The inverse limit of the fundamental groups of branched cyclic coverings

Author:
Michael Dellomo

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **104** (1988), 321-326

MSC:
Primary 57M25; Secondary 55P25

MathSciNet review:
958092

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Abstract: Cowsik and Swarup [**CS**] have shown that the homology groups of the infinite cyclic cover of a knot inject into the inverse limit of the homology groups of the branched cyclic covers. They also give conditions under which the injection is an isomorphism. We prove an analogous result for the fundamental group and generalize it to the case of links.

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DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1988-0958092-1

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