Contraction mapping theorem

0<c<1 and |f(x)-f(y)<c|c-y|

a) Show f is continuous on all of R

b)Pick some point y1 in R and construct the sequence (y1,f(y1),f(f(y1)),....)

In general if y_(n+1)=f(yn) show that the resulting sequence yn is a Cauchy sequence. hence we may let y=limyn

c)Prove that y is a fixed point of f and that is unique in this regard.

d) Finally prove that if x is any arbitrary point in R then the sequence (x,f(x),f(f(x)),...) converges to y defined in (b).

a) want to show if |x-c|<delta then |f(x)-f(c)|<epsilon

b) A sequence is Cauchy if |an-am|<epsilon

c)want to show f(y)=y