Quantum Invariants of Knots and 3-Manifolds [E-Book].
Turaev, Vladimir G.
2. Aufl., 2nd rev. ed.
Berlin : De Gruyter
1 online resource (XII, 592 S.) Ill.
De Gruyter Studies in Mathematics ; 18
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Biographical note: Vladimir G. Turaev, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
Main description: This monograph, now in its second revised edition, provides a systematic treatment of topological quantum field theories in three dimensions, inspired by the discovery of the Jones polynomial of knots, the Witten-Chern-Simons field theory, and the theory of quantum groups. The author, one of the leading experts in the subject, gives a rigorous and self-contained exposition of fundamental algebraic and topological concepts that emerged in this theory.