By Peter Abramenko, Kenneth S. Brown

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A∈Σ A. Prove that the following three conditions are equivalent: (i) Σ is a subsemigroup of Σ. (ii) Σ is the set of cells in an intersection of closed half-spaces bounded by hyperplanes in H. (iii) |Σ | is a convex subset of V . If Σ contains at least one chamber, show that (i)–(iii) are equivalent to: (iv) The maximal elements of Σ are chambers, and the set of chambers in Σ is convex. (v) Given A, C ∈ Σ with C a chamber, Σ contains every minimal gallery from A to C. 5 The Simplicial Complex of a Reﬂection Group We return, ﬁnally, to the setup at the beginning of the chapter, where V is assumed to have an inner product, W is a ﬁnite reﬂection group acting on V , and H is a set of hyperplanes such that the reﬂections sH (H ∈ H) generate W .

15. A ﬁnite reﬂection group (W, V ) is called reducible if it decomposes as in the exercise, with V and V nontrivial, and it is called irreducible otherwise. 100). For example, the Weyl group of type D2 decomposes as a product of two copies of the Weyl group of type A1 . 3 Classiﬁcation Finite reﬂection groups (W, V ) have been completely classiﬁed up to isomorphism. In this section we list them brieﬂy; see Bourbaki [44], Grove– Benson [124], or Humphreys [133] for more details. We will conﬁne ourselves to the reﬂection groups that are essential, irreducible, and nontrivial ; all others are obtained from these by taking direct sums and, possibly, adding an extra summand on which the group acts trivially.

Thus there is a 1–1 correspondence between W and C given by w ↔ wC, where C is the fundamental chamber. In particular, the number of chambers is |W | := the order of W . Proof. The proof will proceed in several steps. 5 The Simplicial Complex of a Reﬂection Group tsC tC w0 C 37 Ht C stC sC Hs Fig. 9. The chambers for W = s, t ; s2 = t2 = (st)3 = 1 . (a) We ﬁrst show that the subgroup W := S generated by S acts transitively on C. 54). 11), so D = wC with w := s1 s2 · · · sl ∈ W . (b) Next we prove assertion (1) of the theorem, which says that W = W .