Zero excess and minimal length in finite coxeter groups
Hart, Sarah B. and Rowley, P.J. (2012) Zero excess and minimal length in finite coxeter groups. Journal of Group Theory 15 (4), pp. 497512. ISSN 14354446.
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Abstract
Let \mathcal{W} be the set of strongly real elements of W, a Coxeter group. Then for $w \in \mathcal{W}$, $e(w)$, the excess of w, is defined by $e(w) = \min min \{l(x)+l(y)  l(w) w = xy; x^2 = y^2 =1}$. When $W$ is finite we may also define E(w), the reflection excess of $w$. The main result established here is that if $W$ is finite and $X$ is a $W$conjugacy class, then there exists $w \in X$ such that $w$ has minimal length in $X$ and $e(w) = 0 = E(w)$.
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Item Type:  Article 

School:  Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics 
Depositing User:  Sarah Hart 
Date Deposited:  20 Dec 2012 11:39 
Last Modified:  28 Jul 2019 06:47 
URI:  http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5641 
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