# Questions tagged [triangulations]

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### Can one determine the dimension of a manifold given its 1-skeleton?

This may be an easy question, but I can't think of the answer at hand.
Suppose that I have a triangulated $n$-manifold $M$ (satisfying any set of conditions that you feel like). Suppose that I give ...

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### dual and intersection of a simplex

In a triangulation $\Gamma$ of a (oriented) 2-manifold, consider a 2-simplex labeled by ($123$), where $1,2,3$ denote the order of vertices. Consider the dual $\Gamma^*$ of $\Gamma$, and then denote ...

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### Critical dimensions D for “smooth manifolds iff triangulable manifolds”

I am aware that at least for lower dimensions,
"smooth manifolds iff triangulable manifolds"
at least for dimensions below a certain critical dimensions D.
My question is that for
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### Complexity of Random Delaunay Triangulation in 3D

My question:
Is the number of cells in a three-dimensional Poisson-Delaunay triangulation with $n$ vertices $\mathcal O(n)$ with probability one?
which is equivalent to the question
Is the ...

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### Existence of a “generic enough” lattice point interior to a lattice triangle

Let $T$ be a lattice triangle in $\Bbb R^2$ (i.e. the convex hull of three noncolinear points in $\Bbb Z^2$), and assume it has at least one interior lattice point. Is it always possible to find a ...

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### Find a certain triangulation subordinate to a given covering of a manifold

Let $\{U_\alpha\}$ be a covering of a smooth manifold $M$. Replacing it by a refined covering if necessary, we may assume some good properties of it, like, (1) any intersection $\cap_{i=1}^k U_{\...

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### Minimum weight triangulation of lattice points in a circle

Let $r$ be a natural number, and consider the $\mathbb{Z}^2$ lattice points
$S$ inside or on the circle $C$ of radius $r$ centered on the origin.
Let $P$ be the convex hull of $S$; so $P$ is inscribed ...

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### Are there non-cuspy triangulations of smooth manifolds?

In (as it turned out my misunderstanding of) the literature, a "smooth triangulation" seems to mean: a homeomorphism from a simplicial complex, such that on each simplex the map can be extended to a ...

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### Simultaneous movement toward barycenters - what can be guaranteed

Suppose a tiling is given in 2D (an embedding of a planar triangulated graph), with all faces convex.
Now suppose one moves each point, one by one, to the barycenter of its neighbors. I think that ...

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### Are there invariants of cell complexes similar to the Euler characteristic?

The Euler characteristic is an invariant (under homeomorphism) of manifolds that can be computed from a cellulation by (weighted) counting of different kinds of objects, namely
\begin{equation}
\chi=\...

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### Edgebreaker algorithm over 2-manifolds

Suppose I triangulate a 2-manifold and make a dual pseudograph over it. If I do the Edgebreaker compression algorithm over this graph to generate a spanning tree, can exist an edge with three or more ...

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### Combinatorial curvature of real projective plane

There is a notion of combinatorial curvature due to Forman, see here (published paper) or here (preprint). I checked for a couple of small triangulations of $\mathbb{RP}^2$ (6-vertex, 7-vertex, 9-...

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### Eberhard-type theorems for Fisk triangulations?

A triangulation of a surface is called a Fisk triangulation if the degree of all but two vertices is even, and these two exceptional vertices of odd degree are neighbors.
I would like to know what ...

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### Does this iterated Delaunay triangulation process always “explode”?

Let $P$ be a set of three noncollinear points in $\mathbb{R}^2$.
Iteratively form the
Delaunay triangulation
$\cal T$ of $P$, and then
augment $P$ by the circumcircle centers of all triangles in $\...

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### The number of $2$-simplices and the number of $1$-simplices in a $4$-dimensional simplicial complex

Given a $4d$ simplicial complex (a triangulation of $4$-manifold), is there any relation between the number of $2$-simplices (triangles) and the number of $1$-simplices (edges)? Generically, is the ...

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### The number of simplicial and general $d$-polytopes with $d+3$ labelled vertices

Micha Perles used Gale diagrams to compute the number of simplicial $d$-polytopes with $d+3$ vertices and of general $d$-polytopes with $d+3$ vertices. The computation can be found in Chapter 6.3 of ...

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### Does any smooth oriented closed orbifold have a fundamental class

This thread:triangulation of orbifolds
has shown that any smooth closed orbifold has a triangulation. My further question is: if the difference of any two triangulations $P$ and $Q$ is a boundary of a ...

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### Homeomorphisms of the sphere mapping a geodesic triangulation to another one

Consider the standard Riemannian 2-sphere $S$, equipped with a geodesic triangulation $T$. Let $L(S,T)$ be the space of homeomorphisms of $S$ which map
$T$ to a geodesic triangulation. What is the ...

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### Interior and boundary vertices of weighted graphs

Xu He's article Rigidity of Infinite Disk Patterns and I have a problem with a statement he makes on page 7.
He considers weighted embedded planar graphs $G=(V, E)$ with weight function $\Theta: E \...

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### Finding Equal-volume Triangulations in Homogenic Coordinates

Given the $n$-dimensional triangulation $\mathbb{T}^n$ of a finite set of points $\{p_1,\ ...\ ,\ p_{n+k}\} \subset \mathbb{R}^n$, is it always possible to find $n+k$ positive real weights $\{\omega_1,...

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### How to do a clockwise ordering of a planar graph in order to define its faces?

I am currently making an algorithm for planar graphs that I need to triangulate so they become maximally planar (that is triangulated and planar) given only the lists of neighbors for each node : no ...

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### Triangulation with simplices of same volume

Let $M$ be a Riemannian smooth compact manifold.
It is known that $M$ has a triangulation, for any dimension. But do we know if there exists a triangulation such that all simplices have same volume ?
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### Can any smooth triangulation of a smooth manifold be blurred?

For the purposes of this question, let's say that a blurring
of a smooth triangulation $T$ of a smooth manifold $X$
is a smooth homotopy $h\colon [0,1] \times X \to X$ such that $h_0=\operatorname{id}...

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### regular triangulations of the product of two simplices

Is description of all regular triangluations of $\Delta^n\times \Delta^k$ known? (Regular triangulations are those which correspond to vertices of Gelfand--Kapranov--Zelevinsky secondary polytope, or, ...

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### Is every triangulation of a Euclidean ball by convex tetrahedra shellable?

Suppose you are given a 3-ball $B$ in $\mathbb{R}^3$ that is bounded by a PL sphere, a triangulation $T$ of $B$ by Euclidean tetrahedra. Is that triangulation necessarily shellable?
I know that if $...

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### Colorings of triangulations as a generalization of the four-color problem

My question can be viewed as a generalization of the four-color problem. Instead of a planar graph, consider a triangulation of a d-sphere. One wants to color vertices with N colors so that no two ...

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### Do random triangulation edge-flips maintain randomness?

Let $S$ be a fixed set of $n$ points in the plane in general position.
Let $T$ be a triangulation
of $S$, (somehow) selected
uniformly at random from all triangulations of $S$.
(There are an ...

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### Geometric realization of an abstract triangulation of the plane

Can every abstract simplicial complex whose geometric realization is homeomorphic to $\mathbb{R}^2$ be realized by a rectilinear triangulation of the Euclidean plane? Alternatively put, can a curvy (...

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### Existence of triangulation of Lipschitz domains

Consider a bounded Lipschitz domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^n$.
Q1: Can its closure $\overline\Omega$ be triangulated?
Q2: If yes, can the triangulation be chosen as finite? Furthermore, how ...

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### What is the number of equitriangulations of the n-cube?

I wonder if this question has been considered before and if anything is known. My search attempts have failed so far.
Let's consider the n-dimesnional cube, $[0,1]^n$, and let's call a simplex with ...

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### Dehn-Sommerville relations for $\Delta$-complexes

Let $M$ be a closed, triangulated manifold of dimension $m$ and $K(M)$ be its triangulation. Let $f_i$ denote the number of $i$-simplices of $K(M)$. As proved by Klee the face numbers satisfy the ...

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### Triangulations of translation surfaces whose edges are shorter than the diameter

Let $S$ be a compact translation surface (i.e. a surface endowed with a singular flat metric such that singular points are locally isometric to a cone of angle an integer multiple of $2\pi$, and that ...

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### How many maximal triangulations of a rectangle?

I posted the following question on MathStackExchange, but I didn't any answer. So please let me post it on MathOverflow.
Let $L_{m,n}\subset\mathbb R^2$ be a rectangle given by $[0,m]×[0,n]$ with $m,...

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### Dropping altitudes to achieve nonobtuse planar triangulations: finite or infinite?

Given a planar triangulation of (say) a convex region,
imagine the following process to convert it to a triangulation with
no obtuse angles:
Pick an arbitrary obtuse angle at vertex $a$ of $\triangle ...

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

I posted this question on math.stackexchange.com, 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 ...

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### mean length of the non-crossing graphs on n points

My original question is rather vague so I'll start with a precise example and then indicate possible generalisations.
Given a n-tuple $x=(x_1,\dots,x_n)$ in, say, a square with side-length $1$ in the ...

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### Simplex in convex polytope, pulling triangulation

Let $P$ be a convex $d$-dimensional polytope.
I have two questions, related to triangulations of $P$.
Question 1:
Let $p$ be in the interior of $P$. Can I always find a triangulation of $P$,
such ...

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### Most regular way to triangulate $\mathbb{R}^3$?

By "regular", I'm going by a property of Delaunay Triangulation, which is to maximize the minimum angle. In $\mathbb{R}^2$, tiling with equilateral triangles gives you a minimum angle of 60 degrees. ...

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### How can gauge theory techniques be useful to study when topological manifolds can be triangulated?

I was reading a review article arXiv:1310.7644 and it was explained there that in the last few years it was proven that there are topological manifolds of dimension greater than four that cannot be ...

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### Hamiltonian circuit

Let us consider a disk with one labelled point on the boundary and $n$ labelled points in the interior.
Let T be a triangulation of the whole disk with vertices on the labelled points such that T ...

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### (∞,n)-category of triangulated cobordisms

What is an accepted definition of a (∞,n)-category of triangulated cobordisms?
Is there one that has a forgetful functor to (Rezk - Hopkins -) Lurie's smooth cobordisms? Does it shed light on how ...

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### Homotoping a 2-plane field on a closed orientable 3-manifold to a contact structure

I am a beginner in Contact Geometry.
To prove that the inclusion $\text{Cont}(M)\hookrightarrow \text{Dist}(M)$ induces surjection at $\pi_0$ level, the closest I got was based on Ko Honda's notes.
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### Comparing different layered structures for fibered 3-manifolds: example request.

Let's consider a fibering hyperbolic 3-manifold obtained as a mapping torus over some hyperbolic surface with pseudo-Anosov monodromy, and let's suppose that the surface is punctured at the singular ...

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### What are some triangulations of Grassmannians?

A while ago I heard that there was no known triangulation of the Grassmannian of 3-planes in 6-space.
To believe a statement like that, you have to be a little bit ungenerous about what you mean by "...

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### What properties does generalized Delaunay triangulation have?

Suppose that instead of the usual circle, we pick some other convex set D and make the Delaunay triangulation of a finite planar point set with respect to this set, i.e. connect two points if there is ...

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### Characterizing Convex Configurations of Quadrupels of Coplanar Points via Linear (In-)equalities between Distance Sums or Differences

Given 4 points $A$, $B$, $C$ and $D$ in general position in the euclidean plane, is it possible to determine from the 6 distances $AB$, $BC$, $CD$, $AD$, $AC$ and, $BD$ alone, whether every point is a ...

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### Smoothing of piecewise Euclidean Riemannian metrics

Let $M$ be a smooth closed manifold and $T$ be a triangulation of $M$. Endow each simplex of $T$ with the Euclidean metric making it a regular simplex; this gives a piecewise Euclidean metric $g_0$ on ...

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### coincidence between minimal triangulation numbers and chromatic numbers

A friend and I were reading up on the classification of compact surfaces when we realized that the minimal number of triangles in a triangulation of the sphere, torus, and projective plane are 4 (...

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### Comparing layered triangulations of 3-manifolds which fiber over the circle.

I am sorry but I am reposting this question because I wasn't logged in when I first asked it.
Ian Agol has produced a method to build an ideal layered triangulation of a hyperbolic 3-manifold which ...

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### Euclidean triangulation of the plane with degree 7 at each vertex.

Hyperbolic plane has a beautiful triangulation by congruent hyperbolic triangles where all the vertices of the triangulation have degree 7, this is of course not possible in the euclidean plane, even ...