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Double tangent bundle of manifolds, two contradictory arguments

I am considering the double tangent bundle $T(TM)$ of manifolds $M$. Locally, if $M=R^d$ then $T(TM)=R^{4d}=\oplus^3 TM$. My attempt is to see whether $T(TM)\cong \oplus^3 TM$ naturally for any $M$. I ...
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Is every graded manifold affine, and is this definition of graded manifold the right one?

The following definition is from: Dmitry Roytenberg, "AKSZ-BV formalism and Courant algebroid-induced topological field theories", Letters in Mathematical Physics, 2007 vol. 79 (2) pp. 143-159, ...
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Two fancy ways of defining differential forms: How does one show that they are equivalent?

Given a smooth manifold M, the following procedures yield the differential graded algebra (Ω*(M),ddR) of differential forms: Procedure 1 (synthetic geometry). For each n, consider the object ...
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Derivations of C(X)? or Why Must Supermanifolds be Smooth?

What are the derivations of the algebra of continuous functions on a topological manifold? A supermanifold is a locally ringed space (X,O) whose underlying space is a smooth manifold X, and whose ...