Diagrammatic Algebra, Part II

J. Scott Carter (University of South Alabama)

In this talk, I discuss replacing axioms in a Frobenius algebra with diagrams and constructing glyphs to represent those diagrams. The ideas are extended to considering isotopy classes of knots as a 4-category. Then we discuss braids, braided manifolds, braid movies, charts, chart movies, curtains, and curtain movies as methods of braiding simple branched covers in codimension 2. As usual, there are lots of diagrams.

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