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American Mathematical Society
Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society
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doi: 10.1090/S0002-9939-1988-0937843-6; Shelves: QA1 .A5215 Storage S
Two compact Hausdorff spaces are co-elementarily equivalent if they have homeomorphic ultracopowers; equivalently if their Banach spaces of continuous real-valued functions have isometrically isomorphic Banach ultrapowers (or, approximately satisfy the same positive-bounded sentences). We prove here that any locally connected compact metrizable space co-elementarily equivalent with an arc (resp. a simple closed curve) is itself an arc (resp. a simple closed curve). The hypotheses of metrizability and local connectedness cannot be dropped.