Quotients of Real Algebraic Sets Via Finite Groups

Authors: Yıldıray OZAN

Abstract: In this paper, we will study finite algebraic group actions on real algebraic sets and compare the topological quotient X/G with the algebraic quotient X/ /G. We will give a different and shorter proof of a result of Procesi and Schwarz, stating that if the order of the group G, acting algebraically on a real algebraic set X, is odd then X/G is equal to X/ /G. In the case of even order groups, we will a give sufficient condition ( and a necessary condition in the case G = Z_2 ) for the X / G to be equal to X//G.


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