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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Vector bundle $L$ admits connection if and only if degree of every direct summand of $L$ divisible by $\text{char}\,k$, intuition

Consider the following theorem of Atiyah. Let $X$ be a connected smooth projective curve over an algebraically closed field $k$. Then a vector bundle $L$ on $X$ admits a connection if and only if ...
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Pull back of a semistable vector bundle to a product is semistable?

Let $X$ be a smooth projective surface over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $L$ be an ample line bundle on $X$. Let $F$ be a $\mu_L$ semistable rank 2 vector bundle on $X$ (semistability in the sense of ...
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Pullback along Frobenius morphism

Let $X$ be a scheme over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$ and let $F : X \to X$ be the absolute Frobenius morphism. If $\mathcal{L}$ is an invertible $\mathcal{O}_X$-module, then there is a natural ...
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covering map from spheres to projective spaces and the associated vector bundle

Let $S^n$ be the $n$-sphere and consider a $2$-sheeted covering $$ S^n\longrightarrow\mathbb{R}P^n. $$ We have an associated vector bundle $$ \xi: \mathbb{R}^2\longrightarrow ...
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Extend a vector bundle on a flat family

Let $f: X\to T$ be a flat family, and $\mathcal{F}_t$ is a vector bundle on $X_t$ for some $t\in T$. Can this $\mathcal{F}_t$ be extended to a vector bundle $\mathcal{F}$ on $f^{-1}(U)$ for some open ...
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classifying maps of Whitney sums of vector bundles

For an $n$-dimensional vector bundle $\xi$ with structure group $G\leq O(n)$ over a $CW$-complex $B$, we have a classifying map up to homotopy $$ f(\xi): B\longrightarrow BG, $$ $f(\xi)\in [B;BG]$, ...
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Which map realizes the isomorphism $KO_n(X)\otimes \mathbb{Q}\to \bigoplus_{i\in\mathbb{Z}}H_{n-4i}(X;\mathbb{Q})$?

The description of the real $KO$-homology groups $KO_n(X)$ can be given abstractly as maps to the real K-theory spectrum $KO$ smash $X$, or via triples $(M,x,\phi)$ where $M$ is a closed manifold, ...
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Vector bundles with symmetric perfect form

Let $X$ be a smooth projective curve, and $E$ a vector bundle on $X$ such that there exist a bilinear perfect symmetric form $$E\otimes E\rightarrow \mathcal O_X$$ When I see $E$ as a $GL_r$ ...
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Why do we need ampleness in the definition of stability/semistability

This is a general question that I have. Let $X$ be a projective variety over an algebraically closed field $k$. Let $L$ be an ample line bundle over $X$. Let $F$ be a vector bundle on $X$. We say that ...
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Zero scheme of global sections of vector bundles on affine varieties

I want to understand better the notion of zero scheme of a section of a vector bundle. For simplicity I will consider the case of affine varieties. Let $\mathbb{K}$ be an algebraically closed field, ...
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Smooth manifolds as idempotent splitting completion

The nlab has a particularly interesting thing to say about the category of smooth manifolds: it is the idempotent-splitting completion of the category of open sets of Euclidean spaces and smooth maps. ...
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Semistability of principal bundle vs vector bundle

Ramanathan has defined the semistability of a principal $G-$bundle $E$ over a curve $X$ as follows: $E$ is semistable iff for any parabolic subgroup $P\subset G$, for any reduction of the ...
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Is every vector bundle over a noncompact finite-dimensional manifold a summand of a trivial bundle?

In the notes of Vector Bundles and K-theory by Prof Allen Hatcher, on page 12 he proved a Proposition that for each vector bundle $E\to B$ with $B$ compact hausdorff there exists a vector bundle ...
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Dimension of Quot scheme of zero dimensional quotients of a locally free sheaf

Given a locally free sheaf $E$ of rank $r$ on a (smooth, projective, algebraic) surface, I want to know the dimension of the scheme parametrizing the zero-dimensional (meaning they have zero ...
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A question on complex line bundle over $S^{2}$

Consider the trivial bundle $\epsilon_{2}=S^{2}\times \mathbb{C}^{2}$ with the standard Hermitian inner product $<(a,b), (c,d)>=a\bar{c}+b\bar{d}$. Assume that $\ell$ is a sub line bundle of ...
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triviality of a $2$-sheeted covering map and the triviality of the associated vector bundle

Let $ X$ be a space with a (free and properly discontinuous) $\mathbb{Z}/2$-action and $$p: X\to X/(\mathbb{Z}/2) $$ be a $2$-sheeted covering map. Then we have an associated vector bundle $$ \xi: ...
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line bundle on affine grassmannian and central extension

Let $G$ be a connected reductive group over $\mathbb{C}$, let $Gr$ be the affine grassmannian of $G$. On $Gr$, we know that there is a canonical line bundle $L$ (the generator of $Pic(Gr)$). Now ...
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Is this affine-subspace analogue of a Grassmannian a classifying space?

Let $AG_k(\mathbb{R}^N)$ be the "affine Grassmannian" consisting of $k$-dimensional hyperplanes (i.e. affine subspaces) in $\mathbb{R}^N$. Is there any relation between $AG_k(\mathbb{R}^N)$ and the ...
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A natural embedding of the total space of tautological bundle over $G(2,n)$ in $G(2,n+1)$

I learned from the following post that the total space of the tautological line bundle over $\mathbb{R}P^{n}$ is diffeomorphic to $\mathbb{R}P^{n+1}\setminus \{pt\}$.(There is a natural ...
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Twisting locally free sheaves in characteristic $p$

Let $X$ be an irreducible nodal projective curve over an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$. Denote by $\pi:\tilde{X} \to X$ the normalization of $X$. Recall, the short exact ...
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triviality of Whitney sums of a vector bundle

Let a $3$-dimensional subspace $V$ of $\mathbb{R}^4$ be $$V=\{(x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4)\in\mathbb{R}^4\mid\sum_{i=1}^4x_i=0\}.$$ The alternating group $A_4$ acts on $V$ by ...
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Vector bundles on open (affine) curves

It is well-known by Grothendieck (or earlier by Dedekind-Weber) that every vector bundle on $\mathbb{P}^1_k$ for $k$ a field decomposes into a sum of the line bundles $\mathcal{O}(k)$. As ...
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Is the unit bundle of a Finsler vector bundle a sphere bundle?

I asked this at mathstackexchange but got no answer, so I am trying here. Let $E$ be a Finsler vector bundle* of rank $k$ over a manifold $M$. Does the unit "bundle" $UE$ admits a structure of a ...
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Dimension of the singular locus of $\mathcal M_X(r,d)$

Let $X$ be an algebraic smooth curve of genus $g$ over $\mathbb C$, and let $\mathcal M_X(r,d)$ (resp $\mathcal M_X^0(r)$) be the moduli space of vector bundle of rank $r$ and degree $d$ (resp. with ...
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Vector bundle with a perfect pairing and ($\mathbb Z/2$, $SL_r$)-bundle

I think this is a well knowing result but I can't find any reference, Let $(E,q)$ be a vector bundle with a non degenerated quadratic form $q:E\rightarrow E^*$ with trivial determinant, suppose ...
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Dual involution on the $Ext^1$

Let $X$ be a smooth algebraic curve over $\mathbb C$, and let $F$ be a vector bundle on it of degree $1$, take the dual of an extention $$0\rightarrow F^*\rightarrow E\rightarrow F\rightarrow0$$ is ...
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Is there a notion of “flat vector bundle over a topological space”?

I am reading this paper and at the top of page 5 the author makes reference to categories consisting of flat complex vector bundles over $X$ where $X$ is an arbitrary topological space. However, the ...
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Trivialisation of vector bundles on Stein spaces

Does every vector bundle on a Stein space have a finite local trivialisation? Definitions: Stein space means either a complex analytic Stein space or a nonarchimedean Stein space in the sense of ...
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Bilinear form and double cover

Let $\pi:X\rightarrow Y$ be a double cover of curves (smooth and projective), and $E$ a vector bundle on $X$ with a non-degenerate symmetric bilinear form $\phi:E\otimes E\rightarrow \mathcal O_X$. ...
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Stiefel-Whitney class of unordered configuration space

Let $S^m$ be the $m$-sphere and $$F(S^m,2)/\mathbb{Z}_2=\{(a,b)\mid a,b\in S^m, a\neq b\}/(a,b)\sim (b,a)$$ be the $2$-nd unordered configuration space on $S^m$. How to compute the total ...
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characteristic classes of tangent bundle of 2-nd unordered configuration space

Given a (real or almost complex) manifold $M$, Let the 2-nd unordered configuration space be the quotient space $$ B(M,2)=(M\times M\setminus\ \Delta)/\ \mathbb{Z}_2 $$ where $$ \Delta=\{(m,m)\mid ...
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Chern classes of ideal sheaf of locally complete intersection

Let $C\varsubsetneq X$ be a reducible locally complete intersection closed pure $1$-dimensional subscheme in a smooth projective variety of dimension $3$ over a algebraically closed field $k$ of ...
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Connectedness of moduli of vector bundles

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety. Given two vector bundles $V_1$ and $V_2$ such that $[V_1]=[V_2]\in K^0(X)$, can one expect that $V_1$ and $V_2$ can be connected by a family of vector bundles? ...
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Non trivial rank 2 holomorphic vector bundles in complex dimensions greater than or equal 2

Does every compact complex manifold of complex dimension greater than or equal two possess a nontrivial rank 2 holomorphic vector bundle?
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No irreducible parallelizable manifold of given dimension

What is an example of a closed 4-manifold $M$ such that $M$ is parallelizable and $M$ is topologically (or at least smoothly) irreducible? Topological irreducible: it is not homemorphic to ...
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realization map for K-theory of spheres

Let $\overset{\sim}{K}(X)$ and $\overset{\sim}{KO}$ denote the reduced stable isomorphic classes of complex and real bundles over X and $\rho$ be the realization map. We know that ...
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Simplicity of a rank 2 vector bundle over a principally polarized abelian surface

Let $A := \textrm{Jac}(C)$ be the Jacobian of a genus $2$ curve $C$, with principal polarization $\Theta$. Studying some branched covers of $A$, I was led to consider some rank $2$ holomorphic ...
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Orientability of Surfaces and the Fundamental Group [closed]

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact riemannian 3-manifold and $\Sigma \subset M$ an embedded compact surface homeomorphic to the projective plane. Consider the application $i_\#:\pi_1(\Sigma)\to \pi_1(M)$ given ...
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addition on an affine scheme [closed]

At the Brenner's introduction to the geometric view of the tight closure the author states that an affine scheme has a natural addition (this addition will be extended to the vector bundles). I wonder ...
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Generalising the Penrose Twistor Fibration

As is well known, there exists a fibration $\mathbb{CP}^3 \to S^4$, of the four sphere by complex projective $3$-space, called the Penrose twistor fibration. Does this fibration admit a "canonical" ...
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Bundles over Grassmanian with given top Chern class

So, I have been working on Chern classes for my master thesis and apparently (My proofs could be wrong and a few things are still vague) I was able to give a construction method and exhibit, via ...
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Determinant twist and $Pin _{\pm}$ structure on $4k$-dimensional bundles [Reference request]

Consider the automorphism $\varphi$ of $O(2n)$ given by $\varphi (A)=det(A)\cdot A$. The induced map in cohomology $H^*(BO(2n))$ sends $w_2$ to $w_2+(n+1)w_1^2$ (a proof is given at the end of the ...
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Chern classes, vanishing of smooth sections or vanishing of holomorphic?

I have seen both definitions and this is getting me more and more confused. Are Chern classes dual to the degeneracy cycles of smooth sections or holomorphic? They can't be the same thing, can they? ...
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Geometric interpretation of Chern classes over flag manifolds

I would like to find that Chern classes of the tautological bundles over a flag manifold are dual to some cells in homology, analogously to what happens for the Grassmanian case. I have not been able ...
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Involution on the set of isomorphism classes of 2n-dimensional vector bundles induced by an involution of $O(2n)$

Denote by $\varphi$ the automorphism of $O(2n)$ given by $\varphi (A)=det(A)\cdot A$.This induces a self-map $B\varphi$ of $BO(n)$, so it induces a self-map (actually an involution) $B\varphi ^*$ on ...
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s-equivalence and transition function

Two vector bundles $E$ and $F$, are said two be S-equivalent if they have isomorphic gradients. My question is: Is it possible to caracterise this properity using transition functions? Thanks
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Trying to relate the fundamental groupoid to vector bundles

Fix a topological space $X$. Now consider a functor from the fundamental groupoid of $X$ to the category $Vect$. In other words, we assign a vector space to each point of $X$, we allow ourselves to ...
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Connection and reduction of the structure group

I apologize for this question which is not really research-level, but I don't get any answer on mathStackExchange, and I asked a professor in my university... which couldn't find the solution. I am ...
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Fiber Bundle with a perfect bilinear map

Let $\pi:X\rightarrow Y$ a double cover of Riemann surfaces, and consider a $SL_n-$bundle $E$ with a perfect $\mathcal O_Y-$bilinear pairing $$\psi:\pi_*E\times\pi_*E\rightarrow\pi_*\mathcal O_X$$ ...
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Name for construction on two vector bundles

I have a construction on two vector bundles and I would like to give it a name and a symbol but I can't find anything. For two vector bundles $A=\{(x,A_x) : x \in X\}$ and $B=\{(y,B_y):y\in Y\}$ ...