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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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### 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 Stiefel-...
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### Exterior product

I have asked this question in the Mathematics forum but I received no answer. Let $E$ be an algebraic vector bundle of rank $r$ and degree $d$, Then $\Lambda^2 E$ is of rank $r'=r(r-1)/2$, but is of ...
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### Are all quotients of a weakly contractible space via a free group action classifying spaces of the group?

I asked this question on math.stackexchange a week ago, but did not get an answer. First of all, I don't want to restrict to any kind of "nice spaces" since I am interested in the most general ...
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### Vector Bundles of small rank

I recently started the study of vector bundles on $\mathbb{P}^n$, and started to read Rao's article 'A family of vector bundles on $\mathbb{P}^3$'. There, there is a notion of spectrum of a vector ...
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### Symmetric product of a vector bundle

Let $E$ be a vector bundle of rank $r$ and degree $d$ over a smooth curve $X$. Is there any canonical exact sequence for $Sym^k(E)$? in particular what is the degree of $Sym^k(E)$? Suppose $E$ is ...
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### Wedge product of Endomorphism-Valued Forms

To define characteristic classes in smooth vector bundles $E\longrightarrow M$ there is a more or less standard procedure: to choose a connection $\nabla$ and to derive the curvature $\Omega$, which ...