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A CALCULUS FOR BRANCHED SPINES OF 3-MANIFOLDS

By Francesco Costantino

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Abstract. We establish a calculus for branched spines of 3-manifolds by means of branched Matveev-Piergallini moves and branched bubblemoves. We briefly indicate some of its possible applications in the study and definition of State-Sum Quantum Invariants

Year: 2004
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