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Frobenius algebra

Algebraic version of a 2-dimensional TQFT

Graphical identities of Frobenius algebras

Frobenius algebras encapture the algebraic content of a 2-dimensional TQFT (topological quantum field theory). These algebras are equipped with a non-degenerate bilinear form (a “trace”) which allows for constructing cups and caps.


The blog of John Baez gives a nice overview:

  • John Baez, This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics, Week 268
frobenius_algebra.txt · Last modified: 2022/01/14 15:59 by alex_th