Catalan triangulations of the Möbius band

Paul H. Edelman, Victor S Reiner

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A Catalan triangulation of the Möbius band is an abstract simplicial complex triangulating the Möbius band which uses no interior vertices, and has vertices labelled 1, 2, ..., n in order as one traverses the boundary. We prove two results about the structure of this set, analogous to well-known results for Catalan triangulations of the disk. The first is a generating function for Catalan triangulations of M having n vertices, and the second is that any two such triangulations are connected by a sequence of diagonal-flips.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-243
Number of pages13
JournalGraphs and Combinatorics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997


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