Mathematical Research Letters

Volume 8 (2001)

Number 5

An integer valued SU(3) Casson invariant

Pages: 589 – 603

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4310/MRL.2001.v8.n5.a1

Authors

Hans U. Boden (McMaster University)

Christopher M. Herald (University of Nevada)

Paul Kirk (Indiana University)

Abstract

We define an integer valued invariant of homology 3-spheres using the methods of $SU(3)$ gauge theory and study its behavior under orientation reversal and connected sum.

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