Vietnam Journal of Mathematics

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 365–375 | Cite as

The Homotopy Type of the Complement to a System of Complex Lines in ℂ2

  • Nguyen Viet DungEmail author
  • Tran Quoc Cong


Using the braid monodromy presentation for the fundamental group of the complement to a system of complex lines in 2, we suggest a CW model for the homotopy type of that complement that modified our previous one \( C(\mathcal A)\). We also discuss the minimality of this model using the discrete Morse Theory.


Discrete Morse theory Hyperplane arrangement Minimality 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2010)

52C53 32S22 



We would like to thank the referees for the thorough, constructive and helpful comments and suggestions which substantially helped to improve the paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MathematicsVietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyHanoiVietnam

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