# Tagged Questions

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### positive sectional curvature of submanifold in $R^n$?

Let $N$ be a hypersurface in $\mathbb R^n$, assume it is compact. Then the maximum point of $d(O, x)$ when restrict to $N$ has positive sectional curvature lower bound by the one of the correspond ...

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### Approximating solutions to minima of the discrete Lagrangian

I have been stuck on this problem for a week and I'm not sure whether or not it is hard or I'm just missing something obvious.
General gist of the problem
I have a variational problem on a ...

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### Diameter estimate of distance sphere of positive curved manifold

Let $M$ be an $n$-dimensional Riemannian manifold with sectional curvature lower bound 1. Fix a point say $O\in M$, let $S(r)$ denote the distance sphere centered at $O$ with radius $r$. The classical ...

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### Special coordinates for periodic metrics

This question is a follow-up to that one.
Given a $\mathbb{Z}^n$-periodic metric $g$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$ (with $n>2$), is it possible to find a periodic diffeomorphism $\varphi$ such that ...

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### Reference - Asymptotic geodesics on compact surfaces without conjugate points

I would like to ask about possible references on the following problem: consider a compact surface and a metric without conjugate points. Consider it's universal covering endowed whith the lifting of ...

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### Does a Riemannian manifold with bounded geometry admit an isometric proper embedding into Euclidean space with uniformly thick tubular neighborhood

Suppose $(M,g)$ is an open Riemannian manifold with bounded geometry, i.e., the injectivity radius is $\ge \epsilon>0$ and each iterated covariant derivative of curvature is bounded with respect to ...

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### The shape operator and an almost contact structure of a real hypersurface in $\mathbb{C}^n$

Let $S$ be an immersed real hypersurface in the Euclidean $\mathbb{C}^n$ with the standard complex structure $J$. Let $A:T(S)\rightarrow T(S)$ be the shape operator of $S$ (e.g. w.r.t. the outer ...

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### Induced Riemannian metric on Jet-Manifold

Suppose $(M,g)$ and $(N,g')$ are smooth Riemannian manifolds and $J^r(M,N)$ is the
smooth manifold of $r$-jets $j^r_xf$ of smooth maps $f:M\to N$.
Is there an 'induced' Riemannian metric $g''$ on ...

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### $C^k$ topology of metrics

Is the space of Riemannian metrics, over a compact manifold, complete when endowed with the $C^k$-topology of metrics?.
Is there a good reference for this?

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### Hessian of the inverse exponential map on a Riemannian manifold

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold. Then define
$f: T^*M \times M \to \mathbb{R}$
$f(x,\xi, y) = \langle exp_x^{-1} y, \xi \rangle$
where $exp_{\cdot}\cdot$ is the the exponential map and it's ...

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### Does convex set in Alexandrov space has positive reach?

Let $M$ be a metric space, $A$ a subset of $M$. The reach (defined by Federer) of $A$ in $M$ is the largest $r_0\ge 0$ such that if $x\in M$ and the $d(x, A)< r_0$, then $A$ contains a unique point ...

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### Is every topological (resp. Lie-) group the isometrygroup of a metric space (resp. Riemannian manifold)?

The isometry group of a metric space is a topological group (with the compact open topology). The isometry group of a Riemann Manifold is a Liegroup. (Thm. of Steenrod-Myers)
So, is every topological ...

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### Is displacement controled by stable norm?

Let $T^n$ be the $n$-dimensional torus and $g$ be a Riemannian metric on $T^n$. Let $\tilde g$ be the induced metric on the universal covering; using suitable coordinates, $\tilde g$ is therefore a ...

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### Characterizing Hessians among symmetric bilinear tensors

I apologize in advance if this is somewhat elementary, but:
Let $(M,g)$ be a compact Riemannian manifold. Is there a "characterization" of which symmetric bilinear tensors $B\in Sym^2(M)$ are ...

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### Lie derivative of curvature

Let $M$ be a Kahler manifold, with Kahler metric $g$. Let $X$ be a holomorphic Killing vector field of $g$, i.e. $L_{X} g = 0$, where $L_{X}$ is the Lie derivative along $X$. Let $R$ be the Riemannian ...

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### Why is it important that partial derivatives commute?

I am asking this in the context of differential geometry (specifically Riemannian).
When the Levi-Civita Connection is defined, we require that the torsion tensor is 0, which in local coordinates ...

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### Compact surface with genus$\geq 2$ with Killing field

Let M be a compact Riemannian surface of genus$\geq 2$.
Can M have a globally defined Killing field ?
Can M have a Killing field defined on M-(finite set of points)?

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### Tangent space, metrics etc. on simplicial sets

Is there a way to attach some sensible notion of tangent space to a simplicial set? If yes, is it possible to transfer typical local data from differential geometry such as metrics to this setting?
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### When a Riemannian manifold is of Hessian Typ

When a Riemannian manifold is of Hessian Type (i.e., a Riemannian manifold which its metric is Hessian)

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### Positivity of second fundamental form implies global convexity?

Let $M$ be a Riemannian manifold of dimension $n$. Let $N\subset M$ be a subset with smooth boundary $\Sigma=\partial N$. If one assume the second fundamental form $II$ with respect to inner normal ...

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### Scalar curvature notion for Cartan connections

In Riemannian geometry, there is a well-known notion of the scalar curvature on a Riemannian manifold $M$, which is a function on $M$ given by a suitable contraction the Riemannian curvature tensor. ...

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### How submanifolds evolve under Ricci flow?

This may be very naive, since I just started trying to learn Ricci flow; but I couldn't really find any answer after looking for a while in all the textbooks and lecture notes I found online...
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### First eigenvalue of $\Delta$ on Kaehler manifold with $Ricci\ge k$.

Let $M$ be a Kaehler manifold of complex dimension $n$. Let $\Delta$ be the real Laplacian of the underline Riemannian manifold. Let's assume the Ricci curvature of $M$ satisfies $\text {Ric}\ge ...

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### Is there a way to metricize the notion of $C^\infty$ convergence of pointed Riemannian manifolds?

A sequence of pointed Riemannian manifolds $(M_n,p_n,g_n)$ is said to converge $C^\infty$ to pointed Riemannian manifold $(M,p,g)$ if for each positive radius $R$ there exists sequence of embeddings ...

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### Smoothing of piecewise Euclidean Riemannian metrics

Let $M$ be a smooth closed manifold and $T$ be a triangulation of $M$. Endow each simplex of $T$ with the Euclidean metric making it a regular simplex; this gives a piecewise Euclidean metric $g_0$ on ...

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### What is the Weitzenböck formula for the $\bar\partial$-Laplacian

It is well-known that the Weitzenböck formula for the real Laplacian is
$$\frac12 Δ|∇f|2=|Hessf|2+⟨∇f,∇Δf⟩+Ricci(∇f,∇f)$$
where $Hess$ denotes the Hessian tensor of $f$. and $\nabla f$ denotes the ...

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### Tensor contraction and Covariant Derivative

What is the importance and intuition behind the the contraction operator on tensors (or the trace of a matrix, for that matter)?
In addition, I see that one of the requirements for a covariant ...

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### Algebraic characterization of the curvature operator of symmetric spaces

My question is the following :
Given an algebraic curvature operator $R\in S^2_B(\Lambda^2\mathbb{R}^n)$, is there an a simple criterion to know if this curvature operator can occur as the ...

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### Cutlocus and conjugate points

I am thinking about the following questions about the cutlocus of a point in a Riemannian manifold or of a hypersurface in the Euclidean space:
1) If all the points of the (nonvoid) cutlocus of a ...

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### How to generate a random (Weyl) curvature operator ?

Given a dimension $n$, the space of curvature operators is the space $S^2_B(\Lambda^2\mathbb{R}^n)$ of symmetric endomorphisms $R$ of $\Lambda^2\mathbb{R}^n$ which satisfy the first Bianchi identity :
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### Fattening of totally convex sets

Suppose $(M, g)$ is an open complete nonnegatively curved Riemannian manifold with $d$ its distance.
A totally convex set $C\subset M$ has the property that for any two point $x, y \in C$ any ...

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### Can a simple Riemannian metric on the disc be extended to a Zoll metric on the sphere?

Given a simple Riemannian metric $(D,g)$ on the two-disc---its geodesics have no conjugate point and the boundary of the disc is strictly convex---, is it possible to embed $(D,g)$ isometrically into ...

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### Examples on small cut radius of totally convex set in non-negatively curved manifold

Suppose $M^n$ is an open complete nonnegatively curved Riemannian manifold. In Cheeger-Gromoll's proof of the soul theorem. They need an estimate on the cut radius of a totally convex set $C$. By a ...

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### Totally Geodesic Submanifolds

Suppose that $N$ is a totally geodesic submanifold of a complete Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$. Is it the case that a geodesic segment that minimizes length in the submanifold $N$ also minimizes length ...

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### Is a manifold with flat ends of bounded geometry?

A Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$ is said to have flat ends if the curvature tensor of $g$ vanishes outside a compact set $K$. I was wondering if such manifolds are of bounded geometry. Recall that a ...

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### Uniqueness of Kähler form with same volume

Hallo,
Let $M$ be a compact real-analytic Riemannian manifold with Riemannian metric $g$. Let $U \subset T^{*}M$ be a open neighbourhood of the zero section. On $U$ there exists a complex structure ...

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### What is known about analogous results of Kazdan and Warner in higher dimensions?

First let me state a Theorem due to Kazdan and Warner:
``Let M be a compact two dimensional orientable manifold. Let
$f: M \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a function that has the same
sign as ...

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### twisted Poisson structures, degenerate metrics and integrability properties of (2,0)-tensors

Given a regular (constant rank) bi-vector $\Pi \in \Gamma(\bigwedge^2TM)$ on a smooth manifold $M$ the necessary and sufficient condition for the image of $\Pi^\sharp:T^*M\to TM$ to be an integrable ...

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### Grassmannian of oriented real $k$-planes

The Grassmann manifold $\widetilde{Gr}(k,\Bbb{R}^n)$ of oriented $k$-planes in $\Bbb{R}^n$ is a double cover of the Grassmann manifold $Gr(k,\Bbb{R}^n)$ of non-oriented $k$-planes. We can give ...

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### Rigorous solution to Ricci Flow on dumbbell $S^3$

To begin a small interest in Ricci Flow and similar tools, I am starting with Hamilton's expository paper The Formation of Singularities in the Ricci Flow. This was posted in 1995, so I am wondering ...

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### Hamiltonian polar action with Lagrangian section

I am looking for examples of Hamiltonian polar isometric actions of a compact Lie group on a Kahler-Einstein (or perhaps just Kahler) manifold, that admits a Lagrangian section.
Recall that an ...

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### Discretization of a complete manifold

Suppose $M$ is a complete Riemannian manifold with very large injectivity radius (say larger than $100$) and $\left\lbrace x_i: i \in I\right\rbrace$ is a maximal $1$-separated subset of $M$.
Is ...

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### Isometric embedding of a neighbourhood of a totally real submanifold in a Kähler manifold

Hallo,
Let $(M,J,\omega)$ be a real-analytic Kähler manifold. Let furthermore $A \subset M$ be a real analytic, totally real, Lagrangian submanifold and set $g := h|_{A}$. Where $h$ is the Kähler ...

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### Different complexifications of a real analytic Riemannian manifold

Hi,
I have a question concerning the complexification of a real analytic Riemannian manifold. Let $(M,g)$ be a compact Riemannian manifold. It is a well knwon fact that in a neighbourhood $U$ of the ...

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### Is the set of all smoothed closed simple curves on $\mathbb{R}^2$ a manifold?

In the studies of active contours they describe the set of all simple smooth closed curves on $\mathbb{R}^2$ to be a Riemannian Manifold $M$. The tangent space at a curve $c$, $T_cM$ is a set of ...

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### Real analytic submanifolds of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$

Hallo,
Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian $k$-dim real analytic submanifold of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$. Is it true that $M$ in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ looks locally (in a small neigbourhood around some point in $M$) as ...

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### Isometric embedding of a compact Lie Group in $M(n,\mathbb{C})$

Greetings,
Let $G$ be a compact Lie group with a bi-invariant inner product $h$ on it. Can one embedd $G$ in $M(n,\mathbb{C})$ isometrically for some $n \in \mathbb{N}$. By isometrically I mean that ...

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### What are the Dirac operators on $S^1$?

This is crossposted at stack exchange as http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/248391/dirac-operators-on-s1.
I am trying to understand the Dirac operators associated to the 2 spinor bundles on ...

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### Isometric embedding of a real-analytic Riemannian manifold in a compact Kähler manifold

Hallo,
It is a known fact that any real-analytic Riemannian manifold $M$ admits a isometric embedding in a Kähler manifold $\Omega$, where $M$ is totally real in $\Omega$. Of $\Omega$ can be taught ...

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### “Homogeneity” of the Hopf fibration $S^7\to S^{15}\to S^8$ [closed]

My question has to do with an apparent contradiction I get regarding the Hopf fibration $S^7\to S^{15}\to S^8$. Namely, the two following statements cannot be true at the same time (but I do not see ...