ChernSimons theory on an arbitrary manifold via surgery
Abstract
A general formula for physical observables in ChernSimons theory with an arbitrary compact Lie group $G$, on an arbitrary closed oriented threedimensional manifold $\cM$ is derived in terms of vacuum expectation values of Wilson loops in ${\cal S}^3$. Surgery presentation of $\cM$ and the Kirby moves are implemented as the main ingredients of the approach. The case of $G={\rm SU}(n)$ is explicitly calculated.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 May 1993
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9305051
 Bibcode:
 1993hep.th....5051B
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory;
 Mathematics  Quantum Algebra
 EPrint:
 8 pages