Suppose Delta is a dual polar space of rank n and H is a hyperplane of Delta. Cardinali, De Bruyn and Pasini have already shown that if n >= 4 and the line size is greater than or equal to 4 then the hyperplane complement Delta - H is simply connected. This paper is a follow-up, where we investigate the remaining cases. We prove that the hyperplane complements are simply connected in all cases except for three specific types of hyperplane occurring in the smallest case, when the rank and the line size are both 3. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2010|
- Dual polar space
- Simple connectedness
- Diagram geometry