Linear Relations for a Generalized Tutte Polynomial

  • Gary Gordon
Keywords: Greedoid, antimatroid


Brylawski proved the coefficients of the Tutte polynomial of a matroid satisfy a set of linear relations. We extend these relations to a generalization of the Tutte polynomial that includes greedoids and antimatroids. This leads to families of new identities for antimatroids, including trees, posets, chordal graphs and finite point sets in $\mathbb{R}^n$. It also gives a "new" linear relation for matroids that is implied by Brylawski's identities.
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