Applications of the Hopf Trace Formula to Computing Homology Representations

@inproceedings{Sundaram1994ApplicationsOT,
  title={Applications of the Hopf Trace Formula to Computing Homology Representations},
  author={Sheila Sundaram},
  year={1994}
}
The primary aim of this paper is to illustrate the use of a well-known technique of algebraic topology, the Hopf trace formula, as a tool in computing homology representations of posets. Inspired by a recent paper of Bjj orner and Lovv asz ((BL]), we apply this tool to derive information about the homology representation of the symmetric group S n on a class of subposets of the partition lattice n : The majority of these subposets are not Cohen-Macaulay. Techniques for such computations have… CONTINUE READING
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