### Abstract

Let A_{0}be a fixed affine arrangement of n hyperplanes in general position in K^{k}. Let U(n, k) denote the set of general position arrangements whose elements are parallel translates of the hyperplanes of A_{0}. Then U(n, k) is the complement of a central arrangement B(n, k). These are the well-known discriminantal arrangements introduced by Y. I. Manin and V. V. Schechtman. In this note we give an explicit description of B(n, k) in terms of the original arrangement A_{0}. In terms of the underlying matroids, B(n, k) realizes an adjoint of the dual of the matroid associated with A_{0}. Using this description we show that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, neither the intersection lattice of B(n, k) nor the topology of U(n, k) is independent of the original arrangement A_{0}.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 1221-1227 |

Number of pages | 7 |

Journal | Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society |

Volume | 122 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1994 |

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### Keywords

- Adjoint
- Dual matroid
- Grassmann stratum
- Manin-Schechtman arrangement

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Mathematics(all)
- Applied Mathematics

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**A note on discriminantal arrangements.** / Falk, Michael J.

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*Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society*, vol. 122, no. 4, pp. 1221-1227. https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1994-1209098-1

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N2 - Let A0be a fixed affine arrangement of n hyperplanes in general position in Kk. Let U(n, k) denote the set of general position arrangements whose elements are parallel translates of the hyperplanes of A0. Then U(n, k) is the complement of a central arrangement B(n, k). These are the well-known discriminantal arrangements introduced by Y. I. Manin and V. V. Schechtman. In this note we give an explicit description of B(n, k) in terms of the original arrangement A0. In terms of the underlying matroids, B(n, k) realizes an adjoint of the dual of the matroid associated with A0. Using this description we show that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, neither the intersection lattice of B(n, k) nor the topology of U(n, k) is independent of the original arrangement A0.

AB - Let A0be a fixed affine arrangement of n hyperplanes in general position in Kk. Let U(n, k) denote the set of general position arrangements whose elements are parallel translates of the hyperplanes of A0. Then U(n, k) is the complement of a central arrangement B(n, k). These are the well-known discriminantal arrangements introduced by Y. I. Manin and V. V. Schechtman. In this note we give an explicit description of B(n, k) in terms of the original arrangement A0. In terms of the underlying matroids, B(n, k) realizes an adjoint of the dual of the matroid associated with A0. Using this description we show that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, neither the intersection lattice of B(n, k) nor the topology of U(n, k) is independent of the original arrangement A0.

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KW - Grassmann stratum

KW - Manin-Schechtman arrangement

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