Sphere decompositions of hypercubes

Keywords: Face-disjoint union of spheres, combinatorial design, 2-skeleton of a cube

Abstract

For d ≡ 1 or 3 (mod 6), the 2-skeleton of the d-dimensional hypercube is decomposed into the union of pairwise face-disjoint isomorphic 2-complexes, each a topological sphere. If d = 5n, then such a decomposition can be achieved, but with non-isomorphic spheres.

Published
2020-02-19
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