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Shape triviality and metric contractions


Author: W. Holsztyński
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 69 (1978), 199-200
MSC: Primary 54F43
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1978-0482618-1
MathSciNet review: 482618
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Abstract: Let (X, d) be a nonempty compact metric space such that for every $ \varepsilon > 0$ there exists a map $ f:X \to X$ satisfying

(i) $ d(x,f(x)) < \varepsilon $ for every $ x \in X$, and

(ii) $ d(f(x),f(y)) < d(x,y)$ for every $ x,y \in X$.

Then, as proved in this paper, the shape of X is trivial. This improves an earlier result of K. Borsuk [1], who proved that, under the same assumptions, X is acyclic.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1978-0482618-1
Keywords: Shape theory, trivial shape, metric contractions approximating the identity map, acyclicity, fixed point
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