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### Minimal immersions of the 2-sphere

Following the ideas of S.-S. Chern, J. L. M. Barbosa associated a holomorphic curve in $\mathbb{C}P^m$ to a minimal immersion of the 2-sphere into the $2m$-sphere in his 1972 paper. However, his ...

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### Osculating ellipsoids

Let $K$ be a given smooth, origin-symmetric convex body in $n$ dimensional euclidean space. At each point $x$ on the boundary of $K$ there exists an origin-symmetric ellipsoid that touches $x$ of ...

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### Does this PDE only have the trivial solution?

Let $(M,g)$ be a closed Einstein manifold of dimension $m>2$ and
$$
\mathrm{Ricc}(g)=\lambda g,
$$
$h$ a symmetric $2$-covariant tensor, $\Delta=\nabla^*\nabla$ the Laplacian on functions as well ...

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### normal form of currents?

(this question did not get any answers on math.SE, so I am reposting it here)
Let $M$ be an $n$-dimensional manifold. Then the space of currents $\mathcal D^k(M)$ of degree $k$ on $M$ is the space ...

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### Uniform bounds on affine invariants of a family of manifolds

Suppose $\{M_i\}$ is a family of $C^{\infty}$ smooth, strictly convex hypersurfaces in $\mathbb{R}^n$ such that $B_r\subseteq M_i\subseteq B_R$, where $B_r,B_R$ are balls centred at the origin of ...

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### Curvature computations of globally symmetric spaces of rank $1$

I've been having trouble with finding the curvature computations of globally symmetric spaces of rank $1$.
More specifically, I need to use results about the eigenvalues of the operator $R:T_pM ...

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### about transverse complete intersection

There are several questions about transverse complete intersection arising from L. Guth's paper:
http://www.ams.org/journals/jams/0000-000-00/S0894-0347-2015-00827-X/home.html
We say a polynomial ...

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### Is each closed convex set a manifold with corners?

Assume that $C$ is a convex set in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ with non empty interior.
Then consider its closure, is it a smooth manifold with corners?
Edit:
1) The closure of $C$ should be a smooth manifold ...

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### compact almost complex submanifolds of complex Lie groups

I find the following Corollary 1.21:
Question: does there exist any complex Lie groups $G$ such that there are some compact almost complex submanifolds (for example, $\mathbb{C}P^m$) of $G$? I want ...

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### Tangent fields spanning the distribution of principal directions on a surface

Suppose $S$ is an orientable regular surface in $\mathbb R^3$ without umbilical points (not necessarily compact, and with no boundary). There are two well-defined smooth $1$-dimensional tangent ...

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### Almost complex structures on compact surfaces

Let $M$ be a real manifold of dimension $n$ and $E\rightarrow M$ be a rank two vector bundle above it. Let $J_0$ and $J_1$ be two almost complex structures on $E.$ If there is a continuous ...

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### Atiyah Singer index theorem and Hodge de Rham operator

When I read about Atiyah Singer index theorem I met the following example: let $M$ is (orientable closed smooth) Riemannian manifold and consider Hodge-de Rham Dirac operator defined by $d+d^*$ ...

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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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### If $M$ is a globally symmetric space, do we need it to be compact to prove that all the critical submanifolds in $\Lambda M$ are nondegenerate?

In "The free loop space of globally symmetric spaces" by Ziller, he proves the following theorem:
Theorem 2. For a globally symmetric space the critical submanifolds in $\Lambda M$ are all ...

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### Explicit Eigenvalues of the Laplacian

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact manifold without boundary.
Question: For which $(M,g)$ are the eigenvalues of the Laplace operator on functions explicitly known?
An important example is the $n$-sphere ...

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### Area of square to wrap a torus

The Nash-Kuiper
$C^1$ isometric embedding of flat torus into $\mathbb{R}^3$
has recently been spectacularly visualized by the
Hevea Project.
This suggests two questions.
Q1. What is the area of ...

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### Singularities of quantum propagator in the case of piecewise constant controls

Given $a,b \in \mathfrak{su}(4)$ which are taken to generate the whole algebra, consider the following map $V:\mathbb{R}^{15} \rightarrow SU(4)$:
$V : (w_1, \ldots, w_{15}) \mapsto \Pi_{k=1}^{15} ...

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### What is the metric on the Fuchsian model? [closed]

Let $\mathbb{H}$ be the upper half plane, and $\Gamma < SL(2, \mathbb{R})$ be a Fuchsian group. How is the distance between any two points $x, y \in \mathbb{H} / \Gamma$ in the Fuchsian model ...

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### Obtaining Killing fields from the tetrad

I'm reading the following article by Newman
http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jmp/4/7/10.1063/1.1704018
about the generalization of the Schwarzschild metric. My question is the following: ...

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### Examples of Stiefel-Whitney classes of manifolds

Let $M$ by an compact, connected $n$-dimensional manifold without boundary.
Are there any other computable examples of the Stiefel-Whitney class $w(M)$ except for $M=S^m, \mathbb{R}P^m,\mathbb{C}P^m, ...

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### Isometric imbedding of a sphere with positively curved metric

QUESTION. Given a Riemannian metric on the sphere $S^n$ with positive sectional survature. Can it be isometrically imbedded into $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$ (of any class of regularity) as a boundary of a ...

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### A property of geodesic triangles in manifolds with lower bounds on curvature and injectivity radius

Does there exist a function $\tau(\varepsilon)=\tau(\varepsilon,n,K,\mu)$ such that $\lim_{\varepsilon\to +0}\tau(\varepsilon)=0$ and for any $n$-dimensional complete Riemannian manifold $M^n$ with ...

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463 views

### formula for Eta invariant

Hirzebruch's signature formula is not valid for manifolds with boundary.
An error term is introduced by Atiyah-Patodi-Singer to fix it.More precisely:
$$sign (M)=L(M)[M]+\eta(\partial M)$$
Yet ...

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vote

**1**answer

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### Definition o branched 1-manifold [closed]

i'm studying a papper which has this term "branched 1-manifolds", but the papper does not explain this, according to Wikipédia:
"A finite graph whose edges are smoothly embedded arcs in a surface, ...

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**0**answers

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### Convexity of Isoperimetric Domains

I am interested in what is known about the convexity of isoperimetric domains in compact Cartan-Hadamard manifolds (Riemannian manifolds that are complete and simply-connected and have non-positive ...

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### Finding the octonionic analog of the K3 surface, via (almost) hyperkahler geometry?

The K3 manifold is an amazing object in mathematics which plays an important role in several fields ranging from the study of smooth 4-manifolds to algebraic geometry to differential geometry and ...

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### Can the conformal structure on the projective light-cone detect hyperplane sections?

Let $(V,\langle\,\cdot\,,\,\cdot\,\rangle)$ be an $(n+1)$-dimensional real vector space, equipped with a nondegenerate symmetric bilinear form of indefinite signature, and denote by $\nu(v):=\langle ...

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### $C^k$ one-parameter family of metrics

Consider a smooth Riemannian manifold $M$ and a $C^k$ one-parameter family of Riemannian metrics $g_t$ on $M$. Here $k$ could be any integer, $k$ could be infinity, when the one-parameter family $g_t$ ...

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### Lebesgue differentiation theorem holds on locally doubling space?

It's known that for a metric space with doubling measure $(X,\mu)$, the Lebesgue differentiation theorem holds , i.e. If $f:X\to \mathbb{R}$ is a locally integrable function, then $\mu$-a.e. points ...

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### Long time existence of Ricci flow on compact surfaces of negative curvature

Is there a long time existence for the Ricci flow on compact negatively curved surfaces? I just read that the normalized Ricci flow has a long time solution converging to a metric of constant negative ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### Where is the paper “Theorie de Lie pour les groupoides differentielles (J. Pradines)”?

Can anyone help me finding the paper:
"Theorie de Lie pour les groupoides differentielles (J. Pradines)"
I'm researching Lie groupoids and I was refered to that paper several times but couldn't find ...

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**1**answer

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### Sobolev Multiplication theorem for Fibre bundles

Let $X$ be a compact, oriented, four dimensional Riemannian manifold and $Q\longrightarrow X$ be a principal $G$-bundle over $X$ for a smooth, compact Lie group $G$. Let $M$ be a smooth, Riemannian ...

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### Kunneth formula of Cartesian product modulo orders of coordinates

Let $X$ be a topological space and $F$ a field. Let the $n$-th permutation group $\Sigma_n$ act on
$$
\prod_n X
$$
by
$$
\sigma(x_1,\cdots,x_n)=(x_{\sigma(1)},\cdots,x_{\sigma(n)}), \sigma\in ...

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### Zeta-Determinant Theorem

Recently, someone asked on MO about lecture notes from Graeme Segal's "Stanford lectures" on TQFT, and the answer was to check here.
When scrolling over the notes, I stumpled of Prop. 2.8.2 in ...

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**0**answers

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### Green's function on sphere

Consider radial (normal) coordinates on a sphere $S^n, n \geq 2$. Let the "origin" be the north pole $(0, 0,..., 1)$ and the coordinates be denoted by $(r, \theta)$. We know that the Laplacian ...

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### Prerequisites for reading Gregory Perelman's work

What are the prerequisites for understanding the work of Perelman concerning the Poincaré conjecture?
I am referring to the last three papers here.

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### Are compact, complex, affinely flat manifolds geodesically complete?

Let $M$ be a real, even dimensional, compact manifold endowed with a symplectic form $\omega$ and a flat, torsionless connection $\nabla$ compatible with $\omega$, that is $$\nabla \omega=0.$$
Under ...

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**0**answers

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### Question about theorem in Arnold's book on action-angles variables

I have a question about the action-angle theorem on p. 283 in Arnold's textbook on classical mechanics.(I added the link to this book in the last part of this question)
If you don't have the book or ...

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**0**answers

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### Changing frames of the tangent bundle with Schwartz functions [closed]

Let's consider two global frames $\{v_{1},....v_{N}\}$ and $\{u_{1},....u_{N}\}$ of the tangent bundle $T\mathbb{R}^N$.
Now consider the matrix $\{f_{i,j}\}$that change the frame $\{v_k\}$ to ...

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### Diameter of hyperbolic 3-manifolds

Is there a good method to estimate the diameter of a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold?
I am particularly interested in know the diameter of the Weeks manifold.

**0**

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**0**answers

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### Complex structure of a torus [migrated]

Given the definition of complex structure for a complex manifold:
the real $(1,1)$ type tensor $J_p : T_p M \rightarrow T_p M $ defined by
$$ J_p (\frac{\partial}{\partial x^\mu}) = ...

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### Estimate for differential of inverse map

Let $f: M \to N$ be a diffeomorphism between two riemannian Manifolds. Suppose there exist constants $0 < c \leq C$ such that for all $p \in M$, we have $c \leq |df_p| \leq C$. Here, $df$ denotes ...

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### Time-separation function on “globally hyperbolic” spacetimes with everywhere timelike boundary

It is well-known that, in globally hyperbolic spacetimes, the time separation function $\tau$ (aka Lorentzian distance function) enjoys the following property: fix a point $p$ and a point $q \in ...

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### The completeness assumption in some comparison theorems in Riemannian geometry

There is a family of comparison theorems in Riemannian geometry (Rauch, Günther-Bishop, Gromov, Toponogov-Cheng) that all rely on two hypotheses: some boundedness of the sectional or Ricci curvature, ...

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### Cohomology of the classifying space of some Super Lie group

Are there any papers on the cohomology of the classifying space of the general linear supergroup $GL(n, m)$ or unitary supergroup $U(n, m)$?
I know basically nothing about supergeometry. It seems ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Calculating the Upper Bound on the Sphere Radius of Knotted Channel Surfaces

This question is motivated by trying to determine the upper bound on the thickness of a rope of fixed length (w.l.o.g. $2\pi$), with which a knot of given topology can be realized under the further ...

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**1**answer

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### Local symplectomorphisms become global ones?

It is widely known that a local diffeomorphism is not necessarily a global diffeomosphism and so on.
Now, I stumbled over the question whether in some particular cases, as I will describe below, ...

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### Riemannian metric of hyperbolic plane

I'm fishing for the origin of the idea to consider "trace scalar product" on the space of ($G$-)orthogonal projectors as means of defining a Riemannian metric on some subset of lines in a vector ...

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### Dini type hyper/hypo pseudospheres

What ode or pde should be used to find Dini type hypo/hyper pseudosphere coordinates?
Kindly indicate references to obtain negative Gauss curvature twisted surfaces in this manner.
The link ...

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### Eigenfunctions of the Laplacian on singular spaces

Consider a compact manifold $M$ with boundary and corner. As an example, we could have the cube $\{(x_1, x_2,..x_n) \in \mathbb{R}^n : x_i \in [0,1]\}$. We could very well define the Laplacian ...