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### A question about horizontal lifts for an Ehresmann connection

I was just reading the Ehresmann connection wikipedia page and noticed that it defines an Ehresmann connection to be complete if a curve in the base can be horizontally lifted over its entire domain. ...

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### The heat kernel as an exponential of an integral

In $\mathbb{R}^n$, if $\gamma$ is a line segment between $x_0 = \gamma (0)$ and $x = \gamma (t)$, one has the following formula:
$$\frac {\mathbb{e}^{- \frac{1}{4} \int_0^t <\dot{\gamma}, ...

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### An identity for Futaki-Donaldson invariant

Let $(X,L)$ be a polarized projective variety
Given an ample line bundle $L\to X$, then a test configuration for the pair $(X,L)$ consists of :
a scheme $\mathfrak X$ with a $\mathbb C^*$-action
a ...

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### Length of non-horizontal curve

Let $M$ be a sub-Riemannian space.
Consider a smooth curve $\gamma:[0,1]\to M$ such that
$\dot\gamma(t)\not\in H_{\gamma(t)}$, where $H_{\gamma(t)}$ is the horizontal subbundle ( i.e. $\gamma$ is ...

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### Complex manifolds with trivial canonical bundle

It is known that a compact Calabi-Yau manifold can be defined as a compact Kahler manifold $M$ with trivial canonical bundle, or alternatively, a reduction of the structure group from $U(n)$ to ...

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### The open problem of finding the explicit metric on a compact Calabi-Yau manifold

If I am not mistaken, no explicit metric on a compact Calabi-Yau manifold is known. I guess part of the difficulty is due to the fact that compact Calabi-Yau manifolds do not admit continuous ...

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### Is $M=E_{7(7)}/SU(7)\times\mathbb{R}^{+}$ a (pseudo)Kähler-Hodge manifold? Open problem

I have been told that the following is an open problem in mathematics, but I am pretty sure that experts in the topic surely know the answer.
Is the manifold
$$M=\frac{E_{7(7)}}{SU(7)}\times ...

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### dual of the Lie derivative

Let $\Omega^p(M)$ be the smooth degree $p$ differential forms on an $n$-dimensional manifold $M$. The Hodge $\ast$ operator maps $\ast : \Omega^p(M) \to \Omega^{n-p}(M)$. Using the Hodge dual we can ...

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### Obstruction to a $SU(4)$-structure in eight dimensions

What is the obstruction for the existence of a $SU(4)$-structure on a spin, eight-dimensional manifold $M$? This is equivalent to the existence of two nowhere vanishing global sections of the ...

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### Lifting quadratic forms on the cotangent bundle to higher level forms

Backround
In several complex variables, an essential tool is Hormander's machinery for solving the $\overline{\partial}$ problem with $L^2$ estimates.
If $\alpha$ is a $(p,q+1)$ form on a domain ...

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### Computing the coefficients of the polynomial $\dim H^0(X,L^k)$ in non-smooth case

Let $(X,L,\omega)$ be a projective variety with polarization $L$. then we can write
$$\dim H^0(X,L^k)=a_0k^n+a_1k^{n-1}+...$$
If $X$ is smooth then $a_0=Vol(X)$ and we can compute $a_i$.
If $X$ is ...

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### “Parallel translate” of a geodesic in the following sense [closed]

Since I'm lazy, I'm shamelessly referring to the following question:
Derivative of Exponential Map
Given a Riemannian manifold $M$, let $\gamma: (a,b) \to M$ be a geodesic and $E$ a parallel vector ...

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### Locally conformal Kahler manifolds with SU(4) structure

I would like to know if there exist eight-dimensional manifolds such that:
It has SU(4)-structure.
It is locally conformal Kahler.
It is not a Calabi-Yau four-fold.
A weaker question that also ...

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### Distance function from a topological submanifold

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold, and let $N\subset M$ be an embedded sphere that is everywhere smooth except for a single point at which the embedding will only be $C^0$.
How much regularity can ...

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### How to find isothermal coordinates equivalent to circles in far limit?

I am trying to find the most general rotational coordinate systems for Euclidean 3-space, with the following two defining characteristics: 1) being equivalent to spherical coordinates in the limit of ...

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### Lorentzian metrics on the torus up to continuos deformations

Any two Riemannian metrics can easily be deformed into each other, only obtaining positive definite metrics in between.
However, for metrics of other signatures this might not be possible.
Which ...

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### Integrals of pullbacks and the Inverse function theorem(s?)

The usual story goes like this:
Smooth picture (?):
For a smooth bijection $\phi: M \to N$ between $n$-manifolds the following
is true:
$\phi^{-1}$ is a local diffeomorphism a.e.
...

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### Dirac operator in Generalized Geometry

I am wondering how the Dirac operator can be built in the context of Hichin's generalized geometry.
In particular, I have the following questions:
On a spin manifold, is the conventional spin ...

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### Infinitesimal Generator of Billiard Flow

The Billiard flow $S_t$ on a Riemannian manifold with boundary (with corners) is the group of operators defined on continuous functions on the Co-sphere bundle as follows: To determine $S_t u(\xi)$, ...

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### Obstructions to deformations of complex manifolds

Roughly, a deformation of a compact complex manifold $M$ (in the sense of Kodaira-Spencer) is a triple $(\mathcal{M},w,B)$ where $w:\mathcal{M}\to B$ is a holomorphic map over domain $0\in B\subset ...

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### Generalization of the Riemann curvature tensor

The Riemannian curvature tensor (also holding for manifolds with torsion) is for the vector fields $X,Y,Z$ formally given by: $R(X,Y)Z=(∇ X ∇ Y −∇ Y ∇ X −∇ [X,Y] )Z$ .
This tensor clearly exist for ...

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### Fibre bundles and flat connections [closed]

If a fibre bundle can be equipped with a flat connection then it must be necessarily trivial? Let us take for example a real line bundle $L\to M$ with base $M$. If $L$ can be equipped with a flat ...

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### Wang's C-subgroups and M-manifolds

Let $K$ be a semisimple compact Lie group.
In here H.C. Wang defines a C-subgroup as a closed subgroup $U$ of $K$ such that the semisimple part of $U$ equals the semisimple part of the centralizer ...

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### invariant measure of uniquely ergodic horocycle flow

Let $S$ be a compact connected orientable surface of variable negative curvature, and let $M=T^1S$ be the unit tangent bundle of $S$. Then, we know from the paper of Brian Marcus (*) that the negative ...

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### When a Spherical variety is $K$-stable

Let $X=G/H$ for a reductive group $G$ and $X$ is normal and has an open $B$-orbit, for a Borel subgroup $B$ then we call $X$ spherical.
My question is When a Spherical variety is $K$-stable? Is ...

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### Schemes over topological rings

I have recently been interested in studying an extension of 'usual' algebraic geometry to take into account the topology of $R$ in the definition of the affine scheme $\mathrm{Spec}\, (R)$ when the ...

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### Defining Gauss-Kronecker curvature for submanifolds of $\Bbb R^n$ and relation with ${\rm d}{\bf N}_i$'s

I'm trying to find a definition for Gauss-Kronecker curvature of submanifolds of $\Bbb R^n$, but I'm only finding it for hypersurfaces. I would like to know if someone knows any text which works in ...

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### Hermitian metric on conic Kaehler-Einstein setting

I have a technical question :
Consider the triple $(M,D,\omega)$ where $M$ is a Fano manifold, $D$ is a smooth divisor whose Poincare dual is $\lambda c_1(M)$ and $\omega$ is a conic Kaehler ...

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### Gluing submanifolds along their common boundary

This might be too elementary for this site, but I asked first on math.stackexchange and didn't get an answer even after offering 250 bounty points.
Let $M$ be a smooth $m$-manifold and $N_1$, $N_2$ ...

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### Classification of $SU(2)$ principal fibre bundles over four-dimensional manifolds

I would like to find a pedagogical reference where the classification, up to isomorphism, of principal $SU(2)$ bundles over a four-dimensional compact, oriented manifold is explained. In particular I ...

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### Gauss-Bonnet invariant Ω: explicit intrinsic expression for Π in Ω=dΠ?

Let the Gauss-Bonnet form be $\Omega\propto\text{Pf}(\Omega^i{}_j)$ with $\Omega^i{}_j$ the curvature 2-form of an even-dimensional manifold with dim=$n$. The Gauss-Bonnet form is exact, as shown in ...

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### Kernel of Bianchi operator: Is a (smooth tame) Frechet manifold?

Let $M$ be a smooth compact manifold, $\mathcal{S}=\Gamma(\odot^2T^*M)$ the smooth tame Frechet space of smooth symmetric $2$-covariant tensors, and $\mathcal{M}=\Gamma(\odot^2_+T^*M)$ the smooth tame ...

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### Ambient isotopy of the diagonal submanifold in product space

Given a closed manifold $M^n$ and its $k$-fold product space $M^n\times\cdots\times M^n$,Can the diagonal submanifold $\Delta:=\{(m,\cdots,m)\in (M^n)^k\mid m\in M\}$ be isotopied to the submanifold
...

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### Positive curvature of the boundary away from a point implies regularity?

In a paper I'm refereeing, the authors make use of the following geometric fact:
Let $U$ be an open subset of $\mathbb{R}^2$. If there is a point $p\in \partial U$ so that $\partial U \backslash p$ ...

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### SU(2) and differential forms [closed]

I am a physicist with some background in differential geometry and I apologize for any possible unprecise terminology.
Consider the Lie group $SU(2)$ and its tangent space $su(2)$ forming a tangent ...

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### Reference request: Topology on the space of smooth compact submanifolds

In Allen Hatchers short exposition of the Madsen-Weiss Theorem he defines the topology on the space $\mathcal{C}^n$ of smooth oriented properly embedded $d$-dimensional submanifolds of $\mathbb{R}^n$ ...

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### When is a homogeneous space connected? [closed]

Let $G$ be a Lie group (not necessarily connected) and let $H$ be a closed subgroup of $G$. I am after an algebraic (group theoretic) characterization of when the homogeneous space $G/H$ is connected.
...

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### Shuffle multiplication and generalized Leibniz rule in tensor calculus

The headline already says it: Is anybody (except me) aware of this formula for higher total covariant derivatives of tensor products?
It is the simplest application of the commutative shuffle product ...

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### How many geometric structures on manifolds are there?

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold, of dimension $n$. I know that there are many types of geometric structures on $M$. A large number of them are captured by the notion of a $G$-structure, which is a ...

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### Fano manifold admit an smooth anti-canonical divisor?

Let $M$ ba a compact Kaehler Fano manifold. Under which conditions $M$ admit a smooth anti-canonical divisor $D$

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### The level set of convolution

Suppose $u\in C^2(\bar \Omega)\cap C^\infty(\Omega)$ is a function which is compact supported on $\Omega$ with $u\equiv 0$ at $\partial\Omega$, and $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^3$.
We also assume that ...

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### Have heat kernels for generalized Laplacians on non-compact manifolds been constructed?

Let $M$ be a non-compact Riemannian manifold which is "nice enough", and $D$ a generalized Laplacian on it. The construction of the heat kernel for the Laplace-Beltrami operator on $M$ seems to be ...

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### Maximal compact subgroup of SL(2,|H)

The exceptional isomorphism $Spin(5,1)\simeq SL(2,\mathbb{H})$ is well-known, and I can find references that say the maximal compact of $Spin(5,1)$ is $Spin(5) \simeq Sp(2)$. So I know the answer to ...

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### An integral with respect to the Haar measure on a unitary group

Let $A,D\in \mathbb{C}^{n \times n}$ be diagonal matrices. I need to calculate
$$\int_{U(n)}\det{(A-HDH^\dagger)}\,\mathrm{d}H$$
where $dH$ is the unit invariant Haar measure on the group of unitary ...

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### Besse p134 Riemann tensor in dimension 4

Does someone have a reference for the proof of 4.72 page 134 of Einstein Manifolds? It is said that
$$\check{R}-\vert R\vert^2g/4=S/3 (Ric-S/4) +2\mathring{W}(Ric -S/4) $$
because we are in dimension ...

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### Geodesics and Riemannian submersions

Let $X,Y$ be Riemannian manifolds, and $f\colon X\to Y$ be a Riemannian submersion.
Let $\gamma$ be a geodesic on $X$ starting at a point $x\in X$ and which is orthogonal to the fiber $f^{-1}(f(x))$.
...

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### Measurability of eigenelements $s \mapsto (\varphi_k(s), \lambda_k(s))$ of Laplace-Beltrami on $M_s$

For each $s \in [a,b]$, let $M_s$ be a compact Riemannian manifold with no boundary.
Under what conditions on $s \mapsto M_s$ do the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions $(\varphi_k(s), \lambda_k(s))_{k ...

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### Sequence of smooth maps converging to the identity [closed]

Let $\{g_{n}:B_{1}(0) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^{2}\}_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ be a sequence of smooth maps where $B_{1}(0)=\{x\in \mathbb{R}^{2} \mid |x|<1\}$ is the unit ball in $\mathbb{R}^{2}$. Assume ...

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### Are Carnot groups (as Carnot Caratheodory metric spaces) doubling?

I need to use the Lebesgue differentiation theorem for doubling metric measure spaces and was wondering if Carnot groups are doubling. If yes, is there any reference you can point me to? Thank you.

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### Semi-riemannian hypersurfaces

Let us consider the pseudo-euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^3_1$; that is, the space $\mathbb{R}^3$ endowed with the metric
$$\langle x, y\rangle = x_1y_1+x_2y_2-x_3y_3.$$
I see in O'Neill's book that ...