For a positive integer k and a non-negative integer t, a class of simplicial complexes, to be denoted by k-CMt, is introduced. This class generalizes two notions for simplicial complexes: being k-Cohen–Macaulay and k-Buchsbaum. In analogy with the Cohen–Macaulay and Buchsbaum complexes, we give some characterizations of CMt (=1−CMt) complexes, in terms of vanishing of some homologies of its links, and in terms of vanishing of some relative singular homologies of the geometric realization of the complex and its punctured space. We give a result on the behavior of the CMt property under the operation of join of two simplicial complexes. We show that a complex is k-CMt if and only if the links of its non-empty faces are k-CMt−1. We prove that for an integer s≤d, the (d−s−1)-skeleton of a (d−1)-dimensional k-CMt complex is (k+s)-CMt. This result generalizes Hibi’s result for Cohen–Macaulay complexes and Miyazaki’s result for Buchsbaum complexes.
H. Haghighi was supported in part by a grant from K. N. Toosi University of Technology.
S. Yassemi and R. Zaare-Nahandi were supported in part by a grant from the University of Tehran.
"A generalization of k-Cohen–Macaulay simplicial complexes." Ark. Mat. 50 (2) 279 - 290, October 2012. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11512-010-0136-y