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A cohomology group which depends on the connection

Warning: I am not a differential geometer, so some of the following might not make sense. Background: Let $w: (T\Omega)^k \to \mathbb{R}$ be a $k$-tensor on $\Omega$, an open subset of ...
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Does the number of zero eigenvalues correspond to the dimension of equilibrium manifold for nonlinear system?

Consider nonlinear dynamical system with $m \times m$ Jacobian matrix $J(x)$ that has $k$ zero eigenvalues for all $x$. The rest $m-k$ eigenvalues have negative real part for all $x$. Is that true ...
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Why differential forms are important?

Importance of differential forms is obvious to any geometer and some analysts dealing with manifolds, partly because so many results in modern geometry and related areas cannot even be formulated ...
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Question about extending a solution to Monge-Ampere solution

I am interested in solutions to the Monge-Ampere equation for a smooth function $h(x,y)$ of two variables(though I suppose I could try to make do with $C^2$ solutions). The equation is: ...
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isoperimetric problems on Alexandrov spaces

For an Alexandrov space M with curvature bounded from below, the isoperimetric profile $v \to I_M(v)$ defined for every $v\in (0,V(M))$ (the volume of M might be infinite), is given by $$ ...
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Differentiable structure on the Gauge group of a principal bundle?

I am currently reading this paper in which we have a map $g:I\rightarrow Gauge(P)$ for some principal bundle $P$ which is differentiated. I am looking for a reference or explanation what the "most ...
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A question on Schrodinger operator

I am not sure whether I should ask for help here or math stackexchange. I got trouble with an inequality involving the Schrodinger operator on manifolds. Any suggestion is appreciated! Let $(M,g)$ be ...
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Volume bounds of balls in Riemannian manifolds

Let $(M,g)$ be a complete Riemannian manifold and suppose $\mathrm{Ric}(g) \geq -k$ for some $k>0$. Suppose we know that $\mathrm{vol}_g (B_1^g (x_0)) \geq \nu$ for some particular $x_0 \in M$ and ...
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Reference for short time existence of paraobolic PDE on bundles

I am looking for a reference treating parabolic equations on vector bundles. In particular, I look for precise conditions which guarantee short time existence. I found it quoted at different places in ...
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is the stress tensor (elasticity theory) actually a pseudo tensor? [closed]

Please, is the stress tensor (elasticity theory) actually a pseudo tensor? It seems to me it must change its sign when coordinate system changes its orientation.
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Volume of geodesic balls

I have two questions (somewhat related) regarding local geometry on a SMOOTH, COMPACT Riemannian manifold. I still have a hard time getting a "good" understanding of local geometry. Question 1: It ...
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Locus maximizing the holomorphic sectional curvature in a non-compact Hermitian symmetric space

Is there a quick way to prove the following statement, if possible without resorting to the classification of simple Lie groups? Let $G$ be a simple Lie group of non-compact Hermitian type of rank ...
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A question on the proof of Cheeger-Colding's second paper

Reading the paper On the structure of spaces with ricci curvature bounded below II by Cheeger and Colding, I have trouble understanding the proof of Theorem 3.7. In the last part of the proof, they ...
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Singularities in Yang Mills Flow

In "The Yang Mills flow in four dimensions", M. Struwe proves that this flow converges, up to bubbling phenomena. And he has conjectured that this explosion in finite time should happen as proven for ...
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Cohomology class of the group extension from a principal bundle

Let $M$ be a closed connected manifold and fix a basepoint $q \in M$ and a Riemannian metric on $M$. Let $F(M)$ denote the orthonormal frame bundle of $M$. This is a principal $O(n)$-bundle over $M$ ...
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projecting Laplacian onto tangent and normal bundles of submanifold

If I have a simple linear differential equation involving covariant derivatives such as $\nabla^2 g_{\mu\nu}+ 2g_{\mu\nu}=0$ on a (pseudo-Riemannian) manifold, and I have (say a codimension-2) ...
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Counterexample to volume comparison inequality assuming only scalar curvature bound?

The Gromov-Bishop volume comparison theorem says that if we have a lower bound for the Ricci curvature on $(M,g)$, then its geodesic ball has volume not greater than the geodesic ball with the same ...
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$\mathbb{CP}^1$-structures and hyperbolic Gauss maps

Let $\Sigma$ be a closed surface of genus at least $2$. Put a quasi-Fuchsian $\mathbb{CP}^1$-structure (i.e. complex projective structure) on $\Sigma$. Thus the universal cover $\tilde{\Sigma}$ is ...
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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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A general theory for local moduli space of minimal surface?

Let $M$ be a closed Riemannian manifold. I have several questions concerning the set of all minimal submanifolds (or immersion) in $M$. (1): Is there a general local theory for the set of minimal ...
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Equivalence of the construction of the Lagrangian in a book of Sternberg to the “usual” construction

I have a question regarding the following cited text from [1]: Let $F$ be a representation of the structure group $G$ of the principal bundle $P_G\to M$ (a (semi-)Riemannian manifold), and let ...
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Extension of a bounded operator on manifold

I have a problem, which is quite urgent, as I have only today discovered an error in a proof i had in a thesis which is to be handed in tomorrow. The problem, if stated in as full generality as ...
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Taylor expansion of the determinant of a Riemannian metric

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact Riemannian manifold without boundary. Fix a point $x\in M$ and $N\ge 2$ large. Then there exists a metric $\tilde g$, conformal to $g$ such that $$ \det \tilde g=1+O(r^N)$$ ...
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Orientability of Stiefel manifold V2(R4) [closed]

What is an easy proof of orientability of Stiefel manifold $V_2(\mathbb{R}^4)$ (pairs of orthonormal vectors from $\mathbb{R}^4$ - subset of $\mathbb{R}^8$)? All proofs I found deal with Lie groups ...
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A question on the maximum principle for Schrodinger operators

Let $(M^n,g)$ be a closed Riemannian manifold, and $L=-\Delta+V$ be a Schrodinger operator, $V\in C^{\infty}(M)$. In answers to the two questions (First eigenvalue of Schrödinger operator is simple 1 ...
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Estimate the smallest eigenvalue of a Schrodinger operator

There are several results on the estimate of the number of negative eigenvalues of a Schrodinger operator, see a recent paper of Grigor'yan-Nadirashvili-Sire and references therein. I wonder how to ...
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Describe all differentiable functions on $\mathbb{S}^n \backslash S$ (S is the south pole) [closed]

Consider the sphere $\mathbb{S}^n$ embedded in $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$. Let $N$ be the north pole of the sphere and $S$ the south pole. Every point on $\mathbb{S}^n \backslash \{N,S\}$ is defined uniquely ...
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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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If $M$ has hyper-kaehler structure then $M//G$ has hyper-kaehler structure?

A) Let $M$ is a non-compact manifold and $G$ be a compact Lie group which acts on $M$ and preserves complex structure then If $M$ has Kaehler manifold, then the symplectic quotient of $M$, i.e, ...
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Level set of convex and plurisubharmonic functions (Ricci curvature and other curvature conditions)

Let $\phi$ be a stricly plurisubharmonic function on a domain in ${\Bbb C}^n$, and $S=\phi^{-1}(c)$ its level set. Consider $S$ as a Riemannian manifold equipped with a metric induced by $dd^c\phi$. I ...
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Chern-Weil theory for degenerated metric

If $\omega$ is a Kähler metric on a compact complex manifold $X$, the standard Chern-Weil theory says that the Chern classes $c_{i}(M)$ can be represented by forms involving the curvature of ...
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Learning higher differential geometry

I have read parts of the motivation on nlab and all the posts on MO I could find on the subject, and by now there are a few questions on my mind. If they trivial for someone who understands the ...
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decomposition in cohomology from the antipodal map

Consider the antipodal map $i:S^{n}\to S^{n}$, i.e $i:x\to-x$, its induces a decomposition $\Omega^{n}(S^{n})=\Omega^{n}_{+}(S^{n})\oplus\Omega^{n}_{-}(S^{n})$, where $\Omega^{n}_{\pm}(S^{n})$ ...
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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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Geometric interpretation for fourth coeficient of the polynomial for Hirzebruch–Riemann–Roch theorem

Hey guys :) I have a question on a theorem which is known as Tian-Yau-Zelditch theorem now. If there is some reference for following question, please let me know Let $(M,\omega)$ be a compact ...
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Local behavior of Killing spinor on Sasaki-Einstein Manifold

I am trying to understand how a Killing spinor behaves near a closed Reeb orbit, for instance, on $S^5$ and $Y_{p,q}$ manifolds So Let us consider the Killing spinor equation on a five-dimensional ...
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Implicit function theorem for operator

I am reading the paper of Convergence of the Yamabe flow for arbitrary initial energy I am stuck by one part of the paper. Suppose $u_\infty>0$ is a smooth function on $(M, g_0)$ and ...
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Eigenvalue problem of an operator involving the exterior derivative of differential forms

Consider two functions $\alpha,\beta: \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}$, where $\alpha$ is given and we look for solutions $\beta$ such that $$*(d\alpha \wedge d\beta) = \lambda \beta$$ for some $\lambda ...
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Is every bi-invariant Finsler metric on $SU(N)$ necessarily Riemannian?

Is every bi-invariant Finsler metric on $SU(N)$ necessarily Riemannian? If possible I'd also like to know if the right translation of the Shatten $p-norm$ on the Lie algebra gives rise to a ...
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Example of Non-Conformally Flat Einstein Manifold?

Does there exist an Einstein manifold which is not conformally flat, which is to say one which has non-vanishing Weyl tensor. If so, what is a good example.
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When $\frac{\text{Aut}(G/P,L)}{S^1}$ is discrete?

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a Kähler manifold with a pre-quantum Line bundle $L$ and $\text {Aut}(M,L)$ means the group biholomorphisms of $M$ which lift to holomorphic bundles maps $L\to L$. My question is ...
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harmonic functions on hyperbolic plane x Real line

I am looking for references of harmonic functions(no growth condition) on the product of hyperbolic plane $\mathbb H^2$ with the real line $\mathbb R$. The metric is just the product one. Especially ...
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A complete Riemannian metric for which the Ricci flow has no solution

What is an example of a connected complete Riemannian manifold such that the Ricci flow has no solution with the given Riemannian metric as initial data? As Terry Tao points out, it is easy to ...
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Pseudohermitian Structures and Contact Metric Structures

Let $M$ be an odd-dimensional manifold. An almost contact metric structure on $M$ is a 4-tuple $(\xi, \eta, \phi, g)$, where $\xi$ is a vector field, $\eta$ a one-form, $\phi$ an endomorphism of the ...
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Extension of pseudodifferential operators

I'm very sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this question, but I've asked it on StackExchange and received no answers. ( ...
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Sharp Gaussian upper bounds on Heat Kernel

I am looking for references (with proof) for the following statement: Let $(M, g)$ be a Riemannian manifold with bounded curvature and let $p_t(x , y)$ be the heat kernel of $M$. Let $K$ be ...
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characterization of structure group

Somebody tell me that: For a bundle(maybe polystable) over algebraic manifold, take a symmetric power of the bundle and tensor with its determinant line bundle to some power. Assume that the ...
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Ring structure for $K^{-1}$?

My questions are whether there exists a product structure for $K^{-1}(X)$? Here $K^{-1}$ is the odd topological $K$-group, and $X$ is a compact space (or a manifold), say. If such a ring structure ...
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Orbital integral by using symplectic quotient

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a compact symplectic Hamiltonian $G$-manifold and $\Gamma_{\text hol}(M,L)$ be the space of holomorphic sections of the line bundle $L\to M$ I am looking for a proof for ...
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Natural bundle, g-natural metric, meaning

I am trying to understand meaning and importance of a g-natural metric. Since I do pure differential geometry for my research, I am not familiar with many notions which are needed for understanding a ...