Subject: Re: 3 postings
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 15:55:15 -0500 (EST)
From: Walter Neumann
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> Subject: Can anyone help me?
> Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 14:29:00 -0800
> From: "Zhang, Bin"
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> Dear Experts,
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> I have a surface S in a n-dimensional Euclidian space R^n. I also know
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> that
> the surface is homomorphic to a hyperplane. Can I always extend the
> topological homomorphism defined on S to the whole space R^n so that the
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> extended mapping is a homomorphism from R^n to itself?
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> Thanks!
>
> Bin
The Alexander Horned Sphere (which Google will cheerfully find) is an
embedded S^2 in S^3 whose complement is non-simply-connected. By removing
a point you get a surface homeomorhic to a hyperplane in R^3 with
non-simply-connected complement, so there is no homeomorphism of R^3
taking it to a hyperplane.
--walter
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Subject: Re: 3 postings
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 14:20:50 -0500
From: Clarence Wilkerson
Hypersurface: if I interpret this correctly ( homomorphic =
homeomorphic ), I believe the answer is no. I think there
is a need for some local flatness (bi-collared) such as in Mort Brown's
paper from the 60's
] 22 #8470b Brown, Morton A proof of the generalized Schoenflies theorem. Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 66 1960 74--76. (Reviewer: S. Eilenberg) 54.00 (57.00)
Clarence Wilkerson