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On some Banach space constants arising in nonlinear fixed point and eigenvalue theory

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Fixed Point Theory and Applications20042004:719153

  • Received: 8 June 2004
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As is well known, in any infinite-dimensional Banach space one may find fixed point free self-maps of the unit ball, retractions of the unit ball onto its boundary, contractions of the unit sphere, and nonzero maps without positive eigenvalues and normalized eigenvectors. In this paper, we give upper and lower estimates, or even explicit formulas, for the minimal Lipschitz constant and measure of noncompactness of such maps.

Authors’ Affiliations

Mathematisches Institut, Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, Würzburg, 97074, Germany
Department of Mathematics, Moscow State Institute of Electronic Techniques, Zelenograd, Moscow, K-498, 124498, Russia
Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Campus de Tafira, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35017, Spain


© Appell et al. 2004