Hodge structures on posets

Author:
Phil Hanlon

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **134** (2006), 1857-1867

MSC (2000):
Primary 05E25

Published electronically:
February 17, 2006

MathSciNet review:
2215112

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Abstract: Let be a poset with unique minimal and maximal elements and . For each , let be the vector space spanned by -chains from to in . We define the notion of a *Hodge structure on * which consists of a local action of on , for each , such that the boundary map intertwines the actions of and according to a certain condition.

We show that if has a Hodge structure, then the families of Eulerian idempotents intertwine the boundary map, and so we get a splitting of into Hodge pieces.

We consider the case where is , the poset of subsets of with cardinality divisible by is fixed, and is a multiple of . We prove a remarkable formula which relates the characters of acting on the Hodge pieces of the homologies of the to the characters of acting on the homologies of the posets of partitions with every block size divisible by .

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**Phil Hanlon**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1003

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-06-08393-6

Received by editor(s):
December 12, 2001

Received by editor(s) in revised form:
January 5, 2005

Published electronically:
February 17, 2006

Additional Notes:
This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMS-0073785

Communicated by:
John R. Stembridge

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