In all existing intersection theorems conditions are given under which acertain subset of acollection of sets has a non-empty intersection. In this paper conditions are formulated under which the intersection is a continuum of points satisfying some interesting topological properties. In this sense the intersection theorems considered in this paper belong to a new class. The intersection theorems are formulated on the unit cube and it is shown that both the vector of zeroes and the vector of ones lie in the same component of the intersection. This is interesting for some specific applications. The theorems give a generalization of the well-known lemmas of Knaster, Kuratowski, and Mazurkiewicz, of Sperner, of Shapley, and of Ichiischi. Moreover the results can be used to sharpen the usual formulation of the Sperner Lemma on the cube.
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
|Name||CentER Discussion Paper|
- operations research