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### Derivative of a group action [migrated]

Let $\phi : G \times M \rightarrow M$ be a group action on a smooth manifold $M$ and Lie group $G$.
Then we define $$f(t):=\phi(g(t),d(t)).$$
where $g: I \rightarrow G$ and $d: I \rightarrow M$ are ...

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### Non Hamiltonian vector field

Let $\Phi: G \times M \rightarrow M$ be a group action on a symplectic manifold $M$ and $G$ be a Lie group.
Furthermore, $x$ is a solution of the Hamilton equation $\dot{x}(t) = X_H(x(t))$ and for a ...

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### Convex polyhedron and its Gauß-curvature [closed]

I have asked this question on MathSE and no one could give me an answer. So I'll post my question here.
What I am trying to prove:
A convex polyhedron has positive Gauß-Curvature at every vertex.
...

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### Time averages and differentiability

Let $\varphi_t : M \rightarrow M$ be a smooth flow on a smooth manifold $M$. We may assume (although I'm not sure if this is important) that the flow preserves a smooth volume form on $M$. Given a ...

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### Automorphism group of a fiber bundle surjects onto diffeomorphism group?

This should surely be well-known by I have not been able to find a good reference to the following question: Given a smooth fiber bundle $\pi\colon P \longrightarrow M$ over a smooth manifold $M$ with ...

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### Largest Set of Special Unitary Matricies With Invariant Subspace For Adjoint Action

I am trying to solve the following. Given the special unitary group $SU(n)$ and its adjoint action $Ad_{U}: \mathfrak{su}(n) \rightarrow \mathfrak{su}(n)$, what is the largest subset of $SU(n)$ such ...

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### Gradient of distance function at cut points on Alexandrov spaces

Let $M$ be an $n$-dim Alexandrov space with curvature bounded below $sec \geqslant k$, possibly non-compact. We assume that $M$ has no boundary for simplicity. For a compact subset $K \subset M$, the ...

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### Steepest descent path and Picard-Lefschetz theory

Assume that an ordinary integral of the form
$$I=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}dx e^{-f(x)} $$
for some real function $f(x)$ is given where $f(x)$ is well defined over all $\mathbb{R}$ and the integral is ...

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### Gauge freedom in the tetrad

I'm reading the following paper about Petrov type D space times called "Type D vacuum metrics":
http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jmp/10/7/10.1063/1.1664958
by Kinnersley. I have a ...

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### How to get a polygon from a translation surface $(X,\omega)$

Let $S_g$ be a compact topological surface of genus $g$. I know there is the correspondence
$\{$Abelian differentials on compact Riemann surfaces of genus g$\}\leftrightarrow\{$ Translation surfaces ...

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### Characterisation of vector fields solution to a simple equation

This question is complementary to another question I asked on math.stackexchange. I believe it is more subtle than it seems - it will become clearer when I provide more context - and probably hides ...

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### Complex structure on $S^6$ gets published in Journ. Math. Phys

A paper by Gabor Etesi was published that purports to solve a major outstanding problem:
Complex structure on the six dimensional sphere from a spontaneous symmetry breaking
Journ. Math. Phys. 56, ...

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### Smooth morse theory of Riemannian distance functions

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold, and $p\in M$. As $R>0$ increases, the topology of the ball $B(p,R)$ changes, but the changes happen only at a Lebesgue measure zero set of $R$. For instance, ...

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### Decomposition of a closed surface

I know that I can decompose an hyperbolic closed surface of genus $g>1$ into $2(g−1)$ pants bounded by $3$ geodesics. It seems reasonable to think the same can be done for a closed surface of genus ...

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### Do smooth manifolds create colimits for complex manifolds?

Suppose we have a diagram $D$ in the category $\textrm{Diff}_\mathbb{C}$ of complex manifolds, and suppose this diagram has a colimit $L$ after inclusion in the category $\textrm{Diff}$ of smooth ...

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### Monge–Ampère with drift

Let $I\subseteq \mathbb{R}$ be an interval.
Let smooth $M(x,y):I\times(0,\infty) \to \mathbb{R}$ satisfies PDE:
$$
M_{xx}M_{yy}-M_{xy}^{2}+\frac{M_{y}M_{yy}}{y}=0.
$$
My question is to ...

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### Volume-minimizing submanifold implies calibrated?

Let $X$ be a smooth manifold of dimension $d$ and $M$ an oriented
submanifold of dimension $p < d$ so that the multiples k⋅M are absolutely minimizing $p$-volume in their integral homology ...

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### Marcel Berger's “Sur les groupes d'holonomie homogènes de variétés à connexion affine et des variétés riemanniennes.”

I would appreciate any reference that contains either a translation or proof of the main theorem in this paper. Thank you in advanced.

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### Bounding distance between geodesics in manifolds with nonpositive curvature

This is a duplicate of a question at the stackexchange which was not answered. I've recently read (in some notes by Mark Pollicott) the following related claims, which, although quite intuitive, I ...

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### Volume element of symmetric definite matrices in polar coordinates

I have a difficulty to understand the following statement. I don't ask for a proof but just understand the statement concretely (what it does mean, how to apply it...)
Let $\mathcal P_n$ be the ...

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### Taylor expansions of Riemannian exponential map and Jacobi fields? [closed]

Apologies if this is not exactly a research-level questions, but I've no known reference where I can figure it out myself. I asked this on math.stackexchange.com,
...

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### Positive solutions to Yamabe problem?

Yamabe problem ensures that for any Riemannian metric $g$, in its conformal class $[g]$ there always exists a metric $\bar g$ whose scalar curvature $\bar R$ is constant.
I was wondering whether ...

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### Spherical harmonics and ellipticity of the Laplacian

Let us consider the sphere $S^n$ and the Laplacian $-\Delta$ on it. Let $L^2(S^n) = \bigoplus_k V_k$, where $V_k$ represents the eigenspace of the Laplacian with eigenvalue $k(k + n - 1)$. We know ...

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### Reference request: Intrinsic definition of the strong Whitney topology on $\mathcal{C}^{\infty}(M,\mathbb{R})$ without using charts or jets

Let $M$ and $N$ be smooth manifolds. There is a description of the strong Whitney topology on $\mathcal{C}^{\infty}(M,N)$ in terms of partial derivative in charts (using locally finite sets of charts ...

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### Differential and pre-differential of Jacobi identity

Let M be a manifold.
To what extent all Lie algebra structures with tensorial property on $\chi^{\infty}(M)$ are studied?
That is a Lie algebra structure for which $[X,fY]=f[X,Y]$.
(For ...

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### existence of totally geodesic hypersurfaces

Assume we are on a smooth, complete Riemannian manifold $(M,g), dim(M) \geq 3$. What are the specific geometric/topological constraints for such a manifold to admit complete, totally geodesic ...

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### Kerr metric affine parameter

I'm going through the chapter about Kerr space-time of Chandrasekhar's "Mathematical theory of black holes", and have a question about the following transformation:
the idea is, that one wants to ...

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### Are maps homotopic with respect to a uniform number of local homotopies

I've encountered the following problem that I'm sure someone more topologically inclined can answer:
Say that a homotopy of maps $f:X\times[0,1)\to Y$ between two compact smooth manifolds $X$ and $Y$ ...

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### Exponential rule for Whitney-$\mathcal{C}^{\infty}$-topology

Let $M,N,X$ be smooth manifolds. Equip the space of smooth functions between two manifolds with the (strong) Whitney- $\mathcal{C}^\infty$-topology.
The evaluation map $$ev\colon ...

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### Lie derivative and taking trace

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a complex Kahler manifold, and $g$ is a smooth function such that $\int_Mg\omega^n=0$. It is obvious that there exists a smooth function $f$ such that $\triangle_\omega f=g$. ...

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### Certain principal bundle structure on $\mathbb{R}^{n} \setminus \{0\}$

I ask this question in MSE and I received no answer, so I repeat it here:
Is there a right action of $\mathbb{H}^{2}$ on some $\mathbb{R}^{n}\setminus \{0\}$ such that this action gives us a ...

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### derivative of the adiabatic limit of the eta invariant

To ask my question I have to write down the setup. Basically the setup is the adiabatic limit of the reduced eta invariant of Dirac operator associated to the submersion metric and connection. So if ...

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### Curvature tensor for a singular manifold

Given a manifold $M$ with its tangent space $TM$ and frame vector field $e \in TM$. However, the transition functions in this tangent bundle are non-smooth. Therefore, the Lie derivative of $e$ with ...

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### Moduli space of line-bundle holomorphic structures and sections over a Kahler-Hodge manifold

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a Kahler manifold with Kahler integral two-form $\omega$ and let $(L,h)$ be a rank-one complex vector bundle over $M$ equipped with a fixed hermitian metric $h$. I am interested in ...

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### Vafa's semi-Ricci flat metric

Cumrun Vafa with Greene-Shapere-Yau introduced semi-Ricci flat metric here
B. Greene, A. Shapere, C. Vafa, and S.-T. Yau. Stringy cosmic strings and
noncompact Calabi-Yau manifolds. Nuclear Physics ...

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### Extension of a smooth function from a convex set

Let $C\subset \mathbb{R}^{n}$, $C'\subset\mathbb{R}^{m}$ be two convex sets with a non-empty interior. A function $F\: : \: C\to C'$ is said to be differentiable at $x\in C$ if there exists a linear ...

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### Differential form heat kernel on hyperbolic space

Is there an explicit formula in the literature for the heat kernel of the Hodge Laplacian on differential forms?
I found some on functions, but not on forms of higher degree.
What at least about ...

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### Who is currently researching topics concerning applying algebraic topology and/or differential geometry to numerical methods? [closed]

I am interested in pursuing a PhD in mathematics from a top ranked university with a faculty member researching something akin to the following description: applications of algebraic topology and/or ...

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### Differentiability of polytope shadow areas

Let $P$ be an opaque convex polyhedron containing the origin in $\mathbb{R}^3$,
and let $S$ be an origin-centered sphere strictly containing $P$: $S \supset P$.
For a point $x$ on $S$, let $\sigma(x)$ ...

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### Generalisation of “tangent space” to not-necessarily connected sets

I vaguely recall having read somewhere a definition similar to (but probably not exactly the same as) the following.
Definition (Blob) Let $S\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a set, and $p \in S$. The ...

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### Restrictions of potential tensor fields to toric subgroups

Let $G$ be a compact connected nonabelian Lie group and let $f$ be a symmetric tensor field of order $m\geq1$ on $G$.
Let $T\subset G$ be a translate of a torus subgroup of $G$ with $\dim(T)\geq1$.
...

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### Kähler differentials, intuition behind $\text{div}(\omega)$, canonical divisor on algebraic curves?

See my two previous questions here: Intuition for thinking about R-module of Kähler differentials, universal receptacles, derivations? and Kähler differentials, define valuation? for background.
If ...

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### Metric(s) on Grassmann Manifold and Plucker Embedding

I'm working on a numerical optimization problem that naturally lives on the Grassmann Manifold Gr$_N(\mathbb{C^M})$, however the objective function is defined on the alternating algebra given by the ...

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### Pontryagin Forms and Special Holonomy

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold. Recall that the $k^{th}$-Pontryagin class is a topological invariant which, by classical Chern-Weil theory, can be represented using the so-called Pontryagin ...

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### Examples of Smooth, Compact and Non-rigid Manifolds that Bound a Finite, Non-zero Volume

Are there codimension-1 submanifolds of $\mathbb{R}^n$, that are smooth everywhere and topological equivalent to a sphere with $0\le h\lt\infty$ handles and allow an isometric deformation, that ...

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### Intuition for thinking about $R$-module of Kähler differentials, universal receptacles, derivations?

Suppose $k$ is a field of characteristic zero, and $R$ is a $k$-algebra. The $R$-module of Kähler differentials $\Omega_{R/k}$ of $R$ over $k$ with generators $\{dr\}_{r \in R}$ is the module subject ...

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### Gradient vector fields defined with respect to two different metrics and Morse theory

Given a differentiable manifold $M$, we can equip $M$ with a Riemannian metric $g$ or $g'$ to generate a pair of Riemannian manifolds $(M,g)$ and $(M,g')$, respectively. The gradient vector fields ...

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### Mapping theorem in higher dimensions

The Riemann mapping theorem states that given any two simply connected open domains $A$ and $B$ of $\mathbb C$ that are neither empty nor equal to $\mathbb C$, there exists a unique (up to ...

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### Norm equivalent to Sobolev norm? [closed]

On the hyperbolic space $\mathbb{H}^n$, it is known that the spectrum of the Laplacian satisfies $\text{Spec}(-\Delta) \subset [\frac{(n - 1)^2}{4}, \infty)$. Consider the operator $P = -\Delta + a$, ...

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### when are local quasigeodesics global in CAT(0)

It is well-known (and easily shown) that a local quasi-geodesic (for some value of "local") in a $\delta$-hyperbolic space is global (one can compute the constants, as well, from local data). This is ...