In this article, a continuation of , we complete the proof - for a broad class of four - manifolds - of Witten's conjecture that the Donaldson and Seiberg-Witten series coincide, at least through terms of degree less than or equal to c - 2, where c = -1/4(7χ + 11σ) and χ and σ are the Euler characteristic and signature of the four-manifold. We use our computations of Chern classes for the virtual normal bundles for the Seiberg-Witten strata from the companion article , a comparison of all the orientations, and the PU(2) monopole cobordism to compute pairings with the links of level-zero Seiberg-Witten moduli subspaces of the moduli space of PU(2) monopoles. These calculations then allow us to compute low-degree Donaldson invariants in terms of Seiberg-Witten invariants and provide a partial verification of Witten's conjecture.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||78|
|Journal||Journal fur die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik|
|State||Published - 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics