- Volume 30 Issue 1
Applications of the classical Knaster-Kuratowski-Mazurkiewicz theorem [KKM] and the fixed point theory of multifunctions defined on convex subsets of topological vector spaces have been greatly improved by adopting the concept of convex spaces due to Lassonde[L]. Recently, this concept has been extended to pseudo-convex spaces, contractible spaces, or spaces having certain families of contractible subsets by Horvath[H1-4]. In the present paper we give a far-reaching generalization of the best approximation theorem of Ky Fan[F1, 2] to pseudo-metric spaces and improved versions of the well-known fixed point theorems due to Brouwer [B] and Schauder [S] for spaces having certain families of contractible subsets. Our basic tool is a generalized Fan-Browder type fixed point theorem in our previous works [P3, 4].