# Questions tagged [homeomorphism]

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### What can we say about the complement of two homotopic simple closed curves on a compact orientable surface?

Do two homotopic simple closed curves separate a compact orientable surface?
If they are disjoint they do and bound a cylinder. But if they intersect? What can we say about the components of their ...

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### Continuous surjection from $X(D_n)$ onto $\operatorname{Homeo}_0(D_n)$

Let $n>1$ and let $\mathfrak{X}(D_n)$ denote the set of continuous vector fields on the closed disc $D_n\subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$. Let $\operatorname{Homeo}_0(D_n)$ be the set of homeomorphism of ...

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### Approximative extension of the autohomeomorphism of the complement of the trivial knot?

Let $S^1\subset \mathbb{R}^3$ be the unit circle and suppose $h\colon \mathbb{R}^3\setminus S^1\to \mathbb{R}^3\setminus S^1$ is a homeomorphism. Clearly it might be that $h$ cannot be extended to $S^...

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### Why are homeomorphism groups important?

For a compact metric space $X$ let $\mathcal H(X)$ denote the set of homeomorphisms in the compact-open topology (also generated by sup metric). It is known that $\mathcal H(X)$ is a Polish ...

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### Do mixing homeomorphisms on continua have positive entropy?

I am trying to understand relations between various measures of topological complexity. I have read that expansive homeomorphisms on continua, for example, have positive entropy. But I do not know ...

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### Contractable and Simply Connected Doubling Spaces Homeomorphic to Euclidean Space

Is there a characterization of all simply connected, contractable doubling metric spaces which are homeomorphic to a simply connected subset of Euclidean space?

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### Extending homeomorphisms between compact metric subsets

Let $X$ be a compact metric, second countable space with finite covering dimension. Let $A,B$ be two closed subsets of $X$. Assume that $h:A\to B$ is a homeomorphism.
Is it possible to extend $h$ to a ...

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### homeomorphisms induced by composant rotations in the solenoid

Let $S$ be the dyadic solenoid.
Let $x\in S$, and let $X$ be the union of all arcs (homeomorphic copies of $[0,1]$) in $S$ containing $x$.
$X$ is called a composant of $S$.
It is well-known ...

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### Are there invariants of cell complexes similar to the Euler characteristic?

The Euler characteristic is an invariant (under homeomorphism) of manifolds that can be computed from a cellulation by (weighted) counting of different kinds of objects, namely
\begin{equation}
\chi=\...

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### Automorphisms of Erdős spaces

A surjective homeomorphism $h:X\to X$ is minimal if $\overline{\{h^n(x):n\in \mathbb N\}}=X$ for every $x\in X$. In other words, the orbit of each point is dense.
Does either of the Erdös spaces $\...

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### generators for the handlebody group of genus two

Is the handlebody group of genus two surface generated by Dehn twists along properly embedded disks and annuli?
Are there alternative ways to describe a set of generators that are conceptually simple ...

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### Similarities between isomorphism classes of homeomorphic directed graphs

To clarify, I'm speaking of homeomorphisms in a graph theoretic context, defined by subdivisions of arcs in a directed graph. A subdivision of an arc $(x,z)$ in a directed graph is obtained by ...

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### Homeomorphism type of pair of faces in a regular CW complex

Let $X$ be a regular CW complex, $\sigma$ an $n$-dimensional cell of $X$ and $\tau$ an $(n-1)$-dimensional face of $\sigma$.
Is it true that the pair $(\bar\sigma, \bar\tau)$ is homeomorphic to the ...

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### Is an open subset of a rigid space rigid?

Let $X$ be a locally compact Hausdorff space. Call $X$ rigid if its only autohomeomorphism is the identity, $\operatorname{Homeo}(X)=\{1\}$.
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Let $X$ be rigid. Is it true that every open ...

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### Homeomorphisms vs Borel automorphisms

Let $\mathrm{Homeo}(M)$ and $\mathrm{Borel}(M)$ be the groups of homeomorphic and Borel automorphisms of a space $M$, respectively.
Question: Are $\mathrm{Homeo}(M)$ and $\mathrm{Borel}(M)$ ...

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### Proof of the stable homeomorphism conjecture

I would like to get a demonstration of the stable homeomorphism conjecture (SHC$_n$), stating that any orientation-preserving homeomorphism $\mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$ is stable in ...

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### Extending homeomorphisms from closed countable sets to S^2

Let $A, B \subset S^2$ be closed, countable sets and $\phi \colon A \rightarrow B$ be a homeomorphism. Can we extend $\phi$ to a homeomorphism from $S^2$ to itself?
It is well-known that the answer ...