The problem is to estimate the value of $\sqrt[3]{25}$ using fixed-point iteration. Since $\sqrt[3]{25} = 2.924017738$, I start with $p_0 = 2.5$. A sloppy C++ program yield an approximation to within ...
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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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How to prove that the following iteration process converges?

I have the following iteration process: $$ p_{n+1} = \frac{{p_{n}}^3 + 3 a p_{n} }{3 {p_{n}}^2 + a } , $$ where $a > 0$. Q1: How to prove that this iteration process converges for every number ...