Covering maps that are not compositions of covering maps of lesser order

Author:
Jerzy Krzempek

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **130** (2002), 1867-1873

MSC (2000):
Primary 54C10; Secondary 05C25

Published electronically:
November 15, 2001

MathSciNet review:
1887036

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Abstract: In 1995 J.W. Heath asked *which exactly **-to-one maps are compositions of exactly **-to-one maps with **.* This paper deals with compositions of covering maps. Exactly -to-one covering maps on locally arcwise connected continua that are not factorable into covering maps of order are constructed for all 's, and characterized in algebraic terms (fundamental groups). They are not proper compositions of exactly -to-one maps, open maps, or locally one-to-one maps.

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**Jerzy Krzempek**

Affiliation:
Institute of Mathematics, Silesian Technical University, Kaszubska 23, PL-44-100 Gliwice, Poland

Email:
krzem@zeus.polsl.gliwice.pl

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-01-06266-9

Keywords:
Composition,
covering map,
locally one-to-one,
open,
exactly $k$-to-one map,
group action,
fundamental group

Received by editor(s):
November 6, 2000

Received by editor(s) in revised form:
January 9, 2001

Published electronically:
November 15, 2001

Communicated by:
Alan Dow

Article copyright:
© Copyright 2001
American Mathematical Society