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Constructions of chiral polytopes of small rank

By Antonio Breda d'Azevedo, Gareth Jones and Egon Schulte


An abstract polytope of rank n is said to be chiral if its automorphism group has precisely two orbits on the flags, such that adjacent flags belong to distinct orbits. The present paper describes a general method for deriving new finite chiral polytopes from old finite chiral polytopes of the same rank. In particular, the technique is used to construct many new examples in ranks 3, 4 and 5

Topics: QA
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.soton.ac.uk:156481
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