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### Intersection of ideals corresponding to simplicial complexes at different points?

Suppose I have two simplicial complexies $\triangle_1$ and $\triangle_2$. Consider their Stanley-Reisner ideals $I(\triangle_1)$ and $I(\triangle_2)$. I want to get their intersections when they meet ...

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### How to compute graph ideal or cut ideal of a graph?

Graph ideals are a special case of Stanley-Reisner ideal, explained in Combinatorial Commutative Algebra book by Sturmfels, and graph ideals here. Graph ideals are generated by the minimal paths while ...

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### Seeking very regular $\mathbb Q$-acyclic complexes

This question was raised from a project with Nati Linial and Yuval Peled
We are seeking a $3$-dimensional simplicial complex $K$ on $12$ vertices with the following properties
a) $K$ has a complete $...

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### $\mathbb Z_2$-homotopy type of a $k$-connected, $(k+1)$-dimensional simplicial complex with a free involution

If $K$ is a finite, $k$-connected, $(k+1)$-dimensional simplicial complex then, by the theorems of Hurewicz and Whitehead, $|K|$ is homotopy equivalent to a point or to a wedge of $(k+1)$-dimensional ...

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### What is known about the $q$-analogue of the simplex?

I am interested in the field with one element. I am thus interested in combinatorial interpretations of the Gaussian binomial coefficients. Richard Stanley's "Enumerative combinatorics" mentions ...

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### How a “sequentially Cohen–Macaulay” simplicial complex relates to “Cohen–Macaulay” simplicial complex?

Let $\Delta$ be a simplicial complex on $[n]$ of dimension $d − 1.$ Let $0\le i\le d-1.$ One defines the pure i_th skeleton of $Δ$ to be the pure
subcomplex $\Delta(i)$ of $\Delta$ whose facets are ...

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### Computer searches for the $g$-conjecture

McMullen's $g$-conjecture aims the classify possible $f$-vectors of simplicial $d$-spheres. The $g$-conjecture has been proven for polytopal spheres and for simplicial spheres of dimension $d < 5$. ...

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### Quotient of Coxeter complex in terms of double cosets?

In Victor Reiner's Quotients of Coxeter Complexes and $P$-Partitions, we have the below definition for the quotient complex of a Coxeter complex by a finite subgroup of the Coxeter group. I think ...

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### relate shellability of a simplicial complex to the links of its faces

Reisner's criterion give a complete characterization of Cohen–Macaulay simplicial complexes, based on $link$s of faces of the simplicial complex. Is there a known fact that relate shellability of a ...

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### Equivariant maps from simplicial complexes to spheres

Given a topological space $X$ with involution $\nu$, the $\mathbb Z_2$-index $\text{ind}(X)$ is the minimum integer $n$ such that there exists a map $f:X \to S^n$ which is equivariant with respect to ...

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### Who first considered constructibility of simplicial complexes?

A simplicial complex of dimension $d$ is called constructible if it is a simplex, or if it is the union of two constructible dimension-$d$ simplicial complexes along a dimension-$(d-1)$ intersection. ...

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### Is every simply connected finite complex the classifying space of a finite monoid

On page 323 of Fiedorowicz, "Classifying Spaces of Topological Monoids and Categories" it was stated that "it seems likely that any finite simply connected complex should [have the same weak homotopy ...

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### if $\Delta$ is pure, then what happens to betti-numbers of $I_{\Delta}$ or $I_{\Delta^v}$

Assume that $\Delta$ is a simplicial complex and $\Delta ^v$ is its Alexander dual.
Let in addition $\Delta$ be pure, then what happens to betti-numbers of $I_{\Delta}$ or $I_{\Delta^v}$?
Is there a ...

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### Generalized ordering on simplicial complex

The vertices of simplicial complexes are usually totally ordered so that face maps of each simplex can be defined easily for the purposes of homology. That gives an "oriented" simplicial complex.
But ...

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### What are the 4 convex simplicial 4-polytopes that have 6 vertices?

In Convex polytopes and related complexes by Klee and Kleinschmidt they state the number of $d$-polytopes with $d+2$ vertices is $\lfloor \frac{d^2}{4}\rfloor$.
I was wondering what the four $4$-...

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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
$$
V_K(\mathbb{R}^n):=\{(v_1,v_2,\cdots,v_k)\in\prod_k\...

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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 $C_{\cdot}(X)$, $C_{\cdot}(A)$, $C_{\cdot}(B)$,
$C_{\cdot}...

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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
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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} | \{x_{i_1},\ldots,x_{i_{r}}\}\not\...

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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. ...