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Symmetric alcoved polytopes. (English) Zbl 1302.52014
Summary: Generalized alcoved polytopes are polytopes whose facet normals are roots in a given root system. We call a set of points in an alcoved polytope a generating set if there does not exist a strictly smaller alcoved polytope containing it. The type \(A\) alcoved polytopes are precisely the tropical polytopes that are also convex in the usual sense. In this case the tropical generators form a generating set. We show that for any root system other than \(F_4\), every alcoved polytope invariant under the natural Weyl group action has a generating set of cardinality equal to the Coxeter number of the root system.

MSC:
52B15 Symmetry properties of polytopes
14T05 Tropical geometry (MSC2010)
17B22 Root systems
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