Rank Selection and Depth Conditions for Balanced Simplicial Complexes

  • Brent Holmes
  • Justin Lyle


We prove some new rank selection theorems for balanced simplicial complexes. Specifically, we prove that if a balanced simplicial complex satisfies Serre's condition $(S_{\ell})$ then so do all of its rank selected subcomplexes.  We also provide a formula for the depth of a balanced simplicial complex in terms of reduced homologies of its rank selected subcomplexes. By passing to a barycentric subdivision, our results give information about Serre's condition and the depth of any simplicial complex. Our results extend rank selection theorems for depth proved by Stanley, Munkres, and Hibi. 

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