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Jacobian change of basis matrix for different dimensions

I am considering a real Lie group $G$ acting transitively on an open set $U$ in a real Euclidean space of lower dimension. Given a smooth, compactly supported function $f: U \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ ...
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Exposition of the Calabi complex

I am interested in a complex derived by Eugenio Calabi in his article "On compact Riemannian manifolds with constant curvature". The complex is referenced as "Calabi complex" in various citing ...
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Third variation of area of a minimal surface

There is a formula for the third variation of area on page 96 of Nitsche's book, Lectures on Minimal Surfaces, vol. 1 (English version). He says at the bottom of the page it is good for normal ...
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Geometry of ends of a finite volume negatively curved manifold

Is there a survey of the geometry of manifolds with finite volume Riemannian metrics of negative sectional curvature? More specifically, I am interested in the geometry of cusp ends of such manifolds, ...
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286 views

A question on generalized Einstein metrics on four-dimensional manifolds

I am thinking of a possible generalization of Einstein metrics (or a possible characterization of Einstein metrics) on four-dimensional manifolds, \begin{equation*} ...
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2answers
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Ricci curvature under rough convergence

From the work of Lott--Villani and Sturm, I know that the following fact holds: (*) Suppose that $(M_k,g_k,dvol_{g_k})$ is a sequence of compact Riemannian manifolds of non-negative Ricci ...
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Short examples that are/are not quantum-ergodic

Are there any considerably short examples of manifolds that are/aren't quantum ergodic, or quantum unique ergodic? Note that a (compact) Riemannian manifold is said to be quantum ergodic if ...
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Euler class and self-intersection number of a surface in a 4-manifold [duplicate]

In the first two paragraphs of Circle bundles over $CP^1$ and self-intersection number of $CP^1$ embeddings, it is claimed that For a compact oriented surface $X$ in a 4-dimensional oriented ...
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Boundaries of relatively hyperbolic groups

When the interior of an n-manifold $M$ has a pinched negative curvature metric of finite volume, then its fundamental group $\Gamma=\pi_1M$ is relatively hyperbolic relative to the parabolic groups ...
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118 views

Entropy of Negatively pinched manifolds

Suppose $M$ is a compact negatively pinched Riemannian manifold of dimension $n$. We normalize the metric such that $-1\le K\le -a^2$ for some $0<a\le 1$. Let $G$ be the fundamental group of $M$. ...
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189 views

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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1answer
190 views

Kahler-Einstein metrics on Toric manifolds are Torus-invariant?

let $(M,\omega)$ be a Kahler-Einstein toric manifold of complex dimension $m$. By toric manifold i mean a manifold that has an open dense subset $X$ biholomorphic to an algebraic torus ...
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141 views

Lie-derivative of tensor field along tensor field

What is the natural notion of the Lie-derivative of a tensor field along another tensor field, and where can I find an exposition of that?
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Where is the Courant operad discussed? [closed]

Where is the Courant operad discussed? And hopefully defined precisely.
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202 views

The cones for Bochner–Lichnerowicz–Weitzenböck formula

The Bochner–Lichnerowicz–Weitzenböck formula can be written the following way $$ \Delta \phi-\nabla^*\nabla \phi= R(\phi),$$ here $\phi$ is a section in a Dirac bundle and $R$ the something which can ...
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1answer
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Flag manifolds (=R-spaces): quotients by parabolic subgroups vs. isotropy representation

Real flag manifolds (also known as R-spaces) can be defined in two ways which I believe are equivalent although some fine print may have escaped me: as a quotient of a semisimple real Lie group $G$ ...
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Reference request: Geodesic flow on a manifold with negative curvature is ergodic

I'm reading about the Mostow's rigidity theorem, and the proof uses the following (maybe well-known) result: The geodesic flow on a manifold with negative curvature is ergodic. The lecture note that ...
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147 views

Characterization of Differentiability via Lie Derivatives [closed]

As the starting point of a project I intend to propose the proof of the statement below, but I want to make sure that it is not already proved somewhere else before. Let $G$ be a Lie group, and $f$ a ...
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Are there some websites for self learining of advanced mathematics? [closed]

Are there some websites for self learining of advanced mathematics? For example, some great lecture vedio of differential geometry, Lie group , Lie algebra, algebraic topology and so on. Thanks
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Spectrum of Laplacian in non-compact manifolds

What can be said about the spectrum of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on a non-compact, complete Riemannian manifold of finite volume? For example, is the point spectrum non-empty? What would be a ...
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1answer
134 views

Parameter dependent differential equation in a Lie group

It is well-known that a linear differential equation in a finite-dimensional vector space depends continuously on some external parameters (for details see below). I search for an explicit reference ...
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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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Isomorphism of connections on a complex line bundle

Reading an article I faced with the following theorem, please give me a reference to a proof of the fact which is stated without any reference in the article. Is it a well-known fact? Theorem. Let $E ...
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1answer
196 views

Spectrum of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on $L^p$: where is it?

On a noncompact Riemannian manifold $M$, the $L^2$-spectrum of the Laplace-Beltrami operator $\Delta$ sits inside $\mathbb{R}$ (by self-adjointness), either to the left or to the right of $0$ ...
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202 views

Curve on a surface defined by its geodesic curvature

Suppose that $S$ is a smooth complete surface, and $c\colon [0,L]\to S$ is a smooth curve in $S$, parametrized by arc-length. Then $c$ is uniquely determined by its initial tangent vector and its ...
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moduli spaces are kahler?

I often heard from experts that "moduli spaces are Kahler". This sounds as a meta-theorem asserting that every time one defines reasonable moduli spaces, then there is a standard strategy to see ...
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About the Lie algebra of polyvector fields

I would like to know if someone already did some computations of the group of Lie algebra automorphisms of the algebra of polyvector fields on $\mathbb{R}^n$ equiped with the Schouten bracket (or ...
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Cheeger-Gromov-Taylor theory on manifolds with boundary

I was reading the paper "Finite propagation speed, kernel estimates for functions of the Laplace operator, and the geometry of complete Riemannian manifolds" by Cheeger, Gromov and Taylor and I am ...
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good reference on brieskorn manifold

I am trying to learn something on the Brieskorn manifold (interested in the topological property) Can the Mathoverflow Experts give me some good refencece (in English)? By the way,is there an ...
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196 views

Reference request for parallel transport

I am learning about parallel transport on a Riemannian manifold equipped with an affine connexion. It seems (if I understand it well) that, in general, we might not be able to compute the parallel ...
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1answer
429 views

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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1answer
109 views

Casimir of a three dimensional solvable lie algebra

Good morning everyone. I've encountered recently during my computations the following lie algebra $$\mathfrak g=\text{span}(f_0,f_1,f_2),$$ with $$\begin{eqnarray}[f_2,f_1]&=&f_0+a f_2,\\ ...
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1answer
238 views

Fully non-linear PDE

A nice method of obtaining existence of solutions of many geometrically defined (and hence highly degenerate) parabolic systems (such as mean curvature flow) involves the reduction of the system to a ...
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1answer
130 views

Reference on Deligne-Mumford compactness for Riemann surfaces

I am working with closed degenerating hyperbolic Riemann surfaces, and I try to understand the compactification of the moduli space. Looking in different books, notably the one of Hummel, I now get a ...
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Oloid and sphericon: rolling develops entire surface

Wikipedia says that, "The oloid is one of the only known objects, along with some members of the sphericon family, that while rolling, develops its entire surface." Below are illustrations of ...
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Request for some references exploring the connections of Riemann surfaces with medical imaging

I'd like to know some references for a beginner who has basic background in Riemann surfaces and differential geometry, and would like to start learning/working on more applied areas, medical ...
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Regarding understanding differential geometry [closed]

I am essentially looking for a book that would hold my hand through basic concepts to more complicated ones. I am coming from physics. I am looking to make some connections with Classical mechanics ...
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3answers
227 views

A version of Lusternik–Schnirelmann category for good open covers

Recall that the Lusternik–Schnirelmann category (or LS-category) of a space is the integer $n$ such that there is an open cover by $n+1$ open sets which have nullhomotopic inclusions, and no such ...
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288 views

A reference about Dolbeault cohomology

I am looking for a reference about Dolbeault cohomology when the line bundle is not supposed to be positive.
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1answer
150 views

Reference for a path groupoid being a diffeological groupoid

I am looking for a reference that has a proof that a path groupoid is a groupoid internal to the category of diffeological spaces. I do know how to prove this fact, and a proof is not hard. My reason ...
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Invariant differential operators on real Grassmannians

I am looking for an explicit description of the algebra of $SO(n)$- or, better, $O(n)$-invariant differential operators on the real Grassmann manifolds of $k$-dimensional linear subspaces in the ...
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1answer
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Minimal Legendrian submanifolds and laplacian of particular functions

I'm reading the paper Lê, Hôngvân(D-MPI-NS); Wang, Guofang(PRC-ASBJ-MSY) A characterization of minimal Legendrian submanifolds in $S^{2n+1}$. Compositio Math. 129 (2001), no. 1, 87–93. Let $x: L^n ...
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Has Cheeger's 'de Rham cohomology' of metric measure spaces been studied beyond its definition?

In J. Cheeger's 'Differentiability of Lipschitz Functions on Metric Measure Spaces' (Geometric and Functional Analysis, 1999, Vol. 9 pp 428-517, see here), a 'de Rham cohomology group' ...
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Diffeology as a sheaf on the site of smooth manifolds

Souriau's definition of diffeology may be phrased as defining a concrete sheaf on the category $\mathsf{Open}$ of open subsets of Euclidean/coordinate spaces. It seems to me, unless I am missing ...
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$E$ is a holomorphic vector bundle if and only if there is a Dolbeault operator $\bar{\partial}_E$

I am looking for a reference which shows that the following statements are equivalent for a complex vector bundle $E$: $E$ is a holomorphic vector bundle. There is a Dolbeault operator ...
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Tangent vectors on the algebra of trigonometric polynomials

Let $G$ be a compact real Lie group and ${\sf Trig}(G)$ the algebra of trigonometric polynomials on $G$ (defined in the Hewitt-Ross, Abstract harmonic analysis, (27.7)), i.e. the algebra of functions ...
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Converse to Chow's theorem in sub-riemannian geometry

Chow's theorem is the statement that if $M$ is a connected smooth manifold endowed with a distribution $\mathcal{D}$ which is completely non integrable (i.e. iterated commutators of smooth sections of ...
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Existence of Simple Closed Straightest Geodesics

There are at least three distinct simple closed quasigeodesics on convex polyhedra [Mat. Sb. (N.S.), 1949, 25(67) :2, 275–306 Quasi-geodesic lines on a convex surface Pogorelov]. Is the same true ...
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Where did Sophus Lie write the group commutator for two one parameter groups

If $X,Y$ are vector fields and $\def\Fl{\operatorname{Fl}}\Fl^X_t$ and $\Fl^Y_t$ their local flows, let $[\Fl^X_t,\Fl^Y_t]:= \Fl^Y_{-t}\Fl^X_{-t}\Fl^Y_t\Fl^X_t$ denote the group commutator of the ...
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Continuity of the spectrum with respect to the metric

The following question is quite natural, but I am not aware of a reference dealing with it: let $M$ be a compact (smooth) manifold (posssibly with boundary) and $E$ a vector bundle on $M$ with an ...