Three-dimensional 2-framed TQFTS and surgeryJournal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications
AbstractThe 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.
Published CitationSawin, Stephen F. 2004. Three-dimensional 2-framed TQFTS and surgery. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications 13 (7), 947-996.
Citation InformationStephen 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/