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How many Fréchet manifolds are there?

Clearly the title needs clarifying. Allow me to let "how many" to mean a set larger than a skeleton of the category of Fréchet manifolds and smooth maps, if this category is indeed essentially small. ...
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Kernel of flux homomorphism (Calabi invariant) for volume-preserving maps on a compact manifold

Good morning everybody, I am currently reading through the book of Banyaga "Structure of classical diffeomorphism groups" link, and I am particularly interested in the question of factorizing ...
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Closed geodesics in free smooth loop space?

I know very little about these subjects, so I apologise if this is a naive line of inquiry: Let $M$ be a smooth $n$-dimensional Riemannian manifold. I understand that it is possible to construct an ...
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Relation between locally convex calculus and Kriegl & Michor's “convenient setting”

I have a very general question regarding the book "Kriegl, Michor: The Convenient Setting of Global Analysis.": Is the differential calculus of locally convex spaces (see here, for instance) ...
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Infinite dimensional Cauchy-Lipschitz theorem [duplicate]

From the answers to Mathoverflow Question "Continuity in Banach space for non-linear maps", it is possible to infer that the assumption of the Cauchy-Lipschitz theorem for the autonomous equation $$ ...
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Is the strong Whitney topology connected?

$\def\bbR{\mathbb R}\def\ssp{\kern.4mm}$Put more precisely, let $C$ be the set of all continuous functions $f:\bbR\to\bbR$ when $\bbR$ has its standard order topology. Let $\mathscr T$ be the set of ...
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Analogous to a PDE but where independent variable is a function

Consider, as an example for my question, a density function $u(\boldsymbol{x},t)$ on a vector field $\boldsymbol{x}$ at some time $t$. The flow velocity vector of the density is given by ...
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Restriction of derivations on $C^\infty(X)$

In 'Kriegl, Michor - A convenient setting for global infintite-dimensional analysis', they say that for an element $x$ in a convenient (i.e. Mackey-complete locally convex) space $X$, a bounded ...
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Does Schur's Lemma hold in this case? Regular representations of $S_n$ over $\mathbb R$

Warning I am a physicist and I am not familiar with a lot of the machinary of representation theory. I consider the regular representation of $\mathbb S_n$ over reals $\mathbb R$ ($\mathbb R \mathbb ...
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What should be considered a finite size of an infinite dimensional space? [closed]

I've got a map between two infinite dimensional spaces, $f: A\to B$, where $A$ seems "larger" than $B$. For the sake of conversation let's assume that $A$ is the set of smooth maps $\mathbb R^3\to ...
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infinite dimensional germs of schemes and tangent spaces

(The question of the type "how to define?") Let $(R,\mathfrak{m})$ be a local ring over a field $k$ of zero characteristic. Consider the matrices over this ring, $Mat(m,R)$. I think of $Mat(m,R)$ as ...
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Casimirs of Poisson brackets obtained via Poisson reduction

Suppose that a Lie group $G$ acts freely and properly on a symplectic manifold $P$ via symplectomorphisms. Suppose further that we have at our disposal an $\text{Ad}^*$-equivariant momentum map ...
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Condition for infinite dimensional complex manifold to be Kähler by pullback form

For a finite dimensional Kähler manifold $M$, there is the condition that if $N\xrightarrow{f}M$ is a holomorphic map with maximal rank at each point, then $N$ is Kähler with the pullback form induced ...
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Topology of fibers of operators under C^{\infty} convergence

A smooth family of maps $f_t : L^2 (\mathbb{R}) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^{n}$ is given, with $t \in (0,1]$. Suppose that when $t \rightarrow 0$ the family restricted to balls of given radius converges ...
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Infinite dimensional Riemannian geometry

My current research has brought me into an area the requires me to learn some infinite dimensional Riemannian and Kähler geometry. Can someone recommend some good books or survey articles to help me ...
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Monograph or rich survey on infinite-dimensional Riemann manifolds

I'm working with the space of smooth curves $\mathcal{C}$ in a smooth manifold $M$, having (different, pre-determined) fixed endpoints. I'd like to endow it with a Riemann structure (I already have a ...
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Does the coordinate ring of affine variety admit a structure of infinite dimensional variety?

We work in the category of algebraic varieties over some algebraically closed field $k$. By infinite dimensional variety I mean a filtration: $$ V_0\subset V_1\subset V_2\subset\ldots $$ where each ...
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Are there examples of compact infinite dimensional manifolds? [closed]

Are there known examples of compact infinite dimensional manifolds? The word "manifold" is important.
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Can we define smooth diffeomorphisms on the Hilbert cube $[0,1]^\mathbb{N}$ ? Has it been done in the literature?

Can we define smooth diffeomorphisms on the Hilbert cube$[0,1]^\mathbb{N}$ ? Has it been done in the literature? For example, let $E$ be the set of bijections $f$ of the Hilbert cube, such that ...
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Is it possible to define a structure of differentiable manifold on the Hilbert cube $[0,1]^\mathbb{N}$?

Is it possible to define a structure of differentiable (smooth) manifold on the Hilbert cube $[0,1]^\mathbb{N}$ ? Has it been done in the literature? In textbooks, only the Banach case is treated, ...
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Homotopy problem for infinite dimensional topological space II

This post here is a specification of this post. Let $(X_{n},d_{n})_{n \in \mathbb{N}}$ be a sequence of intrinsic metric spaces verifying : $X_{n}$ have topological dimension $n$. $X_{n+1}$ is ...
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Homotopy problem for infinite dimensional topological space

Let $X$ be an infinite dimensional topological space such that : $ \forall n \in \mathbb{N}$, $ \exists X_{n} \subset X$, $n$-dimensional subspaces verifying : $\forall r<n$, the homotopy ...
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Is $C^\nu(X,Y)$ a Banach manifold and a Lindelöf space?

Suppose that $X$ is a compact, finite dimensional manifold and $Y$ is an infinite dimensional, second countable ($C^\infty$-)Banach manifold. Let $\nu \in \mathbb{N}$. Question: Is the space ...
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Constructing a special infinite-dimensional vector bundle

Let $M$ and $N$ be finite dimensional smooth manifolds and $p: E \rightarrow N$ a finite rank vector bundle. $M$ can be assumed to be compact if necessary but I would prefer to work without this ...
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Infinite dimensional algebraic geometry

Hi! I am looking for basic references about infinite dimensional algebraic geometry, in particular about the $\textrm{Proj}$ of an infinite dimensional graded commutative algebra. I have a specific ...
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Coercive Symmetric Bilinear form on a Hilbert space

I need to show one of the two following equivalent results. If true, it must be a simple proof but I do not seem to be able to make it work. Thank you in advance. 1) Consider a continuous symmetric ...
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Is it true that a solid, minihedral cone in infinite dimensions cannot be regular?

Background Consider a real Banach$^1$ space $V$. We'll call a subset $V_+ \subseteq V$ a cone if $V$ is closed, $\alpha V_+ \subseteq V_+$ for every $\alpha \geqslant 0$ and $V_+ \cap (-V_+) = ...
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Variant of the Riemann Mapping Theorem for $Conf(\mathbb H^2)$?

According to the Riemann mapping theorem it is possible to map a simply connected open subset $B \subset \mathbb C$ into any other $B' \subset \mathbb C$ by a (bi-)holomorphic mapping. Moreover, such ...
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Cotangent bundle in the category of locally convex spaces

I'm trying to understand the definition of a differential form on $M$ in the context of Fréchet spaces or, more generally, locally convex spaces. The standard procedure defines a k-form as a map ...
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How are infinite-dimensional manifolds most commonly treated?

I originally posted this question on StackExchange, where it was suggested I post here. It was also suggested I read about Hilbert manifolds and Fréchet manifolds. Nevertheless, I am still looking for ...
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Dimension of An Ultraproduct Field as a Vector Space over Another Ultraproduct Field

Suppose $F \subseteq K$ are fields with $G$ an ultrafilter on an infinite set $X$. If $F^{\ast}$ and $K^{\ast}$ represent the ultraproducts respectively of $F$ and $K$, it is easy to see that $[K : ...
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What are the current possibilities for infinite-dimensional manifolds? [closed]

According to wikipedia, by a theorem of Henderson '69, infinite-dimensional Frechet Manifolds embed as open subspaces of Hilbert Space. They need to be seperable & metric. They are generalisations ...
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Is there a good metric under which a sequence of compact sets can converge to an infinite dimensional set?

I have a sequence of finite-dimensional, compact sets in $L^2(\Omega)$, where $\Omega\subset \mathbf{R}^2$ is closed and bounded. The dimension grows monotonically with the sequence, and there is no ...
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Matrices whose range is equal to the column set [closed]

Is there such a thing? I suppose there are two cases in which they may exist: over a finite field or infinite matrices (but let's stick to countable matrices then).
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Representations of infinite dimensional Lie algebras as vector fields on manifolds

Suppose I have e.g. the Witt algebra, $\left[l_n,l_m \right] = -(n-m)l_{n+m}$. I want to realize the $l_n$ as vector fields on some manifold. The classical example is when the $l_n$ span the Lie ...
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Co-filtered and pro-finite manifolds, filtered algebras, and differential calculus on them

Hello! I've come across a lot of questions (and nice answers) on MO, concerning infinite-dimensional manifolds and differential calculus over them, but nothing suiting the simpler and special case I ...
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Mappings preserving convex compactness

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space. How can one describe continuous mappings $F:H \to H$ that satisfy the following condition: There exist two elements $c$, $F(c) \neq c$ and a convex compact $M$ containing ...
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Trace in an Infinite dimensional space [closed]

How do we define trace of an infinite dimensional space? How one can compute the trace of an infinite dimensional matrix?
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Hodge theory for Lie algebra (co)homology

Let $G$ be a simple Lie group and $P$ its parabolic subgroup such that on the level of Lie algebras we have $\mathfrak{p} = \mathfrak{g}_0 \oplus \mathfrak{n}$. The dual $\mathfrak{n}^{\*}$ is ...
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Is there a “Cartan product” of Harish-Chandra modules?

If $\lambda,\mu$ are two dominant weights for a Lie group $G$, then there is a canonical (up to scale, perhaps) surjection $V_\lambda \otimes V_\mu \to V_{\lambda+\mu}$ of finite-dimensional ...
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Image of the Hilbert space under a continuous bijection

Consider a continuous bijection $X\to Y$ such that $X$ is homeomorphic to a separable infinite dimensional Hilbert space. I wonder what can be said about topological properties of $Y$. To exclude ...
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$\infty$-forms and $\infty$-plectic geometry

Can you have $\infty$-forms on infinite-dimensional manifolds or elsewhere and what are they used for?
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Status of the compact AR problem?

The so-called "compact AR Problem" reads: Is every compact convex set in a metrizable topological vector space an absolute retract? It is open according to the chapter by T. Banakh, R. Cauty ...
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Fréchet manifolds vs ILH manifolds

What is the precise relation between ILH manifolds and Fréchet manifolds? Specifically: Does any ILH manifold has a canonical structure of a Fréchet manifold? If so, is it true that any ILH ...
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Hom(A,C) ⊗ Hom(B,D) injects into Hom(A⊗B,C⊗D): when? why?

Sorry for asking a linear algebra question on a research forum, but this seems to be either a case of extreme blindness on my side, or a case of a result lying much deeper than it seems. The ...
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Infinite Linear Programming

I'm trying to prove optimality for a continuous linear program. That is, I have a linear program with an uncountable number of variables and constraints. I'm not sure how to demonstrate feasibility ...
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The finite-dimensional distributions of infinte-dimensional limit of finite-dimensional vectors

Suppose we have the process $\{\varepsilon_t,t\in \mathbb{N}\}$. Suppose that this the finite-dimensional distributions of this process are Gaussian, i.e. for any $t_1,...,t_n$, vector ...
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Complement of a closed star-shaped subset in a Frechet space

Let $U$ be the complement of a closed star-shaped subset in a separable infinite-dimensional Frechet space. Since every separable Frechet space is homeomorphic to $l_2$, one knows that $U$ is a ...
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Group scheme of infinite dimensional linear groups ?

Hi there, I know there are fairly straightforward ways to write down the schemes of infinite dimensional projective spaces (not restricting myself to only countable dimensions), but what happens with ...
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Infinite Grassmannians and their coordinate rings

I'm currently thinking about some combinatorics associated to an infinite analogue of the coordinate rings of the Grassmannians $Gr(2,n)$. The combinatorics should be thought of as relating to ...