In this paper, we introduce a new class of set-valued mappings in a non-convex setting called D-KKM mappings and prove a general D-KKM theorem. This extends and improves the KKM theorem for several families of set-valued mappings, such as double-struck M sign(X, Y), double-struck K signC(X, Y), double-struct V signC (X, Y), double-struct A signC(X, Y) and U-fraktur signC(X, Y). In the sequel, we apply our theorem to get some existence results for maximal elements, generalised variational inequalities, and price equilibria.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2003|
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