Date of Degree
Geometry and Topology
toric topology, real moment-angle complexes, polyhedral products, composed simplicial complexes
The study of torus actions led to the discovery of moment-angle complexes and their generalization, polyhedral product spaces. Polyhedral products are constructed from a simplicial complex. This thesis focuses on computing the cohomology of polyhedral products given by two different classes of simplicial complexes: polyhedral joins (composed simplicial complexes) and $n$-gons. A homological decomposition of a polyhedral product developed by Bahri, Bendersky, Cohen and Gitler is used to derive a formula for the case of polyhedral joins. Moreover, methods from and results by Cai will be used to give a full description of the non-trivial cup products in a real moment-angle manifold over a $n$-gon in terms of the combinatorial generators.
Vidaurre, Elizabeth A., "Cohomology of Certain Polyhedral Product Spaces" (2016). CUNY Academic Works.