torsion coefficients

torsion coefficients

[′tȯr·shən ‚kō·ə‚fish·əns]
(mathematics)
For a finitely generated abelian group G, the orders of the finite cyclic groups such that G is the direct sum of these groups and infinite cyclic groups.
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The recent work Su and Wagner [2010] defines cuts and flows of a regular matroid (i.e., one represented by a totally unimodular matrix M); when M is the boundary matrix of a cell complex, this is the case where the torsion coefficients are all trivial.
(Note that if indeed d = 1, then all the torsion coefficients are 1; [mu] is just the number of vertices of [SIGMA]; and for any edge [sigma] in [gamma], the vector [chi]([gamma], [sigma]) is the usual signed characteristic vector of the fundamental bond bo([gamma], [sigma]).)
The [i.sup.th] reduced Betti number is [[??].sub.i]([SIGMA]) = dim [H.sub.i]([SIGMA]; Q), and the [i.sup.th] torsion coefficient [t.sub.i]([SIGMA]) is the cardinality of the torsion subgroup T([[??].sub.i]([SIGMA]; Z)).