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A description of the outer automorphism of \(S_6\), and the invariants of six points in projective space

Article by Ben Howard and John Millson and Andrew Snowden and Ravi Vakil
  • Published in 2008
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We use a simple description of the outer automorphism of \(S_6\) to cleanly describe the invariant theory of six points in \(\mathbb{P}^1\), \(\mathbb{P}^2\), and \(\mathbb{P}^3\).

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The nobbly wobbly toy is based on this.

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@article{AdescriptionoftheouterautomorphismofS6andtheinvariantsofsixpointsinprojectivespace,
	title = {A description of the outer automorphism of \(S{\_}6\), and the invariants of six points in projective space},
	author = {Ben Howard and John Millson and Andrew Snowden and Ravi Vakil},
	url = {https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0097316508000125 http://math.stanford.edu/{\~{}}vakil/files/sixjan2308.pdf},
	urldate = {2018-05-14},
	year = 2008,
	abstract = {We use a simple description of the outer automorphism of \(S{\_}6\) to cleanly describe the invariant theory of six points in \(\mathbb{\{}P{\}}^1\), \(\mathbb{\{}P{\}}^2\), and \(\mathbb{\{}P{\}}^3\).},
	comment = {The nobbly wobbly toy is based on this.},
	collections = {Things to make and do}
}