Linearity of Free Resolutions of Monomial Ideals [article]

Hailong Dao, David Eisenbud
We study monomial ideals with linear presentation or partially linear resolution. We give combinatorial characterizations of linear presentation for square-free ideals of degree 3, and for primary ideals whose resolutions are linear except for the last step (the "almost linear" case). We also give sharp bounds on Castelnuovo-Mumford regularity and numbers of generators in some cases. It is a basic observation that linearity properties are inherited by the restriction of an ideal to a subset of
more » ... ariables, and we study when the converse holds. We construct fractal examples of almost linear primary ideals with relatively few generators related to the Sierpiński triangle. Our results also lead to classes of highly connected simplicial complexes $Δ$ that can not be extended to the complete $\dim Δ$-skeleton of the simplex on the same variables by shelling.
doi:10.48550/arxiv.2201.11263 fatcat:hga2tnq3hrd2vlfzxkxoadkpqi