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Topics in Metric Fixed Point Theory

Topics in Metric Fixed Point Theory

by Kazimierz Goebel, W. A. KirkKazimierz Goebel
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Metric fixed point theory has proved a flourishing area of research for the past twenty-five years. This book offers the mathematical community an accessible, self-contained document that can be used as an introduction to the subject and its development. It will be understandable to a wide audience, including nonspecialists and provides a source for examples, references and new approaches for those currently working in the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521064064
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/05/2008
Series: Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics , #28
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Preliminaries; 2. Banach's contraction principle; 3. Nonexpansive mappings: introduction; 4. The basic fixed point theorems for nonexpansive mappings; 5. Scaling the convexity of the unit ball; 6. The modulus of convexity and normal structure; 7. Normal structure and smoothness; 8. Conditions involving compactness; 9. Sequential approximation techniques; 10. Weak sequential approximations; 11. Properties of fixed point sets and minimal sets; 12. Special properties of Hilbert space; 13. Applications to accretivity; 14. Nonstandard methods; 15. Set-valued mappings; 16. Uniformly Lipschitzian mappings; 17. Rotative mappings; 18. The theorems of Brouwer and Schauder; 19. Lipschitzian mappings; 20. Minimal displacement; 21. The retraction problem; References.

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