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M ). , is the identity function on P). The two Z-maps α P and β Q are inverse of each other, and α P is a Z-homeomorphism of P onto Q. 23, is equivalent to .

6 it follows that S is regular iff the half-open parallelepiped PS = {μ0 v˜0 + · · · + μ j v˜ j | 0 ≤ μ0 , . . , μ j < 1} contains no nonzero integer points, iff so does its M S -image PT iff T is regular. Thus the regularity of S is equivalent to the regularity of S . This shows that ∇ is a regular triangulation of Q. 9 the definition of f -triangulation. 14 (i) Let T = conv(x1 , . . , x j ) ⊆ [0, 1]n and S = conv(y1 , . . , y j ) ⊆ [0, 1]m be regular ( j − 1)-simplexes. If den(x1 ) = den(y1 ), .

Ii) For every face F of T and every rational point r lying in the relative interior of F, the denominator of r is ≥ the sum of the denominators of the vertices of F. Proof For every face E of T let E ↑ = c1 , . . , ck and PE respectively denote the cone and the half-open parallelepiped associated to E. Let further k qE = ci,n+1 i=1 be the sum of the (n + 1)th coordinates of the primitive generating vectors of E ↑ . By construction, q E coincides with the sum of the denominators of the vertices of E.