Simplicial complexes and Macaulay’s inverse systems Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Let $\Delta$ be a simplicial complex on $V = \{x_1,...,x_n\}$, with Stanley-Reisner ideal $I_{\Delta}\subseteq R = k[x_1,...,x_n]$. The goal of this paper is to investigate the class of artinian algebras $A=A(\Delta,a_1,...,a_n)= R/(I_{\Delta},x_1^{a_1},...,x_n^{a_n})$, where each $a_i \geq 2$. By utilizing the technique of Macaulay's inverse systems, we can explicitly describe the socle of $A$ in terms of $\Delta$. As a consequence, we determine the simplicial complexes, that we will call {\em levelable}, for which there exists a tuple $(a_1,...,a_n)$ such that $A(\Delta,a_1,...,a_n)$ is a level algebra.

publication date

  • May 2010