# Tagged Questions

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### When are the minimizing geodesics of a totally geodesic submanifold also minimizing in the underlying manifold? [duplicate]

Also asked here: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1725787/when-are-the-minimizing-geodesics-of-a-totally-geodesic-submanifold-also-minimiz
A reference on totally geodesic submanifold (TGS):
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### Riemannian metric on a level set of a smooth function on a manifold

Also asked here: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1725491/riemannian-metric-on-a-level-set-of-a-smooth-function-on-a-manifold
Let $(M,g)$ be a finite or infinite dimensional Riemannian ...

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### Just how close can two manifolds be in the Gromov-Hausdorff distance?

Suppose that we have two compact Riemannian manifolds $(M,g)$ and $(N,h)$. Define the Gromov-Hausdorff distance between them in your favorite way, I'll use the infimum of all $\epsilon$ such that ...

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### Criterion for deciding the conformal class of a metric on a complete surface

For orientable closed Riemannian surfaces $(S,g)$, there is a constant curvature metric $\overline{g}$ on $S$ that is conformal to $g$ in the sense that $\overline{g} = e^ug$ for some smooth function ...

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### On the complexification of a Riemannian manifold

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold and $TM$ be its tangent bundle. If we suppose $TM\otimes\mathbb{C}$ is the complexification of $TM$ then how can we define a natural metric on the complex bundle ...

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### Finding a specific Global Smooth Function

Any help with this problem would be appreciated. Thanks
Suppose $(M^3,g)$ is a smooth compact Riemannian manifold with smooth boundary and $\gamma$ is a simple smooth orientable curve in $M$. Does ...

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### Invariant Lagrangians of a connection and its derivatives: how do they look like?

Let
$$
L=L(\Gamma,\partial\Gamma,\ldots,\partial^n\Gamma)
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be a Lagrangian depending on a linear symmetric connection $\Gamma$ on the tangent space of a manifold $M$ together with its derivatives up ...

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### Generalized Isotropic almost complex structures

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold, $TM$ it's tangent bundle, $\mathcal{H}TM$ be the horizontal sub-space of $TTM$ with respect to $g$, $\mathcal{V}TM$ be the vertical sub-space of $TTM$ and $K$ be ...

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### Projection of geodesic is geodesic

Background : If a compact Riemannian manifold $M$ with a no curvature condition has disjoint two submanifolds $N_i$, then the distance between them is attained by some minimizing geodesic $c$.
If ...

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### Some manifold which is not totally geodesic in a compact manifold

(1) If $N^k$ is a submanifold in a compact Riemannian manifold $M^{k+m},\ m\geq 1$ s.t. each $p\in N$ has the following property : There exists independent set $\{ X_i\}_{i=1}^k$ tangent to $T_pN$ ...

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### Foliation by Umbilic Surfaces

Suppose $(M,g)$ is a simply connected 3 dimensional Riemannian Manifold which is a foliation by Umbilic surfaces.
Can I make the claim that there exists a coordinate system $(x_1,x_2,x_3)$ in which ...

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### Well-known name for a certain connection

Have $X \subset \mathbb{R}^3$ be a smoothly embedded surface. Then we try to define a connection on the tangent bundle $TX$ as follows. The tangent space $T\mathbb{R}^3$ is naturally a trivial ...

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### Applying Cheeger and Colding segment inequality

The question turns out quite long and maybe a bit vague, I apologize in advance for that.
I am currently trying to understand Cheeger and Colding proof of the almost splitting theorem. Currently ...

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### Possible directions of saddle connections

Let's consider a Riemann surface $X$ of genus $g\ge 2$ and $q$ a holomorphic quadratic differential on $X$. A natural parameter on $X$ is a chart for which $q=dz^2$. A $\theta$-trajectory is a maximal ...

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### trace sobolecv inequality for $q=2(n-1)/(n-2)-\varepsilon$ in half space

Can I do the following inequality, for $ u\in D^{1,2}(R^n_+)$, we have
$(\int _{R^{n-1}} |u|^{2(n-1)/(n-2)-\varepsilon}dx')^{\frac{ 1}{2(n-1)/(n-2)-\varepsilon } }\leq C ( \int _{ R^n_+}| \nabla ...

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### Dimension of tangent space to manifold of cross section slices

Given a function $\Phi:\Omega^{\Phi}\subset \mathbb{R}^3\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$, we intruduce its planar cross section slices $\phi^{s}:\Omega^{\phi}\subset \mathbb{R}^2\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$, using a ...

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### On the curvature tensor with certain conditions

Let $(M^{n+m},g)$ be a Riemannian manifold and let $\lbrace X_1,...,X_n,Y_1,...,Y_m\rbrace $ be a locally orthonormal frame for $M$($3\leq n,m$).
If we suppose the curvature tensor $R$ of $g$ ...

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### Existence of left-invariant metric on the cotangentbundle of homogeneous spaces?

Let $N$ be a homogeneous space. Therefore we find a Liegroup $G$ and a isotropy-subgroup $K$ of $G$, such that we can identify $N = G/K$. Then we have a canonical action $l\colon G \times G/K \to G/K$ ...

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### Trace Theorem for $q< 2(n-1)/(n-2)$

Can I get a trace theorem inequalite for $R^n_+$: For $q\in [2,2(n-1)/(n-2]$,
we have
$(\int_ {R^{n-1} } |u|^q dx) ^{2/q}\leq C(\int_{R^n_+} |\nabla u |^2dx)^{1/2}.$

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### Scattering in (pseudo-)Riemannian spaces

I will ask my question in a broad way, leaving a lot of freedom for answers.
Suppose that we have a (pseudo-)Riemannian space $(M,g)$ and we fix some ball-like domain $B \subset M$. Suppose you are ...

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### Local differential geometry and invariant theory

Can someone please give me pointers to the literature for local differential differential geometry according to invariant theory in the following sense, provided such a literature exists?
Start with ...

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### Can a conformal map be turned into an isometry? [closed]

Let $f: (M, g) \to (M, g)$ be a conformal diffeomorphism of the riemannian manifold $(M, g)$, with
$$ g(f(p))(Df(p) \cdot v_1, Df(p) \cdot v_2) = \mu^2(p) g(p)(v_1, v_2), \quad \forall p \in M, \, ...

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### Convex Hull and Least Area Discs in Riemannian 3-Manifolds

Let $M$ be a complete Riemannian 3-manifold and $\gamma \subset M$ a simple closed curve that bounds a least-area disc $D$ - a disc that minimizes the area among all discs bounded by $\gamma$.
Let ...

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### On Eigenspace of a Bundle Map which is the horizontal part of a complex structure on $TM$

Let $(M^{n+m},g)$ be a Riemannian manifold and let $\mathcal{H}(TM) \subseteq TTM$ be the horizontal space associated to the Levi-Civita connection of $g$. Let $\bar{J} : TTM \longrightarrow ...

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### Isometric embedding for manifolds with conical singularities?

Motivation:
In the 2+1 dimensional gravity theory, solutions of Einstein equation are locally with constant curvature except at the locus of sources. In this paper the authors investigate solutions ...

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### Is there a Riemannian metric on the $2$-ball $B^2$ which has negative sectional curvature everywhere, and such that the boundary is concave?

Is there a Riemannian metric on the $2$-ball $B^2$ which has negative sectional curvature everywhere, and such that the boundary is concave; i.e. the geodesic curvature along the boundary points ...

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### Dimension of the space of Jacobi fields along $\gamma$ vanishing at $p$ and $q$ is even?

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group with a bi-invariant metric. Let $p$ be a point, and let $q$ be conjugate to $p$ along a geodesic $\gamma$. Does it necessarily follow that the dimension of the space of ...

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### The injectivity radius of $L^2$ metrics

Suppose M is a compact manifold and Rim(M) the space of all Riemannian metrics.
Consider $L^2$ metric $ G_g(h,k) = \int_M tr(g^{-1}hg^{-1}k)vol(g)$ where is a Riemannian metric and $ h,k \in T_gM$ . ...

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### Umbilic points on Euclidean hypersurfaces

Every smooth embedding of $S^2$ into $\mathbb{R}^3$ has at least one umbilic point (in fact, the recent proof of the Caratheodory conjecture yields two such points). The usual proof of this is to use ...

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### Zero set of eigenfunction along a sub manifold

Let $M$ be a 2-dimensional closed Riemannian manifold and let $$\phi:M\rightarrow M$$ be an isometry with $\phi^2=Id_M$. Consider the fixed point set $$F:=\lbrace x\in M: \phi(x)=x \rbrace\subset M,$$ ...

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### Some Confusion on Harmonic Map

I am stuck at Corollary $(3.4)$ on page $22$ in monograph Selected Topics in Harmonic Maps written by James Eells and Luc Lemaire.
Corollary Let $\phi:M,g\to N,h$ be harmonic and suppose ...

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### Epsilon regularity for minimal surfaces in arbitrary Riemannian manifolds

For experts in the analysis of minimal surfaces I will state the question first; then I will follow up with details.
Question: Does the $\varepsilon$-regularity theorem of Choi and Schoen ...

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### Examples of two-dimensional Riemannian manifolds that can't be isometrically embedded into $\mathbb{R}^4$

Can anyone give some examples of two-dimensional Riemannian manifolds $(M,g)$ that can't be isometrically embedded into $\mathbb{R}^4$? (Further more Globally)
What if it is smooth?

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### Does the tensor bundle of a compact manifold have a bounded geometry?

Let $M$ be a compact manifold. Let $S^2 T^*M $ be the vector bundle of all symmetric $(0,2)$ tensors and $S_+^2 T^*M$ be the open subset of all positive definite ones. Does $S_+^2 T^*M $ have bounded ...

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### Generic Identification of surfaces in a Riemannian Manifold

Let $(M,g)$ be a three dimensional Riemannian Manifold. Can we generically identify a class of embedded surfaces $\Gamma$ in $M$ such that the following property holds:
There exists a distance ...

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### Construction of fibration over Riemannian Manifold

Let $\pi: E \rightarrow B$ be a fibration over a Riemannian manifold $B$, with $\pi^{-1}[b]$ homeomorphic to $\mathbb{R}$.
More precisely:
I want each fiber $\pi^{-1}[b]=Im(f_b)$ for some ...

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### Intuitive understanding of the mean curvature flow [closed]

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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### Darboux-like coordinates on a Kähler manifold

If $(M, g, J, \Omega)$ is a Kähler manifold, do there exist local coordinates in which 2 out of the 3 geometrical structures look nice? I have Darboux coordinates in which $\Omega$ looks nice, but ...

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### Christoffel symbols of a moduli of smooth curves

The Setting:
Let $H$ be the Hilbert space of all class $C^k$-curves into $\mathbb{R}$ with inner product: \begin{equation}
<f,g>:=\int_{\mathbb{R}} f'(x)g'(x) e^{-x}dx
\end{equation}
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### Solutions of equations characterizing a complex structure

Let $(S^n,g)$ denote the unit $n$-sphere endowed with its induced metric $g$ from its embedding into $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$. The Levi-Civita connection of $g$ induces a splitting of the tangent bundle of ...

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### Some questions on the nodal geometry of Dirac operators

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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### No normal coordinates on general Finsler manifolds

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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### Curvature Characterization of Homogeneous Spaces

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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### Weak $H^1$-limit of “almost conformal” maps

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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### Heat kernel asymptotics for small distances

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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### Euclidean metric in spherical coordinates [closed]

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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### Hodge map and the Cohomology Ring of a Riemannian Manifold

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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### Totally geodesic subgroups in Lie groups

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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### Carre du Champ, Subunit Paths and CC-metrics

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 ...