Inserted: 4 jan 2022
Last Updated: 21 apr 2023
Journal: Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra
\"Uberhomology is a recently defined homology theory for simplicial complexes, which yields subtle information on graphs. We prove that bold homology, a certain specialisation of \"uberhomology, is related to dominating sets in graphs. To this end, we interpret \"uberhomology as a poset homology, and investigate its functoriality properties. We then show that the Euler characteristic of the bold homology of a graph coincides with an evaluation of its connected domination polynomial. Even more, the bold chain complex retracts onto a complex generated by connected dominating sets. We conclude with several computations of this homology on families of graphs; these include a vanishing result for trees, and a characterisation result for complete graphs.