### A counterexample concerning products in the shape category

We exhibit a metric continuum X and a polyhedron P such that the Cartesian product X × P fails to be the product of X and P in the shape category of topological spaces.

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We exhibit a metric continuum X and a polyhedron P such that the Cartesian product X × P fails to be the product of X and P in the shape category of topological spaces.

We construct a hereditary shape equivalence that raises transfinite inductive dimension from ω to ω+1. This shows that ind and Ind do not admit a geometric characterisation in the spirit of Alexandroff's Essential Mapping Theorem, answering a question asked by R. Pol.

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The main result of the present paper is a classification theorem for finite-sheeted covering mappings over connected paracompact spaces. This theorem is a generalization of the classical classification theorem for covering mappings over a connected locally pathwise connected semi-locally 1-connected space in the finite-sheeted case. To achieve the result we use the classification theorem for overlay structures which was recently proved by S. Mardesic and V. Matijevic (Theorems 1 and 4 of [5]).