I was reading about end compactification, following up my interest in compactification of the real line, Homeomorphism of a compact real line to the real line.
Question 1&2: Is a Warsaw circle path connected? Is it simply connected?
I was reading an article that said,the Warsaw circle is path connected, the topologist's sine circle is path-connected but it's not locally path-connected, and another article says it is not. (See http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=4032108. See also: http://sci.tech-archive.net/Archive/sci.math/2005-10/msg02190.html)
So, now I am confused. The two end points of the topologist's sine curve are connected, so the Warsaw circle should be path connected. However, it should not be simply connected. Did I miss something here? Thanks.
Question 3: Is the one point compactification of the real line simply connected?
The above disagreement between articles got me thinking of a one-point compactification of a the real-line. The real line is locally connected and path connected and simply connected, correct? However, it's one point compactification is homeomorphic to a circle and a circle is not simply-connected in two dimensions. (That is, there is no way to contract the path to a point, though there is for the real line.)
Does this mean that the one-point compactification of the real line is not simply connected even though the real line is? (I was reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simply_connected_space)