Andrei V. Zelevinsky


Jerzy M. Weyman, Gordana G. Todorov, Harm Derksen

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Northeastern University

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Doctor of Philosophy

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College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Mathematics


theoretical mathematics, flip, mutation, potential, quiver, representation, triangulation




We study the behavior of quivers with potentials and their mutations introduced by Derksen-Weyman-Zelevinsky in the combinatorial framework developed by Fomin-Shapiro-Thurston for cluster algebras that arise from bordered Riemann surfaces with marked points.

In Part I we associate to each ideal triangulation of a bordered surface with marked points a quiver with potential, in such a way that whenever two ideal triangulations are related by a flip of an arc, the respective quivers with potentials are related by a mutation with respect to the flipped arc. We prove that if the surface has non-empty boundary, then the quivers with potentials associated to its triangulations are rigid and hence non-degenerate, and have finite-dimensional Jacobian algebra.

In Part II we define, given an arc and an ideal triangulation of a bordered marked surface, a representation of the quiver with potential constructed in Part I, so that whenever two ideal triangulations are related by a flip, the associated representations are related by the corresponding mutation of representations.

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copyright 2010

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Daniel Labardini-Fragoso

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