Adam Kalman

Newton Polytopes of Cluster Variables of Type $A_n$
dmtcs:2387 
Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science,
January 1, 2014,
DMTCS Proceedings vol. AT, 26th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2014)

https://doi.org/10.46298/dmtcs.2387
Newton Polytopes of Cluster Variables of Type $A_n$Article
Authors: Adam Kalman ^{1}
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Adam Kalman
1 Department of Mathematics [Berkeley]
We study Newton polytopes of cluster variables in type $A_n$ cluster algebras, whose cluster and coefficient variables are indexed by the diagonals and boundary segments of a polygon. Our main results include an explicit description of the affine hull and facets of the Newton polytope of the Laurent expansion of any cluster variable, with respect to any cluster. In particular, we show that every Laurent monomial in a Laurent expansion of a type $A$ cluster variable corresponds to a vertex of the Newton polytope. We also describe the face lattice of each Newton polytope via an isomorphism with the lattice of elementary subgraphs of the associated snake graph.