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Three-dimensional 2-framed TQFTS and surgery
Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications
  • Stephen F. Sawin, Fairfield University
Document Type
Article
Article Version
Post-print
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Abstract
The notion of 2-framed three-manifolds is defined. The category of 2-framed cobordisms is described, and used to define a 2-framed three-dimensional TQFT. Using skeletonization and special features of this category, a small set of data and relations is given that suffice to construct a 2-framed three-dimensional TQFT. These data and relations are expressed in the language of surgery.
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Electronic version of an article published in Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications, 13, 7, 2004, 947-996. DOI: 10.1142/S0218216504003536 © copyright World Scientific Publishing Company. http://www.worldscinet.com/jktr/jktr.shtml

Published Citation
Sawin, Stephen F. 2004. Three-dimensional 2-framed TQFTS and surgery. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications 13 (7), 947-996.
DOI
10.1142/S0218216504003536
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Peer Reviewed
Citation Information
Stephen F. Sawin. "Three-dimensional 2-framed TQFTS and surgery" Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications Vol. 13 Iss. 7 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephen_sawin/7/