# Example of an open map on $\mathbb{R}^2$ that is not a submersion

I am searching for an example of a map $f : \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}$ that is open but is not a submersion... I know that any constant map is not a submersion, but it is indeed closed, I am wondering for an example where $f$ is an open map.

I appreciate any help!

• It depends on your choice of topology. May 3, 2016 at 18:49
• @FlybyNight: as far as I know a "submersion" is only defined for manifolds; hence you need the standard topologies on $\mathbb R$ and $\mathbb R^2$. May 3, 2016 at 18:56
• @FlybyNight, to me, a submersion is a map whose derivative is surjective. May 3, 2016 at 19:41
• @GrumpyParsnip So, differentiability only makes sense with respect to the "standard topologies"? May 4, 2016 at 20:15

Try the map $(x,y) \to x^3.\,\,$