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The fundamental group
of a compact metric space

Author: Janusz Pawlikowski
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 126 (1998), 3083-3087
MSC (1991): Primary 03E15, 55Q05; Secondary 04A20, 55Q52
MathSciNet review: 1452818
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Abstract: We give a forcing free proof of a conjecture of Mycielski that the fundamental group of a connected locally connected compact metric space is either finitely generated or has the power of the continuum.

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Janusz Pawlikowski
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Wrocław, pl. Grunwaldzki 2/4, 50-384 Wrocław, Poland

Keywords: Baire category, fundamental group, perfect set
Received by editor(s): August 17, 1996
Received by editor(s) in revised form: February 26, 1997
Additional Notes: The author was partially supported by KBN grant 2 P03A 011 09. The author thanks J. Mycielski for introducing him to \cite{S}.
Communicated by: Andreas R. Blass
Article copyright: © Copyright 1998 American Mathematical Society

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