• Edwin H. Spanier


in chapter two the fundamental group functor was used to classify covering spaces. We now consider the problem of computing the fundamental group of a specific space. We shall show that the fundamental groups of many spaces (the class of polyhedra) can be described by means of generators and relations.


Fundamental Group Simplicial Complex Simplicial Approximation Open Covering Covariant Functor 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edwin H. Spanier
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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