By Robert F. Brown

*"The ebook is very prompt as a textual content for an introductory path in nonlinear research and bifurcation thought . . . analyzing is fluid and intensely friendly . . . sort is casual yet faraway from being imprecise."*

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Here is a ebook that would be a pleasure to the mathematician or graduate pupil of mathematics---or even the well-prepared undergraduate---who would prefer, with at the very least history and training, to appreciate a few of the appealing effects on the middle of nonlinear research. according to rigorously expounded principles from a number of branches of topology, and illustrated by means of a wealth of figures that attest to the geometric nature of the exposition, the publication can be of massive assist in delivering its readers with an figuring out of the math of the nonlinear phenomena that symbolize our genuine world.

**New to the second one edition:** New chapters will offer extra purposes of the idea and methods offered within the e-book. * numerous new proofs, making the second one variation extra self-contained.

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If we define f(x) = f( {Xl, X2''''}) = IIxll < 1, is h/l-lIxIl2, Xl, X2,"'} and calculate that IIf(x)1I = J( vII -lIxIl 2)2 + x~ + x~ + ... = y'(1-lIxIl2) + IIxll 2 =1 4. Schauder Fixed Point Theory 25 then f takes C to itself, in fact to the unit sphere S in X, that is, the subset consisting of sequences of norm exactly 1. This function f : C ~ SeC is continuous, we can write it as a composition of functions that are obviously continuous. But f has no fixed point. If it had one, that is, if there exists x' = {x~,x~, ...

In order to overcome the problem suggested by examples like Kakutani's, Schauder built compactness into his maps, as follows. 5 (Schauder Fixed Point Theorem). Let C be a closed convex subset of a normed linear space and let f : C ~ C be a compact map, then f has a fixed point. Proof. Let K denote the closure of f(C) which, by hypothesis, is compact. For each natural number n, let Fn be a finite ~-net for K and let Pn : K ~ con(Fn) be the Schauder projection. Now Fn is contained in K which, in turn, lies in C because C is closed.

B Iq(s,u)1 k(u) < Therefore, II(s, u,p)1 < Ap2 + B for these sand u, and any p. If we allow ourselves to remember that the variable u is replacing y, which stands for the solution to the differential equation y" = I(s, y, y'), then we should be pleased that we now know something about the righthand side of the equation, at least when y' vanishes or when y is within a certain range. We will see just how useful this information is in the next chapter. We conclude this chapter by stating the, now abstract, differential equation problem we will treat in that chapter.