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### All compact surfaces $S\subseteq \mathbb{R}^3$ are rigid?

Recently I've come across a lecture in differential geometry by Fernando Codá (in portuguese!) in which he stated that the following problem is (at least, up to 2014) open:
Given ...

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### Is there any open Ricci-flat ALE 4-manifold other than Hyper-Kahler ALE 4-manifolds?

Concerning my previous question Non simply connected HyperKähler 4-manifolds without ALE metrics the following question occurred to me:
Is there any open Ricci-flat ALE 4-manifold other than ...

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vote

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+50

### Shape-related vector fields

Assume that $M$ is a surface in $\mathbb{R}^{3}$. We denote its shape operator by $S$. A vector field $X$ is shape related to $Y$ if $S(X)=Y$.
(of course it is not an equivalent relation).
...

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### Smooth manifolds as idempotent splitting completion

The nlab has a particularly interesting thing to say about the category of smooth manifolds: it is the idempotent-splitting completion of the category of open sets of Euclidean spaces and smooth maps.
...

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### Smoothness of the fourth power of the geodesic distance in a Finsler geometry

The simplest form of Finsler metric is:
$ds (X, dx)=\sqrt[4]{g_{\alpha, \beta, \gamma, \delta}(X).dx^{\alpha}dx^{\beta}dx^{\gamma}dx^{\delta}}$, where $g_{\alpha, \beta, \gamma, \delta}$ is a fourth ...

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### Classification of open subset of $\mathbb{R}^{3}$ [on hold]

There is a theorem which gives a classification of connected open sets of $\mathbb{R}^{2}$. Unfortunately, I don't remember the correct statement, but it looks like this
Theorem ? Let ...

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### Schauder estimate for the heat equation on compact manifolds

I asked this question on math.stackexchange.com, however I didn't get any answers so I'll try it here.
Let $M$ be a compact manifold without boundary. Consider $Lu:=\partial_tu-\Delta u$. Let $f\in ...

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### “The” natural double complex associated to a principal $G$-bundle?

Let $\pi: P \to M$ be a principal $G$-bundle. We have the associated adjoint bundle $ad(P)= P \times_{ad} \mathfrak g$ whose sections correspond to infinitesimal guage trasformations.
Consider the ...

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### Homogeneous metrics of given volume element, on the n-sphere.

Let $\omega$ be an $n$-form on $S^n$, nowhere vanishing.
Is there a Riemannian metric $g$ on $S^n$, so that its volume form is $\omega$, and $(S^n,g)$ is homogeneous? Is it unique, and if not, what ...

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134 views

### about the horizontal lift in a principal bundle [on hold]

I'm currently studying Fibre Bundle by Nakahara's book, and I'm a bit confused about the following:
Imagine we have a Principal Bundle $P(M,G)$ with open chart {$U_i$} and a local section ...

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### Structure of $C^k$ ($k<\infty$)Riemannian metrics on a manifold

$M$ is a smooth manifold. It's known that if $M$ is compact, then the space of smooth Riemannian metrics has a Frechet manifold structure. For the space of $C^k$($k<\infty$) Riemannian metrics, ...

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### Integrations of Ricci curvature of the Weil-Petersson metric on the moduli space of varieties of general type is a rational numbers?

It is known that the integrations of Ricci curvature of the Weil-Petersson metric on the moduli space of Calabi-Yau varieties is a rational numbers
My question is on moduli space of varieties of ...

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### Operations via Morse Theory

I am interested in seeing if and how Morse Theory can "do everything". Some core things are handle decomposition, Bott periodicity, and Euler characteristic. But what do the normal (co)homology ...

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### Obtaining the metric from the mixed Ricci tensor $R^i{}_j$

In chapter 5 of the book "Einstein Manifolds", Arthur Besse discusses the possibility to find the metric $g$ when knowing the Ricci curvature tensor $Ric(g)$ ($=R_{ij}$).
But what do we know about ...

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### Smoothing a piecewise smooth manifold

Let $M \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ be a piecewise smooth $2$-manifold. Let $C$ be a polyhedral complex that covers $\mathbb{R}^d$ and contains faces of dimension $[0,d]$. Since $M$ is a $2$-manifold, we can ...

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### $dd^\mathbb{C}$-lemma on pair $(X,D)$

Let $X$ be a Kähler manifold with a simple normal crossing divisor $D$, i.e., pair $(X,D)$. Let $\omega$ and $\omega'$ be two Kähler forms in the same Kähler class then have we $dd^\mathbb{C}$-lemma ...

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### What is meant by smooth orbifold?

There seems to be some confusion over what the tangent space to a singular point of an orbifold is.
On the one hand there is the obvious notion that smooth structures on orbifolds lift to smooth ...

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### Which sections of $T^*M\odot T^*M$ have reproducing kernel “primitives”?

Given a smooth reproducing kernel $\kappa:M\times M\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ on a manifold $M$, we can construct a section, $\alpha_{\kappa}$, of the symmetric tensor product $T^*M\odot T^*M$ by taking ...

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### Relation between Aitchison Distance on a Simplex and Geodesic distance on the multinomial manifold [on hold]

I am trying to understand the difference/relation between the Aitchison distance on a simplex
$$\left[ \sum^D_{k=1} (\log{\frac{x_{ik}}{g(\mathbf{x}_i)}} - \log{\frac{x_{jk}}{g(\mathbf{x}_j)}})^2 ...

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### The non-singular controls always in neighbourhood of singular controls?

Consider the case of a right invariant affine distribution: $D_{U} = \{ aU + \lambda bU | a,b \in \mathfrak{su}(n), \lambda \in \mathbb{R} \}$ on $SU(4)$.
Consider the equations:
...

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**2**answers

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### Diffusion on a semi-Riemannian manifold?

A great deal of literature exists on the heat equation and heat kernel for a Riemannian manifold. The Laplace-Beltrami operator in the given metric replaces the flat Laplacian in the heat equation, ...

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### Perturbation of Morse function

The following question is probably classic in Morse theory, so a reference to an existing result should be sufficient. I don't know much about Morse theory and I am dealing with the following ...

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### Modifying tensor to be positive definite everywhere [on hold]

Consider a (0,2)-tensor. It is known that it is positive definite somewhere and it is negative definite otherwise. Is there a theory how to "make" that tensor positive definite everywhere, while ...

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### Divergence free vector field on compact surface

I get a free divergence field $X$ on a compact surface $(\Sigma, g)$ and I would like to integrate it.
On the sphere $X=\nabla^\bot f$ since the spher is simply connected.($\nabla^\bot =J\circ ...

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### a question on warped product

This question is on J.Cheeger and Tobias H.Colding's paper "lower bound on Ricci curvature and the almost rigidity
of warped products".
For a warped product $M=(a,b)\times_f N^{n-1}$ with metric $g$. ...

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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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### A clarification regarding analytic perturbation of metrics and Laplacian

This question is in reference to the following Mathoverflow question and the accepted answer to it. It seems to me that it is taken for granted that if the metric $g_t$ perturbs real analytically in ...

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### Prescribing an induced metric

We know that, if we have a surface $z=f(x,y)$ with Euclidean space being ambient manifold, the induced metric is as follows (in matrix form):
$$g=\begin{bmatrix}
1+\left ( \frac{\partial ...

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### Compact open topology on the space of geodesics

I'm new in the field, so I'm sorry in advance if my question is too naive.
Let's consider $S$ a surface of genus $g\ge 2$ with an hyperbolic metric $g$. Let's call $\mathcal{S}(S)$ the set of closed ...

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### Generic absence of non-trivial first integrals of geodesic flows

Is it true that given a smooth manifold M (with or without boundary), a "generic" metric g on M does not possess any non-trivial (non-constant) first integral for the geodesic flow induced by g on the ...

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### Pair (X,D) model of Iitaka fibration

Let $(X,D)$ be a pair with simple normal crossing divisor $D$, then is there any Iitaka fibration on pair $(X,D)$?

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### What is the symbol of a differential operator?

I find Wikipedia's discussion of symbols of differential operators a bit impenetrable, and Google doesn't seem to turn up useful links, so I'm hoping someone can point me to a more pedantic ...

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### Gaussian Curvature of Exponentiated 2-Planes

Consider a Riemannian manifold $M$ with sectional curvatures $K\ge 0$ and let $\Pi$ be a 2-plane in the tangent space of $M$ at a point $p$. In a small enough neighborhood $U$ of 0 the exponential map ...

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### Example of a compact Kähler manifold with non-finitely generated canonical ring?

A celebrated recent theorem of Birkar-Cascini-Hacon-McKernan and Siu says that the canonical ring $R(X)=\oplus_{m\geq 0}H^0(X,mK_X)$ of any smooth algebraic variety $X$ over $\mathbb{C}$ is a finitely ...

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### Compact surface with arbitrarily large eigenvalue

Consider a compact surface $M$ with genus $\gamma \geq 2$ and fix a positive real number $V$. Is it known whether it is possible to produce a metric $g$ on the surface $M$ such that $(M. g)$ has ...

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### Volume form on pair (X,D)

Let $X$ be a singular Kahler variety with Kahler current $\omega $ then the volume form is $\omega^n$. Now let $D$ be a divisor then how can we define volume form on pair $(X,D) $?

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### Space with 720° / not 2$\pi$ rotational symmetry?

Is there a space with a 720°, but no 360° rotational symmetry? Possibly one that can be mapped onto something more conventional like R(3) or R(3,1)?
The reason I am asking is because in quantum ...

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### Sections of the conormal bundle

Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^N$ be a quadratic manifold. That is $I(X)$ is generated by quadratic polynomials $Q_1,...,Q_m$.
Let $\mathcal{I}_X$ be the ideal sheaf of $X$ and ...

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### embeddings of product of spheres in Euclidean spaces [closed]

I notice that $T^2=S^1\times S^1$ can be embedded in $\mathbb{R}^3$ as a hypersurface (submnaifolds of codimension 1).
In general,
(1). could the product of spheres $S^{m_1}\times\cdots\times ...

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### Natural operators in differential geometry - why are they natural?

I'm reading bits and pieces of Kolar, Michor, & Slovak's Natural Operations in differential Geometry, and I'm having "doubt" about some of the definitions. All I'm trying to do is sheafify some of ...

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### Milnor's cartography problem

Let $\Omega$ be a round disc of radius $\alpha<\pi/2$ on the unit sphere $\mathbb{S}^2$.
It is easy to construct a $(1,\tfrac{\alpha}{\sin\alpha})$-bi-Lipschitz map from $\Omega$ to the plane.
Is ...

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### first Chern class of complex vector bundles and first Pontrjagin class of quaternionic vector bundles

Let $\xi$ be a (real) vector bundle of dimension $n$. Then the first Stiefel-Whitney class
$$
w_1(\xi)=0
$$
if and only if $\xi$ is orientable, i.e. the structure group of $\xi$ can be reduced to ...

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### On Harmonic Unit Vector Fields

When we restrict the Dirichlet energy functional to the set of all unit vector fields on a compact Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$, then the critical points of this functional are satisfied in $\Delta_g ...

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### When is a submanifold of $\mathbf R^n$ given by global equations?

Let $M \subset \mathbf R^n$ be a (smooth) submanifold of dimension $d$. Under which conditions does there exist global equations defining $M$? By global equations I mean : does there exist a smooth ...

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### Exterior derivative as only (up to multiple) natural operator $\Lambda ^kT^\ast \rightsquigarrow \Lambda ^{k+1}T^\ast$

In Kolar, Michor, & Slovak's book Natural Operations in Differential Geometry, it is proved the exterior derivative is universal in the following sense.
Proposition 25.4. For $k>0$ all natural ...

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### Explicitly describing the region of the plane “outward of” a simple, open, oriented, cubic curve $c:(0,1)\to\mathbb{R}^2$

Some Context:
I'm working with some data given in the form of Bezier curves. I need to sort these (partially ordered) Bezier curves by "outwardness" (described below) and have come across an ...

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### Two proofs of the Cheeger-Müller theorem

In the late 1970's, Cheeger and Müller independently proved the equality of analytic torsion and Reidemeister torsion for orthogonal representations, which had been conjectured by Ray-Singer. Their ...

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### A systematic canonical construction of the Hodge star operator

I'm struggling to make sense of the Hodge star as a global canonical object. Here are my struggles so far and some questions:
Let $M$ be a finitely generated projective $R$-module (hence locally free ...

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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 ...

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### Smooth perturbation of a positive self-adjoint operator with compact resolvent

Consider a one-parameter family $A_t$ of unbounded positive self-adjoint operators with discrete spectrum (for example, one can consider a one-parameter family of Laplacians on a compact Riemannian ...