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### Any PL-homology-manifold is homotopy equivalent to a manifold

Is it true that any compact piecewise linear homology manifold is homotopically equivalent to a (smooth?) manifold of the same dimension?
Let me say bit more since my question was wrongly ...

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### Mathematics of Chiral Rings

Let $A$ be a graded vector space, and suppose that two commuting differentials $d_1$ and $d_2$ of degree +1 act on $A$, such that $A$ equipped with either is a chain complex.
We now construct $C(A)$, ...

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### Billera Tree Space

I am studying the tree space of Billera and I do not really understand why it is an Hadamard Space. I have already read L. Billera, S. Holmes, K. Vogtmann, Geometry of the space of phylogenetic trees, ...

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### Stiefel manifolds and “simplicial complex chromated Sitefel manifolds”

Let $K$ be a simplicial complex whose vertices are labelled by $1,2,\cdots,k$. I want to define a variant concept of the open Stiefel manifolds
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### Does the fat geometric realization take limits to homotopy limits?

I am deeply confused about geometric realizations and finite limits.
Suppose that I am working with simplicial sets (I dont need simplicial spaces) that are "good" in the sense of Segal so that I can ...

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### What kinds of complexes can be collapsed to?

A simplicial complex $S$ is collapsible if there is a sequence of elementary collapses that bring $S$ down to a single point; I'll denote this as $S \searrow \{pt\}$. I am wondering about a similar ...

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### Understanding the definition of an F-connected simplicial complex

I'm reading the classic paper "Harmonic maps into singular spaces and p-adic superrigidity for lattices in groups of rank one" by Gromov-Schoen. In Section 6, they define the notion of F-connectedness ...

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### Groups acting on complexes

Let $G$ be a finite group. We define a $G$-simplicial complex $\mathcal{A}(G)$ with set of vertices $G^*:=G-\{e\}$ and the simplices are the abelian subsets of $G^*$. The groupe $G$ act simplicially ...

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### Relating overlapping simplicial complexes

Let $X$ be a simplicial complex and let $A,B\subset X$ be
subcomplexes such that $C=A\cap B$ is a non-empty simplicial
complex. Finally, let $C_{\cdot}(X)$, $C_{\cdot}(A)$, $C_{\cdot}(B)$,
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### homotopic maps of locally finite spaces

It is well known that if $X,Y$ are $T_0$ Alexandrov spaces then they are just posets. With every such spaces we can associate an abstract simplicial complex $K(X)$ where the simplices are nonempty ...

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### Contexts and notations for composing asymmetric simplices

Imagine the elements of a group-like structure as puzzle pieces with essential two sides, an IN-side and an OUT-side.
You can compose two such pieces in two obvious ways:
Now consider triangular ...

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### Does the nerve functor preserve fibrations?

As asked in the title but more specifically: does the nerve functor from Cat to sSet map a fibration between groupoids to a Kan fibration ?
By fibration of groupoids I mean a fibration for the ...

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### contracting homotopy on simplicial sets

Let $X$ be a topological space and let $PX$ be its space of paths. Let $I=[0,1]$ with coordinate $s$. There is an homotopy
$$
F\: : \: I\times PM\to PM
$$
Defined by $F(s,y)(t):=y(st)$. This map is an ...

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### A homological criterion for collapsibility?

On page 256 of Kirby and Siebenmann one finds the following lemma (its proof an "elementary exercise", so they only give a hint):
Taking $A$ to be a point and iterating this collapsing lemma, this ...

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### Is barycentric subdivision of a collapsible, regular CW complex collapsible (non-evasive)?

Let $X$ be a finite, regular CW complex, and let $X'$ be its barycentric subdivision (i.e. the order complex of the face poset of $X$). Assume $X$ is collapsible.
Is $X'$ collapsible?
Is $X'$ ...

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### Vanishing homology of simplicial complexes with few facets

Let $K$ be a simplicial complex with $n$ vertices and $n-t$ facets, where $t \geq 3$.
Is it true that the $(n-3-j)$th reduced homology (with coefficients in a field) of $K$ vanishes for $0 \leq j ...

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### Flag complexes that are shellable but not vertex decomposable

As the title suggests, I was wondering if anyone can point me to any examples in the literature to flag complexes that are shellable but not vertex decomposable.
It is well-known that if a ...

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### Any results on rayless simplicial complexes?

We define a closed ray in a topological space $X$ to be its closed subset homeomorphic to the real half-line $[0,\infty)\subseteq \mathbb{R}$. Call a topological space $X$ rayless if it does not ...

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### Simplicial complices on unlabelled vertices

My question is about (abstract) simplicial complices.
In particular, how many are they if I consider $n$ unlabelled vertices?
For example, if $n=4$, the two complices
$$
\{\varnothing, \{1\}, \{2\}, ...

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### Kan condition in simplicial homotopy theory

I know Kan condition (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan_fibration) is something like homotopy extension condition, and I know this condition ensures homotopy defined by the naive idea to be an ...

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### Finite union of closed convex sets is triangulable?

I posted this question on Stackoverflow, but didn't get an answer.
Let $A_1, \ldots, A_k \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be closed convex sets. Is the union $\bigcup_{i=1}^k A_i$ triangulable, that is, ...

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### Consequences of Zeeman's conjecture

Recall the Zeeman's conjecture: if $K$ is a contractible polyhedron of dimension 2, then $K\times I$ has a collapsible subdivision.
Zeeman showed that this implies the Poincaré conjecture in ...

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### Is this duality operation on simplicial complexes/Stanley-Reisner rings previously known?

Let $K$ be an abstract simplicial complex on vertices $x_1,\ldots,x_n$, then there is the familiar construction of the face ideal $I_K=\langle x_{i_1}\cdots x_{i_r} | ...

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### A natural simplicial object in the simplicial category (?)

In several works (es. [CS]) the study of the properties of the simplicial category $\Delta$ reveals fundamental aspects of universal properties (eg monoid generator) or basic constructions (eg ...

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### Which graphs generate a matroidal independence complex?

The independence complex $I(G)$ of a graph $G=(V,E)$ has as point set the vertex set $V$ and as simplices the independent sets of $G$.
Now, if $G$ is a well-covered graph (where all maximal ...

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### What have simplicial complexes ever done for graph theory?

(I am asking in a somewhat tongue-in-cheek fashion, of course, but nevertheless...)
Are there examples of results in "classical" [*] graph theory that have
been achieved by using simplicial ...

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### Is Euler-characteristic of a simplicial complex on $n$ vertices and $f$ facets at most $n^{O(\log f)}$?

(Definition: Facet = Maximal Face)
This question is a continuation of the previous one that I had asked a couple of years ago: Is Euler characteristic of a simplicial complex upper bounded by a ...

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### Has this chain complex associated with a simplicial complex been studied before?

I have stumbled upon a construction that has probably been noticed before, and I wonder if anyone can point me to a reference.
Suppose that $K$ is a simplicial complex. Let $P(K)$ be the free abelian ...

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### References to proofs of a theorem by Van Kampen-Flores

Theorem (Van Kampen-Flores 1930s) From any 7 points in four-dimensional space one can choose two disjoint triples such that the triangles with vertices at the triples intersect each other.
This ...

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### Transfinite sequence of contiguous simplicial maps

Recall that two simplicial maps of (abstract) simplicial complexes $f,g\colon K\to L$ are contiguous if $f(\sigma)\cup g(\sigma)$ is a simplex of $L$ for every simplex $\sigma\in K$. Contiguous ...

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### fixed simplicial complex under group action

I have found in an article dealing with combinatorial manifolds the following definition:
Let $C$ be a finite simplicial complex, and let $G$ be a finite group acting by automorphisms of $C$. The ...

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### When is the realisation of a simplicial set a manifold?

It is known that a simplicial complex is homeomorphic to a manifold if the link of every vertex is a simplicial sphere, for which there exists a definition. (I know that for high dimension, the ...

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### Counting edges in embeddable CW-complexes in R^3

Using Euler's formula ($V-E+F = 2$ where $V$, $E$ and $F$ are the number of vertices, edges and faces), we can easily count the number of edges in maximal graphs that are embeddable in plane: 3n-6. I ...

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### What is the “higher version” of chain homotopy in singular homology?

In basic algebraic topology, we know the following well-known chain homotopy theorem:
Let $X$ be a topological space and $I=[0,1]$ be the unit interval. Let $S_*(X)$ and $S_*(X\times I)$ be the ...

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### Poset complex of reverse ordering [closed]

This might be too easy but I cannot proof it easily. Any reference or hint will be great.
Q: Suppose P is a poset in which every chain is finite and $\Delta P$ is the poset complex associated to it. ...

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### 3-complexes not embeddable in 3-space

My question is about embeddability of 3-dimensional complexes in R^3. Do we have something like Kuratowski's theorem for complexes in 3-space which specifies a set of minors for non-embeddability?

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### Injective simplicial maps between Arc complexes

Let $A(S)$ denotes the Arc complex of a finite type hyperbolic surface $S$ with nonempty boundary. Let $\lambda:A(S)\rightarrow A(S)$ be a map such that on triangulations of $S$ i.e. on the top ...

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### Lipschitz Approximation to a PW Smooth Map

Suppose I have a triangulated smooth manifold, $\tau : |K| \rightarrow M$ (so that $\tau | _{\sigma}$ is smooth for each $\sigma \in K$), and a piecewise smooth map, $f: M \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$. ...

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### Thinking about the quadratic dual graphically

Say you have a quadratic algebra $A$ , that is, an algebra defined by a finite list of generators over a ground ring $k$ (either a field or a direct product of fields, which will be assumed ...

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### simplicial complex equipped with barycenric metric is complete [closed]

Consider a simplicial complex $C$. On its support $$|C|=\lbrace \alpha = \sum_{v\in C}\alpha_{v}v \mid 0\leq \alpha_{v} \leq 1 , \sum_{v\in C}\alpha_{v} =1\mbox{ and }v|{\alpha_{v}} \neq 0\mbox{ is a ...

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### How many triangulations of the genus $g$ surface on $n$ vertices?

By "a triangulation of $X$", I mean a simplicial complex whose geometric realization is homeomorphic to $X$. Tutte showed that the number of combinatorially distinct triangulations $t(n)$ of the ...

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### Is this basis of simplex polynomials known?

Put $R_n=\mathbb{R}[t_0,\dotsc,t_n]/(\sum_it_i-1)$ (the ring of polynomial functions on the $n$-simplex). Consider a monomial $t^a=t_0^{a_0}\dotsb t_n^{a_n}$. Let $(b_0,\dotsc,b_n)$ be the sequence ...

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### Does every simplicial polytope have a topology-preserving contractible edge?

An edge of a triangulated manifold is said to be contractible if it may be contracted to a vertex without modifying the topological type of the underlying manifold. Otherwise, the edge is ...

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### Stanley-Reisner ring of a simplicial complex is a functor?

Let $K$ bea field and $[n]=\{1,\ldots,n\}$ and $K[x]=K[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$. For $\sigma=\{i_1,\ldots,i_k\}\subseteq [n]$, denote $x_\sigma=x_{i_1}\cdots x_{i_k}=\prod_{i\in\sigma}x_i\in K[x]$. Let ...

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### Simplicial chain complex with ordered simplices

Let $X$ be an abstract simplicial complex. Recall that the usual simplicial chain complex for $X$ is defined as follows. Let $C_k(X)$ be the quotient of the free abelian group on formal symbols ...

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### Combinatorial distance between simplicial complexes

Let $K_1$ and $K_2$ be two simplicial complexes.
I am seeking a measure of the distance between $K_1$ and $K_2$ when
viewed as combinatorial objects.
What I have in mind is something like this.
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### Cohomology with compact support and the nerve of a recouvrement

Let $X$ be a simplicial complexe and we assume it localy finite and finite dimensional. We suppose taht there exist a simplicial complexe $Y$ and a map assigning to each vertex $s\in Y$ a finite ...

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### Are there “geometrically nice” sets from which to construct coverings that admit “Vietoris-Rips like” approximations to the nerve?

It is well known that the nerve (or Čech complex) of a covering consisting of metric balls with a common fixed radius is nicely approximated by the Vietoris-Rips complex. Being a flag complex on its ...

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### Higher-dimensional Fáry's theorem?

Fáry's theorem says that every finite simple planar graph admits a planar embedding with straight line edges.
For which $(k,d)$ is it true that every finite $k$-dimensional simplicial complex ...

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### Can one recover the smooth Gauss Bonnet theorem from the combinatorial Gauss Bonnet theorem as an appropriate limit?

First let me state two known theorems.
Theorem 1 (for smooth manifolds): Let $(M,g)$ be a smooth compact two dimensional Riemannian manifold. Then
$$ \int \frac{K}{2 \pi} dA = \chi (M) $$
where $K$ ...