We apply the homomorphism complex construction to partially ordered sets, introducing a new topological construction based on the set of maximal chains in a graded poset. Our primary objects of study are distributive lattices, with special emphasis on finite products of chains. For the special case of a Boolean algebra, we observe that the corresponding homomorphism complex is isomorphic to the subcomplex of cubical cells in a permutahedron. Thus, this work can be interpreted as a generalization of the study of these complexes. We provide a detailed investigation when our poset is a product of chains, in which case we find an optimal discrete Morse matching and prove that the corresponding complex is torsion-free.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||European Journal of Combinatorics|
|State||Published - Oct 2019|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics