Cluster algebras and Poisson geometry by Michael Gekhtman PDF

By Michael Gekhtman

ISBN-10: 0821849727

ISBN-13: 9780821849729

Cluster algebras, brought by way of Fomin and Zelevinsky in 2001, are commutative earrings with unit and no 0 divisors outfitted with a amazing relatives of turbines (cluster variables) grouped in overlapping subsets (clusters) of a similar cardinality (the rank of the cluster algebra) hooked up by means of alternate kin. Examples of cluster algebras comprise coordinate jewelry of many algebraic forms that play a popular function in illustration thought, invariant concept, the examine of overall positivity, and so on. the idea of cluster algebras has witnessed a fabulous development, at the beginning a result of many hyperlinks to a variety of matters together with illustration idea, discrete dynamical structures, Teichmüller conception, and commutative and non-commutative algebraic geometry. This e-book is the 1st dedicated to cluster algebras. After providing the required introductory fabric approximately Poisson geometry and Schubert kinds within the first chapters, the authors introduce cluster algebras and turn out their major homes in bankruptcy three. This bankruptcy should be considered as a primer at the idea of cluster algebras. within the ultimate chapters, the emphasis is made on geometric facets of the cluster algebra thought, specifically on its family members to Poisson geometry and to the idea of integrable platforms

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For the generalization of the same approach to double Bruhat cells, see [SSVZ, Z, GSV1]. Double Bruhat cells for semisimple Lie groups are introduced in [FZ1], reduced double Bruhat cells and the inverse problem of restoring factorization parameters are studied in [BZ2]. 3 we follow [SSVZ, Z]. 11 is proved in [Z]. The construction of functions Mi in the SLn -case based on pseudoline arrangements is borrowed from [BFZ1, FZ1]. 14 are obtained in [FZ1]. Functions τi are introduced and studied in [SSV2].

Grassmannian G2 (m) and Stasheff polytopes. A convex m-gon has m(m − 3)/2 proper diagonals {(ij) : 1 ≤ i < j ≤ m, |j − i| > 1}. The number of clusters coincides with the number of all possible triangulations and equals to 2(m−2) 1 the Catalan number Cm−2 = m−1 m−2 . Each cluster contains exactly m − 3 proper diagonals (since each triangulation contains m − 3 proper diagonals). The Stasheff pentagon is replaced by the Stasheff polytope, also known as the associahedron. To define the latter we need some preparations.

It will be sometimes convenient to think of F as of the field of rational functions in n + m independent variables with rational coefficients. The square matrix B is called the exchange matrix , and B, the extended exchange matrix . Slightly abusing notation, we denote the entries of B by bij , i ∈ [1, n], j ∈ [1, n + m]; besides, we say that B is skew-symmetric (D-skew-symmetrizable, sign-skew-symmetric) whenever B possesses this property. 3. Given a seed as above, the adjacent cluster in direction k ∈ [1, n] is defined by xk = (x \ {xk }) ∪ {xk }, 37 38 3.

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