A graph complex is a finite family of graphs closed under deletion of edges. Graph complexes show up naturally in many different areas of mathematics. Identifying each graph with its edge set, one may view a graph complex as a simplicial complex and hence interpret it as a geometric object. This volume examines topological properties of graph complexes, focusing on homotopy type and homology. Many of the proofs are based on Robin Forman's discrete version of Morse theory.
|MPN||34 black & white illustrations, 28 black|
|Number Of Items||1|
|Number Of Pages||382|
|Part Number||34 black & white illustrations, 28 black|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K|
|Studio||Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K|