Residually finite properties of covering spaces
Curtis, Morton L.
Master of Arts
The purpose of this thesis is trying to construct some negative results for Griffith’s theorem 1 in (3) by showing theorem 1.1 and a counter-example in Section 2. I also give some general positive results for this work in Section 3, to go with the negative ones. It is well known that Fuchsian groups are residually finite. Section 4 provides some topological construction of Fuchsian groups which yield a simple proof of their residual finiteness.