Fundamental Groups of Hypersurface Complements

  • Alexandru Dimca
Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)


We have seen in Chapter 2 that a basic idea in studying a link LS3 is to investigate the topology of its complement S3\L. In particular, the fundamental group π1(S3\L) of this space played a crucial role. Note that since most of the spaces of interest to us are path-connected, we usually pay no attention to base points.


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandru Dimca
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  1. 1.School of Mathematics and StatisticsThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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