Cone Types, Automata, and Regular Partitions in Coxeter Groups [article]

James Parkinson, Yeeka Yau
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In this article we introduce the notion of a regular partition of a Coxeter group. We develop the theory of these partitions, and show that the class of regular partitions is essentially equivalent to the class of automata (not necessarily finite state) recognising the language of reduced words in the Coxeter group. As an application of this theory we prove that each cone type in a Coxeter group has a unique minimal length representative. This result can be seen as an analogue of Shi's
more » ... result that each component of the Shi arrangement of an affine Coxeter group has a unique minimal length element. We further develop the theory of cone types in Coxeter groups by identifying the minimal set of roots required to express a cone type as an intersection of half-spaces. This set of boundary roots is closely related to the elementary inversion sets of Brink and Howlett, and also to the notion of the base of an inversion set introduced by Dyer.
arXiv:2107.09962v3 fatcat:sjl6ceywyvdejil3fxvowfu63u