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### Are the Sasaki metrics on tangent and cotangent bundle isomorphic?

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold. Then there is the well-known
Sasaki metric that makes $(TM,\hat{g})$ a Riemannian manifold. In a
similar way, one can construct a Sasaki metric $\bar{g}$ on the
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### characteristic classes of homotopy equivalent manifolds

Let $M,N$ be two manifolds of different dimensions. Suppose $M\simeq N$, i.e. $M$ is homotopy equivalent to $N$. Do the Stiefel-Whitney classes of the tangent bundles of $M$ and $N$ equal
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w(TM)=w(...

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### When is a symplectomorphism on a cotangent bundle the lift of a diffeomorphism on the base manifold [duplicate]

Let $X$ be a manifold and $T^\ast X$ the cotangent bundle. Let $\alpha$ denote the tautological $1$-form on $T^\ast X$ so that $(T^\ast X, \omega=-d\alpha)$ is a symplectic manifold. I want to know ...

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### Cohomology of the tangent sheaf of $\mathbb{P}(1,2,3)$

Using the exact sequence
$$0\mapsto\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^{2}}\rightarrow\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^{2}}(1)^{\oplus 3}\rightarrow T_{\mathbb{P}^{2}}\mapsto 0$$
it is easy to compute $H^{1}(\mathbb{P}^...

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### A symplectic structure for cotangent bundle

Before that I mention my question explicitly, I start with my motivation:
Look at $\mathbb{D} \times \mathbb{C}=\{(x_{1},x_{2},y_{1},y_{2})\mid x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}< 1\}$.This can be identified ...

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### A question on long line

Assume that $M$ is the long line. Is $TM$, the tangent bundle, isomorphic to $T^{*}(M)$, the cotangent bundle?

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### Cotangent bundle lift theorem

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold and $T^\ast M$ be its cotangent bundle. Consider the tautological 1-form $\theta$ on $T^\ast M$ ($\theta=\sum y_i dx^i$ in local canonical coordinate systems).
A ...

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### symplectic structure of tangent bundle of $\mathbb{S}^{n-1}$

It is well known that $T\mathbb{S}^{n-1}$ is diffeomorphic to $M= f^{-1}(1)$ where
$f:\mathbb{C}^n\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ is $f(z):=\sum_{i=1}^{n} z_{i}^{2}$.
Two questions:
1) Is $M$ a ...

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### Tangent bundles and birational morphisms

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ be a smooth morphism between smooth schemes. Then there is an exact sequence
$$0\mapsto T_{X/Y}\rightarrow T_{X}\rightarrow f^{*}T_{Y}\mapsto 0$$
Now let us assume $f$ to be a ...

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### Is there a relationship between tensor (or form) bundles and iterated tangent/cotangent bundles on a manifold?

Let's say we denote by $T^{(n,m)}M$ the vector-bundle of rank $(n,m)$ tensors on a manifold $M$ and by $\Lambda^pM$ the vector-bundle of $p$-forms on $M$. Is there a relationship (perhaps a ...

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### What is the role of $\sum (-1)^p[\wedge^pT^*M]$ in the K-theory $K(M)$

I apologize for the vague title. Let $M$ be a compact smooth manifold, then we have $T^*M$ and hence $\wedge^pT^*M$ as vector bundles on $M$. There for we have
$$
\sum (-1)^p[\wedge^pT^*M] \in K(M).
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### Symplectic forms and 1-forms

Suppose we have a real symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$. Under what conditions can we find a global 1-form $\alpha$ such that $\omega = \alpha \wedge\alpha$?
Obviously there are some simple ...

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### Do smooth ind schemes have Dualizing sheafs?

Say I have an ind scheme $X = \cup_i X_i$ over a field $k$. I have its tangent bundle $\hom_k(k[\epsilon], X)$ which I can think of as ind scheme via $\cup_i \hom_k(k[\epsilon],X_i)$. The problem is ...

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### Co-normal bundle of orthogonal compliment

Is the following fact well known?
Let $X$ be a manifold and $V$ be a vector space. Let $E_1$ be a sub-bundle of the constant bundle $X \times V$. Let $E_2$ be its orthogonal compliment in $X \...

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### Can cotangent bundles see exotic smooth structures?

I have two questions that are inspired by a couple of questions here on MO (referenced below), as well as by a conversation with some other grad students at a summer school.
Caveat: I'm not a ...

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### tangent and cotangent bundle

Hi, I am reading "Introduction to symplectic topology" by McDuff and salamon. At some point I cant go further. My question is: Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold and consider the cotangent bundle $T^...

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### Functoriality of the cotangent bundle

Recall that to any manifold $X$, I can assign in a canonical way a manifold $\mathrm T ^* X$, the total space of the cotangent bundle over $X$. Recall also that, unlike the tangent bundle ...

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### Does the preimage of the Slodowy slice in $T^*G/P$ have a name?

Let $G$ be your favorite simple complex Lie group, and $P\subset G$ your favorite parabolic subgroup. We can identify $T^*G/P$ with the space of pairs $$\{(gP,x)\in G/P\times \mathfrak g | x\perp \...

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### Can the class of the canonical bundle be recovered from the total space of the cotangent bundle if one forgets that it is a cotangent bundle?

This is a somewhat speculative question, so bear with that (or not, as is your preference).
Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety, and let $\omega_X$ be its canonical sheaf. The Euler class of ...