Matrix Factorizations and Representations of Quivers I

Research paper by Atsushi Takahashi

Indexed on: 21 Sep '05Published on: 21 Sep '05Published in: Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry


This paper introduces a mathematical definition of the category of D-branes in Landau-Ginzburg orbifolds in terms of $A_\infty$-categories. Our categories coincide with the categories of (graded) matrix factorizations for quasi-homogeneous polynomials. After setting up the necessary definitions, we prove that our category for the polynomial $x^{n+1}$ is equivalent to the derived category of representations of the Dynkin quiver of type $A_{n}$. We also construct a special stability condition for the triangulated category in the sense of T. Bridgeland, which should be the "origin" of the space of stability conditions.