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Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 137-145 (2008)

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On braxtopes, a class of generalized simplices

Margaret M. Bayer and Tibor Bisztriczky

Department of Mathematics, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045-7523 USA, e-mail:; Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4 Canada

Abstract: In a $d$-simplex every facet is a $(d-1)$-simplex. We consider as generalized simplices other combinatorial classes of polytopes, all of whose facets are in the class. Cubes and multiplexes are two such classes of generalized simplices. In this paper we study a new class, braxtopes, which arise as the faces of periodically-cyclic Gale polytopes. We give a geometric construction for these polytopes and various combinatorial properties.

Keywords: braxtope, elementary polytope, $f$-vector, Gale, $h$-vector, multiplex, polytope, triangulation

Classification (MSC2000): 52B12, 52B05

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