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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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### Localization on orbit type submanifolds (generalization of Atiyah-Bott-Berline-Vergne)

In equivariant cohomology, the Atiyah-Bott-Berline-Vergne localization theorem says roughly speaking that the integral of an equivariant cohomology class on the $G$-manifold $M$ has only contributions ...

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### Eversion of the 6-sphere in 7-space

Say that $S^n$ "admits eversion" if the inclusion $S^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^{n+1}$ is regularly homotopic to the antipodal map (where a "regular" homotopy is a continuous path through immersions).
...

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### “Integrating” solenoidal vector fields

Let $U$ be a bounded open subset of $\mathbb{R}^d$ with Lipschitz boundary, and $g \in L^2(U,\mathbb{R}^d)$ be a solenoidal vector field (i.e. $\nabla \cdot g = 0$). Then $g$ can be written in the ...

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469 views

### Internal equivalence implies weak equivalence for Frechet Lie groupoids?

It is a known theorem that an internal equivalence of Lie groupoids (finite dimensional manifolds!) - that is an equivalence in the 2-category of Lie groupoids, smooth functors and transformations - ...

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### Containment of two varieties with a lot of intersection

Given a projective variety $X\subset \mathbb P^n$ and a curve $C\subset \mathbb P^n$, when can I conclude that $C\subset X$, from the fact that $C$ and $X$ have 'many' points in common. I.e., is there ...

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### Relation between $\text{Hom}_{\mathsf{Alg}_{\mathbb{R}}}(\mathcal{C}^\infty(M),A) $ and $ X \otimes_\mathbb{R} A$? [on hold]

This question is a little bit of a shot in the dark, but maybe someone stumbled over it before... Let $M$ be a (simply connected) smooth manifold modelled on a locally convex space $X$ over ...

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### Differential ideals of Pfaffian forms on jet bundles (Integrability)

(I asked this question on math.stackexchange, but got no reaction in several weeks. So, my conclusion is, that it is harder to answer than I thought, and maybe admissible for the attribute 'research ...

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### Besides the tracioid are there other surfaces of revolution that have a constant negative curvature?

There is no surface in $ R^3 $ that can represent the complete hyperbolic plane (Hilberts theorem) so we always have to do with a surface that is not completely equivalent, has a cusp somewhere, but ...

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### Central extension of the algebraic loop group

I'm doing some constructions with the universal central extension $\widehat{\Omega G}$ of the loop group $\Omega G$ (here $G$ is a matrix group), where a priori the loops involved are just smooth, but ...

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### Does exterior product commute functor Hom?

Let $M$ be an module over the commutative ring $R$. I'd like to ask do we have the following isomorphism?
$$Hom_R(\wedge^n_RM,R)\simeq \wedge^n_R Hom_R(M,R)$$
We can obviously see it's true for the ...

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### Poincare lemma for non-smooth differentiable forms

The Poincare lemma is almost always formulated for differential forms with smooth coefficients (or sometimes for currents that have distributional coefficients). I would like to have it for ...

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### Mathematica package for supergravity and string theory

I am looking for a Mathematica package that can manipulate tensors for supergravity, string theory or M-theory. I am particularly looking for a package that can do spinor and Clifford algebra ...

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**1**answer

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### Decay of weak solutions to degenerate parabolic PDEs on manifolds without boundary

I'm interested in degenerate parabolic equations posed on compact manifolds without boundaries and in particular decay estimates of the weak solution of such equations of the form
$$|u(t)|_{L^p} \leq ...

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### Reference request for TQFT, functoriality

I am reading Turaev's blue book Quantum Invariants of Knots and 3-manifolds.
It is difficult for me to understand the proof of Theorem 1.9 in chapter 4, which says;
The function $(M, \partial_{-}M, ...

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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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### Normal-like coordinates for weakly differentiable metrics

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian $W^{2,p}$ metric, with $p>n/2$. Thus $g$ is at least continuous. At any point $P\in M$, do there exist local coordinates $x^i$ such that $g$ can be decomposed as $g_{ij} ...

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### Approximation theorem for Anti-Self-Dual Metrics

Rounge's Theorem states that any meromorphic function on a domain inside $\mathbb{C}$ can be approximated (over compact subsets) by a sequence of rational functions (meromorphic functions on ...

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### Global conformal equivalence of two regions of Minkowski spacetime

I am wondering whether the region $H:=\{(t,x):x^2−t^2<1\}$ of $(1+1)$-dimensional Minkowski spacetime, equipped with the restriction $g_H$ of the standard Minkowski metric $g=−\mathrm{d} t\otimes ...

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### Large and Small Conformal Groups

It's well-known that on a Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$ with dimension larger than 2, the dimension of its conformal group $\text{conf}(M,g)$ is bounded above by ${n+2\choose 2}$. A Riemannian manifold ...

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### When does a moduli space admit a spin structure?

This is a very vague question.
Is there any example of spin structures on a moduli space? References are requested.
I have vaguely heard that Witten discussed when a sigma model is spin. Somehow I ...

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### Approximating the action of the U(N) exponential map

Let's say that I have a curve in $\mathbb{C}^N$ given by the action of the unitary group:
$$x(t) = e^{Ht}x_0,~ H \in \mathfrak{u}(N),~ ||x_0||=1$$
Here, $H$ is an NxN skew-Hermitian matrix (for very ...

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### On bi-invariant metrics on groups

I'm looking for a quick, snap-your-fingers proof of the following result:
A continuous length metric on $\mathbb{R}^n$ that is invariant under translations comes from a norm.
To be clear about ...

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### Derivability properties of the distance function in a Finsler Manifold

We know that, in a Riemannian manifold, the geodesic distance between a point O and a point P, when we fix O, is a function of P that is $C^\infty$ everywhere on a local neighborhood, except in P=O. ...

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### Existence of $n$-connected topological groups with $m$-dimensional action extending that of $GL(m)$ on $\mathbb{R}^m$

I'll first state the question as concisely as I can and then provide some motivation.
Consider two positive integers $m$ and $n$ such that $m < n+2$. Does there exist a topological group $G$ ...

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### Idea and intuition behind Penrose transform

I would like to know what a Penrose transform is, or more precisely, what is it intended to be - I'm interested in ideas, intuition and some examples of application.
My knowledge of differential ...

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**1**answer

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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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**1**answer

368 views

### Differential Geometric Aspects of Rubber Bands

What happens, if a rubber band ( of length $l_0$ that has been stretched to length $l_1:=l_0+\Delta l\;$ and brought into the shape of a closed curve in $\mathbb{R}^3$ ) is released and if the only ...

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### The necessary and sufficient condition for $\textbf{global}$ conformal flatness of a n-dim (pseudo-)Riemannian manifold

There is a theorem :
1) 2-dim (pseudo-)Riemannian manifold must be local conformal flat;
2) 3-dim (pseudo-)Riemannian manifold is local conformal flat iff the Cotton tensor vanishes.
3) n-dim (n>3) ...

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### Hamiltonian Isotopy class of Lagrangian Submanifold

Let $(X,\omega)$ be a symplectic manifold, $L\subset X$ be a Lagrangian submanifold, $[L]$ denotes the Hamiltonian isotopy class. How to represent $L'\in[L]$ via $L$ (for example, a graph over $L$)? ...

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### Branch point and alexandrov embeddedness

This is a question I have asked on mathstackexchange with a bounty but without any answer; it is probably more adapted to mathoverflow:
Let us assume that $\Sigma_n$ is a sequence of topological ...

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### the algebraic theory of obstruction of a homology theory

In general homology group of a complex is $Ker d/ Im d$(regardless of grading). However, in many case the square $d\circ d$ is not zero. For example, the study of Floer thoery needs A infinity ...

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### Is the extrinsic metric and intrinsic metric equivalent if second fundamental form is bounded

Let $M$ be a hypersurface in $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$ with bounded second fundamental form
$|A|\leq C$. Does intrinsic distance satisfy $d_g(p,q)\leq C'|p-q|$, where $C'$ only depends on $C$. Here ...

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### This weaker version of CR-structure: is it studied somewhere

When I study 5-dimensional $\mathcal{N} = 1$ supersymmetry, I came across such structure as follows.
$(R, \kappa, \Phi, M)$ is an almost contact 5-manifold, such that
\begin{equation}
\kappa ...

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### Laplacian eigenfunction $L^p$ norms

Suppose I have a compact surface (possibly with boundary), and consider the eigenfunctions of the Laplacian, normalized so that their $L^2$ norms are $1.$ Is there some general result or conjecture on ...

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### Are (Frobenius) integrability conditions covariant?

Starting with a system of partial differential equations for functions on $\mathbb{R}^n$, Frobenius' theorem gives a bunch of integrability conditions (on e.g. functions which are 'data' for the ...

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### Do lower dimensional spheres always lie on higher dimensional spheres?

At a certain stage of my research work, I require the following fact to hold true.
A surface $S$ satisfies certain conditions so that it lies on a 4-sphere in $R^{21}$ (I have used the results proved ...

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### Does $S^4$ have a “symplecto-homeomorphic” structure?

The 4-sphere cannot be a symplectic manifold. In particular, it does not admit an atlas whose transition maps are symplectomorphisms ...

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### Instrinsic Distance on Hypersurface

Let $\Sigma=\{(x, u(x))\in\mathbb{R}^{n+1}| u: \mathbb{R}^{n}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}\}$ be a convex graph.
How to estimate the intrinsic distance or compare the intrinsic distance with the extrinsic ...

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### Construction of the Lie functor: left vs. right invariant vector fields on Lie groups and Lie groupoids

When constructing the Lie algebra $L(G)$ of a Lie group $G$, one usually uses the identification of the tangent space $T_1 G$ with left invariant vector fields $\mathcal{V}^l(G)$ to construct the Lie ...

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### Vanishing eigenvalues of Jacobian

Let $f: \mathbb{R^2}\to \mathbb{R^2}$ be a Schwartz function. If the eigenvalues of $Df$ vanish everywhere, must $f$ be constant? Does an analogous result hold when we replace $2$ by $n$?
Any ...

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### Extending connections [closed]

Usually, one views the connection $\nabla$ on a vector bundle $E \to M$ as a map $\Gamma(M, E) \to \Gamma(M,T^*M) \otimes \Gamma(M,E)) \simeq \Gamma(M,T^*M\otimes E)$. One can extend this to the ...

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### Dimension of Inverse image

Suppose we have a smooth map between two smooth manifolds $f:M→N$ such that $\dim M>\dim N$, and let $p∈N$ be a critical value. Suppose we know that $X:=f^{-1}(p)$ is a differentiable manifold (or ...

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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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### A question about Marsden-Weinstein reduction theory

Let $G$ ba a compat Lie group and $\frak g$ be its Lie algebra, then by Marsden-Weinstein reduction theory we know that if we take $M=T^*G$ and $J:M\to \frak g^*$ be its moment map then the reduced ...

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### Geometric meaning of the black hole horizon

It is widely accepted that the singularity of the Schwarzschild metric at the event horizon is purely an artifact of the coordinates and no physical singularity exists at the horizon. However, as ...

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### Tensor product of certain Sobolev spaces on non-compact manifolds

Let $M$ be a non-compact Riemannian manifold of bounded geometry (i.e., its injectivity radius is uniformly positive and the curvature tensor and all its covariant derivatives are bounded in ...

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### Can the Einstein Field Equations be written as Difference Equations? [closed]

Does anyone know if the Einstein Field equations have ever been written as Difference Equations, and if so does that simplify anything or produce solutions not available in the usual Differential ...

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### Aysmptotic comparison of L^2 sections versus generating sections

Let $s_1,\ldots, s_k$ be linearly independent global holomorphic sections of a holomorphic line bundle $E$ over a compact algebraic manifold $X$, with volume form $\Omega$.
For $m$ large, let ...

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### Canonical Metric on Grassmann Manifold

I was curious and quite clueless as to how we can equip the Grassmann Manifold with a canonical metric - I have yet to find anything upon this subject.