Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Griffiths Twin Cone

This post is about an important wild space which, in many ways, is similar to the harmonic archipelago space that I posted about a few weeks ago. The Griffiths twin cone (or Griffiths space) was first studied by H.B. Griffiths in the 1950’s … Continue reading

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Homomorphisms from the harmonic archipelago group to finite groups

This post is a brief application of a result discussed in the last post about the existence of odd ways to map the fundamental group of the Hawaiian earring onto an arbitrary finite group : Theorem 1: Let be any non-trivial finite group and be a loop … Continue reading

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Homomorphisms from the earring group to finite groups

One of the the surprising things about the earring group (the fundamental group of the earring space ) is that the group of homomorphisms to the additive group of integers is countable (see this post for details) even though is … Continue reading

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