Compact groups and products of the unit interval Academic Article uri icon


  • It is proved that if G is a compact connected Hausdorff group of uncountable weight, w(G), then G contains a homeomorphic copy of [0, 1]w(G). From this it is deduced that such a group, G, contains a homeomorphic copy of every compact Hausdorff group with weight w(G) or less. It is also deduced that every infinite compact Hausdorff group G contains a Cantor cube of weight w(G), and hence has [0, 1]w(G) as a quotient space.

publication date

  • September 1991