# Tagged Questions

**3**

votes

**0**answers

115 views

### 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 ...

**15**

votes

**1**answer

590 views

### 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" ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

93 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

109 views

### 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, ...

**6**

votes

**0**answers

356 views

### 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 ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

239 views

### 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?

**7**

votes

**1**answer

647 views

### 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 ...

**6**

votes

**0**answers

270 views

### 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 ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

210 views

### 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. ...

**11**

votes

**1**answer

528 views

### 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 ...

**13**

votes

**2**answers

740 views

### 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 ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

113 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

113 views

### 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: ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

56 views

### 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 ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

238 views

+50

### 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 ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

309 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

238 views

### “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 ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

226 views

### 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 ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

343 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

211 views

### 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 ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

122 views

### 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) ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

221 views

### 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 ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

177 views

### 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 ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

104 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

96 views

### 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 ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

353 views

### 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 ...

**8**

votes

**1**answer

423 views

### 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 $E|_{C_+X}\cong C_+X\times G$, ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

292 views

### 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 ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

238 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

365 views

### 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 ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

324 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

74 views

### 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?

**-2**

votes

**1**answer

350 views

### 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 ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

140 views

### 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.
...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

295 views

### 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 ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

93 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

135 views

### 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 ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

163 views

### 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 ...

**7**

votes

**0**answers

100 views

### 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 ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

397 views

### 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, ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

108 views

### 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 $X$ ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

325 views

### Topological K-theory for commutative C*-algebras

It is in some sense folklore that given two arbitrary abelian groups $G,H$ one can find a $C^*$ algebra $A$ such that $K_0(A)=G$ and $K_1(A)=H$. My question is the following: what is known in the case ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

160 views

### 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?

**3**

votes

**1**answer

201 views

### 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 ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

421 views

### 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 ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

110 views

### 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 ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

156 views

### 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 ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

98 views

### 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 ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

103 views

### 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, ...

**10**

votes

**2**answers

479 views

### Vector bundle for prescribed Stiefel-Whitney classes

I hope this is not trivial.
Let $B$ be a nice topological space (paracompact, CW-complex or whatever you think is nice)
For $i=1,\ldots,n$ let $x_i \in H^i(B,\mathbb{Z}_2)$ be certain cohomology ...