Generic and cogeneric monomial ideals

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Monomial ideals which are generic with respect to either their generators or irreducible components have minimal free resolutions encoded by simplicial complexes. There are numerous equivalent ways to say that a monomial ideal is generic or cogeneric. For a generic monomial ideal, the associated primes satisfy a saturated chain condition, and the Cohen-Macaulay property implies shellability for both the Scarf complex and the Stanley-Reisner complex. Reverse lexicographic initial ideals of generic lattice ideals are generic. Cohen-Macaulayness for cogeneric ideals is characterized combinatorially; in the cogeneric case, the Cohen-Macaulay type is greater than or equal to the number of irreducible components. Methods of proof include Alexander duality and Stanley's theory of local h -vectors. © 2000 Academic Press.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miller, E; Sturmfels, B; Yanagawa, K

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 4-5

Start / End Page

  • 691 - 708

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0747-7171

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1006/jsco.1999.0290

Citation Source

  • Scopus