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Residual finiteness of surface groups


Author: John Hempel
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 32 (1972), 323
MSC: Primary 55A05; Secondary 20J99
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1972-0295352-2
MathSciNet review: 0295352
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Abstract: It is known [2] that free groups, and more generally fundamental groups of 2-manifolds [1], are residually finite. We give here an elementary proof of these facts.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1972-0295352-2
Keywords: 2-manifolds, residual finiteness
Article copyright: © Copyright 1972 American Mathematical Society