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Are any embeddings $[0,1]\to\mathbb{R}^3$ topologically equivalent?

Suppose we are given embeddings $f_1,f_2:[0,1]\to\mathbb R^3$. Does there exist a homeomorphism $g:\mathbb R^3\to\mathbb R^3$ such that $g\circ f_1=f_2$? This question seems to be classical eighty ...
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Conjugacy for non-escaping Julia points?

Let $a,b\in \mathbb C$ and define $f_a(z)=e^z+a$ and $f_b(z)=e^z+b$. Suppose that $f_a$ and $f_b$ have attracting or parabolic cycles (each has a periodic orbit with derivative $\leq 1$). Equivalenty, ...
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When is a composition of homeomorphisms topologically transitive provided one of the two is?

Suppose that $S$ is a (connected) regular surface, possibly with boundary, for instance an annulus. Suppose that both $f$ and $g$ are homeomorphisms whose restriction to $\partial S$ is the identity. ...
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Why can any open subset $U$ of $\mathbb{Q}^\infty$ be written as disjoint union of basic clopen subsets?

I am reading Engelen´s paper and have trouble with this proof of Lemma 2.1 (a) (link is below). It is easily seen that any non-empty open subspace $U$ of $\mathbb{Q}^\infty$ can be written as an ...
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What is t-equivalence in function spaces?

In $C_p$-Theory monographs, it is said that two topological spaces $X$ and $Y$ are said to be $t$-equivalent means that $C_p(X)$ is homeomorphic to $C_p(Y)$. Then they also define $u$-equivalences (...
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Induced homeomorphism from a quasi-isometry between hyperbolic spaces

Theorem. Let $\phi:X\rightarrow Y$ be a quasi-isometry between two (Gromov) hyperbolic spaces $X$ and $Y$. If $X$ and $Y$ are proper, then ϕ induces a homeomorphism between their boundaries. The proof ...
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What happens to a closed manifold to ensure it is homeomorphic to a torus $T^{n}$?

If $M$ is a smooth connected closed $n$-dimensional manifold, its universal covering space is homeomorphic to Euclidean space $R^{n}$, and its fundamental group is $Z^{n}$, then is it homeomorphic ...
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Existence of a Hölder homeomorphism satisfying prescribed norm constraints

Let $\Omega$ be a convex body$^{\boldsymbol{1}}$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$ where $n$ is a positive integer. Fix a positive integer $k$ and some $0<\alpha\leq 1$. Let $k_1> k_2>0$. Does there ...
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Disjoint union of clopen sets such that the fibers has constant cardinality [closed]

Let $Z$ a compact set and $X$ a locally compact set. Let $p:Z\to X$ a local homeomorphism. Show that there exists $n≥1$ and $U_1,…,U_n$ open and closed sets of $X$ such that : $X=\sqcup_{i=1}^{n}U_i$ ...
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Existence of global section, étale map and totally disconnected space

I am trying to show the following result : Let $Y$ be a totally disconnected space and compact space, $X$ a locally compact space and $p:Y\to X$ a surjective local homeomorphism. Then, there exist ...
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Elementary proof that $\mathbb{R}^3 \setminus \{p_1,\dots,p_n\}$ is not homeomorphic to $\mathbb{R}^3$

I was wondering if there were a proof of the fact that $$\mathbb{R}^3 \setminus \{p_1,\dots,p_n\} \: \text{is not homeomorphic to} \: \mathbb{R}^3$$ for every $n \geq 1$ that does not use cohomology ...
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Extension of homeomorphisms

Let $f,g:\mathbb{R}^n\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^m$ be smooth injective and let $n\leq m$. Let $k \in \mathbb{N}$, and let $\iota_m^{m+k}:\mathbb{R}^m\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^{m+k}$ be the canonical ...
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Is every homeomorphism approximately a product of homeomorphisms?

Let $\phi$ be a homeomorphism on $\mathbb{R}^{n+m}$, $\epsilon>0$, and $K\subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be a non-empty compact. Does there necessarily exist homeomorphisms $\phi_1,\phi_2$ on $\mathbb{R}^...
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Constructing homeomorphisms from continuous functions and matrix exponentials

Fix a $d\times d$ matrix $A$, let $f:\mathbb{R}^d\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function, and define the induced map $F_{f,A}:\mathbb{R}^d\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^d$ by $$ x \mapsto \exp(f(x)A)...
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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, $\operatorname{Homeo}(X)=\{1\}$. Questions: 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 ...