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The Y-Product

  title={The Y-Product},
  author={Alice Kwon and Ying Hong Tham},
. We present a topological construction that provides many examples of non-commutative Frobenius algebras that generalizes the well-known pair-of-pants. When applied to the solid torus, in conjunction with Crane-Yetter theory, we provide a topological proof of the Verlinde formula. We also apply the construction to a solid handlebody of higher genus, leading to a generalization of the Verlinde formula (not the higher genus Verlinde formula); in particular, we define a generalized S -matrix… 



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