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Fixed points of the bucket handle


Authors: Jan M. Aarts and Robbert J. Fokkink
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 126 (1998), 881-885
MSC (1991): Primary 54H25, 54F15; Secondary 54H11
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-98-04420-7
MathSciNet review: 1459100
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Abstract: If a homeomorphism on the bucket handle has an invariant composant, it has a fixed point in that composant. It follows that a homeomorphism on the bucket handle has at least two fixed points. Our methods apply to general Knaster continua.


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Jan M. Aarts
Affiliation: Technical University Delft, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, P.O. Box 5031, 2600 GA Delft, the Netherlands
Email: j.m.aarts@twi.tudelft.nl

Robbert J. Fokkink
Affiliation: Delft Hydraulics, Rotterdamseweg 181, 2600 MH Delft, the Netherlands
Email: fokkink@nsld.wldelft.nl

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-98-04420-7
Keywords: Fixed point, bucket handle, solenoid
Received by editor(s): December 15, 1995
Communicated by: James West
Article copyright: © Copyright 1998 American Mathematical Society

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