Symmetry, Integrability and Geometry: Methods and Applications (SIGMA)


SIGMA 7 (2011), 117, 23 pages      arXiv:1105.0782      http://dx.doi.org/10.3842/SIGMA.2011.117

Relations in Grassmann Algebra Corresponding to Three- and Four-Dimensional Pachner Moves

Igor G. Korepanov
Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Sciences, 20 Stromynka Str., Moscow 107996, Russia

Received May 15, 2011, in final form December 16, 2011; Published online December 18, 2011

Abstract
New algebraic relations are presented, involving anticommuting Grassmann variables and Berezin integral, and corresponding naturally to Pachner moves in three and four dimensions. These relations have been found experimentally – using symbolic computer calculations; their essential new feature is that, although they can be treated as deformations of relations corresponding to torsions of acyclic complexes, they can no longer be explained in such terms. In the simpler case of three dimensions, we define an invariant, based on our relations, of a piecewise-linear manifold with triangulated boundary, and present example calculations confirming its nontriviality.

Key words: Pachner moves; Grassmann algebras; algebraic topology.

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