# Tagged Questions

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### Calculating Exterior Distance from Measurements of Inner Geometry

Gauss has proven in his famous Theorema Egregium, that it is possible, to calculate the gaussian curvature from measuring angles and distances on the surface, irrespective of how the surface is ...

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### Is there an English translation of Minding's 1839 paper?

Is there an English translation of "Wie sich entscheiden lässt, ob zwei gegebene
krumme Flächen auf einander abwickelbar sind oder nicht..."
by Ferdinand Minding, Journal für die reine und angewandte
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### An example of mean curvature flow that does not preserve embeddedness

Let $F: M^n \to \mathbb R^{n+k}$ be an embedding and $F_t$ be a families of immersions so that $F_0=F$ and
$$\frac{\partial F_t}{\partial t} = \vec H$$
It is known that in hypersurface case ...

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### Are there nontrivial involutions of $S^7\times S^7$ with fixed point set homeo to $S^7$?

The group $\mathbb{Z}_2$ acts on $S^7\times S^7$ by switching the coordinates with fixed point set $\Delta(S^7\times S^7)\cong S^7$. I want to know whether there are some other $\mathbb{Z}_2$ actions ...

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### Questions about transformation or integral transformation

I have asked several mathematicians about the following questions,but all of them think they are good questions,but can not give a complete answer.Now I have to come here to ask mathematicians all ...

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### Reference for Hodge decomposition

Let $U$ be a bounded open subset of $\mathbb{R}^d$ with Lipschitz boundary, and $g \in L^2(U,\mathbb{R}^d)$ be a solenoidal vector field (i.e. $\nabla \cdot g = 0$). Then $g$ can be written in the ...

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### Geometric meaning of the black hole horizon

It is widely accepted that the singularity of the Schwarzschild metric at the event horizon is purely an artifact of the coordinates and no physical singularity exists at the horizon. However, as ...

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### Reference request for instantons

I've been researching instantons lately and I'd like to learn more about them but would like some help finding what to read. I have read about the ADHM equations and their noncommutative analogues. ...

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### Complex structures on Riemann surfaces

This is cross posted from math.SE: http://math.stackexchange.com/q/876432/9
Let $M$ be a Riemann surface and $[\alpha] \in H^{0,1}(M; T^{1,0} M) \simeq (H^0(M;K^2))^*$. Considering $\alpha$ as a map ...

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### nth term in the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff formula

I am trying to prove a result for which I need the nth term of the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff formula. I came at this particular result (which is not of significance for the question, but mentioning for ...

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### Complex geometry text/research introduction for the analyst

To give some background, I am mainly an analyst trained in harmonic/functional and do work on geometric pde's and spectral multipliers. Of late, I am trying to learn more about (research level) ...

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### Structure of the zero set of analytic maps (Lojasiewicz’s Structure Theorem for Varieties)

The Lojasiewicz’s Structure Theorem for Varieties states that for $\Phi:\mathbb{R}^n\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ real analytic with $\Phi(0)=0$ the set $\Phi^{-1}(0)$ is locally a union of subvarieties of ...

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### A geometric characterization of smooth points of a complex algebraic variety

Let $X^m\subset \mathbb{C}^n$ be an irreducible $m$-dimensional complex algebraic subvariety. Let $\mathbb{C}^n$ be equipped with the standard Hermitian metric.
Fix an arbitrary point $p\in X$. Let ...

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### The integral of torsion

I found the following * exercise(exercise *9) in page 407 of the book of Do Carmo "Differential geometry of curves and surfaces". This problem is a classical theorem which is referenced in the book ...

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### Bundles over Function Spaces

Is there any reference on bundles over function spaces? In particular, I am interested in Banach-bundles over function spaces like $W^{k,r}(M)$, where $M$ is a Riemannian manifold. Separable ...

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### Is there a “unique” homogeneous contact structure on odd-dimensional spheres?

Let $S^{2n-1}\subset\mathbb{C}^{n}$, and denote by $\langle\,\cdot\,,\,\cdot\,\rangle$ the Hermitian product. Then
$$
\mathcal{C}_p:=\{\xi\in T_pS^{2n-1}\mid\langle p,\xi\rangle=0\},\quad p\in ...

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### Singularities in Yang Mills Flow

In "The Yang Mills flow in four dimensions", M. Struwe proves that this flow converges, up to bubbling phenomena. And he has conjectured that this explosion in finite time should happen as proven for ...

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### projecting Laplacian onto tangent and normal bundles of submanifold

If I have a simple linear differential equation involving covariant derivatives such as $\nabla^2 g_{\mu\nu}+ 2g_{\mu\nu}=0$ on a (pseudo-Riemannian) manifold, and I have (say a codimension-2) ...

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### Chern-Weil theory for degenerated metric

If $\omega$ is a Kähler metric on a compact complex manifold $X$, the standard Chern-Weil theory says that the Chern classes $c_{i}(M)$ can be represented by forms involving the curvature of ...

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### Ring structure for $K^{-1}$?

My questions are
whether there exists a product structure for $K^{-1}(X)$? Here $K^{-1}$ is the odd topological $K$-group, and $X$ is a compact space (or a manifold), say.
If such a ring structure ...

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### Strictly Convex Smoothing of a function defined on an affine manifold

A function defined on an interval is strongly convex if it has positive definite second derivative. A function on an affine manifold is strongly convex
if its restriction to each line is. An affine ...

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### Is the Lie quadric $Q^3$ isomorphic to the Lagrangian Grassmannian $LG(2,4)$?

On the paper
http://arxiv.org/abs/1009.1364
(published on Proc. London Math. Soc.) I've found an interesting statement:
The Lie quadric $Q^3$, i.e., the space of all points, lines and
circles ...

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### Generalizing a result of Paul Andi Nagy

I am trying to generalizate a result of Paul Andi Nagy which says that in a almost Kähler manifold with parallel torsion we have $\langle \rho,\Phi-\Psi\rangle $ is a nonnegative number; in fact
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### How does the kernel of the map $\Omega^{\bullet}(X)\rightarrow \Omega^{\bullet}(G\times X)$ relate to equivariant cohomology?

This question may be trivial for experts. Consider a (compact, connected) smooth manifold $X$ and a (compact connected) Lie group $G$ act on $X$. Then we have the action map
$$
\mu: G\times ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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?

Where is the Courant operad discussed? And hopefully defined precisely.
By the Courant operad or rather a suitable generalization of operad to accommodate the inner product, the operad whose ...

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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 ...