Trying to define $\mathbb{R}^{0.5}$ topologically [duplicate]

A few days ago, I was trying to generalize the defintion of Euclidean spaces by trying to define $\mathbb{R}^{0.5}$.

Question: Is there a metric space $A$ such that $A\times A$ is homeomorphic to $\mathbb{R}$?


I am interested also in seeing examples of $A$ which are only topological spaces


Edit: If there exists a topological space $A$ such that $A\times A\cong \Bbb R$, then $A\times \{a\}$ is a subspace of $A\times A$ ($a\in A$). Hence $A\times\{a\}$ can be embedded in $\mathbb{R}$, since $A\cong A\times \{a\}$. Thus $A$ can be embedded in $\mathbb{R}$. Therefore $A$ is metrizable.

Thank you

Answer

No, no such space exists. Suppose $A$ is a topological space such that $A\times A\cong \mathbb R$, with the Euclidean induced topology on $\mathbb R$. If $A$ is disconnected then so is $A\times A$, but that would contradict the connectivity of $\mathbb R$, so it follows that $A$ is connected. But, since $A$ is connected it follows that $A\times A$ with a single point removed is still connected. However, $\mathbb R$ with a single point removed is not connected. Contradiction.

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