Banach's fixed-point theorem

Banach's fixed-point theorem

[¦bä‚näks ‚fikst ‚pȯint ′thir·əm]
(mathematics)
A theorem stating that if a mapping ƒ of a metric space E into itself is a contraction, then there exists a unique element x of E such that ƒ x = x. Also known as Caccioppoli-Banach principle.
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Some characteristics of multi-metric spaces are obtained and the Banach's fixed-point theorem is generalized in this paper.