an:06774589
Zbl 1433.20011
Davis, Michael W.; Huang, Jingyin
Determining the action dimension of an Artin group by using its complex of abelian subgroups
EN
Bull. Lond. Math. Soc. 49, No. 4, 725-741 (2017).
00369077
2017
j
20F36 20F55 20F65 57S30 57Q35 20J06 32S22
Summary: Suppose that \((W,S)\) is a Coxeter system with associated Artin group \(A\) and with a simplicial complex \(L\) as its nerve. We define the notion of a `standard abelian subgroup' in \(A\). The poset of such subgroups in \(A\) is parameterized by the poset of simplices in a certain subdivision \(L_\oslash\) of \(L\). This complex of standard abelian subgroups is used to generalize an earlier result from the case of right-angled Artin groups to case of general Artin groups, by calculating, in many instances, the smallest dimension of a manifold model for \(BA\). (This is the 'action dimension' of \(A\) denoted \(\operatorname{actdim}A\).) If \(H_d(L;\mathbb{Z}/2)\neq 0\), where \(d=\dim L\), then \(\operatorname{actdim}A\geqslant 2d+2\). Moreover, when the \(K(\pi,1)\)-Conjecture holds for \(A\), the inequality is an equality.