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cohomology of the orbit space of a group action

Let $M$ be a manifold. Let a finite group $G$ act on $M$ discretely. Let $F$ be a field. Suppose the induced action of $G$ on the cohomology algebra $H^*(M,F)$ is known. We want to obtain ...
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Fixed point set for a subcircle of torus actions

Let $T=S^{1}\times S^{1}\times ...\times S^{1}$ ($n$ times) be $n$ dimensional torus and $X$ be a $T$-space. Lemma: If $X$ has finitely many connected orbit type, then there is a subcircle ...
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Generalizing the Mazur-Ulam theorem to convex sets with empty interior in Banach spaces

The Mazur-Ulam theorem (1932) states that any isometry of a normed linear space is affine. See Nica (Expo. Math. 30 (2012), 397-398; arXiv:1306.2380) for a very elegant proof. Question: Let $M$ be a ...
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Is there a subset of $\Sigma_n$ s.t. each pair of elements is once in each pair of positions?

Is there a subset $A \subset \Sigma_n$ such that for each pair $(x, y)$ and each pair $(i, j)$, there is exactly one permutation $\sigma \in A$ such that $\sigma(i) = x$ and $\sigma(j) = y$? Remark ...
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Principal orbits for hamiltonian actions

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group which acts by symplectomorphisms on a symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$. Futhermore let $\mu \colon M \to \mathfrak g$ be a moment map for this action. Denote by $\Omega ...
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Can a surface group act on a finite-valence simplicial tree?

Question. Let $S$ be a closed surface of genus $> 1$. Can $\pi_1(S)$ act faithfully and minimally on a simplicial tree of finite valence? Here "minimal" means that there is no invariant sub-tree. ...
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Transverse intersection in the $G$-orbit of paths

I know how to prove the following lemma but I assume that it is well-known. Can someone provide a reference for it? Let $d>1$ and let $M$ be a $d$-dimensional connected smooth manifold with a ...
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isometric action on the $n$-sphere

Let $S^n$ be the $n$-sphere. If $n=2k+1$ is odd, then we can identify $S^n$ as a subset of $\mathbb{C}^{k+1}$. We define the $S^1$ action on $S^n$ by multiplication, namely $$ \Psi \colon S^1 \times ...
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A published proof for: the number of labeled $i$-edge ($i \geq 1$) forests on $p^k$ vertices is divisible by $p^k$

Let $F(n;i)$ be the number of labeled $i$-edge forests on $n$ vertices (A138464 on the OEIS). The first few values of $F(n;i) \pmod n$ are listed below: $$\begin{array}{r|rrrrrrrrrrr} & i=0 ...
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Is the direct sum in Maschke's Theorem an orthogonal decomposition?

I am reading a paper on coding theory, and it uses a statement, which was claimed to be a reformulation of Maschke's Theorem. But I felt that was false... Let's say $\mathcal(V):=\mathcal{F}_2^n$ is ...
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actions of the hyperoctahedral group

I am looking for actions (i.e., permutation representations) of the hyperoctahedral group $H_n$ (also known as the group of signed permutations) studied in the literature, i.e., homomorphisms from ...
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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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vector bundles induced by an action of a finite subgroup of $O(n)$

Let $M$ be a path-connected manifold. Let $G$ be a finite subgroup in $O(n)$ and suppose $G$ acts freely on $M$. Then we have an associated vector bundle $$ \xi(M,G): \mathbb{R}^n\longrightarrow ...
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Extension of a group action beyond the boundary

Let $M$ be a compact manifold with boundary and suppose a compact group $G$ acts on it. Can one always extend the action beyond the boundary? More precisely, does there always exist a $G$-manifold ...
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Invariant Polynomials under a Group Action (hidden GIT)

Let's say I start with the polynomial ring in $n$ variables $R = \mathbb{Z}[x_1,...,x_n]$ (in the case at hand I had $\mathbb{C}$ in place of $\mathbb{Z}$). Now the symmetric group $\mathfrak{S}_n$ ...
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group actions on fibre bundles

Suppose that we have a group $G$ acting on the spaces $E$ and $B$. Suppose moreover that we have fibre bundles $\xi$ and $\eta$ in the following commutative diagram If $\xi$ is a trivial bundle, ...
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Actions on Sⁿ with quotient Sⁿ

What is known about isometric actions on $\mathbb S^n$ such that the quotient space is homeomorphic to $\mathbb S^n$? Comments. I am mostly interested in (maybe trivial) properties of such ...
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Quotient of a smooth curve by a finite group and differentials

Let $X$ be a proper smooth connected curve over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $0$, and suppose that $X$ is equipped with a $k$-linear action of a finite group $G$. It makes sense ...
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Manifolds as simultaneous coset spaces

Let $X$ and $Y$ be real manifolds. Under what conditions is there a Lie group $G$ with transitive actions on $X$ and $Y$ such that the stabiliser of a point in $X$ is a subgroup of the stabiliser of ...
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Simultaneous coset spaces [closed]

Let $X$ and $Y$ be sets. Under what conditions is there a group $G$ with transitive actions on $X$ and $Y$ such that the stabiliser of a point in $X$ is a subgroup of the stabiliser of a point in ...
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How to construct a proper action of a group of finite virtual cohomological dimension?

Let $\Gamma$ be the semidirect product of $\mathbb{Z}$ and $\mathbb{Z}/4$, where the action of $\mathbb{Z}/4$ on $\mathbb{Z}$ is defined by $\bar{k} \cdot x = (-1)^k x$. Clearly $\Gamma$ has virtual ...
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Submanifolds invariant under subgroups with identical quotients

given a smooth manifold $M^n$ and a finite group $G$ acting smoothly and effectively, let's consider two (embedded) $k$-dimensional submanifolds $N_1,N_2\subset M$ and two subgroups $H_1,H_2\subset G$ ...
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The action of $GL(\mathbb{R}^{n})\otimes GL(\mathbb{R}^{m})$ on $\mathbb{R}P^{(mn-1)}$

Motivated by the following RG question we ask a related question as follows: We identify $\mathbb{R}^{n} \otimes \mathbb{R}^{m}$ with $\mathbb{R}^{mn}$. We define $GL(\mathbb{R}^{n})\otimes ...
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equivariant embeddings from the k-th configuration space to the k+1-th configuration space

Let $S$ be a closed, orientable surface in $\mathbb{R}^3$ and $S'$ be the manifold $S\setminus\text{one point}$. Let $F(S',k)$ be the $k$-th (ordered) configuration space on $S'$. It is claimed in ...
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Invariant polynomials under the action of $H\le\operatorname{GL}_n(\mathbb{F}_p)$

Let $n$ be a positive integer, and $p$ a prime. Any subgroup $H\le \operatorname{GL}_n(\mathbb{F}_p)$ acts on the polynomial ring $\mathbb{F}_p[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ via $A\cdot x_i=\sum_j a_{ji}x_j$ for ...
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Averaging measurable functions over amenable group actions

Let $G$ be an amenable group acting on a space $X$. Amenability means there is a $G$-invariant mean on $L^\infty(G,{\mathbf R})$. Given a bounded function $f\colon X\to {\mathbf R}$ one can use the ...
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On an example by Romagny about fixed point stack not commuting with coarse moduli space

This is to understand better Example 3.9 on page 221 of Group actions on stacks and applications by M.Romagny. For an action of an algebraic group (scheme) $G$ on an algebraic stack $\mathcal{M}$, ...
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Is this notion of 'closed subset' of a semigroup action something people have thought of?

Suppose $S$ is a semigroup (or a monoid, or a category), and $X$ is an $S$-set -- that is, a set with an action of $S$. Say that a sub-$S$-set $Y$ is "downward closed" (or maybe "well-generated") if ...
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Non invertibility of certain integral arising from group action

Edit 1: According to the comment of Andreas Cap I revise the integral formula in the question. Edit 2: I understand from the following post that some part of the previos version of my question has ...
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On finite quotients of unions of $n$ affine varieties

Assume that a finite group $G$ acts on a quasi-projective variety $Q$ (say, over complex numbers) that possesses a Zariski cover by $\le n$ affine varieties. My question is: does the quotient $Q/G$ ...
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Which weighted projective spaces (and their finite quotients) are local complete intersections?

Let $G$ be a finite subgroup of $\textrm{Gl}_{n+1}(k)$ (where $k$ is an algebraically closed field). My question is: do there exist examples of $G$ such that the corresponding quotient $P$ of ...
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Algebraic proof without using comparison theorem for étale cohomology

Let $X$ be some smooth scheme over $\mathbf C$ equipped with an action of $\mu_n$ (the group of $n$th roots of unity). The étale cohomology groups of X are therefore equipped with an action of ...
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“Interesting” projective varieties being quotients of $\mathbb{A}^n\setminus \{0\}$ by an action of an algebraic group?

The algebraic (multiplicative) group $G^m$ acts on $\mathbb{A}^n$ (diagonally) and the quotient of $\mathbb{A}^n\setminus \{0\}$ by $G_m$ is $\mathbb{P}^{n-1}$ (which is a proper variety). I would ...
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symmetric group of regular polyhedrons

Let $\Delta^n$ be the regular $n$-simplex spanned by $(n+1)$ vertices, equipped with an Riemannian metric such that all the edges are of equal length. For example, $\Delta^2$: $\Delta^3$: Let ...
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Kunneth formula of Cartesian product modulo orders of coordinates

Let $X$ be a topological space and $F$ a field. Let the $n$-th permutation group $\Sigma_n$ act on $$ \prod_n X $$ by $$ \sigma(x_1,\cdots,x_n)=(x_{\sigma(1)},\cdots,x_{\sigma(n)}), \sigma\in ...
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Does $\mathbb Z \times \mathbb Z$ mod the obvious $\mathbb Z$ action have more structure than just a set?

$\mathbb Z$ acts on the lattice $\mathbb Z \times \mathbb Z$ by adding an element to itself n times. I am studying some function arising from symplectic geometry which happens in my case to be ...
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Closure of the orbits of the $SL(2,\mathbb{Z})$-action on $\mathbb{R}^2$

I'm coming with a very basic question for which I can't find an answer. Please forgive me if I didn't search efficiently enough. What can the closure of an orbit of an element $X$ of $\mathbb{R}^2$ ...
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Is there a topological Chevalley-Shephard-Todd Theorem?

Is the following true: For a representation of a finite group $G$ on $\mathbb{C}^n$, the quotient $\mathbb{C}^n/G$ is a topological manifold if and only if $G$ is generated by pseudo-reflections. ( ...
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Properly Discontinuous Action

When looking definition, and theorems related to Properly discontinuous action of a group $G$ on a topological space $X$, it is different in different books (Topology and Geometry-Bredon, Complex ...
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Künneth formula for Bredon cohomology theory

Let $G$ be a finite group. Let $X$ and $Y$ be two $G$-CW complexes with known integer graded $G$-equivariant Bredon cohomology with constant coefficient systems. Is there any Künneth formula for this ...
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Actions of the unit circle on finite complex matrices

Let $M_2(\mathbb{C})$ be the algebra of $2\times 2$ complex matrices and $\mathbb{S}^1$ the unit circle. How many actions of $\mathbb{S}^1$ on $M_2(\mathbb{C})$ exist (up to isomorphism)? And on ...
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Equivariant Derived Category

Can someone give me a reference for the following or an idea on why it is true? (This is taken from remark 1.5 on page 5 of http://arxiv.org/abs/0810.0794.) Suppose we have an algebraic group $G$ ...
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simultaneous action of GL(n) on the matrices

Consider the action of GL(n,k) on the set MxM where M is the set of all n-by-n matrices over k given by $g.(h,l) \mapsto (ghg^{-1}, glg^t)$. Individually these actions are well studied and good ...
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Certain principal bundle structure on $\mathbb{R}^{n} \setminus \{0\}$

I ask this question in MSE and I received no answer, so I repeat it here: Is there a right action of $\mathbb{H}^{2}$ on some $\mathbb{R}^{n}\setminus \{0\}$ such that this action gives us a ...
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Can Z/2 x Z/2 act freely on an infinite dimensional sphere?

Using that all groups that act freely on some sphere $S^n$ have periodic cohomology, one can see that $\mathbb Z/2 \times \mathbb Z/2$ can not act freely on any $S^n$. But can it act freely on ...
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Free actions of non-amenable groups

Let $G$ be a locally compact, second countable, non-amenable group, let $X$ be a Haudorff space that is not necessarily compact, and let $G \curvearrowright X$ be a topological action that is free ...
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Example of a $G$-sphere that is not a $G$-representation sphere

Let $G$ be a finite group with the discrete topology. To set terminology: a $G$-sphere is a sphere equipped with a continuous $G$-action a $G$-representation sphere is a $G$-sphere obtained from an ...
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fixpoint algebras of a permutation action

Let $D$ be an infinite UHF algebra, e.g. the infinite tensor product of the matrix algebra $M_k(\mathbb{C})$. The permutation group $\Sigma_n$ acts on the $n$-fold tensor product $D^{\otimes n}$ in a ...
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Dividing by two in the category of vector spaces

Does every invertible linear map $M$ between $V \oplus V$ and $W \oplus W$ naturally yield an invertible linear map $L$ between $V$ and $W$? Here "naturally" means "in an $GL(V) \times ...
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Action of semidirect products of cyclic groups

Is there anything known about group actions of $C_{p}\rtimes C_{p}^{*}$ on the ring of real polynomials $\mathbb{R}[X_{1},\ldots,X_{n}]$, where $C_{p}$ denotes the cyclic group of order $p$ and $p$ is ...