type free resolutions of monomial ideals
Author: Kohji Yanagawa
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 127 (1999), 377-383
MSC (1991): Primary 13D02, 13D03, 13H10
MathSciNet review: 1610805
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Abstract: Let be a monomial ideal of . Bayer-Peeva-Sturmfels studied a subcomplex of the Taylor resolution, defined by a simplicial complex . They proved that if is generic (i.e., no variable appears with the same non-zero exponent in two distinct monomials which are minimal generators), then is the minimal free resolution of , where is the Scarf complex of . In this paper, we prove the following: for a generic (in the above sense) monomial ideal and each integer , there is an embedded prime of . Thus a generic monomial ideal with no embedded primes is Cohen-Macaulay (in this case, is shellable). We also study a non-generic monomial ideal whose minimal free resolution is for some . In particular, we prove that if all associated primes of have the same height, then is Cohen-Macaulay and is pure and strongly connected.
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Affiliation: Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560, Japan
Keywords: Monomial ideal, generic monomial ideal, Taylor complex, Scarf complex, primary decomposition, minimal free resolution, Cohen-Macaulay ring
Received by editor(s): May 31, 1997
Communicated by: Wolmer V. Vasconcelos
Article copyright: © Copyright 1999 American Mathematical Society