Arithmetic aspects of symmetric edge polytopes
Akihiro Higashitani, Katharina Jochemko, and Mateusz Michałek
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Submission date: 23. Jul. 2018
MSC-Numbers: 05A15, 52B1
Keywords and phrases: Symmetric edge polytope, h^∗ -polynomial, real roots
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We investigate arithmetic, geometric and combinatorial properties of symmetric edge polytopes. We give a complete combinatorial description of their facets. By combining Gröbner basis techniques, half-open decompositions and methods for interlacing polynomials we provide an explicit formula for the h-polynomial in case of complete bipartite graphs. In particular, we show that the h-polynomial is gamma-positive and real-rooted. This proves Gals conjecture for arbitrary ﬂag unimodular triangulations in this case, and, beyond that, we prove a strengthening due to Nevo and Petersen (2011).