# invariance of dimension

The following non-trivial result was proven by Brouwer [1] around 1910 [2].

Theorem  (Invariance of dimension) Suppose $U$ and $V$ are open subsets of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ respectively $\mathbb{R}^{m}$. If $U$ and $V$ are non-empty and homeomorphic, then $n=m$.

## References

• 1 The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/ history/Mathematicians/Brouwer.htmlentry on Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer
• 2 A. Hatcher, Algebraic Topology, Cambridge University Press, 2002. Also available http://www.math.cornell.edu/ hatcher/AT/ATpage.htmlonline.
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