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Lecture Notes on Topological Field Theory

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Lecture Notes on Topological Field Theory
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 64

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In these notes, I shall cover some topics in both the perturbative and non-perturbative aspects of the topological Chern-Simons theory. The non-perturbative part will mostly be about the quantization of Chern-Simons theory and the use of surgery for computation, while the non-perturbative part will include brief discussions about framings, eta invariants, APS-index theorem, torsions and finite type knot invariants.

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