## Structures and Diagrammatics of Four Dimensional Topological Lattice Field Theories (1998)

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Venue: | Advances in Math. 146 |

Citations: | 20 - 5 self |

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@INPROCEEDINGS{Carter98structuresand,

author = {J. Scott Carter and Louis H. Kauffman and Masahico Saito},

title = {Structures and Diagrammatics of Four Dimensional Topological Lattice Field Theories},

booktitle = {Advances in Math. 146},

year = {1998},

pages = {980602--3}

}

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Crane and Frenkel proposed a state sum invariant for triangulated 4-manifolds. They defined and used new algebraic structures called Hopf categories for their construction. Crane and Yetter studied Hopf categories and gave some examples using group cocycles that are associated to the Drinfeld double of a finite group. In this paper we define a state sum invariant of triangulated 4-manifolds using Crane-Yetter cocycles as Boltzmann weights. Our invariant generalizes the 3-dimensional invariants defined by Dijkgraaf and Witten and the invariants that are defined via Hopf algebras. We present diagrammatic methods for the study of such invariants that illustrate connections between Hopf categories and moves to triangulations. 1 Contents 1 Introduction 3 2 Quantum 2- and 3- manifold invariants 4 Topological lattice field theories in dimension 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Pachner moves in dimension 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Turaev-Viro inv...