Learning seminar on Finite Relational Structures

Friday, December 7, 2012 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Ross Willard, Department of Pure Mathematics University of Waterloo

“Applications of Larose’s Theorem”

I will define a slick method to compute the homotopy groups of a finite reflexive digraph and then use the method to show that a motley collection of such digraphs have a nontrivial homotopy group. (Hence by Larose’s Theorem, they do not support Taylor operations.)

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