#### Document Type

Article

#### Department

Mathematics (HMC)

#### Publication Date

2005

#### Abstract

If a metrizable space X is dense in a metrizable space Y, then Y is called a metric extension of X. If T_{1} and T_{2} are metric extensions of X and there is a continuous map of T_{2} into T_{1} keeping X pointwise fixed, we write T_{1} ≤ T_{2}. If X is noncompact and metrizable, then (M(X),≤) denotes the set of metric extensions of X, where T_{1} and T_{2} are identified if T_{1} ≤ T_{2} and T_{2} ≤ T_{1}, i.e., if there is a homeomorphism of T_{1} onto T_{2} keeping X pointwise fixed. (M(X),≤) is a large complicated poset studied extensively by V. Bel'nov [*The structure of the set of metric extensions of a noncompact metrizable space*, Trans. Moscow Math. Soc. 32 (1975), 1-30]. We study the poset (ε(X),≤) of one-point metric extensions of a locally compact metrizable space X. Each such extension is a (Cauchy) completion of X with respect to a compatible metric. This poset resembles the lattice of compactifications of a locally compact space if X is also separable. For Tychonoff X, let X* = ßX\ X, and let Z(X) be the poset of zerosets of X partially ordered by set inclusion.

**Theorem:** *If X and Y are locally compact separable metrizable spaces, then (ε(X),≤) and (ε(Y ),≤) are order-isomorphic iff Z(X*) and Z(Y*) are order-isomorphic, and iff X* and Y * are homeomorphic.* We construct an order preserving bijection λ: ε(X) → Z(X*) such that a one-point completion in ε(X) is locally compact iff its image under λ is clopen. We extend some results to the nonseparable case, but leave problems open. In a concluding section, we show how to construct one-point completions geometrically in some explicit cases.

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#### Recommended Citation

Henriksen, Melvin, L. Janos, and R. G. Woods. "Properties of one-point completions of a noncompact metrizable space." Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae 46.1 (2005): 105-123.

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