Topological quantum field theory with corners based on the Kauffman bracket

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-243
Number of pages28
JournalCommentarii Mathematici Helvetici
Volume72
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Kauffman bracket
  • Topological quantum field theory

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