Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 263–277 | Cite as

Mixing chiral polytopes

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Abstract

An abstract polytope of rank n is said to be chiral if its automorphism group has two orbits on the flags, such that adjacent flags belong to distinct orbits. Examples of chiral polytopes have been difficult to find. A “mixing” construction lets us combine polytopes to build new regular and chiral polytopes. By using the chirality group of a polytope, we are able to give simple criteria for when the mix of two polytopes is chiral.

Keywords

Abstract regular polytope Chiral polytope Chiral maps Chirality group 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA

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