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Root polytopes and Borel subalgebras. (English) Zbl 1337.17011
Summary: Let \(\Phi\) be a finite crystallographic irreducible root system and \({\mathcal P}_{\Phi}\) be the convex hull of the roots in \(\Phi\). We give a uniform explicit description of the polytope \({\mathcal P}_{\Phi}\), analyze the algebraic-combinatorial structure of its faces, and provide connections with the Borel subalgebra of the associated Lie algebra. We also give several enumerative results.

MSC:
17B22 Root systems
17B20 Simple, semisimple, reductive (super)algebras
52B05 Combinatorial properties of polytopes and polyhedra (number of faces, shortest paths, etc.)
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