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The combinatorics of twisted involutions in Coxeter groups
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mathematics (Dept.), Mathematics (Div.).
2007 (English)In: Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, ISSN 0002-9947, E-ISSN 1088-6850, Vol. 359, no 6, 2787-2798 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The open intervals in the Bruhat order on twisted involutions in a Coxeter group are shown to be PL spheres. This implies results conjectured by F. Incitti and sharpens the known fact that these posets are Gorenstein* over Z(2). We also introduce a Boolean cell complex which is an analogue for twisted involutions of the Coxeter complex. Several classical Coxeter complex properties are shared by our complex. When the group is finite, it is a shellable sphere, shelling orders being given by the linear extensions of the weak order on twisted involutions. Furthermore, the h-polynomial of the complex coincides with the polynomial counting twisted involutions by descents. In particular, this gives a type-independent proof that the latter is symmetric.

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2007. Vol. 359, no 6, 2787-2798 p.
Keyword [en]
twisted involutions, Bruhat order, weak order, Coxeter complexes, bruhat order, symmetrical varieties, mobius function, intervals
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-16408ISI: 000244445700017ScopusID: 2-s2.0-35148829959OAI: diva2:334450
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved

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