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6 More on the Fundamental Group

Elsevier B.V.
DOI: 10.1016/s0079-8169(08)60397-9
  • Mathematics


Publisher Summary This chapter discusses a few elementary facts about an abstract group {π1 (X,*)}. It shows that an abstract group does not depend on*, provided X is arcwise connected, and it is a homotopy type invariant. On the surface it appears that π1(X, *) depends both on the space X and the chosen point *.

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