Bridget Eileen Tenner - Boolean complexes and boolean numbers

dmtcs:2833 - Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, January 1, 2010, DMTCS Proceedings vol. AN, 22nd International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2010) - https://doi.org/10.46298/dmtcs.2833
Boolean complexes and boolean numbersArticle

Authors: Bridget Eileen Tenner 1

  • 1 Department of Mathematical Sciences [Chicago]

The Bruhat order gives a poset structure to any Coxeter group. The ideal of elements in this poset having boolean principal order ideals forms a simplicial poset. This simplicial poset defines the boolean complex for the group. In a Coxeter system of rank n, we show that the boolean complex is homotopy equivalent to a wedge of (n-1)-dimensional spheres. The number of these spheres is the boolean number, which can be computed inductively from the unlabeled Coxeter system, thus defining a graph invariant. For certain families of graphs, the boolean numbers have intriguing combinatorial properties. This work involves joint efforts with Claesson, Kitaev, and Ragnarsson. \par


Volume: DMTCS Proceedings vol. AN, 22nd International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2010)
Section: Proceedings
Published on: January 1, 2010
Imported on: January 31, 2017
Keywords: Coxeter system,Bruhat order,boolean,boolean number,cell complex,homotopy,[MATH.MATH-CO] Mathematics [math]/Combinatorics [math.CO],[INFO.INFO-DM] Computer Science [cs]/Discrete Mathematics [cs.DM]

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