Symmetric Chain Decomposition of Necklace Posets

Vivek Dhand


A finite ranked poset is called a symmetric chain order if it can be written as a disjoint union of rank-symmetric, saturated chains. If $\mathcal{P}$ is any symmetric chain order, we prove that $\mathcal{P}^n/\mathbb{Z}_n$ is also a symmetric chain order, where $\mathbb{Z}_n$ acts on $\mathcal{P}^n$ by cyclic permutation of the factors.

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