# On covering translations and homeotopy groups of contractible open n-manifolds

Authors
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Dec 10, 1998
Submission Date
Dec 10, 1998
Identifiers
arXiv ID: math/9812066
Source
arXiv
This paper gives a new proof of a result of Geoghegan and Mihalik which states that whenever a contractible open $n$-manifold $W$ which is not homeomorphic to $\mathbf{R}^n$ is a covering space of an $n$-manifold $M$ and either $n \geq 4$ or $n=3$ and $W$ is irreducible, then the group of covering translations injects into the homeotopy group of $W$.