Approximation by Rational Mappings, via Homotopy Theory Continuous mappings defined from compact subsets $K$ of complex Euclidean space $\cc^n$ into complex projective space $\pp^m$ are approximated by rational mappings. The fundamental tool employed is homotopy theory. Keywords:Rational approximation, homotopy type, null-homotopicCategories:32E30, 32C18