# Questions tagged [cluster-algebras]

Questions related to cluster algebras, a class of commutative rings introduced around 2000 by Fomin and Zelevinsky, and nearby topics.

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### Number of cluster variables associated to A type quivers

In a seminar/reading course about cluster algebras, we came across the fact that the number of cluster variables for the cluster algebra associated to mutating the quiver $A_n$ is $n(n+3)/2$ (rather, ...

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### Mutations in triangulated category and cluster algebra

Let $\mathcal{D}$ be an enhanced triangulated category (basically meaning that $\operatorname{Hom}$'s are complexes). There is the notion of mutation in an enhanced triangulated category: given a full ...

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### Theta functions in acyclic cluster algebras

Setup: Let $B$ be a skew-symmetrisable integer matrix and $\mathcal{A}$ be the cluster algebra with principal coefficients at a seed with mutation matrix $\tilde{B}$ whose principal part is equal to $...

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### When the dg cluster category of a quiver is saturated?

Let $Q$ be a finite quiver without oriented cycles. In https://arxiv.org/abs/0807.1960 , Keller defines the dg cluster category $C_Q$ of $Q$.
When is $C_Q$ smooth proper dg-category?
If $Q$ is a ...

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### Rigorous proof of the pentagon identity

I briefly recall the statement of the pentagon identity in quantum dilogarithm and cluster algebra.
For $b\in\mathbb{C}$ with $\operatorname{Re}(b)>0,\operatorname{Im}(b)\geq0$, Faddeev, Kashaev ...

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### Road map for learning cluster algebras

I'm a PhD student and I would like learn about cluster algebras. I'm wondering what is a good reference (i.e., has detailed explanations, examples, etc) to learn from the basic and what are some of ...

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### Non-vanishing of generalized minors on T-stable unipotent subgroups

Let $G$ be a complex simply connected algebraic group, $T$ a maximal torus of $G$ and $B$, $B^-$ Borel subgroups which are opposite with respect to $T$ and let $U$ (resp. $U^-$) be the unipotent ...

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### What algebraic varieties arise as intersections of finitely many cluster charts?

A cluster variety $V$ admits, by definition, many charts of the form $(\mathbb{C}^*)^n \hookrightarrow V$. These charts do not always cover the variety of interest, but when they do, one could e.g. ...

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### A technical question about a paper by Gross-Hacking-Keel

I have a technical question on the commutativity of diagrams (2.11) and (2.12) in the paper "Birational geometry of cluster algebras" by Gross-Hacking-Keel:
For the leftmost square in (2.11),...

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### "Cluster algebra" structure for finite distributive lattices

Let $P$ be an $n$-element poset and $J(P)$ the distributive lattice of its order ideals (i.e., the downwards-closed sets).
For each $I\in J(P)$ let $x_I \in \mathbb{R}^{n}$ be the indicator function ...

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### The Grassmann twist-map, an associated semi-group action, and RSK

Let me begin by setting some notation: Let $\mathrm{Mat}_{k,n}(\Bbb{R})$ denote the vector space of all $k \times n$
real-valued matrices. Given $g \in \mathrm{Mat}_{k,n}(\Bbb{R})$ and two (ordered) ...

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### How much is known about the non-degeneracy of Quiver-with-potential associated to closed punctured surfaces?

The potential of the quiver associated to surfaces is the canonical one given by Labardini-Fragoso's 2009 paper, who proved that the the QP associated to surfaces whose boundary is nonempty is rigid ...

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### Easy way to understand theta basis for X-cluster algebras of finite type?

For $\mathcal A$-cluster algebras of finite type, it is very easy to describe the theta-basis: it consists of the cluster monomials. Is there any similarly easy way to describe the theta-basis for $\...

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### About cluster variables obtained by (sequentially) mutating at exchangeable variables from an initial cluster

Let $\Sigma=(X,ex,B)$ be a seed, $\mathcal{A}(\Sigma)$ a corresponding geometric cluster algebra and $\mathcal{X}_{\Sigma}$ the set of all cluster variables of $\mathcal{A}(\Sigma)$. We call a ...

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### Cluster algebras of type A and X

I will base my question on Fock and Goncharov's paper Dual Teichmüller and lamination spaces.
Let $S$ be a surface with boundaries, marked points on such boundaries, punctures and boundaries without ...

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### Fundamental representation bases and generalized minors

Let $G$ be a simple simpy connected complex algebraic group.
I was wondering if there is a clear relationship between the generalized minors (defined by Berenstein, Fomin and Zelevinsky) and bases of ...

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### Positivity conjecture for Somos sequences

Let $\{s_n\}$ be the Somos-$4$ sequence, which is defined by $$s_{n+4}s_n=\alpha s_{n+3}s_{n+1}+\beta s_n^2.$$ It is known that $s_n$ is a Laurent polynomial: $s_n\in\mathbb{Z}[s_1^{\pm1}, \ldots, s_4^...

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### Quiver representations of type $D_n$ mutation class

I was wondering if there is a classification of the indecomposable quiver representations of (not necessarily acyclic) quivers that are mutation equivalent to the $D_n$ Dynkin diagram. Such quivers ...

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### Grassmannian cluster algebra of infinite type has no trees in its mutation class

The question is why the statement in the title is true (is it?).
To elaborate, recall that Grassmannian cluster algebra, according to Scott`s paper Grassmannians and Cluster Algebras, is the cluster ...

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### Defining cluster algebras of finite type $\mathrm{A}$ by generators and relations

Consider a cluster algebra of finite type $\mathrm{A}$. The set of all (distinct) cluster variables is of finite cardinality, denote it by $k$, for such algebra. Is it true that, for an arbitrary ...

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### Geometric description of a type $A$ cluster algebra with universal coefficients

In Thm. 12.4 in Fomin and Zelevinsky - Cluster algebras IV: Coefficients we are given a recipe for constructing a cluster algebra with universal coefficients. The recipe is given in terms of (almost ...

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### Berenstein-Fomin-Zelevinsky's Ininital seeds and initial seeds from Postnikov diagrams

In Cluster algebra III by Berenstein-Fomin-Zelevinsky, Theorem 2.10, for any pair of reduced words $(u,v)$, they constructed an initial seed for the cluster algebra $\mathbb{C}[B^{u,v}]$, where $B^{u,...

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### Is this Laurent phenomenon explained by invariance/periodicity?

In Chapter 4 (page 23, subsection "Somos sequence update") of his Tracking the Automatic
Ant, David Gale
discusses three families of recursively defined sequences of numbers, all
due to Dana ...

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### Why does this cluster tilting object form a local slice?

I am reading the paper "Cluster automrphisms", here is the link: http://prospero.dmat.usherbrooke.ca/ibrahim/publications/Cluster_Automorphisms.pdf
In the proof of lemma 3.1 I am stuck: For ...

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### Multiplication formula in Grassmannian cluster categories

Grassmannian cluster categories are studied in A categorification of Grassmannian cluster algebras and Cluster categories from Grassmannians and root combinatorics. The category $CM(B_{k,n})$ of Cohen-...

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### Some interesting and elementary topics with connections to the representation theory?

I'm going to give a talk to talented high school seniors (for nearly 1.25-1.75 hours, maybe a little bit longer). They know some abstract algebra (groups, rings, modules...), linear algebra (...

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### Choice of a ground ring for cluster algebras

In order to define cluster algebra one needs to define its ground ring. In most cases, we take a group $P$ (often called a coefficient group) which is taken to be an abelian multiplicative group . ...

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### Cluster algebras and tropical points

Recently, I have been looking at some articles about bases for cluster algebras and came across the idea of tropical points. I should highlight here that unfortunately I have no background on ...

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### Piecewise linear $\sigma_i$ - notation question

In cluster algebra framework, in order to get root clusters, a modified version of a simple reflection is used. Define $\sigma_i:\Phi_{\geq -1} \to \Phi_{\geq -1}$ by setting:
$ \sigma_i(\alpha) =
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### Is it possible that the GHKK canonical basis for cluster algebras is the Lusztig/Kashiwara dual canonical basis?

Gross-Hacking-Keel-Kontsevich (https://arxiv.org/abs/1411.1394) constructed a canonical basis (the so-called “theta basis”) for a cluster algebra, at least assuming it satisfies a certain ...

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### Scattering diagram for the cluster algebra $ \mathbb C [N]$

Five years ago, Gross-Hacking-Keel-Kontsevich made a major advance in the theory of cluster algebras, by constructing bases of cluster algebras in large generality. A key tool in their construction ...

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### Are there some relations between F-polynomials and theta functions?

F-polynomials are certain polynomials appears in the expansion formula of a cluster variable, see for example the formula (6.5) in cluster algebras IV. Theta functions in the paper correspond to ...

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### Does singularity confinement imply a fixed pattern of irreducible factors?

Consider a rational map
$f \colon (x_1,\ldots,x_n) \mapsto (P_1(x_1,\ldots,x_n),\ldots,P_n(x_1,\ldots,x_n))$, where the $P_i$ are rational functions. Via iteration this map defines a discrete ...

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### Integer but not Laurent sequences

Are there any sequence given by a recurrence relation:
$x_{n+t}=P(x_t,\cdots,x_{t+n-1})$, where $P$ is a positive Laurent Polynomial, satisfy:
if $x_0=\cdots=x_{n-1}=1$, then the sequence is only ...

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### "Solution" of finite cluster algebras

Consider the cluster algebras $A_n$ and $D_n$. Choose any cluster $x$, is there an explicit formula that express all other cluster variables in terms of $x$?

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### "Cross-Ratios" for D_n cluster algebra

Both cluster algebras $A_n$ and $D_n$ admit an interpretation in terms of (tagged) triangulations of Riemann surfaces - respectively a Poincaré disk with n+3 punctures on the boundary and a Poincaré ...

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### Cluster algebra and Fenchel Nielsen coordinates

Certain cluster algebras arise from ideal triangulations of hyperbolic Riemann surfaces. The combinatorics behind their mutations can be understood in terms of "flips" in the triangulation, and the ...

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### Differential (in)dependancies between cluster variables

Let $ \mathcal A$ be the complex cluster algebra
obtained from the initial seed $(a,x, B)$ where :
$x$ stands for a $n$-tuple $(x_1,\ldots,x_n)$ of complex indeterminates, idem for $a=(a_1,\ldots,...

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### Determining if a rational function has a subtraction-free expression

This question was first asked by Mehtaab Sawhney in Alex Postnikov's combinatorics class.
Given a rational function $F=P(x_1,...,x_n)/Q(x_1,...,x_n)$ with (say) integer coefficients, it is often of ...

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### Non-rigid indecomposable summands of simple-minded collections in bounded derived category of hereditary algebras

Let $\Lambda$ be a hereditary algebra over an algebraically closed field $k$. Let $S$ be one of the indecomposable summands of one simple-minded collection in $D^b(\Lambda)$. Is it true that $S$ is ...

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### Why do finitely many cluster variables imply finitely many y-variables?

Suppose we have a seed $(x,y,B)$ where $B$ is a skew-symmetrizable matrix, $x = \{x_1,\ldots,x_n\}$ and y is an n-tuple of elements in $Trop\{x_{n+1},\ldots,x_m\}$.
If there are finitely many cluster ...

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### (b,c) rank 2 cluster algebras

Let $x$ and $y$ be variables. Consider the following recurrence:
\begin{equation}
u_{n}:=
\begin{cases}
\displaystyle{\frac{1+u_{n-1}^b}{u_{n-2}}} & if\ n\ \text{is even},\\
&\\
\displaystyle{\...

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### Automorphisms of weighted quiver

I am reading this paper strongly primitiv species with potentials I : mutations.
In page 6, they give the definition of weighted quiver: a weighted quiver is a pair $(Q,d)$, where $Q$ is a loop-...

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### Geometric realizations of cluster categories of non-simply-laced types

Geometric realizations of cluster categories of simply-laced types are studied in the following papers.
Philippe Caldero, Frédéric Chapoton, and Ralf. Schiffler, Quivers with relations arising from ...

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### What is the status of a problem about cluster categories?

Let $H$ be a hereditary algebra of Dynkin type. There is a cluster category $\mathcal{C}_H$ defined by Aslak Bakke Buan, Robert Marsh, Markus Reineke, Idun Reiten, and Gordana Todorov in Tilting ...

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### Applications of cluster algebras

Why are so many algebraists nowadays interested in cluster algebras?
(This is a rewording of one half of the closed question Cluster algebras and teichmuller theory.)

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### Question about the mutation of a cluster seed associated to any word of the braid semigroup

Let $G$ be a semisimple Lie group with the set of positive simple roots $\prod$. Let $\prod^{-}$ be the set of negative simple roots and let $\mathfrak{M}$ be the semigroup freely generated by $\prod$ ...

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### Questions about cluster $\mathcal{X}$-varieties and amalgamation

I am trying to learn the amalgamation of two cluster seeds and I am reading the paper https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0508408.pdf written by V.V. Fock and A. B. Goncharov. I am at a loss for the Lemma 2....

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### Decidability and Cluster algebras

Recall the definition of a cluster algebra,
which can be seen as a (possibly infinite) graph, where each vertex is a tuple of a quiver and Laurent expressions at some of the vertices of the quiver. ...

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### A question about the quivers with potentials

Let $Q=(Q_0,Q_1,h,t)$ be a quiver consisted of a pair of finite sets $Q_0$(vectors),and $Q_1$ (arrows) supplied with two maps $h : Q_1 → Q_0$ (head) and $t : Q_1 → Q_0$ (tail ). This definition allows ...