# 0708-1300/not homeomorphic

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Please, read the following carefully. It can contain some mistake.

Assume $\overline{f} : R^n --> R^m$ is a homeomorphism. Since $\overline{f}$ is proper we can extend it to a continuous map $f : S^n --> S^m$ which in fact will be a homeomorphism. Taking inverse if necessary we may assume $n < m$. Let Failed to parse (lexing error): F : Sn × [0, 1] --> Sm

be a homotopy of $f$ to a smooth map i.e. $F$ is continuous, $F(x, 0) = f(x)$ and $F(x, 1)$ is smooth. Since $F(x, 1)$ is smooth and $n < m$ all of its image points are singular values and by Sard's theorem constitute a set of measure zero. Then there is a point in $S^m$ not in the image of $F(x, 1)$, but the complement of that point is contractible. This means that we can extend $F$ to Failed to parse (lexing error): \overline{F} : Sn × [0, 2] --> S^m
to be a homotopy of $f$ to a constant map. But then Failed to parse (lexing error): f^{－1}\circ\overline{F}
is a contraction of $S^n$ which is a contradiction with the fact that no such contraction exists.