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An SO(3)-Monopole Cobordism Formula Relating Donaldson and Seiberg-Witten Invariants, Paperback / softback Book

An SO(3)-Monopole Cobordism Formula Relating Donaldson and Seiberg-Witten Invariants Paperback / softback

Part of the Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society series

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The authors prove an analogue of the Kotschick-Morgan Conjecture in the context of $\mathrm{SO(3)}$ monopoles, obtaining a formula relating the Donaldson and Seiberg-Witten invariants of smooth four-manifolds using the $\mathrm{SO(3)}$-monopole cobordism.

The main technical difficulty in the $\mathrm{SO(3)}$-monopole program relating the Seiberg-Witten and Donaldson invariants has been to compute intersection pairings on links of strata of reducible $\mathrm{SO(3)}$ monopoles, namely the moduli spaces of Seiberg-Witten monopoles lying in lower-level strata of the Uhlenbeck compactification of the moduli space of $\mathrm{SO(3)}$ monopoles. In this monograph, the authors prove--modulo a gluing theorem which is an extension of their earlier work--that these intersection pairings can be expressed in terms of topological data and Seiberg-Witten invariants of the four-manifold.

Their proofs that the $\mathrm{SO(3)}$-monopole cobordism yields both the Superconformal Simple Type Conjecture of Moore, Marino, and Peradze and Witten's Conjecture in full generality for all closed, oriented, smooth four-manifolds with $b_1=0$ and odd $b^+\ge 3$ appear in earlier works.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 228 pages
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Society
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  • Category: Geometry
  • ISBN: 9781470414214

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