The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg
Abstract: We reformulate Kauffman's method of defining invariants of 3-manifolds intrinsically in terms of right integrals on certain finite dimensional Hopf algebras and define a type of universal invariants of framed tangles and invariants of 3-manifolds.
Keywords: Hopf algebra, knot, 3-manifold
Classification (MSC2000): 57M27; 57T05, 16W30
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