Journal article

Even triangulations of n-dimensional pseudo-manifolds

J Hyam Rubinstein, Stephan Tillmann

Algebraic & Geometric Topology | GEOMETRY & TOPOLOGY PUBLICATIONS | Published : 2015

Abstract

This paper introduces even triangulations of n–dimensional pseudo-manifolds and links their combinatorics to the topology of the pseudo-manifolds. This is done via normal hypersurface theory and the study of certain symmetric representation. In dimension 3, necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of even triangulations having one or two vertices are given. For Haken n–manifolds, an interesting connection between very short hierarchies and even triangulations is observed.