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Cattaneo, A S; Cotta-Ramusino, P; Fröhlich, J; Martellini, M (1995). Topological BF theories in 3 and 4 dimensions. Journal of Mathematical Physics, 36(11):6137-6160.
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In this paper we discuss topological BF theories in 3 and 4 dimensions. Observables are associated to ordinary knots and links (in 3 dimensions) and to 2-knots (in 4 dimensions). The vacuum expectation values of such observables give a wide range of invariants. Here we consider mainly the 3 dimensional case, where these invariants include Alexander polynomials, HOMFLY polynomials and Kontsevich integrals. © 1995 American Institute of Physics.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Mathematics|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||510 Mathematics|
|Deposited On:||27 Jan 2010 11:54|
|Last Modified:||05 Apr 2016 13:27|
|Publisher:||American Institute of Physics|
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