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### Is there a citeable reference for star-shaped open subsets of R^n being diffeomorphic to R^n?

A folk theorem says that star-shaped open subsets of R^n are diffeomorphic to R^n.
Is there a citeable reference for this result?
For the sake of being definite, let's say that
“citeable” means ...

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### Unitary derivative and countable set

Let $\mathbf{r}:I\to\mathbb{R}^2$, where $I\subseteq\mathbb{R}$ is an open interval, be a continuous function that is not constant on any subinterval $J\subseteq I$ such that at each point $t\in I$ ...

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### Tensor calculus on the frame bundle

Let $M$ be a manifold and let $g$ be a tensor on it, say for example a metric $g\in\Gamma(T^{\ast}M\otimes T^{\ast}M)$. I know how to perform any computation on $g$. For instance, taking its ...

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### Unitary representation with fixed Casimir

Let $G$ be a connected reductive real Lie group with Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$. We denote by $\widehat{G}_u$ the unitary dual, that is the set of isomorphism classes of unitary reprensentation of ...

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### Are there compact Riemannian manifolds whith Q-curvature negative?

Are there known examples of compact Riemannian manifolds with Q-curvature negative?

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### boundary homomorphism in the homotopy exact seqeunce of principal $SO(9)$ bundle over $S^8$

Consider principal $SO(9)$ bundles over $S^8$.They are in 1-1 correspondence with $$[S^8,BSO(9)]\cong \pi_7(SO(9))\cong \mathbb{Z}$$
Now pick up one such bundle $\xi$,we have the long exact sequence ...

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### How to minimize this sparse quadratic function?

There is a problem when I'm reading a paper.
Equation:
$min_p|p-p^*|^2+\alpha |R(p)|^2 + \beta |D(p)-\delta|^2$,
where $p, p^*, R(p), D(p), \delta$ are all $M\times N$ matrices, and $p^*, R(), D(), ...

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### Integral geometry and curvature of surfaces

I'll stick to 2-surfaces in $\mathbb{R}^3$ for simplicity. Higher dimensions generalizations welcome.
In classical integral geometry, we may obtain up to a scaling factor, for example, the surface ...

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### Foliations of Lorentzian manifolds by Spacelike Hypersurfaces

Suppose that $M$ is a Lorentzian manifold (not necessarily satisfying Einstein's equations). What conditions do we need in order to guarantee that $M$ admits a foliation by codimension-$1$ spacelike ...

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### Rolling map as a diffeomorphism?

Let $M$ be a (compact) Riemannian manifold and $x \in M$. For a piecewise smooth path $\gamma: [0, T] \longrightarrow M$, we can define Cartan's development map (or rolling map)
$$(\Phi\gamma)(t) = ...

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### Piecewise linear (PL) structures on $\mathbf R^4$

One can read in Wikipedia that the 4-dimensional affine space $\mathbf R^4$ has uncountably many piecewise linear structures (in contrast with other dimensions, where it has exactly one). A reference ...

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### On Gromov's Theorem on Symplectic Homotopy

I want to understand the proof of the following theorem due to Gromov which I'll state in the context of Euclidean spaces. While I tried to read the proof from Macduff-Salamon, it turned out that my ...

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### Based loop groups as stacks?

I have been stuck for some time, thinking about the following question.
Let $G$ be a Lie group. Its classifying space $BG$ can be seen as the differentiable stack $[pt/G]$, which is of dimension ...

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### Existence and uniqueness of a quasi-linear pde system on a surface

I have the following system of first order quasi-linear pde:
$$ -(\Delta+1) a^{\alpha\beta} [b_{\beta\rho} I_{\alpha;\sigma}+b_{\beta\sigma} I_{\alpha;\rho}]
+ a^{\alpha\beta} [(\Delta+1) ...

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### Reductive space & Reductive Lie algebra

If $M=G/H$ is a reductive space and $\mathfrak{g}=\mathfrak{h}+\mathfrak{m}$ be the canonical decomposition, then are $\mathfrak{g}$ or $\mathfrak{h}$ or both reductive lie algebras? (in this case, ...

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### Intuition for Killing vectors in negative-definite Ricci tensor

Theorem 4.3 from Chapter II of Kobayashi's Transformation Groups in Differential Geometry states that, if $(M,\mathrm{g})$ is a Riemannian manifold with negative definite Ricci tensor, then any ...

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### Do all surfaces (2d riemanian manifolds) admit constant curvature? [closed]

There seems to be a lot of theorems allowing to prove restricted cases of this (eg. uniformization, classification theorem for compact surfaces) . Intuitively, it seems true, but I've never seen a ...

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### Boundary geometry of a contact manifold

Let $(M, \xi = \text{ker}\,\alpha)$ be a compact contact manifold with non-empty boundary. Vaguely asked, is there any natural geometric structure on the boundary $\partial M$ induced from the contact ...

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### Geodesics on manifolds with boundary

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold with non-empty boundary. Is there any notion of injectivity radius on $(M,g)$ in points away from the boundary? By this I mean points lying in $M- \partial M$. ...

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### Super-cobordisms

One can construct the $d$-dimensional bordism category by declaring the objects to be the $(d-1)$-dimensional compact manifolds without boundary and the morphisms the $d$-dimensional bordisms between ...

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### Alternative proof of Varadhan's formula on Riemann manifolds

Consider Varadhan's famous formula for the kernel of the heat equation on a manifold:
$$ \lim_{t \rightarrow 0} t \log h(t,x,y) = - \frac{d(x,y)^2}{4} .$$
I do not have access to his 1967 two ...

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### Triviality of holomorphic vector bundles over contractible Stein manifolds

If I have correctly undrestood,it is a result of the so called Grauert-Oka principle that all holomorphic vector bundles over contractible Stein manifolds are holomorhically trivial.Does any one knows ...

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### Line bundles over Kähler–Hodge manifolds

A Kähler–Hodge manifold $M$ can be defined as a Kähler manifold whose Kähler form $\omega$ is integral, namely $\omega\in H^{2}(M,\mathbb{Z})$. It is known then that there always exists a Hermitian ...

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### Fundamental solution to the heat equation with zero boundary values

let $\Omega\subset M$ be an open and unbounded set in a smooth manifold $M$ with boundary $\partial \Omega$. Now let $p_t(x,y)$ be a non-negative fundamental solution to the heat equation on $\Omega$ ...

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### Continuous isometries on Ricci flat compact manifolds

If I am not mistaken, a compact Ricci-flat manifold can have at most torus isometries. What is the name of the corresponding theorem or where can I find this result proven?
It is known that ...

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### Linearisation of Einstein operator

Let $(M,g)$ be a $(m+1)$-dimensional Riemannian manifold with Levi-Civita connection $\nabla$.
The Ricci curvature can be viewed as a differential operator ...

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### fake $S^{2k}\times S^{2k}$

Let $X$ be a fixed closed manifold,$S(X)$ the structure set and $Aut(X)$ the group of self homotopy equivalence of $X$.
surgery theory tells us that $\mathcal{M}(X):=S(X)/Aut(X)$ is in bijection ...

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### A question about horizontal lifts for an Ehresmann connection

I was just reading the Ehresmann connection wikipedia page and noticed that it defines an Ehresmann connection to be complete if a curve in the base can be horizontally lifted over its entire domain. ...

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### The heat kernel as an exponential of an integral

In $\mathbb{R}^n$, if $\gamma$ is a line segment between $x_0 = \gamma (0)$ and $x = \gamma (t)$, one has the following formula:
$$\frac {\mathbb{e}^{- \frac{1}{4} \int_0^t <\dot{\gamma}, ...

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### An identity for Futaki-Donaldson invariant

Let $(X,L)$ be a polarized projective variety
Given an ample line bundle $L\to X$, then a test configuration for the pair $(X,L)$ consists of :
a scheme $\mathfrak X$ with a $\mathbb C^*$-action
a ...

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### Length of non-horizontal curve

Let $M$ be a sub-Riemannian space.
Consider a smooth curve $\gamma:[0,1]\to M$ such that
$\dot\gamma(t)\not\in H_{\gamma(t)}$, where $H_{\gamma(t)}$ is the horizontal subbundle ( i.e. $\gamma$ is ...

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### Complex manifolds with trivial canonical bundle

It is known that a compact Calabi-Yau manifold can be defined as a compact Kahler manifold $M$ with trivial canonical bundle, or alternatively, a reduction of the structure group from $U(n)$ to ...

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### The open problem of finding the explicit metric on a compact Calabi-Yau manifold

If I am not mistaken, no explicit metric on a compact Calabi-Yau manifold is known. I guess part of the difficulty is due to the fact that compact Calabi-Yau manifolds do not admit continuous ...

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### Is $M=E_{7(7)}/SU(7)\times\mathbb{R}^{+}$ a Kahler-Hodge manifold? (possible open problem)

I have been told that the following is an open problem in mathematics, but I am pretty sure that experts in the topic surely know the answer. The problem is:
Is the manifold
...

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### dual of the Lie derivative

Let $\Omega^p(M)$ be the smooth degree $p$ differential forms on an $n$-dimensional manifold $M$. The Hodge $\ast$ operator maps $\ast : \Omega^p(M) \to \Omega^{n-p}(M)$. Using the Hodge dual we can ...

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### Obstruction to a $SU(4)$-structure in eight dimensions

What is the obstruction for the existence of a $SU(4)$-structure on a spin, eight-dimensional manifold $M$? This is equivalent to the existence of two nowhere vanishing global sections of the ...

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### Lifting quadratic forms on the cotangent bundle to higher level forms

Backround
In several complex variables, an essential tool is Hormander's machinery for solving the $\overline{\partial}$ problem with $L^2$ estimates.
If $\alpha$ is a $(p,q+1)$ form on a domain ...

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### Computing the coefficients of the polynomial $\dim H^0(X,L^k)$ in non-smooth case

Let $(X,L,\omega)$ be a projective variety with polarization $L$. then we can write
$$\dim H^0(X,L^k)=a_0k^n+a_1k^{n-1}+...$$
If $X$ is smooth then $a_0=Vol(X)$ and we can compute $a_i$.
If $X$ is ...

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### “Parallel translate” of a geodesic in the following sense [closed]

Since I'm lazy, I'm shamelessly referring to the following question:
Derivative of Exponential Map
Given a Riemannian manifold $M$, let $\gamma: (a,b) \to M$ be a geodesic and $E$ a parallel vector ...

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### Locally conformal Kahler manifolds with SU(4) structure

I would like to know if there exist eight-dimensional manifolds such that:
It has SU(4)-structure.
It is locally conformal Kahler.
It is not a Calabi-Yau four-fold.
A weaker question that also ...

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### Distance function from a topological submanifold

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold, and let $N\subset M$ be an embedded sphere that is everywhere smooth except for a single point at which the embedding will only be $C^0$.
How much regularity can ...

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### How to find isothermal coordinates equivalent to circles in far limit?

I am trying to find the most general rotational coordinate systems for Euclidean 3-space, with the following two defining characteristics: 1) being equivalent to spherical coordinates in the limit of ...

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### Lorentzian metrics on the torus up to continuos deformations

Any two Riemannian metrics can easily be deformed into each other, only obtaining positive definite metrics in between.
However, for metrics of other signatures this might not be possible.
Which ...

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### Flat vector bundles and constant transition functions [migrated]

Let $E\to M$ be a vector bundle endowed with a flat connection. Then, does $E$ admit a bundle atlas with constant transition functions?
For a vector bundle with constant transition functions, are ...

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### Integrals of pullbacks and the Inverse function theorem(s?)

The usual story goes like this:
Smooth picture (?):
For a smooth bijection $\phi: M \to N$ between $n$-manifolds the following
is true:
$\phi^{-1}$ is a local diffeomorphism a.e.
...

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### Integration over a second order tensor [migrated]

I would like to compute the mean value of a second order tensor $\mathbf{T}$
expressed in planar cylindrical coordinates.
The mean value for any second order tensor is (reference [1] page 101)
...

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### Dirac operator in Generalized Geometry

I am wondering how the Dirac operator can be built in the context of Hichin's generalized geometry.
In particular, I have the following questions:
On a spin manifold, is the conventional spin ...

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### Infinitesimal Generator of Billiard Flow

The Billiard flow $S_t$ on a Riemannian manifold with boundary (with corners) is the group of operators defined on continuous functions on the Co-sphere bundle as follows: To determine $S_t u(\xi)$, ...

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### Obstructions to deformations of complex manifolds

Roughly, a deformation of a compact complex manifold $M$ (in the sense of Kodaira-Spencer) is a triple $(\mathcal{M},w,B)$ where $w:\mathcal{M}\to B$ is a holomorphic map over domain $0\in B\subset ...

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### Generalization of the Riemann curvature tensor

The Riemannian curvature tensor (also holding for manifolds with torsion) is for the vector fields $X,Y,Z$ formally given by: $R(X,Y)Z=(∇ X ∇ Y −∇ Y ∇ X −∇ [X,Y] )Z$ .
This tensor clearly exist for ...