Lefschetz properties of balanced 3-polytopes

David Cook, Martina Juhnke-Kubitzke, Satoshi Murai, Eran Nevo

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In this paper, we study Lefschetz properties of Artinian reductions of Stanley-Reisner rings of balanced simplicial 3-polytopes. A (d − 1)-dimensional simplicial complex is said to be balanced if its graph is d-colorable. If a simplicial complex is balanced, then its Stanley-Reisner ring has a special system of parameters induced by the coloring. We prove that the Artinian reduction of the Stanley-Reisner ring of a balanced simplicial 3-polytope with respect to this special system of parameters has the strong Lefschetz property if the characteristic of the base field is not two or three. Moreover, we characterize (2, 1)-balanced simplicial polytopes, i.e., polytopes with exactly one red vertex and two blue vertices in each facet, such that an analogous property holds. In fact, we show that this is the case if and only if the induced graph on the blue vertices satisfies a Laman-type combinatorial condition.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)769-790
Number of pages22
JournalRocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2018

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  • And phrases. Stanley-Riesner rings
  • Balanced complexes
  • Laman graphs
  • Lefschetz properties
  • Simplicial polytopes


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