DIMACS TR: 96-05

Subpolytopes of Cyclic Polytopes

Authors: Tibor Bisztriczky, Gyula Karolyi


A remarkable result of I. Shemer [4] states that the combinatorial structure of a neighbourly $2m$-polytope determines the combinatorial structure of each of its subpolytopes. From this, it follows that every subpolytope of a cyclic $2m$-polytope is cyclic. In this note, we present a direct proof of this consequence that also yields that certain subpolytopes of a cyclic $(2m+1)$-polytope are cyclic.

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