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this is a crosspost, the same question was asked first here: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1640092/polynomial-in-the-components-of-the-curvature-tensor
Since I have not received any answers ...

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I am trying to develop some intuition into the properties of mean curvature flow of a surface in $\mathbb{R}^3$. As an example, I am trying to understand what happens to a surface of revolution $S = ...

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This is probably a silly question and maybe in the end the answer is trivial but I can't see it.
The problem is the following.
Let $M$ be a Riemannian manifold, $\gamma \colon[0,l]\to M$ be a ...

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The Setting:
Let $H$ be the Hilbert space of all class $C^k$-curves into $\mathbb{R}$ with inner product: \begin{equation}
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\end{equation}
...

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Let $(S^n(1),g)$ be the round sphere and $J_{\delta , \beta}$ be an almost complex structure on $TS^n(1)$ with the definition
\begin{equation}
J_{\delta , \beta}(X^h)=\beta X^h + \alpha X^v,\\
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If we have a description of the riemannian metric $g$ on an open dense subset $U\subset M$, then can we say that $M$ should have the metric $g$ on whole $M$?
For example, on some open dense subset ...

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Let me begin by quoting a well-known result of Christian Baer (see here). The result goes as follows:
Theorem (Baer): Consider a connected $n$-dimensional Riemannian manifold with Dirac bundle $S$ ...

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I recently read a footnote in Chern's article stating that a non-Riemmanian Finsler manifold does not possess normal coordinates.
As I'm still new to non-Riemmanian Finsler geometry I don't see why ...

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A (Riemnnian) symmetric space is locally characterized by the first covariant derivative of its curvature tensor, namely, a manifold $M$ is locally a symmetric space if and only if $\nabla R=0$ (where ...

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Let us consider a sequence of maps $\phi_n : (M, g) \to \mathbb{R}^k$, where $M$ is a surface. Let $\phi_n \to \phi$ weakly in the sense of $H^1$-norm, and let $\phi$ be non-trivial. Let $\mathcal{H}$ ...

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I heard a talk where the speaker said that on a Riemannian manifold, for small values of $\text{dist }(x, y)$, the heat kernel $p_t(x, y)$ satisfies
$$p_t(x, y) = \frac{1}{(4\pi ...

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### Parallel Transport on Hypersurface Spinor Bundle

So this has been driving me up a wall. I'm trying to digest parts of the Parker & Taubes paper, "On Witten's Proof of the Positive Energy Theorem." Here's a link:
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I apologize if this question is not research level, but it has been asked on MSE before, and not received really satisfactory answers, for example, see here, and googling does not reveal anything ...

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For a compact Riemannian manifold $M$, we know that the Hodge map $\ast$ and Laplacian $\Delta$ commute. From Hodge decomposition and its implied isomorphism between harmonic forms and cohomology ...

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Let $G$ be a Lie group with a left invariant metric $g$.
Let $H$ be a (closed) Lie subgroup of $G$, and assume $g$ is right-$H$-invariant. (That is $d(R_h)_e:T_eG \to T_hG$ is an isometry for every ...

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Let the operator $L$ be given by $Lf(x):=\nabla\cdot (A\nabla f(x))$, where $f:\mathbb{R}^d\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ belongs to a suitable class of functions $\mathcal{A}$. The carre du champ operator ...

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Consider a hypersurface (not necessarily compact) smoothly embedded into $\mathbb{R}^n$ such that the Hessian is a positive definite bilinear form. Due to positivenes, Hessian can be taken as a metric ...

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Is there a Killing vector field on a complete Riemannian manifold $M$ with finite volume that satisfies the condition
$$\displaystyle\liminf_{r\rightarrow +\infty} \displaystyle\frac{1}{r} ...

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I am looking for references related with the regularity of the distance from the boundary in singular Riemannian manifolds.
I assume the following setting. $(M,g)$ is a Riemannian manifold, with ...

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Let $(M^n,g)$ be a smooth compact Riemannian manifold. It is well known that any sequence $\{X_i\}$ of compact subsets of $M$ has a subsequence which converges in the Hausdorff metric to a compact ...

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### Understanding the Exp map from a moduli of smooth curves

The setup:
Suppose I'm given a family of class $C^k$ curves $\{f_{z}\}_{z\in Z}$ with values in $\mathbb{R}$ parameter by a finite number of parameters $Z\subseteq \mathbb{R}^m$.
Let $\mathscr{M}$ ...

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### Compact Riemann manifolds with constant injectivity radius

I'm interested in compact Riemann manifolds which have that property that the injectivity radius at a point $p$ doesn't depend on $p$. Another way to put this is that the function $$p \mapsto d(p, ...

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Let $M$ be a Riemann manifold and $p, q$ two points on a geodesic $\sigma$ which are isotropically conjugate. That is, there is a Jacobi field along $\sigma$ vanishing at $p$ and $q$ which is the ...

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For each $n$ let $N_t$ be an embedded smooth hypersurface in $\mathbb{R}^n$ of dimension $n-1$. $\{N_t\}_t$ is a family of hypersurface that is evolving with some velocity $V$.
Smooth functions on ...

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### Differentiability of a map to the free loop space

While reading Morse theory, closed geodesics, and the homology
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My question is a little bit vague. I want to know if an arbitrary compact Riemannian manifold (M^d,g) admits partitions that are uniform in some sense. To be more precise, I need for every eps > 0 a ...

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By a theorem of Cheeger-Colding if $N_i\to M$, where $\to$ means Gromov-Haussdorff convergence, $N_i$ and $M$ are of the same dimension, compact and smooth Riemannian manifold with finite volume, as ...

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For surfaces embedded in $\mathbb R^3$ with principal curvatures $ \kappa_1, \kappa_2 $ we know bending/isometric mappings conserve $ K= \kappa_1 \kappa_2 $ and CMC DeLaunay type minimal surfaces ...

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Let $M$ be a complete Riemannian manifold, with the property that $\exp_p\colon T_pM \to M$ is a diffeomorphism for every $p \in M$.
Can we say something about it's curvature?
Is it true that its ...

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I am searching for a non-Killing vector field $\zeta \in\frak X\rm (M)$ where $(M,g)$ is a Riemannian manifold such that
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$$ \frak L_\zeta \rm Ric=\lambda ...

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### Is there any exotic smooth structure on open hyperbolic manifold?

I edited my post to clarify some confusions as suggested by Igor.
Let $M$ be an open hyperbolic manifold, with or without finite volume, Is there any manifold $N$ which is homeomorphic to $M$ but ...

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### Gaussian heat kernel bounds on Riemannian manifolds

I wish to know if we have Gaussian lower and upper bounds for the heat kernel,i.e. $$
t^{-n/2}e^{-\frac{\rho(x,y)^2}{C_1t}} \lesssim p_t(x,y) \lesssim t^{-n/2}e^{-\frac{\rho(x,y)^2}{C_2t}},
$$
on a ...

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Let $(X, g_0)$ be a $n$-dimensional open manifold with finite volume hyperbolic metric. Suppose $(Y, g)$ is another $n$-dimensional manifold and $f: Y\to X$ a proper degree one map. Then by Storm's ...

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Recently I've read a paraphrasing from Ito saying that he sometimes thinks of martingales as Geodesics in a very large dimensional manifold.
My question is, is there any research studying this idea?
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My understanding of the so-called correspondence principle in quantum chaos, is that it is a connection between the behaviour of a classical Hamiltonian system (chaotic/completely integrable) and the ...

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### Is positively curved Alexandrov surface isometrically embeddable in $\mathbb R^3$?

I guess it is not. The example I have in mind is: $X^2$ is the spherical suspension of a circle $S^1(t)$ of length $0<t<2\pi$. Then $X$ has constant curvature =1 except at two suspension points, ...

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### Aren't Riemannian geodesics also geodesics of the associated Cartan geometry?

I was inspired by R. W. Sharpe's book on doing differential geometry through Cartan connections. Unfortunately, the book is fairly thin in terms of specific examples in Riemannian geometry, so I ...

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Is it the case that a naturally reductive Riemannian homogeneous space that contains a pair of conjugate points necessarily contains a pair of isotropically conjugate points? That is, there is a pair ...

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I was studying the paper of S. T. Yau - Seminar on Differential Geometry - and there asks if the first eigenvalue is equal to $ n $, if we have a embedded oriented Riemannian manifold and closed ...

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Let $M$ be a complete and noncompact Riemannian manifold. Fix a point $p$ in $M$. Let $\gamma$: $[0, L]\rightarrow M$
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Good day.
Let (M,g) be an n-dimensional Riemannian manifold (complete, if you wish), and suppose that there exists an n-1 dimensional Abelian group acting by isometries on M. Or locally, near a point ...

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Let $M$ be an Eucledean $n$-dimensional compact hypersurface with constant $H_k$ curvature, where $k=1,...n$. A theorem by A.Ros tell us that so $M$ is an Eucledean sphere. Does anybody know if there ...

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Let $M$ be a compact connected orientable Riemannian $n$-manifold with boundary $\partial M\ne\emptyset$. Since $H^n(M,\mathbb R)=0$, the connecting morphism $\delta: H^{n-1}(\partial M,\mathbb R)\to ...

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### Question about the normal bundle of a totally geodesic submanifold of a Cartan-Hadamard manifold

I'm reading the exposition in Lang's Fundamentals of Differential Geometry of the following generalization of the Cartan-Hadamard theorem:
Suppose $X$ is a Cartan-Hadamard manifold (i.e. a complete, ...

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### $2-$conformal vector fields on Riemannian manifolds

A vector field $\zeta$ is conformal on a Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$ if $$\mathcal L_\zeta g=\rho g$$These vector fields have a well known geometrical interpretation. The flow of a conformal vector ...