Ehrenborg, Richard Readdy, Margaret
Published in
Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A

We determine the cd-index of the induced subdivision arising from a manifold arrangement. This generalizes earlier results in several directions: (i) One can work with manifolds other than the n-sphere and n-torus, (ii) the induced subdivision is a Whitney stratification, and (iii) the submanifolds in the arrangement are no longer required to be of...

Brenti, Francesco Caselli, Fabrizio

We obtain a nonrecursive combinatorial formula for the Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials which holds in complete generality and which is simpler and more explicit than any existing one, and which cannot be linearly simplified. Our proof uses a new basis of the peak subalgebra of the algebra of quasisymmetric functions.

Murai, Satoshi Nevo, Eran
Published in
Mathematische Zeitschrift

We show that the γ-vector of the order complex of any polytope is the f-vector of a balanced simplicial complex. This is done by proving this statement for a subclass of Stanley’s S-shellable CW-spheres which includes all polytopes. The proof shows that certain parts of the cd-index, when specializing c = 1 and considering the resulted polynomial i...

Jojić, Duško
Published in
Discrete & Computational Geometry

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Ehrenborg, Richard Karu, Kalle
Published in
Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics

We prove a decomposition theorem for the cd-index of a Gorenstein* poset analogous to the decomposition theorem for the intersection cohomology of a toric variety. From this we settle a conjecture of Stanley that the cd-index of Gorenstein* lattices is minimized on Boolean algebras.

Billera, Louis J. Hsiao, Samuel K. van Willigenburg, Stephanie
Published in
Advances in Mathematics

Via duality of Hopf algebras, there is a direct association between peak quasisymmetric functions and enumeration of chains in Eulerian posets. We study this association explicitly, showing that the notion of cd-index, long studied in the context of convex polytopes and Eulerian posets, arises as the dual basis to a natural basis of peak quasisymme...

Ehrenborg, Richard
Published in
Order

A poset P is called k-Eulerian if every interval of rank k is Eulerian. The class of k-Eulerian posets interpolates between graded posets and Eulerian posets. It is a straightforward observation that a 2k-Eulerian poset is also (2k+1)-Eulerian. We prove that the ab-index of a (2k+1)-Eulerian poset can be expressed in terms of c=a+b, d=ab+ba and e2k...

Billera, Louis J. Liu, Niandong
Published in
Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics

We define a noncommutative algebra of flag-enumeration functionals on graded posets and show it to be isomorphic to the free associative algebra on countably many generators. Restricted to Eulerian posets, this ring has a particularly appealing presentation with kernel generated by Euler relations. A consequence is that even on Eulerian posets, the...

Ehrenborg, Richard Readdy, Margaret
Published in
Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics

The linear span of isomorphism classes of posets, P, has a Newtonian coalgebra structure. We observe that the ab-index is a Newtonian coalgebra map from the vector space P to the algebra of polynomials in the noncommutative variables a and b. This enables us to obtain explicit formulas showing how the cd-index of the face lattice of a convex polyto...