[114] Integral Invariants of 3-Manifolds, II

  • Raoul Bott
  • Alberto S. Cattaneo
  • Loring W. Tu
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This note is a sequel to our earlier paper of the same title [4] and describes invariants of rational homology 3-spheres associated to acyclic orthogonal local systems. Our work is in the spirit of the Axelrod–Singer papers [1], generalizes some of their results, and furnishes a new setting for the purely topological implications of their work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raoul Bott
  • Alberto S. Cattaneo
  • Loring W. Tu
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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