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"Fixed point" has many meanings in science, most of them mathematical.
- Fixed point (mathematics)
- Fixed-point iteration, a general method to compute the fixed point of an iterated function.
- Fixed-point combinator
- For "Fixed-point join" in databases, see Recursive join
- Fixed-point arithmetic, a manner of doing arithmetic on computers
- Benchmark (surveying), fixed points used by geodesists
- For “fixed points” in physics, see Renormalization group
- Fixed points are necessary for a watercraft to be moored to a quay.
- Archimedes said δῶς μοι πᾶ στῶ καὶ τὰν γᾶν κινάσω, which is sometimes translated as “Give me a fixed point and I will move the world.”
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