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On problems of H. Cook. (English) Zbl 0612.54042
Let $${\mathcal F}$$ be a class of mapping such that all homeomorphisms are in $${\mathcal F}$$ and the composition of any two mappings in $${\mathcal F}$$ is also in $${\mathcal F}$$. In University of Houston Mathematics Problem Book (Problem 150 and Problem 151), H. Cook has the following problems: (i) If a continuum X is homogeneous with respect to $${\mathcal F}$$, is there a continuum Y which is $${\mathcal F}$$-equivalent to X and which is homogeneous? (ii) Suppose that a continuum Y is $${\mathcal F}$$-equivalent to a homogeneous continuum and $$\epsilon$$ is a positive number. Does there exist a positive number $$\delta$$ such that if a,b$$\in Y$$ and $$d(a,b)<\delta$$, then there is a mapping f in $${\mathcal F}$$ from Y onto Y such that $$f(a)=b$$ and no point of Y is moved a distance more than $$\epsilon$$ ? We give negative answers to the problems (i) and (ii).

##### MSC:
 54F15 Continua and generalizations 54C05 Continuous maps 54F50 Topological spaces of dimension $$\leq 1$$; curves, dendrites 54C10 Special maps on topological spaces (open, closed, perfect, etc.)
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