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### Spectra of Dirac operators

1. Suppose that $M$ is a spin manifold. The spin structure of $M$ is not uniquely defined: in other words, $M$ may have many
nonequivalent spin structures. For each choice of spin structure there is ...

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### When are the minimizing geodesics of a totally geodesic submanifold also minimizing in the underlying manifold? [duplicate]

Also asked here: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1725787/when-are-the-minimizing-geodesics-of-a-totally-geodesic-submanifold-also-minimiz
A reference on totally geodesic submanifold (TGS):
...

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### Riemannian metric on a level set of a smooth function on a manifold

Also asked here: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1725491/riemannian-metric-on-a-level-set-of-a-smooth-function-on-a-manifold
Let $(M,g)$ be a finite or infinite dimensional Riemannian ...

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### Locally nilpotent algebraic section of tangent bundle is complete?

Suppose $X$ is a smooth affine algebraic variety over $\mathbb{C}$ and let $V$ be an algebraic vector field (i.e. an algebraic section of the tangent bundle). If $V$ is locally nilpotent, meaning that ...

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### Differential geometric interpretation of cohomology

I'm not sure whether this is an appropriate question for this forum. I'm afraid that this is not a research level question however:
1. It's about reference request therefore the answer does not ...

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### Local form of Dirac operator

I have the following question.
Provided that $E\to M$ is vector bundle and that a Clifford module $Cl(T^*M)$ acts on $\Gamma(E)$ via Clifford multiplication $c$, the Dirac operator of this Clifford ...

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### Difference between the Laplacian and the sub-Laplacian of a Lie group

Given a Lie group $G$, what is the difference between the Laplacian $\Delta$ and the sub-Laplacian $\Delta_{sub}$ of $G$. And what are the properties that we lose when going from sub-Laplace to ...

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### Douglass integral and harmonic maps

Let $F$ be the family $f:U\to R^3$ of smooth mappings of the unit disk onto $R^3$ mapping the boundary $T$ onto a smooth Jordan curve $\Gamma\subset R^3$. Form the energy integral $$E[f]=\int_U ...

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### Is the normal bundle of a torus trivial?

Question:
Let $T^k \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$, $ n > k$, be a smoothly embedded $k$-torus. Is its normal bundle trivial?
What about the normal bundle of $S^k \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$, $n > k$, the ...

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### Property of Lie algebroid morphism: $\#_B\circ \Phi=d\phi\circ \#_A$?

Let $A\longrightarrow M$ and $B\longrightarrow N$ be Lie algebroids with anchors $\#_A$ and $\#_B$, respectively.
A morphism of Lie algebroids is a morphism of vector bundles $\Phi:A\longrightarrow ...

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### Can any smooth triangulation of a smooth manifold be blurred?

For the purposes of this question, let's say that a blurring
of a smooth triangulation $T$ of a smooth manifold $X$
is a smooth homotopy $h\colon [0,1] \times X \to X$ such that ...

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### Existence of non-constant solutions for this equations

This question is related to this question: "Solutions of equations characterizing a complex structure." Where, here we suppose the Euclidean space instead of Sphere and the following equations happen ...

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### Just how close can two manifolds be in the Gromov-Hausdorff distance?

Suppose that we have two compact Riemannian manifolds $(M,g)$ and $(N,h)$. Define the Gromov-Hausdorff distance between them in your favorite way, I'll use the infimum of all $\epsilon$ such that ...

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### Criterion for deciding the conformal class of a metric on a complete surface

For orientable closed Riemannian surfaces $(S,g)$, there is a constant curvature metric $\overline{g}$ on $S$ that is conformal to $g$ in the sense that $\overline{g} = e^ug$ for some smooth function ...

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### On the complexification of a Riemannian manifold

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold and $TM$ be its tangent bundle. If we suppose $TM\otimes\mathbb{C}$ is the complexification of $TM$ then how can we define a natural metric on the complex bundle ...

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### A symmetric embedding of manifolds

Assume that $M$ is a manifold.
Is there an embedding of $M$ in some $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ such that the image of $M$ in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ is invariant under each reflection $(x_{1},x_{2},\ldots ...

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### Continuity of Busemann-Hausdorff area density

I am trying to find out why the Busemann-Hausdorff area density as defined by Burago and Ivanov is continuous. Here, $GC_m(V)\subset \Lambda^m(V)$ denotes the simple $m$-vectors in an $n$-dimensional ...

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### About the homotopy type of diffeomorphism groups

In this paper by Antonelli, Burghelea and Kahn (Topology, 1972), a homomorphism $L :\pi_i(\operatorname{Diff}(S^n, D_+^{n})) \rightarrow \Gamma^{n+i+1}$ was used as a tool to detect non-triviality of ...

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### Integral of gradient between level sets of Lipschitz functions

Start with a compact metric measure space $(X,d)$, with a doubling measure $\mu$ and a local regular Dirichlet form $\mathcal E$ that supports a Poincare inequality. $d$ can be taken to be the ...

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### Classification of $O(2)$-bundles in terms of characteristic classes

I had asked this question in stackexchange but there seems to be no consensus in the answer
It is well-known that $SO(2)$-principal bundles over a manifold $M$ are topologically characterized by ...

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### Finding a specific Global Smooth Function

Any help with this problem would be appreciated. Thanks
Suppose $(M^3,g)$ is a smooth compact Riemannian manifold with smooth boundary and $\gamma$ is a simple smooth orientable curve in $M$. Does ...

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### Variation of normals along loops

I've constructed a quotient space $M/\sim$ in $\mathbb{R}^d$ that must be a $2$-manifold. If $M/ \sim$ is a sphere then I know that its normal spaces must vary at least 90 degrees. That is $M / \sim$ ...

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### Orientability of orbit type strata of Lie group actions

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group that acts on a smooth, finite dimensional, oriented manifold $M$, and suppose that such action preserves orientation, i.e., for each $g\in G$, the diffeomorphism $\mu_g$ ...

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### The space of homotopy classes of maps of products of spheres

Proposition 17.6.1 of "Differential form in Algebraic Topology" by Bott and Tu proves the following beautiful result:
$[S^{q}, X]\simeq \frac{\pi_{q}(X,x)}{\pi_{1}(X,x)}$
where $S^{q}$ is the ...

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### Tightening a loop

Consider two $d$-dimensional convex polytopes $c_1, c_2$ that share a $(d-1)$-dimensional face $f$. Let $M$ be a surface ($2$-manifold) that intersects each of $c_1$ and $c_2$ in a $2$-ball. Suppose ...

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### When is the semidirect product of principal fiber bundles a fiber bundle

Let $P_{H}$ be a principal bundle over a manifold $M$ with fiber the Lie group $H$ and let $P_{G}$ be a principal bundle with fiber the Lie group $G$ over the same manifold $M$. Let $h_{ab}\colon ...

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### Equation of the form $\overline{\partial}_{J}f=g$ made holomorphic

In section 2.6 of the book "Holomorphic curves in symplectic geometry" by Audin and Lafontaine there is explained when one can transform a perturbed holomorphic curve in a holomorphic curve. I tried ...

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### Reference for Bonnet Fundamental theorem of surfaces in Lorentzian spaces

I am looking for a reference for the following folklore theorem, which is the Lorentzian analogue of the Bonnet fundamental theorem of surface in Euclidean space, hyperbolic space or $3$d sphere.
...

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### Pushforward for differentiable stacks/ Lie groupoids

Let $X$ be a differentiable stacks, and let $(G_{0}, G_{1}, s,t)$ be a Lie groupoid representing $X$. Let $NG_{\bullet}$ be the nerve of the above groupoid. The De rham complex of $X$ can be defined ...

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### Generalized Isotropic almost complex structures

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold, $TM$ it's tangent bundle, $\mathcal{H}TM$ be the horizontal sub-space of $TTM$ with respect to $g$, $\mathcal{V}TM$ be the vertical sub-space of $TTM$ and $K$ be ...

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### Triviality of a circle fibration induced by an almost complex structure

Let $E→M$ be a plane bundle endowed with an almost complex structure $J.$
$J$ induces a natural positive definite inner product in the associated bundle $End(E)→M$,denoted by $<,>$. More ...

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### Narasimhan-Simha Hermitian metric vs Weil-Petersson metric

What is relation between Weil-Petersson metric on holomorphic fibre space $f:X\to Y$ of compact complex manifolds $X,Y$ . (let fibres are Calabi-Yau manifolds)
And Ricci curvature of Narasimhan-Simha ...

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### Distance to the level sets of an almost linear function

While reading about the almost-splitting theorem of Cheeger and Colding, I thought about the following question, which asks about wether the level sets of a function which is close to being a linear ...

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### The minimum value of a energy integral

Let $D \subset {\mathbb{R}^3}$ a simple connected open domain with volume $\int_{\bar D} {dV = 1} $. $\varphi :{\mathbb{R}^3} \to \mathbb{R}$ is ${C^1}$, $\varphi (\infty ) = 0
$ and
$${\nabla ...

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### Foliation by Umbilic Surfaces

Suppose $(M,g)$ is a simply connected 3 dimensional Riemannian Manifold which is a foliation by Umbilic surfaces.
Can I make the claim that there exists a coordinate system $(x_1,x_2,x_3)$ in which ...

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### Do smooth manifolds admit linear atlases? [duplicate]

There is a theorem of Whitney showing that a smooth manifold can be endowed with a compatible real-analytic atlas (later, it was proven that this analytic structure is essentially unique).
I am ...

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### Parallel transport on simplicial manifold? [closed]

Do you know some reference about the notion of parallel transport for simplicial manifolds?

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### Singularities of Families of Differential Equations

Suppose you are given a family of differential equations with rational coefficients: $\partial_x^ny+a_1(x,x_1,\dots,x_m)\partial_x^{n-1}y+\dots+a_n(x,x_1,\dots, x_m)y=0$. At each point $X=(x_1,\dots, ...

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### Largest disk inside a spherical domain

It is known (Pestov-Ionin theorem) that if $k_{max}$ is the maximum curvature of a smooth planar loop $\gamma$, then there is a disk of radius $1/k_{max}$ inside $\gamma$. I wonder is there any ...

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### Momentum Map on cotangentbundle as submersion

Let $N$ be a homogeneous space. Therefore we find a Liegroup $G$ and a isotropy-subgroup $K$ of $G$, such that we can identify $N = G/K$. Then we have a canonical action $l\colon G \times G/K \to G/K$ ...

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### How to visualize the dual objects of jets of functions?

I work with a smooth $f: M \to \Bbb C$ and I would like to have an object mimicking the concept of "$k$-th order differential" from multivariate calculus. For various reasons that are not important ...

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### Well-known name for a certain connection

Have $X \subset \mathbb{R}^3$ be a smoothly embedded surface. Then we try to define a connection on the tangent bundle $TX$ as follows. The tangent space $T\mathbb{R}^3$ is naturally a trivial ...

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### Questions on Thurston's metric on Teichmüller space

I'm reading the famous "Minimal stretch maps between hyperbolic surfaces" by William Thurston and I'm trying to understand the key theorem 8.1. I have many unclear points so I hope someone can help me ...

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### Applying Cheeger and Colding segment inequality

The question turns out quite long and maybe a bit vague, I apologize in advance for that.
I am currently trying to understand Cheeger and Colding proof of the almost splitting theorem. Currently ...

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### Prescribed curvature problem of a connection beyond the real analytic category for $SL(3,R)$ bundles?

With reference to the questions Does the Riemann-Christoffel curvature determine the connection? and When is a given matrix of two forms a curvature form?, and recalling the following important result ...

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### Tangent bundle of a homogeneous space and the euler exact sequence

Let $H \subset G$ be a closed subgroup of a lie group and $G/H$ the homogeneous coset space. There's an exact sequence of adjoint representations of $H$:
$$0 \to \mathfrak{h} \to \mathfrak{g} \to ...

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### Convex body with affine-equivalent cross-sections

I recently discovered the following fact: Let $K\subset\mathbb R^3$ be an origin-symmetric convex body with smooth and strictly convex boundary. Suppose that all central cross-sections of $K$ (that ...

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### does there exist a generalization of a manifold [closed]

Does there exist a generalization of a manifold whereby instead of being locally $\mathbb{R}^n$, it's locally another specified space?

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### Unusual inequality concerning elementary symmetric functions

To state the question and fix conventions I will introduce some notation from e.g. (Lin-Trudinger, Bull. Aust. Math. Soc. 1994, ``On some inequalities for elementary symmetric functions")
Given ...

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### Isolate flat umbilic on compact Riemannian surface with nonpositive curvature

We know that we can have a noncompact surface with a so called Monkey saddle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_saddle), on which there is a isolated flat umbilic (where the Gaussian curvature ...