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Formality of Pascal arrangements

Authors: Matthew Miller and Max Wakefield
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 139 (2011), 4461-4466
MSC (2010): Primary 52C35; Secondary 55R80
Published electronically: April 5, 2011
MathSciNet review: 2823091
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Abstract: In this paper we construct a family of subspace arrangements whose intersection lattices have the shape of Pascal's triangle. We prove that even though the intersection lattices are not geometric, the complex complement of the arrangements are rationally formal.

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Matthew Miller
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York 12604

Max Wakefield
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland 21402

Received by editor(s): October 15, 2009
Published electronically: April 5, 2011
Additional Notes: The second author has been supported by NSF grant No. 0600893, the NSF Japan program, and the Office of Naval Research.
Communicated by: Jim Haglund
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