© 2016

A Fixed-Point Farrago


  • Acts as a perfect book for Graduate-level Fixed-Point Theory

  • Covers all major Fixed-Point theories in detail

  • Introduces Fixed-Point Theory and correlates it to several topics in Analysis


Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Joel H. Shapiro
      Pages 3-17
    3. Joel H. Shapiro
      Pages 19-26
    4. Joel H. Shapiro
      Pages 27-37
  3. From Brouwer to Nash

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-40
    2. Joel H. Shapiro
      Pages 41-50
    3. Joel H. Shapiro
      Pages 51-64
    4. Joel H. Shapiro
      Pages 65-71
  4. Beyond Brouwer: Dimension = ∞

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-74
    2. Joel H. Shapiro
      Pages 75-81
    3. Joel H. Shapiro
      Pages 83-97
  5. Fixed Points for Families of Maps

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-100
    2. Joel H. Shapiro
      Pages 101-119
    3. Joel H. Shapiro
      Pages 121-129
    4. Joel H. Shapiro
      Pages 131-144
    5. Joel H. Shapiro
      Pages 145-162
    6. Joel H. Shapiro
      Pages 163-180
  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

  1. 1.Portland State UniversityPortlandUSA

About the authors

Joel H. Shapiro is an adjunct professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Portland State University. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Fixed-Point Farrago
  • Authors Joel H. Shapiro
  • Series Title Universitext
  • Series Abbreviated Title Universitext
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-27976-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80251-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-27978-7
  • Series ISSN 0172-5939
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-6675
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 221
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Analysis
    Numerical Analysis
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“This is a well-written and essentially self-contained survey on several applications of fixed-point theory. … The book makes easy reading because the proofs are remarkably well structured. They are broken up into easily digestible parts and the claims are always clearly stated. There are five appendices which help to make the book almost self-contained.” (Christian Fenske, zbMATH 1352.47002, 2017)

“The chapters provide models for students to appreciate the art of a well-thought out seminar talk … on a particular topic or theme. There are also a variety of exercises integrated into the lectures, ‘to encourage active participation’, which allow the text to be used for a course or an independent study. … The book appears to be written to engage a young audience, yet there is more in it to provide pleasure to mathematicians further on in their career.” (Tushar Das, Maa Reviews,, October, 2016)