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How does Cnops' operator terminology correspond to standard terminology?

I have been reading Jan Cnops' book, "An Introduction to Dirac Operators on Manifolds" (Birkhaeuser Boston, 2002) and various more standard texts on both Dirac operators and differential geometry in ...
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Carleson's Theorem on Manifolds

Let $M$ be an oriented, compact, differentiable manifold with some Riemmanian metric $g$, so that $(M,g)$ has a nice volume form and one can define $L^2(M,g)$ as the completion of $C^\infty(M)$ under ...
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Questions on the Hodge Dual of the Kähler Class

Let $M$ be a compact complex surface, i.e., a complex manifold with complex dimension two. Also, let us denote its Kähler metric by $g$ and its Kähler form by $K$. Let us denote the Kähler class by ...
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Formal adjoint of the covariant derivative

Let $E \to M$ be a vector bundle over some Riemannian metric $(M, g)$ and endow it with some fibre metric. Assume that covariant derivative $\nabla$ is compatible with the metric. It is essentially ...
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harmonic forms with respect to different metrics

Given a smooth manifold M with two different metric, we can consider U and V, the spaces of harmonic k-forms on M with respect to the first metric and second metric respectively. The question is ...
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Local System and Gauss-Manin connection

Fix a complex manifold $X$. Then if we have a line bundle $L=\mathcal{O}(D)$ together with Gauss-Manin connection $\nabla: L \rightarrow L \otimes \Omega^{1}_X$, we get the locally constant sheaf $F$ ...
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Hodge decomposition in Minkowski space

This question is motivated by the physical description of magnetic monopoles. I will give the motivation, but you can also jump to the last section. Let us recall Maxwell’s equations: Given a ...
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Constructing a Sobolev space containing the differential k-forms of a Riemannian manifold

I am currently writing a paper about the Hodge theorem for an algebraic topology course. The specific formulation I am proving can be stated thus. Let $M$ be a compact, orientable n-dimensional ...
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Homogeneous Spaces and Equivariant Hodge Maps

For a homogeneous space $G/H$, endowed with a $H$-equivariant metric $g$, let $\ast$ be the corresponding Hodge star map. It seems that $\ast$ must also be $\ast$-equivariant, but I can't see how one ...
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Determing Hodges Maps by their Essential Algebraic Properties

Let $M$ be a complex manifold of real dimension $2N$, equipped with a Hermitian metric. The corresponding Hodge map $\ast$ has the following properties: (i) It is a ${\bf C}$-linear map ...
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Is there a Hodge isomorphism theorem for part tangential, part normal, harmonic differential forms

Let $M$ be an oriented compact Riemannian $n$-manifold with boundary $\partial M$. A differential $p$-form $\omega$ on $M$ is normal if $i^* \omega = 0$ holds, tangential if $i^* \star \omega = 0$ ...
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Adjoint of a Connection Using the Hodge Map?

For a Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$ with exterior derivative d, the codifferential d$^\ast$ is defined to be the unique map for which $$ g(\omega,d\omega') = g(d^* \omega,\omega'), ~~~ \omega,\omega' ...
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Does the Hodge star operator respect complex structure?

The Hodge star operator $\ast$ acts on the differential forms of a differential manifold sending $\Omega^{k}$ to $\Omega^{N-k}$. If the manifold is complex, then for $p+q=k$, does $\ast$ map ...
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Hyperbolicity for Algebraic Varities and relation to curves on them

My question is related to several notions of hyperbolicity, applied to Kahler manifolds (projective, in general). Kahler hyperbolicity was introduced in this paper of Gromov's. He calls a Kahler ...
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Can the adjoint of the exterior derivative in semi-Riemannian geometry be defined without the Hodge * operator?

The adjoint of the exterior derivarive is defined by $\delta:=(-1)^k\ast^{-1}d\ast$, but I need a way which avoids the Hodge $\ast$ operator. Is there another definition? For example, for ...
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Cubical cohomology and de Rham cohomology

Qiaochu's question on a discrete analogue of harmonic function theory reminded me of some thoughts I had a long time ago about the relationship between cubical cohomology and de Rham cohomology. The ...
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When is a homogeneous space a variety?

Let $G$ be a Lie group and let $H$ be a closed subgroup of $G$. Then $G/H$ may not be a group, but it will be a homogeneous space for $G$ with stabilizers conjugate to $H$. Sometimes, this is a ...
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Rozansky-Witten class associated to the Theta Graph

Suppose I have a holomorphic symplectic manifold, and a smooth $(1,0)$ connection on the tangent bundle which is compatible with both the complex and the symplectic structures. Say that the ...