A characterization of the uniform closure of the set of homeomorphisms of a compact totally disconnected metric space into itself

Author:
Frank B. Miles

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **84** (1982), 264-266

MSC:
Primary 54C40; Secondary 54E50

MathSciNet review:
637180

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Abstract: The limit index of a point in a compact metric space is defined. (Roughly: Isolated points have index 0, limit points have index 1, limit points of limit points have index 2, and so forth.) Then the following theorem is proved.

Theorem 1. *Let* *be a compact, totally disconnected metric space. Then the uniform closure of the set of homeomorphisms of* *into itself is the set* *of continuous functions* *from* *to* *satisfying*

(1) , and

(2) *if* *is not a condensation point of* , *then* *contains at most one* *such that* .

*Further, the set of homeomorphisms of* *into* *is a dense* *subset of the complete metric space* .

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1982-0637180-8

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