Global surgery formula for the Casson-Walker invariant. (English) Zbl 0949.57008

Annals of Mathematics Studies. 140. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press. 150 p., $ 49.50; £40.00/hbk (1996).
From the introduction: This book states and proves a global surgery formula for the Casson-Walker invariant, that is, it describes explicitly a function \(\mathbb{F}\) of the surgery diagrams presenting rational homology spheres such that \(\mathbb{F}\) gives the Casson-Walker invariant of the manifolds presented by such diagrams.


57M27 Invariants of knots and \(3\)-manifolds (MSC2010)
57N10 Topology of general \(3\)-manifolds (MSC2010)
57M25 Knots and links in the \(3\)-sphere (MSC2010)


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