Algebras and Representation Theory

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 331–358 | Cite as

Representations of Regular Trees and Invariants of AR-Components for Generalized Kronecker Quivers

  • Daniel Bissinger


We investigate the generalized Kronecker algebra 𝒦 r = kΓ r with r ≥ 3 arrows. Given a regular component 𝒞 of the Auslander-Reiten quiver of 𝒦 r , we show that the quasi-rank rk(𝒞) ∈ ℤ≤1 can be described almost exactly as the distance 𝒲(𝒞) ∈ ℕ0 between two non-intersecting cones in 𝒞, given by modules with the equal images and the equal kernels property; more precisley, we show that the two numbers are linked by the inequality
$$-\mathcal{W}(\mathcal{C}) \leq \text{rk}(\mathcal{C}) \leq - \mathcal{W}(\mathcal{C}) + 3.$$
Utilizing covering theory, we construct for each n ∈ ℕ0 a bijection φ n between the field k and {𝒞∣𝒞 regular component, 𝒲(𝒞) = n}. As a consequence, we get new results about the number of regular components of a fixed quasi-rank.


Kronecker algebra Auslander-Reiten theory Covering theory 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2010)

16G20 16G60 


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The results of this article are part of my doctoral thesis, which I am currently writing at the University of Kiel. I would like to thank my advisor Rolf Farnsteiner for his continuous support and helpful comments. I also would like to thank the whole research team for the very pleasant working atmosphere and the encouragement throughout my studies. In particular, I thank Christian Drenkhahn for proofreading.

Furthermore, I thank Claus Michael Ringel for fruitful discussions during my visits in Bielefeld. I also would like to thank the anonymous referee for the detailed comments that helped to improve the exposition of this article.


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  1. 1.Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielKielGermany

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