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A continuously varying family of vector spaces of the same dimension over a topological space. If the vector spaces are one-dimensional, the term line bundle is used and has the associated tag line-bundles.

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Identifying a cohomology class arising from a Postnikov decomposition of BU(2)

For various reasons I'm currently interested in Principal $U(n)$-bundles $U(n)\hookrightarrow E\xrightarrow{p} S^m\times X_g$ over the Cartesian product of an $m$-sphere and a closed oriented surface ...
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Soft and hard part of geometry [duplicate]

While listening to some lecture of Alain Connes about noncommutative geometry, he spoke about various generalizations of the classical concepts from geometry and divided it into "soft" and "hard" ...
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Is the kernel of a map between finite dimensional vector bundles still of finite type?

I'm not sure whether the level of this question is suitable for Mathoverflow. Let $M$ be a smooth manifold, $E$ and $F$ are finite dimensional (smooth) vector bundles on $M$. Let $\phi: E\rightarrow ...
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A question on tangent bundle (and second tangent bundle)

Let $M$ be a $n$ dimensional manifold and $p:TM\to M$ be the projection map. Then $\ker Dp$ is a $n$ dimensional vector bundle on $TM$, as a sub bundle of $TT(M)$. For what type of manifolds, ...
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Total spaces of tangent/cotangent bundles in a course where all varieties are quasi-projective

$\def\PP{\mathbb{P}}$In a course where all varieties are quasi-projective (as in Shafarevich Volume I), I am trying to figure out whether I can justify talking about the total spaces of the tangent ...
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Is the unit tangent bundle of $S^{n}$ parallelizable?

Is the unit tangent bundle of $S^{n}$ a parallelizable manifold. This is motivated by the fact that $TS^{n}$ is parallelizable?
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semi flat connections

Let $L\to V$ be complex line bundle and $F_{t}:V\to V$, $t\in [0,1]$, be a loop of diffeomorphisms, $F_0=F_1=$ identity. For every $x\in V$, we get a loop $\gamma_x(t)=\{F_t(x)\}$ whose class in ...
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Global sections for a locally free sheaf over curves

Let $B$ be a complete algbraic curve of genus $g$, and $\mathcal{E}$ be a semi-stable locally free sheaf of rank $r$ over $B$. Assume that the slope of $\mathcal{E}$ is $\mu(\mathcal E):=\frac{\deg ...
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Two questions related to $TS^{2}$ as a holomorphic manifold

We consider $TS^{2}$ as a 2 dimensional holomorphic manifold and fix an explicit holomorphic structure on $TS^{2}$ as it is indicated in the answer of Mike Usher to the following question. ...
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Is there any relationship between the Euler class and the Vandermonde determinant?

Several Wikipedia articles claim that the relationship between the Euler class $e(V)$ and the top Pontryagin class $p_k(V)$ of an oriented $2k$-dimensional real vector bundle $V$ corresponds, via the ...
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The quotient stack $[\mathbb{A}^n / \mathrm{GL}_n]$

Consider the affine space $\mathbb{A}^n$ (over some base scheme) with the usual $\mathrm{GL}_n$-action. What does the quotient stack $[\mathbb{A}^n / \mathrm{GL}_n]$ classify? If $n=1$, then we get ...
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Pullback of the tautological vector bundle and the nubmer of trivializations

I've heard about the followign result: for each two natural numbers $d,n \in \mathbb{N}$ one can find a number $k \in \mathbb{N}$ with the following property: for each CW-complex $X$ with $\dim X \leq ...
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Vector bundle on ruled surface $X\times \mathbb{P}^{1}$

let $E$ be a vector bundle of rank $r$ on $X\times \mathbb{P}^{1}$ where $X$ is a smooth projective curve. Assume now that $E|_{F_{p}} \cong \mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^{1}}^{r}$ for any p-fiber where $p: ...
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A question on smooth sections of a vector bundle

Let $E\to M$ be a real smooth vector bundle and $N_{1},N_{2},\ldots,N_{k}$ are disjoint compact (proper) submanifolds of $M$. Are there smooth sections $s_{1},s_{2},\ldots,s_{k}$ such ...
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The “Rolle theorem” for sections of a vector bundle

1)Assume that $E\to M$ is a smooth real vector bundle and $\nabla$ is a connection. (We do not assume any metric compatibility since we do not fix a metric on $E$). Assume that ...
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On a property of the Grothendieck group of a smooth projective curve

Let $K$ be a complete DVR of characteristic $0$, $X$ a smooth projective curve over $K$. Denote by $K^0(X)$ the Grothendieck group of locally free sheaves on $X$ and by $\mbox{det}$ the natural group ...
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“Spreading out” locally free sheaves

Let $Y$ be a regular surface flat, projective over $R$, where $R$ is complete DVR. Let $X$ be the generic fiber and $F$ be a locally free sheaf on $X$. We know that if the rank of $F$ is $1$ then we ...
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Cancellation and splitting theorems for vector bundles etc over schemes

It is not too hard, in the theory of vector bundles over manifolds (or nice topological spaces, say locally contractible with finite covering dimension), to arrive at a splitting theorem. This ...
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Factors of automorphy from Chern connection

This question is inspired by a recent question about holomorphic bundles and factors of automorphy. Suppose $X$ is a compact, complex manifold whose universal cover $\widetilde{X}$ is Stein (the ...
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Holomorphic vector bundles over $\mathbb{CP}^1$ and elliptic curves

Can anyone suggest a good exposition of the classification of holomorphic vector bundles over $\mathbb{CP}^1$? Also does there exist any analytic or more elementary proof of Atiyah's classification of ...
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Strategy to prove formula for top chern class from knowlege of chern character

I am trying to prove a conjecture that involves an enumerative problem. In the course of doing so, the following situation came up. I have a sequence of (smooth, complex, rationally connected) ...
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Two questions on canonical line bundle over $\mathbb{C}P^{n}$

The canonical line bundle over $\mathbb{C}P^{n}$ is denoted by $\ell_{n}$. It is well known that: $$(\ell_{1}\otimes \ell_{1})\oplus1 \simeq\ell_{1}\oplus\ell_{1}$$ Both sides are isomorphic ...
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deformations of vector bundles on curves

Let $X$ be a smooth algebraic curve. Suppose I have a flat family $V_y\to X$ of vector bundles on $X$ over an affine scheme $S$. Let $p=Spec(k)$ be one geometric point of $S$. If the determinant of ...
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DEF vs DIFF for projective bundles over $\mathbb{P}^3$

In this MO-question I asked about deformations of vector bundles, and from the answer given by Mohan it appears that there are several deformation classes of rank two bundles with trivial Chern ...
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Can we always solve this equation in the space of Hermitian structures on a complex vector bundle?

Let $E,F$ and $G$ be three complex $C^{\infty}$-vector bundles of rank $r,s$ and $rs$. (I am using the notation from Kobayashi - Differential geometry of complex vector bundles, VI §2) Assume we ...
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Deformations of holomorphic/algebraic vector bundles over $\mathbb{P}^3$

I would like to know what can be said about (global) deformations of holomorphic/algebraic rank two vector bundles on $\mathbb{P}^3$. I am particularly interested in the case of topologically trivial ...
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Clutching functions and Classifying maps

Let $E\xrightarrow{p} \Sigma X$ be a principal G-bundle over a suspension. Write $\Sigma X= C_+X\cup_X C_-X$. Then there are trivialisations of the restrictions $E|_{C_+X}\cong C_+X\times G$, ...
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FIltrations on a vector bundle on a curve

Let $X$ be a smooth connected projective curve of genus $g$ over an algebraically closed field. Let $E$ be a vector bundle on $X$ of rank $n$. Is it true that there exists a constand $N(g,n)$ such ...
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vector bundles on $\mathbb{C}[x,y,z]/(x y - z^k)$

Let $A = \mathbb{C}[x,y,z]/(x y - z^k)$. In fact $A$ is the ring of $\mu_k$ invariants: $A = \mathbb{C}[u,v]^{\mu_k}$ where $g \in \mu_k$ acts by $g(u,v) = (g u, g^{-1} v)$. This allows one to ...
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On Bott's Formula on projective Spaces

I'm following the book of Okonek, Schneider and Spindler, Vector Bundles on Complex Projective Spaces, and they say that is a useful exercise try to prove Bott's Formula that calculates the cohomology ...
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Extending vector bundles from subvarieties

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety and let $Y\subset X$ be a smooth subvariety. Given a vector bundle $E$ on $Y$, when can $E$ be extended to a vector bundle $\tilde E$ on $X$? I.e., are there ...
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A question on parallelizability

Is there a manifold $M$ such that for every $x\in M$, $M-\{x\}$ is not parallelizable but there is a finite set $S\subset M$, with $\# S>1$, such that $M-S$ is parallelizable?
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Computing the Chern class of $S^6$ [closed]

I am trying to calculate the Chern class of the tangent bundle of the sphere $S^6$. I am told that this is an interesting case, since $S^6$ is not a complex manifold, but it has an almost complex ...
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Are there any useful Grothendieck topologies for which the H1 of $GL_n$ is not the set of rank $n$ vector bundles

Let n be a positive integer and X a scheme. Then for all the Grothendieck topologies I know (Zariski, etale, fppf) the set $H^1(X,GL_n)$ is the set of (isomorphism classes of) rank $n$ vector bundles. ...
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How does one show that slope stability of a vector bundle is an open condition with respect to the polarisation?

I would like a source for the following result, which I expect to be true (probably well known): Let $X$ be a complex projective variety, $L$ an ample line bundle and $E$ a slope stable vector bundle ...
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A semi-ampleness criterion for homogeneous bundles on homogeneous spaces?

Let $X$ be a (compact) homogeneous space and $V$ be a homogeneous vector bundle on $X$ of rank $n$, and such that $\operatorname{dim}X\ge n$. Suppose $V$ has a section $s$, whose zeros $s=0$ form a ...
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Any no-zero homomorphism of holomorphic vector bundles over a compact Riemann surface factors through a maximal rank homomorphism

I was reading the paper "Stable and Unitary vector bundles on a compact surface" by Narashiman and Seshadri. I quote from the paper- Can someone please explain how does any non-zero homomorphism ...
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Projectively flat Hermitian curvature proportional to Kähler form?

Is there a classification of the holomorphic Hermitian vector bundles $\pi:E\rightarrow M$, over a given complex Hermitian manifold, which are projectively flat and the curvature is proportional to ...
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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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Obstructions to the existence of stable (and unstable?) complex structures?

Let $V$ be a real vector bundle on a space $X$, perhaps the tangent bundle of a smooth compact manifold. I'm interested in understanding the obstructions to $V$ admitting a stable complex structure, ...
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torsors on quasi-split groups

Let $\mathbf{G}$ be a split connected reductive group scheme over a scheme $X$. Let $X'\rightarrow X$ an étale Galois cover of group $\Gamma$. We consider $G$ a quasi-split group scheme over $X$ ...
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Foliation of the tangent bundle of $n$-sphere

Is there a smooth $n$-dimensional foliation of $TS^{n}$,( here $n\neq1,3,7$) such that the zero section be a leaf of this foliation?
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Is there a geometric interpretation of Johnson-Wilson E(n) analogous to vector bundles for K-theory?

I am reading Ravenel's Localization with Respect to Certain Periodic Homology Theories where he states; For $n\ge2$, the spectra E(n) represent periodic homology theories which at present have ...
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Single-valueness of spinor components

I am confused about the non-single-valueness of spinor components. For instance, consider the Killing spinor $\psi$ on standard unit $S^3$: \begin{equation} {\nabla _m}\psi = - ...
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why are principal GL(n)-bundles (Zariski-)locally trivial?

I'm in particular interested in understanding Grothendieck's argument for this in SGA 1 (page 232 in http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0206203v2.pdf) Let $G$ be $\text{GL}_n$ over a scheme $S$ for some ...
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Moduli space of sheaves on a ribbon

In the paper "A non-linear deformation of the Hitchin dinamycal system", Donagi-Ein-Lazarsfeld describe the irreducible components of the moduli space $\mathcal M_R$ of stable sheaves of numerical ...
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Why is $\mathbb{P}(T\mathbb{P}^2)$ isomorphic to the space of complete flags $GL_3/B$?

In one the the answers to this thread " Can one embedd the projectivezed tangent space of CP^2 in a projective space? " it was mentioned that " $\mathbb{P}(T\mathbb{P}^2)$ isomorphic to the variety ...
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Decomposition of the canonical flat connection on $\tilde M\times_{\rho} SL(n,\mathbb{C})$

I'm looking for a proof resp. reference for a statement of the following form: Let $M$ be a compact Riemann surface, $\tilde M$ its universal covering, $\rho$ a semisimple representation of its ...
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Proof of Lemma in “Harmonic maps and the self-duality equations” by Donaldson

I am referring to this paper by S. K. Donaldson. I could not find a freely available version, hence I feel uncomfortable to copy & paste parts of his paper, and won't do so. Nevertheless, I will ...
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Decomposing connections on extensions of the frame bundle

I have posted this question on math.stackexchange, without success. I'll make it brief: Let $E\rightarrow M$ be an orientable vector bundle of rank n equipped with some Riemannian metric, ...