Branched standard spines of 3-manifolds / Ricardo Benedetti, Carlo Petronio

Auteur: Benedetti, Riccardo - AuteurCo-auteur: Petronio, Carlo (1948-) - AuteurType de document: MonographieCollection: Lecture notes in mathematics ; 1653Langue: anglaisPays: AllemagneÉditeur: Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 1997Description: 1 vol. (VIII-132 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm ISBN: 9783540626275 ; br. Résumé: This book contains extensive results on the construction of combinatorial realizations of some categories of 3-manifolds with extra structure. The interest in effective combinatorial presentations was increased by the development of the theory of quantum invariants. On one hand the existence and structure of these invariants has been predicted, starting from Witten’s interpretation of the Jones polynomial. On the other hand an effective and rigorous construction of the invariants has only been given via combinatorial presentations such as surgery with the Kirby calculus (for the Reshetikhin-Turaev-Witten invariants), or spines and triangulations with the appropriate moves (for the Turaev-Viro invariants). The authors show that their combinatorial presentation of spin manifolds is suitable for an effective implementation and computation of the spin-refined version of the Turaev-Viro invariants. In particular, they give some hints on the possible relations with the theory of foliations and contact structures. They also remark that their combed calculus dually represents the set of homotopy classes of oriented plane distributions on 3-manifolds. (Zentralblatt).Bibliographie: Bibliogr. p. [127]-130. Index. Sujets MSC: 57R25 Manifolds and cell complexes -- Differential topology -- Vector fields, frame fields
57-02 Manifolds and cell complexes -- Research exposition (monographs, survey articles)
57R15 Manifolds and cell complexes -- Differential topology -- Specialized structures on manifolds (spin manifolds, framed manifolds, etc.)
57M20 Manifolds and cell complexes -- Low-dimensional topology -- Two-dimensional complexes
57N10 Manifolds and cell complexes -- Topological manifolds -- Topology of general 3-manifolds
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Bibliogr. p. [127]-130. Index

This book contains extensive results on the construction of combinatorial realizations of some categories of 3-manifolds with extra structure. The interest in effective combinatorial presentations was increased by the development of the theory of quantum invariants. On one hand the existence and structure of these invariants has been predicted, starting from Witten’s interpretation of the Jones polynomial. On the other hand an effective and rigorous construction of the invariants has only been given via combinatorial presentations such as surgery with the Kirby calculus (for the Reshetikhin-Turaev-Witten invariants), or spines and triangulations with the appropriate moves (for the Turaev-Viro invariants). The authors show that their combinatorial presentation of spin manifolds is suitable for an effective implementation and computation of the spin-refined version of the Turaev-Viro invariants. In particular, they give some hints on the possible relations with the theory of foliations and contact structures. They also remark that their combed calculus dually represents the set of homotopy classes of oriented plane distributions on 3-manifolds. (Zentralblatt)

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