# Tagged Questions

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### How to prove that all smooth vector bundles on a given vector bundle are the pull back of a vector bundle on the base [migrated]

Recently, during a conversation, I heard about the result (previously mentioned also here on MO), whose statement is reported below. Not having the specific background necessary to reconstruct a proof ...

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### A lifting problem

Let $E\overset{\pi'}{\longrightarrow} B'$ and $E\overset{\pi}{\longrightarrow} B$ be vector bundles.
For $i=0,1$, let $f_i$ be a fiber-preserving open embeddings of $\pi'$ into $\pi$, with $g_i$ the ...

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### Does every compact manifold exhibit an almost global chart

Let $M$ be a compact connected manifold.
Is there a chart $\Psi:U \to \mathbb{R}^n$ such that the closure of $U$ is $M$?
This is true for $S^n, T^n, K$, all compact surfaces, etc.
If it is not true in ...

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### Homotopy equivalence vs weak homotopy equivalence in Gromov's h-principle

My question concerns Gromov's h-principle for open diffeomorphism-invariant partial differential relations on open manifolds; see e.g. Eliashberg/Mishachev: Introduction to the h-principle, §6.2.A and ...

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### Boundary of an open, bounded and convex set in $\mathbb{R} ^n$

Let $U$ be an open, bounded and convex set in $\mathbb{R} ^n$. Since $\partial U$ is a rectifiable set it follows that up to a set of $H^{n-1}$-measure zero $\partial U$ is contained in a countable ...

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### local approximation of a vector field on a Riemannian manifold

Let $(M^n,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold, and let $V$ be a $C^{\infty}$ vector field on $M$. Is it possible to locally approximate $V$ by gradient vector fields $\nabla f_i$, such that the ...

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### cell decomposition of real homogeneous hypersurfaces

Let $f(x_1,\ldots,x_n)\in\mathbf{R}[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ be a homogeneous polynomial
and consider the real hypersurface $H=\{(x_1,\ldots,x_n)\in\mathbf{R}^n:f(x_1,\ldots,x_n)=1\}$. Assume to simplify ...

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### Which submanifolds are zero sets of $\mathbb{R}^n$-valued maps?

If $M$ is a smooth, compact, orientable manifold, then any framed submanifold $N$ is the preimage $f^{-1}(y) $ for a smooth sphere-valued map $f$ transversal to $y$, with the framing of the normal ...

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### The space of diffeomorphisms on a manifold

It is well known that given a compact connected smooth manifold without boundary $M$, the set of diffeomorphisms $Diff^{r}(M)$ of $M$ for $r≥1$, is open in $C^{r}(M)$, the set of continuous functions ...

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### Existence of sections of the evaluation map for the diffeomorphism group

Let $M$ be a closed connected oriented smooth manifold and $\mathrm{Diff}_{+}(M)$ the group of orientation preserving diffeomorphisms of $M$ endowed with the compact-open topology. Pick a base point ...

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### Question about embeddings of connected sum of manifolds [duplicate]

If $M_j,j=1,2$are smooth manifolds and we have two embeddings $i_j:M_j\to\mathbf{R}^k(j=1,2)$(with $k$ fixed). How can we construct a embedding of the connected sum $M_1\sharp M_2$ into ...

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### Total differential of Lipschitz submanifolds embedding

My interest is analysis on Lipschitz manifolds. I want to define traces of differential forms on a Lipschitz submanifold $N$ of a Lipschitz manifold $M$. In other words, I want to push-forward ...

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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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### Exercises around Diffeological Spaces or a Diffeologic Atlas Theory

Is there a Book or a bunch of exercises to get used to diffeological spaces from a practical point of view? It seems to me that papers on this topic are mostly concerned with their very good ...

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### A simple proof that parallelizable oriented closed manifolds are oriented boundary?

So let $M$ be a smooth closed orientable real manifold such that $M$ is parallelizable, i.e., the tangent space $TM$ of $M$ is trivial. From the triviality of $TM$ we get that the Stiefel-Whitney and ...

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### Boundary of fibers of submersions

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold with boundary (say of dimension $m$) and let $N$ be a smooth manifold with no boundary (say of dimension $n$ with $m\geq n$). We have the following classical result:
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### A good metric for transversal intersections

Let $V_1,\ldots,V_k$ be a transversal set of smooth compact orientable sub-manifolds of a compact orientable manifold $M$, and set $V=\bigcap V_i$.
Is it always possible to equip a neighborhood $U$ ...

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### Let be $f \in Diff(M)$. What we can say about the subgroup $span{f}< Diff(M)$? What are implications in the structure of $f$ and $M$? [closed]

Let be $f \in Diff(M)$. When is finite the subgroup $span\{f\}< Diff(M)$? What are implications in the structure of $f$ and $M$?

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### Topological invariants of toroidal orbifolds

Which are the most powerful topological invariants of toroidal orbifolds?
In particular I am looking for topological invariants of two-dimensional toroidal orbifolds such as $T^{2}/Z_{k}\times Z_{k}$ ...

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### Is any smooth homeomorphism isotopic to a smooth embedding?

Let $f:D^m\to \mathbb{R}^m$ be a smooth map ($D^m$ is the unit ball).
We call $f$ embedding if it is a homeomorphism on the image and the
derivative $D_xf$ is nonsingular at each point $x\in D^m$ ...

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### Finiteness of De Rham cohomology of smooth quasi-projective varieties

Let $U$ be a smooth quasi-projective variety over $\mathbf{C}$. Let $U^{\infty}$
be $U$ but thought of as a smooth manifold.
Q1: Is there a simple proof (so it should avoid Hironaka's ...

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### Normal tubular neighborhood theorem for semi(or pseudo)-riemannian manifolds

Suppose you have a manifold $M$ and a closed sub-manifold $A$, and let $g$ be a semi-riemannian metric,ie, $g_x$ defines a quadratic form on $T_xM$ such that $g_x(v,v)\ge0$, but $g_x(v,v)=0$ not ...

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### Embeddings of complex projective Stiefel manifolds

Let $k\leq n$ and define
\begin{align*}
V_k(\mathbb{C}^n) & =\{\textrm{orthogonal $k$-frames in } \mathbb{C}^n\}\\
& = \{A\in \textrm{Mat}_{n\times k}{(\mathbb{C})}\mid A^\ast A = {1}_k\}
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### What is the relation between Lefschetz fixed point theorem and Poincare-Hopf theorem on vector fields?

In Dubrovin/Fomenko/Novikov Modern geometry--Methods and applications, Part II, the (Poincare-)Hopf theorem is treated in section 15.2 (see theorem 15.2.7 on page 129), while the Lefschetz theorem on ...

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### are smooth homotopic open embedding of Hilbert manifolds smoothly isotopic?

A theorem of Chapman (Chapman, T. A. Homotopic homeomorphisms of infinite-dimensional manifolds. Compositio Math. 27 (1973), 135–140) states that every two open embeddings $f,g:M\to N$ of Hilbert ...

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### An example to show that when $P$ is a complex polarization the subbundle $P+ \bar P$ is not necessarly involutive

I start my question with some motivation. A subbundle $P\subset TM^{\mathbf{C}}$ of the complexified tangent bundle is called a complex polarization if
$P$ is Lagrangian
P involutive
dim$P\cap\bar ...

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### How to show the Euler Characteristic is equal to self-intersection number of zero-section [duplicate]

myThe definition of the Euler characteristic (given in Guillemin and Pollack's "Differential Topology") of a compact oriented manifold $X$ is the self-intersection number of the diagonal $\Delta$ in ...

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### Smooth structures on quotient space

Suppose $G$ be a discreat group acting on $\mathbb R^n$ freely via two different actions $\rho_1$ and $\rho_2$. Suppose that $\mathbb R^n/\rho_1$ is homeomorphic to $\mathbb R^n/\rho_2$. However the ...

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### An isomorphism on space of smooth sections

Let $M$ be a smooth complex manifold and $L$ be a complex line bundle over $M$. Let $\Gamma(M,L)$ be the space of smooth sections. Why $\Gamma(M,L)$ is it isomorphic to
$$A=\{f:L^{\times}\to ...

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### Are there some other notions of “curvature” which measure how space curves?

I am learning differential geometry and have a few questions on curvature. -- Background:
Gauss invented "Gauss curvature" to measure how surface curves.
Riemann gives an ingenious generalization ...

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### (n-1)-dimensional normal currents and Smirnov's paper

I don't know much about currents, but I saw a paper of Smirnov which seems relevant to a problem I am working on. In the very last paragraph of page 848 of the following paper
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### Remark in paper by Lima about $\epsilon$-neighborhood type function on a closed manifold

This is a closing remark in a paper of Elon Lima, Separation Theorem for Smooth Hypersurfaces.
He proves a well known lemma: Suppose $M\subset\mathbb{R}^m$ is a compact, orientable, smooth ...

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### Looking for a necessary and sufficient condition for the polarization $\mathbb{P}$ being positive

My question is about positivity of polarization in Geometric quantization theory. Let $\mathbb{P}$, be a complex polarization on symplectic manifold $(M,\Omega)$. For every $m\in M$, we can define a ...

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### Converse to Stokes' Theorem

Does satisfying Stokes' Theorem imply that a form is linear?
Let $M$ be an $n$-manifold. A differential $k$-form $\omega \in \Omega^k M$ assigns to each point $x \in M$ a function $\omega_x : ...

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### on Brieskorn Manifolds

Brieskorn showed that $X_{k}=\{(z_0, \dots, z_k)\in
\mathbb{C}^{k+1}| -z_{0}^{3}+\sum_{i=1}^{k} z_{i}^{2}=0\}$(k odd, k>2) is a
topological manifold. Is it a smooth manifold?
In general, let $a_1, ...

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### Fractional degree of a map?

Is there some natural notion of a fractional degree of a map?
The degree of a map is a generalization of the winding number,
and fractional winding numbers appear in the (mathematical physics)
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### good reference on brieskorn manifold

I am trying to learn something on the Brieskorn manifold (interested in the topological property)
Can the Mathoverflow Experts give me some good refencece (in English)?
By the way,is there an ...

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### Are Sasakian metrics (associated to bumpy metrics) bumpy?

Some background :
(1) Let $(M,g)$ be a smooth Riemannian manifold. Let $LM$ be the free loop space, the space of loops in $M$ of Sobolev class $W^{1,2}$. There is the energy functional $E:LM\to ...

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### Is it possible to approximate an area-preserving diffeomorphism by a sequence of conjugates of periodic rotations?

Is it possible to approximate an area-preserving diffeomorphism $T$ of the disk $\mathbb{D}^2$ by a sequence of conjugates of periodic rotations $B_n^{-1} S_{\frac{p_n}{q_n}} B_n$, where $ ...

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### Pseudo-Euclidean orbifolds

Are there any papers (reviews) devoted mainly to pseudo-Euclidean orbifolds in mathematics and physics (e.g. string theory)? A more specific question is related to orbifolds of type $\mathbb ...

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### Spin structures and divisibility of cohomology classes

Let me begin with some motivation. In calculating the Chern-Simons invariant of a $U(1)$ connection $A$ on a 3-manifold $M$, we can proceed by picking a bounding 4-manifold $X$ with $\partial X = M$ ...

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### even dimensional manifold homotopic to a symplectic or complex manifold

I have the following question: Let $M$ be an even dimensional Riemannian manifold. Under which conditions does there exists a homotopy to some symplectic manifold? is there any chance that such a ...

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### Extension of diffeomorphisms preserving bilateral bounds of the derivatives

Suppose $f$ is a $C^k (1\leq k\leq\infty)$ function from the unit ball $\mathcal{B}$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$ to itself, which is a diffeomorphism from the domain to its image, with the upper and lower ...

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### Understanding maps from M to R^n, for n>dim M

I am interested in "approximating" smooth maps from a compact smooth manifold $M$ of dim $m$ into $\mathbb R^n,$ for $n>m,$ by "nice" maps, with properties similar to those of Morse functions. Of ...

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### Stratification of a smooth map

So, this is an exercise. But from math.stackexchange I have been suggested to post this question here.
To find the Thom-Boardman stratification of the smooth map
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### Does Frobenius theorem apply to vector-valued function?

We know Frobenius theorem handle pde systems like
$\{Xf=0, Yf=0\}$
requiring Lie bracket $[X,Y]\equiv 0 \mod X, Y$ for completely integrability of the system. However, how to handle systems like ...

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### Fatou sets and topological entropy

Let us consider a diffeomorphism of a compact real manifold (complex manifold defined over the reals), and let us say that the diffeomorphism is birational. Hence, it extends to a birational map from ...

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### Exotic 4-manifolds with even positive partial betti number

It seems that usually smooth structures on compact 4-manifolds are distinguished by Seiberg-Witten/Donaldson invariants. And I don't know another direct way to do that. But in the case when $b_2^+$ is ...

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### transverse intersection of Whitney stratifications

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold. If $X$ and $Y$ are two Whitney objects, i.e. subsets with a given Whitney stratification, then $X$ and $Y$ are transverse if each stratum of $X$ is transverse to each ...

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### Problem reduced to analyzing solutions of a family of nonlinear systems of equations

I was able to reduce a research problem relating to normal numbers to analyzing the solutions of the following family of nonlinear systems of equations:
\begin{align*}
c_0+c_1+\cdots+c_{t-1}&=2t\\
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