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4 above is a closed sector. 22. Readers familiar with cell complexes may ﬁnd the term “cell” confusing, since our closed cells are not topological balls. Whenever confusion might arise, we will call the cells deﬁned here conical cells. If we assume that H is essential, by which we mean that H∈H = {0}, then every closed conical cell is in fact the cone over a topological ball, gotten by intersecting the cell with a sphere. The proof is left to the interested reader. ) It is immediate from the deﬁnitions that A= B.

A cell A with exactly one 0 in its sign sequence is called a panel. This is equivalent to saying that supp A is a hyperplane, which is then necessarily in H. If the panel A is a face of a chamber C, then we will also say that A is a panel of C and that its support hyperplane H is a wall of C. 4, one sees easily that every chamber is deﬁned by the inequalities corresponding to its walls; the other inequalities are redundant. We will show that this is always the case. Fix a chamber C. We say that C is deﬁned by a subset H ⊆ H if C is deﬁned by the conditions fi = σi , where i ranges over the indices such that Hi ∈ H .

9. Here W is the dihedral group of order 6, generated by two reﬂections s, t whose product is a rotation of order 3. In the ﬁgure, w0 is the element sts = tst of W . We can now prove the main result of this section, after which we will say more about galleries. 69. (1) The set S of fundamental reﬂections generates W . (2) The action of W is simply transitive on the set C of chambers. 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 .