JournalscmhVol. 72, No. 2pp. 216–243

Topological quantum field theory with corners based on the Kauffman bracket

  • R. Gelca

    Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
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Abstract

We describe the construction of a topological quantum field theory with corners based on the Kauffman bracket, that underlies the smooth theory of Lickorish, Blanchet, Habegger, Masbaum and Vogel. We also exhibit some properties of invariants of 3-manifolds with boundary.

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R. Gelca, Topological quantum field theory with corners based on the Kauffman bracket. Comment. Math. Helv. 72 (1997), no. 2, pp. 216–243

DOI 10.1007/S000140050013