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Preimage of $1 \in H^n(M^n)$ under Chern character

Let $M$ be a closed, oriented manifold of dimension $n$. We know that the Chern character induces an isomorphism $K^\ast(M) \otimes \mathbb{Q} \cong H^\ast(M; \mathbb{Q})$ and now I was wondering how ...
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vector bundle trivial over every compact subset, then it is globally trivial

Let $X$ be a non-compact metric space (though if the answer to the question is positive, then it probably also holds for more general spaces like, e.g., paracompact Hausdorff) and $E \to X$ a vector ...
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Mumford's vector bundle stability equivalent the notion orbit stability for a G-space?

Everyone seems to use the slope definition of stability for vector bundles without making any mention to the fact that this should be the correct definition describing that a stable equivalence class ...
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Duality relations for Lebesgue spaces of sections of vector bundles

Suppose $X$ is a topological space, and $\mu$ is a Borel measure on $X$. Also suppose we have an $n$-dimensional vector bundle $E \to X$, with an inner product $\langle \cdot,\cdot \rangle_x$ on the ...
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A natural tower of bundles over Grassmannian manifolds

There is a well-known exact sequence of vector bundles $$ 0\to U\to T\to N\to 0 $$ over a Grassmannian manifold $Gr(V,n)$: the fibers over $L\in Gr(V,n)$ are, respectively, $L$ itself, the whole $V$ ...
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Does there always exist a line bundle whose Chern class represents an integer symplectic form?

Let $(M, \omega, J)$ be a compact symplectic manifold with a compatible almost complex structure $J$, such that the symplectic form determines an integer cohomology class, ie $$ [\omega] \in H^2(M, ...
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Does extending a section by the exponential map make it transverse to the zero set?

Let $V_1, V_2 \rightarrow M$ be two smooth vector bundles over a smooth riemannian manifold $M$ and $s_1:M\rightarrow V_1$ a section transverse to the zero set and $s_2: s_1^{-1}(0) \rightarrow V_2 ...
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extending a vector bundle

given a vector bundle $V \rightarrow N$ over a manifold $N$ and let's assume $N \hookrightarrow M$ is embedded into a manifold $M$ is there a way to extend $V$ to a bundle over $M$, i.e. is there a ...
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Does the suspension isomorphism $K_1(A) \to K_0(SA)$ descend from a more refined invariant?

If $A$ is a C*-algebra, denote its minimal unitization by $\tilde A$ and its suspension by $SA$, thought of as all continuous $a:[0,1] \to A$ with $a(0)=a(1)=0$. The unitized suspension ...
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Is it obvious that the defining conditions to obtain a particular singularity are well defined on the quotient space?

Let $~f:\mathbb{C}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ be a holomorphic function vanishing at the origin, with the following properties: $$ f_{00}, ~f_{10}, ~f_{01}, ~f_{20}, ~f_{11} =0,~~f_{20} \neq 0 ...
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Kernel of an integrable holomorphic dee-bar connection is a holomorphic vector bundle

I'm looking for references for the following fact, to pass on to a grad student. I think I can prove it, but it is a bit sloppy and I'd rather have something which is already written up. Let $X$ be a ...
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Hartshorne-Serre's correspondence in higher codimension

There's a well-known correspondence (traditionally called Hartshorne-Serre) between codimension 2 smooth subvarieties $S\subset X$ of a smooth algebraic variety $X$ and certain rank two vector bundles ...
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Does every real vector bundle admit a metric?

Let $ E \longrightarrow B $ be a vector bundle. I know that if B is paracompact, the bundle admits a metric. My question is the following: is this true for any B? I also know that a reduction of ...
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Computing relative Lie algebra cohomology (as appears in Borel-Weil-Bott theorem)

Suppose $G$ is a complex Lie group, $P$ a Borel subgroup, $E$ a representation of $P$ that induces a vector bundle ${\cal E}$ over $G/P$. The general version of Borel-Weil-Bott theorem, as stated in ...
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Connections on tangent bundles and double tangent bundles

This can be viewed as a sequel to my previous question on double tangent bundle. Where I learned that the double tangent bundle $TTM$ is not natural diffeomorphic to $\oplus^3 TM$. Recently, I also ...
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Looking for a special rank 2 vector bundle

Let $E\to C$ be a rank $2$, degree $2g-2$, holomorphic vector bundle over a curve of genus $g$. By Riemann-Roch theorem, $$H^0(E)-H^1(E)= \deg(E)+2.(1-g)=0. $$ Question: For which $g$, there is such ...
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A question on a projective bundle $\mathbb{P}(L\oplus \mathcal{O}_X)$

Let $X$ be a complex manifold and $L$ a line bundle on it. Define $Y:=\mathbb{P}(L\oplus \mathcal{O}_X)$ be the projective bundle over $X$. Here is a statement I don't understand: The summands $L$ ...
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A version of implicit function theorem when sections are not everywhere smooth?

Let $V_1, V_2 \rightarrow M $ be smooth vector bundles over a manifold $M$ and $s_1: M \rightarrow V_1$ a smooth section transverse to the zero set and $s_2: M \rightarrow V_2$ a continuous section ...
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Can one always extend a smooth section defined on a non compact submanifold to the whole manifold, provided it extends continuously to the closure?

Let $V \rightarrow M$ be a smooth vector bundle over a smooth compact manifold $M$ (without boundary) and $X \subset M$ a smooth submanifold of $M$, that is not necessarily closed. Suppose $s: X ...
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Chern classes on compact manifold with boundary

Dear all, I am studying topological classes and I would like to know how Chern classes are defined on smooth compact manifolds with (non-empty) boundary. I am wondering in particular if there exists ...
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Recommended books/lecture notes for vector bundle on algebraic curve

I am going to enroll in a ceminar with the topic "vector bundle on algebraic curve". Except Algebraic Geometry(which I think GTM 52 by Hartshone is the main source), which topic I should prepare in ...
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Deforming to decompose vector bundles

After edit: How do we show that for every (holomorphic) vector bundle over a curve, is it possible to deform it to another one which is decomposable (into line bundles)? Before edit: I am not sure ...
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Non-(stable)-triviality of the tautological bundles

This is a question I asked at Math.SE but got no answers: http://math.stackexchange.com/q/396217/7110/ The tautological vector bundle $\gamma_k(\mathbb{K}^N)$ over the Grassmann manifold ...
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Are all Equivariant Bundles of a Total Flag Manifold Constructable from Line Bundles?

As we all know, for any homogeneous space $G/H$ we have that the equivariant vector bundles over $G/H$ are characterized by the representations of $H$. Thus, for the the complex projective line $CP^1 ...
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Big tangent bundle

Let $X$ be a nonsingular complex algebraic variety whose tangent bundle is $T_X$. I use Lazarsfeld's book for the definition of a big vector bundle. A line bundle $L$ is big if it has Itaka dimension ...
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Cech Cohomology of Sections of Holomorphic Bundle over Contractible Space

Is there anything that can be said in general about the Cech cohomology of the sheaf $\mathcal{F}$ of sections of a holomorphic bundle over a contractible space $X$? I know that such a bundle must ...
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sections of vector bundles transversal to a divisor

Let $X$ a smooth projective curve over $\mathbb{C}$, $S$ a finite subscheme of $X$. $E$ a vector bundle over $X$ with a divisor $D$. We look at the sections $A:=H^{0}(X,E)$ with $\deg E$ big enough. ...
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non-trivial topological line bundles over cartesian product of manifolds not coming from a pullback

Let $X$ and $Y$ be connected smooth manifolds. Let $L$ be a topological real line bundle over $X\times Y$. Then we know that the isomorphism class of such a line bundle is determined by its first ...
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Existence of non-split vector bundles on smooth projective varieties

Question. Is it known/easy to see that every smooth projective variety $X$ (over an algebraically closed field), except for the point and $\mathbb{P}^1$, has a vector bundle which is not a direct ...
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Coherent Sheaves and Holomorphic Vector Bundles

For a complex manifold $M$, I'm trying to understand (from a differential geometry point of view) what its category of coherent sheaves is. If I understand correctly, then the sheaf of holomorphic ...
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what is a spinor structure?

There are of course lots of definitions and references for this, but in the same way that, on a manifold $M$, a Riemannian metric is a section of positive definite symmetric bilinear forms on $TM$ ...
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Classifying Globally Generated Holomorphic Line Bundles over a Flag Manifold

I was recently looking back at an old question of mine, where I asked about the classification of the line bundles over a general complex flag manifold. Pavel Etingof gave the following excellent ...
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Alternate definition of vector bundle?

Recall the usual definition of a $k$-dimensional vector bundle (everything is assumed to be continuous/smooth/etc depending on the category): A $k$-dimensional vector bundle is a triple ...
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sections of vector bundles

Let $X$ a smooth projective connected curve over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $E$ a vector bundle and $E'$ a subbundle of $E$. Let $(x_{1},\dots,x_{n})$ $n$ closed points on the curve $X$ with $n>2g$ and $z$ ...
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When are the Smooth Sections of a Bundle Generated as a Module (over Smooth Functions) by the Holomorohic Sections

For a holomorphic vector bundle $E$ over a complex manifold $M$, we denote its space of smooth sections by $\Gamma^{\infty}(E)$, and its space of holomorphic sections by $\Gamma^{hol}(E)$. Now I've ...
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on trivialisation of T-torsors

Let $X$ a smooth connected projective curve over an algebraically closed field $k$ and $F$ its function field. $T$ a $X$-torus. Let $R$ be any ring. Let $E$ a $T$-torsor on $(X-x)\times_{k}R$. Does ...
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Why do we use the less simple convention for the definition of a vector bundle connection?

For a (smooth) vector bundle $F$ over a manifold $M$, one normally defines a connection to be a linear map $$ \nabla:\Gamma^{\infty}(V) \to \Omega^1(M) \otimes \Gamma^{\infty}(V), $$ satisfying ...
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Stack of vector bundles (on a curve) over a strictly semi-stable point of the moduli space

Consider the stack $Bun_{r,d}^{ss}$ of rank $r$ semi-stable vector bundle of degree $d$ over a fixed curve. There exists also a coarse moduli space $M$ built via GIT. Over the stable locus of $M$ it ...
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From Topological to Smooth and Holomorphic Vector Bundles

In the last weeks I have been think of the transition from topological vector bundles to smooth and holomorphic vector bundles. This has resulted in a few questions (with a common thread) as follows: ...
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Linearly trivial bundles on hypersufaces in $\mathbb CP^n$

Recall a definition. Let $V\subset \mathbb CP^n$ be a projective variety and $E$ be a holomorphic vector bundle on it. We call $E$ linearly trivial if the restriction of $E$ to any projective line in ...
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Are rational sections of a vector bundle useful?

Let $X$ be a complex manifold or variety and $L$ a line bundle on it. Given a rational section $s$ of $L$, we get a divisor $D=Div(s)$ and may recover $L$ as $\mathcal{O}(D)$. What about vector ...
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Is there a relationship between tensor (or form) bundles and iterated tangent/cotangent bundles on a manifold?

Let's say we denote by $T^{(n,m)}M$ the vector-bundle of rank $(n,m)$ tensors on a manifold $M$ and by $\Lambda^pM$ the vector-bundle of $p$-forms on $M$. Is there a relationship (perhaps a ...
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A question on $Isom(p_1^*E,p_2^*E) \rightrightarrows X$

I am learning the moduli stacks of vector bundles and have trouble understanding some definitions. Let $E$ be a rank $n$ vector bundle over the scheme $X$. We denote by $p_i$ the $i$th projection ...
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conformal blocks for beginners

I have given now a couple of talks that involve conformal blocks bundles on the moduli stack $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}$, in front of a public of algebraic geometers but not specialists of the ...
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Vector Bundles on normal surfaces

Let $X$ be a projective normal surface over $\mathbb{C}$. In this related question it is stated as soon as $X$ is smooth any vector bundle defined on the compliment of a codimension 2 subset extends ...
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How does one go from Chern--Weil to cohomology classes on BGL(n,C)?

Let's assume we start with Chern--Weil theory in the following form: Given a manifold $M$ and a complex vector bundle $V$ over $M$, we can equip $V$ with a $\mathfrak g\mathfrak l_n(\mathbb C)$ ...
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Triviality of Associated Bundles

Let $P\rightarrow M$ be a principal (right) $G$-bundle, where $G$ is a Lie group. Given a finite-dimensional representation of $G$, $V$ say, we can define the associated bundle ...
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Direct sum of two stable bundles of same slope

How to prove that the direct sum of two stable vector bundles of the same slope over a smooth curve is a semistable bundle?
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Sommese's theorem (generalized Weak Lefschetz) in arbitrary characteristic?

Sommese's theorem is a natural generalization of the Weak Lefschetz; for a smooth projective (connected) $X$, an ample vector bundle $E/X$ of rank $e$, and a section $s:X\to E$ it states that the ...
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Jets of Equivariant Vector Bundles

Let $M$ be a (compact) $G$-homogeneous space with fibre group $H$, and let ${\cal E}$ be a $G$-equivariant $k$-dimensional vector bundle over $M$ with corresponding representation $\pi:H \to $R$^k$. ...