A Brief Introduction to Geometric Invariant Theory
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We provide a brief introduction to Geometric Invariant Theory. Specifically, we discuss some foundational concepts and results and illustrate the general theory by way of examples.
Mathematics Subject Classification (2010)Primary 14L24 Secondary 13A50
The author was financially supported by an AARMS postdoctoral fellowship at the University of New Brunswick. The author also thanks the organizers of the PIMS Superschool on derived categories and D-branes for asking him to give an introductory lecture about GIT and also for suggesting a possible list of topics to cover.
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