# Tagged Questions

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### Rank of a jet bundle of a vector bundle. Interpretation of the first jet bundle

I am trying to understand the jet bundles but currently I am stuck on the following questions:
Let $\pi: E\rightarrow X$ be a smooth (holomorphic) vector bundle of rank $k$ over a smooth (complex) ...

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### Exponential mapping versus flow

In Hamilton's article on the Nash-Moser Theorem, he gives the map that maps a vector field $X$ to its flow $e^{tX}$ in $\mathrm{Diff}(M)$ as an example where the implicit function theorem in Frechet ...

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### On discrete version of curve shortening flow

One can define an analogous version of the curve shortening flow for polygons in $\mathbb R^2$, namely defined by the differential equation $\dot{p_i}(t)=\frac{v_i(t)}{|v_i(t)|^2}$, where $p_i$ is the ...

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### Parameter dependent differential equation in a Lie group

It is well-known that a linear differential equation in a finite-dimensional vector space depends continuously on some external parameters (for details see below). I search for an explicit reference ...

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### Curve on a surface defined by its geodesic curvature

Suppose that $S$ is a smooth complete surface, and $c\colon [0,L]\to S$ is a smooth curve in $S$, parametrized by arc-length. Then $c$ is uniquely determined by its initial tangent vector and its ...

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### Book Recommendation - PDE's for geometricians / topologists

I am looking for recommendations for a book on partial differential equations, which is not written for applied mathematicians but rather focused on geometry and applications in topology, as well as ...

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### Can one use the continuity method to show that the two dimensional hyperbolic space can be immersed in five dimensional Euclidean space?

First of all, I must clarify at the outset that I am simply asking if there is an alternative way to solve an already known problem. It is known that the answer to my question is yes. The problem is ...

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### A natural tower of bundles over Grassmannian manifolds

There is a well-known exact sequence of vector bundles
$$
0\to U\to T\to N\to 0
$$
over a Grassmannian manifold $Gr(V,n)$: the fibers over $L\in Gr(V,n)$ are, respectively, $L$ itself, the whole $V$ ...

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### Geodesics and harmonic map heat flow

I believe the answer to my question is well-known, but as I do not know too much about harmonic map flows, here it goes:
Let $M$ be a complete Riemannian manifold. For a curves $c: [0,1] ...

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### Is there anyway to rewrite a partial differential equation using language of differential forms, tensors, etc?

My question is: usually, a partial differential equation, for example, those coming from physics, is written in a language of vector calculus in a local coordinate. Is there anyway (or any algorithm) ...

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### Prescribing the Lie derivative of the metric?

This is a question that arises from my research problem. Suppose $(M,g)$ is a compact Riemannian manifold with boundary and $g$ is smooth up to the boundary (if you like, take $M$ to be diffeomorphic ...

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### conservation law and generalized Symplectic Monge-Ampere equation arising from 3-variables

If we have a Jacobi PDE system with conservation law $\theta \in \Omega^1(M)$ such that $d \theta$ is non-degenerate 2-form , then we know this fact that it can be written as symplectic 2D ...

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### symmetry of generationg function of PDE

We know that for finding the solutions of PDE equations, one of methods is "reduction of PDE", . For nonlinear equation
$v_t=(v^{-4/3}v_x)_x+\lambda v$ how can we compute the generators of Lie ...

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### a question about contact manifolds

Let $\mathfrak{g}=< X_{f_1},X_{f_2},...,X_{f_n}> $ be a lie algebra of contact symmetries , $\mathfrak{g}\subset Sym(E_\omega )$ , such that the orbit spact $ B_\mathfrak{g}=E_\mathfrak{g}/ ...

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### finding effective 2-form corresponding to an equation

What is the effective 2-form corresponding to the equation
$det Hess v=(v-q_1v_{q_1}-q_2v_{q_2})^4$
you can find the definition of effective forms here

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### multivalued solution of a equation

Definition: A scalar k-th order differential equation on a smooth manifold $M$ ,
is $F(x,v,\frac{\partial {^\left | \sigma \right |}v}{\partial x^\sigma })=0 $
for $\left | \sigma \right |\leqslant ...

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### A partial differential equation on $\mathbb{CP}^1$

Let $f$ be any complex function on $\mathbb{CP}^1$. Denote the local coordinates of $\mathbb{CP}^1$ as $z,\bar{z}$. Does the following equation
$\frac{\partial}{\partial z} f = ...

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### Are (Frobenius) integrability conditions covariant?

Starting with a system of partial differential equations for functions on $\mathbb{R}^n$, Frobenius' theorem gives a bunch of integrability conditions (on e.g. functions which are 'data' for the ...

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### Does the operator $\mathrm{id}-t\Delta$ or its Green's function have a name?

Consider a Riemannian manifold and let
$\mathrm{id}$ be the identity operator, let
$\Delta$ be the scalar, negative-semidefinite Laplace-Beltrami operator, and let
$t > 0$ be a parameter.
Does ...

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### How to solve the $C^\alpha$ Poisson equation on closed Riemannian manifolds?

To be specific, suppose $M$ is a closed oriented manifold, $g$ is a Riemannian metric of $M$.
Let $\Delta_g$ be the Laplace-Beltrami operator w.r.t. $g$.
Prove: Suppose $f\in C^\alpha(M)$ satisfies ...

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### A generalization of Liouville formula for the determinant of a system of ODE?

Let $\Phi(t)$ be an $n\times n$ complex matrix whose columns are (independent) solutions of the system of ordinary differential equations (ODE):
$\frac{d}{dt}y= A(t) y$, where $A(t)$ is a ...

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### book on PDE on manifolds

let $M$ be a Riemannian manifold and $\alpha$ be any some unknown form on $M$. I am interested in solutions or some references of the equation of type $(d + \delta) \alpha = 0$ where $\delta$ is the ...

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### Optimal Sobolev Inequality

Recall the Optimal Sobolev Inequality:
Let $(M^n,g)$ be a smooth,
compact Riemannian $n (\geq 3)$ manifold with $\hbox{inj}_g\geq i_0,
|Ric(g)|\leq \Lambda g$. Let ...

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### A priori estimate for Yamabe solution

We know Schoen's compactness on Yamabe problem:
Let $(M^n,g)$ be a smooth compact Riemannian manifold of dimension
$3\leq n\leq 24$ without boundary. Denote $\Phi$ to be the full set
of arbitrary ...

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### A priori estimate of elliptic complex

On a compact Riemannian maniflod $(M,g)$, for an elliptic
complex
$\mathcal{C}_0\overset{L_1}{\longrightarrow}\mathcal{C}_1\overset{L_2}{\longrightarrow}\mathcal{C}_2$ where $L_1$ and $L_2$ are ...

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### Criteria for Involutive Subbundles

Preliminaries: Let $M$ be a smooth manifold with tangent bundle $TM$. A vector subbundle
$VM$ of $TM$ is called involutive if the section space $\Gamma(VM)$ of $VM$ is closed under
the Lie bracket ...

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### How to deduce the existence of stationary points from fixed points of evolution maps?

This is probably a very elementary question. Nevertheless I decided to post it on MO. Consider a smooth manifold $M$ and a smooth complete vector field $v:M\rightarrow TM$. Consider an autonomous ...

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### laplace equation on manifolds with boundary

in aubin's book on page 104 theorem 4.7 there is the theorem: Let $(M,g)$ be a compact $C^{\infty}$ Riemannian manifold. There exists a weak solution $\varphi \in H_{1}$ of $\Delta \varphi = f $ if ...

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### Inverse Problem for jet equations

The following is a well known fact and due to the functorial properties of the jet functor:
Suppose you have two smooth manifolds $M$ and $N$ and maps $f:M \rightarrow N$ as well as
$g: M \rightarrow ...

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### monge ampere equation along totally real submanifolds

hi,
are there some references when solving the complex monge ampere equation along totally real submanifolds of some compact (with boundary or without) complex manifold. i know that there are a lot ...

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### calabi conjecture on compact manifolds

hi,
is the calabi conjencture formulated for compact manifolds with boundary ? or only for those without boundary ? excuse me if the question is too trivial but in my literature it isn't mentioned ...

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### $\partial \bar{\partial}$ on a complex manifold

hallo,
i have the following question: let $M$ be a complex $n-$dimensional manifold and $R \subset M$ be a totally real, compact, $n-$dimensional (real) manifold. let $\alpha$ be a smooth nonnegative ...

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### Archimedes’ and Galileo’s spirals in one equation.

The differential equation in polar coordinates
$r'^2+r^2=(kt)^2$, $r(t=0)=0$, k- Const, for large $t$ presents Archimedes’ Spiral and Galileo's spiral for $t \to 0$.
I find it surprisingly, however ...

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### Partial feedback linearization (Control theory)

Greetings,
I'm trying to understand a theorem about partial feedback linearization from a paper "On the largest feedback linearizable subsystem" by R.Marino (you can find it here: ...

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### First order differential equation of vector fields

Given vector fields $Y$, $Z$ on a (possibly compact) manifold $M$, I would like to know about the existence of solutions $X$ to the differential equation
$$ \nabla_Y X + a \cdot \mathrm{div}(Y)\cdot X ...

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### Will the eigenvalue of the dirac operater tend to negative infinity?

Question: If M is a spin manifold. Condider the dirac operator on a spinor bundle. Can the eigenvalue of this operater tend to negative infinity? If it can, can we choose a riemann matrix such that ...

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### When is a vector field on a surface a Lie bracket

On a Riemannian 2 manifold, when is a vector field (possibly defined only on the manifold minus a finite number of points) the Lie bracket of two mutually orthogonal vector fields?

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### why study Lie algebras?

I don't mean to be rude asking this question, I know that the theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras is a very deep one, very aesthetic and that has broad applications in various areas of mathematics ...

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### Geodesics for a Homogeneous Space?

Is there a specific formula/method to find geodesics for a Homogeneous space? (excluding general methods applicable to arbitrary riemannian manifold)

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### Analytical solutions of a differential equation (from Archimedes' Spiral)

There is a differential equation in polar coordinates:
$r'^2+r^2=(kt)^2$, $r(t=0)=0$, k- Const.
I've found that
a) if $\phi \in (0,t)$, t is quite small, then $r(\phi) \approx k/2 *\phi^2$
b) if ...

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### Existence, uniqueness, and smoothness of a solution to a first order PDE on Riemannian M

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be an $n$-dimensional compact Riemannian manifold, and let $\mathcal{A} \subset \mathcal{M}$ be an $n$-dimensional Riemannian submanifold. I wish to determine the local existence, ...

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### Is there a Poincare-Hopf Index theorem for non compact manifolds?

Does Poincare-Hopf index theorem generalizes in any way to non compact manifolds ? In particular, I am interested in the case of a smooth vector field on a cylinder $\mathbb{T}_1\times\mathbb{R}$? If ...

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### Norms of higher derivatives of mappings between Riemannian manifolds

Let $M, N$ be Riemannian manifolds and $f: M \to N$ be a smooth map
(I'm actually only considering diffeomorphisms (flows)
$\Phi^t: M \to M$, but just for the sake of generality).
The first ...

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### Boundary behavior of Kähler cone with curvature restriction

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a compact Kähler manifold. The boundary behavior of Kähler cone is very interesting; however,it's hard to understand.
A fundamental result is due to Demailly and Paun: they ...

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### Why are differential forms called closed and exact?

It seems to me that "exact" relates to exact differential equation. So, why are they called exact?

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### A simple ordinary differential equation

Consider an entire function $f : \mathbb{C} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$! We search the function
$$ g: (a,b) \rightarrow \mathbb{C},$$ which solves the following equation locally: $g'(t)=f(g(t))$ and ...

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### parallel transport along $W^{1,2}$-curves

Let $c$ be a $W^{1,2}$-curve into a (compact Riemannian) manifold $Q,$ defined on some open interval $I$. Let $t_0\in I$ and $\xi_0\in T_{c(t_0)}Q$ be arbitrary. I am looking for a citeable reference ...

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### In which commutative algebras does any derivation possess a flow?

Definitions
Suppose $A$ is a commutative algebra over $\mathbb{R}$ with unity. $\mathbb{R}$-linear map $\xi\colon A\to A$ is a derivation of $A$ iff $\xi(ab)=a\xi(b)+\xi(a)b$ for any $a,b\in A$. If ...

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### Christodoulou's paper on naked singularities in inhomogeneous dust collapse

I have been studying of late about formation of naked singularities in certain collapse scenarios in Einstein's theory. It seems to me that the canonical paper to read about how such a formation is ...

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### Reference for existence and uniqueness of differential equations for low differentiability?

My specific situation is that I have a non-spacelike continuous future directed curve $\gamma:[0,a)\to M$ in a Lorentzian manifold. The curve must necessarily satisfy a local Lipschitz condition and ...