International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 36, Issue 5, pp 1133–1151 | Cite as

Siebenmann-type cobordisms with borders and topology changes by quantum tunneling

  • Vladimir N. Efremov


Siebenmann-type cobordisms are constructed to describe topology changes with the Seifert fibered homology spheres in in- and out-states. We study the problem of determining of topology-changing amplitudes for these quantum tunneling processes. The calculations are performed in the stationary phase approximation for Kodama wave functions. In this approximation the amplitudes are expressed in terms of Chern-Simons invariants of flatSU(2)-connections over the cobordism boundary components. The topology-change amplitudes found are factorized into the Kodama wave functions for the lens spaces. The results are compared with those for Fintushel-Stern-type cobordisms which have been previously investigated.


Topology Change Lens Space Solid Torus Homology Sphere Flat Connection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir N. Efremov
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  1. 1.Departamento de MatematicasUniversidad de GuadalajaraGuadalajaraMéxico

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