> On 10 Feb, 21:07, "T.H. Ray" <thray...@aol.com> > wrote: > > > > The Borsuk-Ulam theorem, not the Brouwer > fixed-point > > >theorem > > > > I stand corrected. Insofar as B-U implies > > Brouwer's theorem, I believe that Brouwer is > usually > > credited with providing at least the concept and > > motivation for the metereological theorem, though I > > couldn't swear it. > > I'd like to see a reference for that. It is easy to > deduce Brouwer fixed-point from B-U but no > conversely.
If I implied that, I didn't mean to. What I mean is that the fixed point theorem is such a fundamental result in topology (right up there with Urysohn, I think) that most any result inspired by analysis on the sphere owes a great deal to Brouwer's insight.