Tag Archives: earring space

The Baer-Specker Group

One of the infinite abelian groups that is important to infinite abelian group theory and which has shown up naturally in previous posts on infinitary fundamental groups is the Baer-Specker group, often just called the Specker group. This post isn’t … Continue reading

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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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The Harmonic Archipelago

Another fascinating space that receives a lot of attention is the so-called harmonic archipelago which is the following subspace of . You can describe the construction like this: Start by drawing the usual earring space onto a solid disk in … Continue reading

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