The Bruhat Order on the Involutions of the Symmetric Group
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- Incitti, F. Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics (2004) 20: 243. doi:10.1023/B:JACO.0000048514.62391.f4
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In this paper we study the partially ordered set of the involutions of the symmetric group Sn with the order induced by the Bruhat order of Sn. We prove that this is a graded poset, with rank function given by the average of the number of inversions and the number of excedances, and that it is lexicographically shellable, hence Cohen-Macaulay, and Eulerian.