Gil Kalai introduced the shifting-theoretic upper bound relation as a method to generalize the g-theorem for simplicial spheres by using algebraic shifting. We will study the connection between the shifting-theoretic upper bound relation and combinatorial shifting. Also, we will compute the exterior algebraic shifted complex of the boundary complex of the cyclic d-polytope as well as of a stacked d-polytope. It will turn out that, in both cases, the exterior algebraic shifted complex coincides with the symmetric algebraic shifted complex.
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