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Dendrites with Unique

Symmetric Products

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David Herrera-Carrasco,Mar

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³a de J.L

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opez,and

Fernando Mac

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³as-Romero

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DENDRITES WITH UNIQUE

SYMMETRIC PRODUCTS

DAVID HERRERA-CARRASCO,MAR

¶

IA de J.L

¶

OPEZ,

AND FERNANDO MAC

¶

IAS-ROMERO

Abstract.

Let X be a metric continuum and n a positive

integer.Let F

n

(X) be the hyperspace of all nonempty subsets

of X with at most n points,metrized by the Hausdor® metric.

Let X be a dendrite whose set of end points is closed,let Y

be a continuum,and let n 2 N:In this paper,we prove that if

F

n

(X) is homeomorphic to F

n

(Y );then X is homeomorphic

to Y:

1.Introduction and general notions

A continuum is a nondegenerate,compact,connected metric

space.For a given continuum X and n 2 N;we consider the fol-

lowing hyperspaces of X:

F

n

(X) = fA ½ X:A is nonempty and has at most n pointsg

and

C

n

(X) = fA ½ X:A is closed nonempty

and has at most n componentsg:

Both F

n

(X) and C

n

(X) are metrized by the Hausdor® metric

(see [14,De¯nition 0.1]) and are also known as the n-th symmetric

product of X and the n-fold hyperspace of X,respectively.When

n = 1,it is customary to write C(X) instead of C

1

(X) and to refer

to C(X) as the hyperspace of subcontinua of X.

2000 Mathematics Subject Classi¯cation.54B20,54C50.

Key words and phrases.continuum,dendrite,unique hyperspace.

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