Minimum spanning acycle and lifetime of persistent homology in the Linial–Meshulam process

Yasuaki Hiraoka, Tomoyuki Shirai

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This paper studies a higher dimensional generalization of Frieze's ζ(3) -limit theorem on the d-Linial–Meshulam process. First, we define spanning acycles as a higher dimensional analogue of spanning trees, and connect its minimum weight to persistent homology. Then, our main result shows that the expected weight of the minimum spanning acycle behaves in Θ (nd−1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-340
Number of pages26
JournalRandom Structures and Algorithms
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Applied Mathematics

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