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48–52] for a complete proof. First, consider the square Q = [0, 1] × [0, 1] and take any u ∈ X0 . Let S ∈ C(Q, Y0 ) be a continuous surface such that S(0, 0) = v := F (u). It is possible to show that for every such u and S there exists a unique R ∈ C(Q, X0 ) such that F ◦ R = S. Next, suppose by contradiction that there exist u0 , u1 ∈ X0 and v ∈ Y0 such that F (ui ) = v, i = 0, 1. By assumption X0 is arcwise connected and hence there is a path p ∈ C([0, 1], X0 ) such that p(0) = u0 and p(1) = u1 .

Moreover we suppose that T (0) is invertible. Then there holds i ( , 0) = i ( (0), 0) = ( − 1)β , β= mult (λ). where2 λ∈χ (0,1,T (0)) Proof Let V ⊂ X be the space spanned by the eigenfunctions corresponding to the λ’s in χ (0, 1, T (0)). Then V has dimension β and there exists W ⊂ X such that X = V ⊕ W . Let P , Q be the projections onto V , W , respectively. We claim that the homotopy H (t, u) = (1 − t)(u − T (0)u) + t( − P u + Qu) (which is a linear map of the type Identity—Compact since −P + Q = I − 2P where the range of P is finite dimensional) is admissible on B (actually, on any ball Br ).

Since α < 1, it follows that z1 = z2 . As a typical application of the Banach contraction principle we can prove the existence and uniqueness of solutions of the Cauchy problem for a first order differential equation. This will be achieved by transforming the differential problem into an equivalent integral equation. Let (x0 , y0 ) be a point in a domain ⊂ R2 . For a continuous function f : −→ R, we consider the Cauchy problem y = f (x, y) y(x0 ) = y0 . e. y(x0 ) = y0 . 2) is equivalent to the integral equation y(x) = y0 + x f (t, y(t))dt.