In this paper, we first present a discrete fixed point theorem for contraction mappings from the product set of integer intervals into itself, which is an extension of Robert's discrete fixed point theorem. Next, we derive an existence theorem of a pure-strategy Nash equilibrium for a noncooperative n-person game from our fixed point theorem. Finally, we show that Kuhn's theorem for a game in expansive form can be explained by our existence theorem.
- Discrete fixed point theorem
- Nash equilibrium
- contraction mapping
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Management Science and Operations Research