# Fixed points of isometries

```@article{Kobayashi1958FixedPO,
title={Fixed points of isometries},
author={Sh{\^o}shichi Kobayashi},
journal={Nagoya Mathematical Journal},
year={1958},
volume={13},
pages={63-68}
}```
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