By William S. Massey

"This booklet is meant to function a textbook for a direction in algebraic topology firstly graduate point. the most subject matters lined are the category of compact 2-manifolds, the basic staff, protecting areas, singular homology concept, and singular cohomology conception. those themes are constructed systematically, warding off all pointless definitions, terminology, and technical equipment. at any place attainable, the geometric motivation in the back of some of the options is emphasised. The textual content includes fabric from the 1st 5 chapters of the author's past ebook, ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY: AN creation (GTM 56), including just about all of the now out-of-print SINGULAR HOMOLOGY thought (GTM 70). the cloth from the sooner books has been rigorously revised, corrected, and taken as much as date."

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Xk , t | xt1 = φ(x1 ), . . , xtk = φ(xk ) for some injective endomorphism φ of Fk . For example, HT = x, y, t | txt−1 = xy, tyt−1 = yx , so the endomorphism φ is given by φ : x → xy, y → yx. Sapir: Residual properties of 1-relator groups 334 It is easy to see that every element in G has the form tk w(x1 , . . , xk )tl . If k +l = 0, then the element survives the homomorphism xi → 0, t → 1, G → Z. Hence we can assume that k + l = 0, and the element is conjugate to w(x1 , . . , xk ). Thus it is enough to consider elements from Fk only.