Some topological aspects of 4-fold symmetric quandle invariants of 3-manifolds

Eri Hatakenaka, Takefumi Nosaka

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Abstract

The paper relates the 4-fold symmetric quandle homotopy (cocycle) invariants to topological objects. We show that the 4-fold symmetric quandle homotopy invariants are at least as powerful as the DijkgraafWitten invariants. As an application, for an odd prime p, we show that the quandle cocycle invariant of a link in S 3 constructed by the Mochizuki 3-cocycle is equivalent to the DijkgraafWitten invariant with respect to /p of the double covering of S 3 branched along the link. We also reconstruct the ChernSimons invariant of closed 3-manifolds as a quandle cocycle invariant via the extended Bloch group, in analogy to [A. Inoue and Y. Kabaya, Quandle homology and complex volume, preprint(2010), arXiv:math/1012.2923].

Original languageEnglish
Article number1250064
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematics
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematics(all)

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