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2.8 The relation with perturbative Chern-Simons theory

Summary. Our discussion so far implies that if one could set up a well behaved perturbative Chrn-Simons theory (synonymously, a well behaved theory of configuration space integrals), then the invariant of the tetrahedron $ \tetrahedron$ would be an associator, when viewed in the right way. We plan a short discussion of this matter here. No reference yet.

Dror Bar-Natan 2001-07-23