Combinatorial invariance of Stanley-Reisner rings


In this short note we show that Stanley—Reisner rings of simplicial complexes, which have had a “dramatic application” in combinatorics [2, p. 41], possess a rigidity property in the sense that they determine their underlying simplicial complexes.

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Bruns, W., Gubeladze, J. Combinatorial invariance of Stanley-Reisner rings. Georgian Mathematical Journal 3, 315–318 (1996).

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  • Simplicial complexes
  • Stanley-Reisner rings