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A loop theorem/Dehn's lemma for some orbifolds

Josh Barnard

Algebraic & Geometric Topology 11 (2011) 2815–2827
Abstract

The equivariant loop theorem implies the existence of a loop theorem/Dehn’s lemma for 3–orbifolds that are good (covered by a 3–manifold). In this note we prove a loop theorem/Dehn’s lemma for any locally orientable 3–orbifold (good or bad) whose singular set is labeled with powers of 2. The proof is modeled on the standard tower construction.

Keywords
loop Theorem, Dehn's Lemma, $3$–orbifold
Mathematical Subject Classification 2010
Primary: 57M35
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Publication
Received: 18 May 2011
Revised: 23 August 2011
Accepted: 7 September 2011
Published: 7 October 2011
Authors
Josh Barnard
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of South Alabama
ILB 325
307 North University Blvd
Mobile AL 36688
USA
http://www.southalabama.edu/mathstat/personal\_pages/jbarnard/