-connectedness in hereditarily locally connected spaces

Authors:
J. Grispolakis and E. D. Tymchatyn

Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. **253** (1979), 303-315

MSC:
Primary 54D05

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1979-0536949-2

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536949

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Abstract: B. Knaster, A. Lelek and J. Mycielski [Colloq. Math. **6** (1958), 227-246] had asked whether there exists a hereditarily locally connected planar set, which is the union of countably many disjoint arcs. They gave an example of a locally connected, connected planar set, which is the union of a countable sequence of disjoint arcs. Lelek proved in a paper in Fund. Math. in 1959, that connected subsets of planar hereditarily locally connected continua are weakly -connected (i.e., they cannot be written as unions of countably many disjoint, closed connected subsets). In this paper we generalize the notion of finitely Suslinian to noncompact spaces. We prove that there is a class of spaces, which includes the class of planar hereditarily locally connected spaces and the finitely Suslinian spaces, and which are weakly -connected, thus, answering the above question in the negative. We also prove that arcwise connected, hereditarily locally connected, planar spaces are locally arcwise connected. This answers in the affirmative a question of Lelek [Colloq. Math. **36** (1976), 87-96].

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1979-0536949-2

Keywords:
Hereditarily locally connected spaces,
finitely Suslinian,
weakly -connected spaces,
-connected spaces

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