@article{7666,
abstract = {Generalizing the decomposition of a connected planar graph into a tree and a dual tree, we prove a combinatorial analog of the classic Helmholtz–Hodge decomposition of a smooth vector field. Specifically, we show that for every polyhedral complex, K, and every dimension, p, there is a partition of the set of p-cells into a maximal p-tree, a maximal p-cotree, and a collection of p-cells whose cardinality is the p-th reduced Betti number of K. Given an ordering of the p-cells, this tri-partition is unique, and it can be computed by a matrix reduction algorithm that also constructs canonical bases of cycle and boundary groups.},
author = {Edelsbrunner, Herbert and Ölsböck, Katharina},
issn = {14320444},
journal = {Discrete and Computational Geometry},
pages = {759--775},
publisher = {Springer Nature},
title = {{Tri-partitions and bases of an ordered complex}},
doi = {10.1007/s00454-020-00188-x},
volume = {64},
year = {2020},
}