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### Atiyah-Bott from Beauville-Laszlo

This is a question about the cohomology groups of the stack of vector bundles (with fixed discrete invariants) on an algebraic curve. Explicit formulas for these cohomology groups are known, and they ...

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**2**answers

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### Good reference for globally formulated calculus of variations on Riemannian manifolds?

I have been working on a formulation of the calculus of variations on Riemannian manifolds, formulated globally using [pullback] vector bundles and tensor bundles and their induced covariant ...

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### Splitting of vector bundles on a complex torus

Let $X$ be a complex torus (a finite dimensional complex vector space modulo a lattice) and let $E$ be a smooth (not necessarily holomorphic) complex vector bundle over $X$. Is it true $E$ is ...

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### A specific degeneration of a rank 2 bundle

I wish to know if there is a rank 2 vector bundle $E$ on $\mathbb{P}^1 \times \mathbb{P}^1$ such that $\mathbb{P}(E)$ when restricted to $\mathbb{P}^1 \times [0:1]$ is the $n$th Hirzebruch surface and ...

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### Characteristic Classes for $E_8$ Bundles

Given a principal $E_8$ bundle $P\rightarrow X$ one can take the
adjoint representation $\rho :E_8\rightarrow SU(\mathbb C^{248})$
and form the associated vector bundle $V=P\times_{\rho}\mathbb
...

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**1**answer

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### A vector bundle with a given jumping line

I'd like to know if there exists a holomorphic rank 2 sub-bundle of $T\mathbb{P}^3$ which, when restricted to a given line is $\mathcal{O}(-a)\oplus \mathcal{O}(a)$, but is trivial when restricted to ...

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**1**answer

575 views

### Spectral sequence of symmetric or exterior algebras?

This question is inspired by Hartshorne's exercise II.5.7 (c-d): the problem reads:
Let $0\rightarrow \mathcal{F}'\rightarrow\mathcal{F}\rightarrow\mathcal{F}''\rightarrow0$ be a short exact sequence ...

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### Top self-intersection of the tautological line bundle

Let $\mathcal E$ be a rank $n$ vector bundle over a curve $Y$ and let $X=\mathbb P(\mathcal E)$ and let $\pi: X \to Y$ be the projection. I would like to compute the value of the top self-intersection ...

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### When is a submanifold of $\mathbf R^n$ given by global equations?

Let $M \subset \mathbf R^n$ be a (smooth) submanifold of dimension $d$. Under which conditions does there exist global equations defining $M$? By global equations I mean : does there exist a smooth ...

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**1**answer

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### Reference for nef coherent sheaves?

The definition and basic properties of nef locally free sheaves appear for instance in the second volume of Lazarsfeld's book "Positivity in Algebraic Geometry" (beginning of chapter 6).
However, I ...

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**1**answer

166 views

### Closed immersion into (relative) projective bundle.

Hello,
I have a question about certain immersions. If $X$ is a base scheme, and $E$ is a loccally free quasi coherent sheaf over X, then we can build $P(E)$ the projective bundle associated to E.
...

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### Bundles of (co)chain complexes

A stupid question: does anybody know a good book or something in which invariants of a vector bundle of finite-dimensional acyclic (co)chain complexes (which, I believe is equivalent to a acyclic ...

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**1**answer

505 views

### Extending a vector bundle to a torsion free sheaf

Let's say that $X$ is an integral scheme of finite type over a field and $Y \subset X$ is a closed subscheme. Given a vector bundle $E$ on $Y$, is $E$ the restriction to $Y$ of a vector bundle on a ...

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**1**answer

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### K-Theory as a special $\lambda$-ring

I wonder if there is a nice and short proof that the $K$-theory of a topological space is a special $\lambda$-ring without invoking the splitting principle and alike. Is it possible to show directly ...

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**1**answer

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### moduli of vector bundles on a surface

Let $S$ be a smooth projective surface with an ample divisor $X\subset S$. Consider the
moduli stack of vector bundles $F$ on $S$ such that
1) $c_1(F)=0$
2) $c_2(F)=n$
3) The restriction of $F$ to ...

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**0**answers

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### Ricci flat metrics on holomorphic vector bundles over Riemann surfaces

I am interested in the local geometry of holomorphic curves in Calabi-Yau threefolds. The setup and question are then the following:
Consider a $\mathbb{C}^2$ bundle over a compact Riemann surface ...

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### Rank 2 flat bundles on an elliptic curve, via extensions

I have some hopefully elementary questions about rank 2 flat bundles on an elliptic curve $E$.
Take $p\in E$, and consider the exact sequence
$$0\to \mathcal{O}(-p) \to V \to \mathcal{O}(p)\to 0$$
...

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### Why is $\mathbb{R}^{\infty}$ defined the way it is?

I've been thinking about Grassmannians recently. Think of $\mathbb{R}^k$ as a $k$-dimensional vector space. Let $\text{Gr}_n(\mathbb{R}^k)$ denote the Grassmannian of all $n$-dimensional vector ...

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### Polynomial Vector Fields on the 3-Sphere

EDIT(3): I am looking for a basis for the Lie algebra of polynomial vector fields on $S^3$.
EDIT(2): I am fairly certain now that my question is more along the lines of, what does the Lie algebra of ...

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**0**answers

459 views

### Ample vector bundles, $H^1=0$ and global generation in characteristic $p$

This is a follow up from this question, in characteristic $p>0$. First, some background. It is known that in characteristic $0$, a vector bundle $E$ on say a projective curve $X$ is ample if and ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Elementary transformations of ruled surfaces as maps of vector bundles

This comes as a question in Beauville's Algebraic surfaces book (III.24 (2)). We work over $\mathbb{C}$.
All geometrically ruled surfaces (grs) $p:S\longrightarrow C$ over a curve $C$ can be seen as ...

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### Nice example of a topologically trivial bundle with nontrivial connection

So, I've been trying to understand what exactly an anomaly is, and how they arise in physics. Apparently an anomalous theory is some theory whose action is given by a section of some bundle (rather ...

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**1**answer

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### when is a section of vector bundle determined by its zero locus?

Let $V_X$ be a vector bundle of rank $r>1$ on a smooth (connected) projective variety of dimension $r$. Let s be the global holomorphic section, whose zero locus is a zero dimensional subscheme ...

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**1**answer

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### Is every closed embedded codimension-n submanifold cut out by a section of a rank-n vector bundle?

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold (over $\mathbb R$) and $N \hookrightarrow M$ a closed embedding. Locally near any point in $N$, I can find coordinates $x^1,\dots,x^{\dim M}$ on $M$ so that $N$ is the ...

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### If the total Chern class of a vector bundle factors, does it have a sub-bundle?

Motivation: $T_{\mathbb P^2}$ isn't an extension of line bundles
Here's a trick to show that the tangent bundle $T$ of $\mathbb P^2$ is not an extension of line bundles. If it were, we would have a ...

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votes

**1**answer

588 views

### Mehta-Seshadri and Parabolic bundles

In the original paper of Mehta-Seshadri, it seems like they treat the case of zero parabolic degree (i.e. they prove that zero parabolic degree stable parabolic bundles correspond to irreps of the ...

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### Is analytic Quillen-Suslin simple?

This question is motivated by a sentence on the Wikipedia entry for Quillen-Suslin theorem. This theorem states that every algebraic vector bundle on affine space is trivial. The analogous result is ...

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### Vector bundles of schemes and their topological realizations

Hi, there is a realization functor $R_\mathbb{R}$ from schemes of finite type over $\mathbb{R}$ to topological spaces and there is also a functor $R_\mathbb{C}$.
Does $R_\mathbb{R}$ send an ...

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### Can always a family of symmetric real matrices depending smoothly on a real parameter be diagonalized by smooth similarity transformations?

This question is related to another question, but it is definitely not the same.
Is it always possible to diagonalize (at least locally around each point) a family of symmetric real matrices $A(t)$ ...

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**1**answer

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### Can curves differentiate vector bundles on P^2?

Not much is known about vector bundles on $\mathbb{P}^2$ but I wonder if the following is a tractable question:
If $E,E'$ are non-isomorphic vector bundles on $\mathbb{P}^2$, then is there always a ...

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### Why is the integral of the second chern class an integer?

I'm currently reading the paper "Holonomy, the Quantum Adiabatic Theorem, and Berry's Phase" by Barry Simon.
Imagine a vector bundle with a connection $\nabla$. For simplicity, we assume that this is ...

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**1**answer

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### A question on classification of almost complex structures on $4$-manifolds

I have a (basic?) question in topology.
Question 1. Is it possible to characterise compact $4$-manifolds $M^4$, such that almost complex structures on $M^4$ are uniquely defined up to homotopy by ...

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### Deformations of some simple quotient stacks.

I am interested in stacks of vector bundles on varieties and how deformations of the variety (including non-commutative ones) reflect themselves in deformations of the stack of vector bundles.
I will ...

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679 views

### Which torsion classes in integral cohomology are Chern classes of flat bundles?

Chern-Weil theory tells us that the integral Chern classes of a flat bundle over a compact manifold (i.e. a bundle admitting a flat connection) are all torsion. Given a compact manifold $M$ whose ...

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### Harder-Narasimhan filtration of rank 4 vector bundles on $P^2$

Given a non-semistable vector bundle on $P^2$ of rank 4, are explicit conditions known for when the ranks in its Harder-Narasimhan filtration are (3,1), (2,2) and (1,3) respectively?
I would be very ...

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### Exotic smoothness and Parallelizability

Regarding the parallelizability of the Milnor's seven dimensional exotic spheres:
Parallelizability of the Milnor's exotic spheres in dimension 7
The following question naturally arises:
Suppose ...

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### Parallelizability of the Milnor's exotic spheres in dimension 7

Are the Milnor's seven dimensional exotic spheres parallelizable?

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### First Chern class of a flat line bundle

A referee asked me to include a reference or proof for the following classical fact. It's not hard to prove, but I'd prefer to just give a reference -- does anyone know one?
Let $X$ be a nice space ...

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### Is there an alternative characterisation of vector bundles with vanishing characteristic classes?

This question came up yesterday during our index theory seminar.
Let $M$ be a 1-connected smooth manifold and let $E \to M$ be a finite-rank complex vector bundle over $M$. If all the Chern classes ...

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**3**answers

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### The third axiom in the definition of (infinite-dimensional) vector bundles: why?

Serge Lang's Differential and Riemannian Manifolds is a no doubt the best available reference for the theory of not-necessarily-finite-dimensional differential manifolds, but unfortunately it suffers ...

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**1**answer

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### Sections of Grassmannian bundles

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety of dimension $n$. Take the bundle $TX \oplus Sym^2(TX)$ over $X$ where $Sym^2(TX)$ is the second symmetric product of the tangent space.
The Grassmannian bundle ...

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**1**answer

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### Does a Trivial Tangent Bundle Induce a Multiplication?

Let $M$ be a connected smooth manifold, and assume that it is parallelisable; that is, its tangent bundle is trivial. Does $M$ admit an H space structure? That is, does there exist a smooth map ...

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### Calculating the decomposition of a vector bundle over rational curve

Consider the rational curve (conic) given by image of the map
$$ u([z,w])=[z^2,-z^2,w^2,-w^2,zw] \in \mathbb{P}^4 $$
which lies in quintic 3-fold $X: x_1^5+\cdots+x_5^5- x_1\cdots x_5=0$.
By ...

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### Topology of maps between fibers of vector bundles

First of all sorry for the (possible) incorrect english. I don't know english very well.
I'm with a doubt about topology of maps between fibres of vector bundles.
Consider $E$ and $F$ vector bundles ...

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### Calculating normal bundle

I just realize that even though I know what normal bundes are, I dont know how to compute them. The main objective is to
show that a ration curve C on a quintic threefold doesnt move. If C is a line, ...

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### Finite vector bundles over punctured affine spaces

Let $X$ be a connected scheme. Recall that a vector bundle $V$ on $X$ is called finite if there are two different polynomials $f,g \in \mathbb N[T]$ such that $f(V) = g(V)$ inside the semiring of ...

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### trace of the atiyah class equals chern class

In several textbooks ("The Geometry of Moduli Spaces of Sheaves" by Huybrechts and Lehn, "Calcul differentiel et classes caracteristiques..." by Angeniol and Lejeune-Jalabert) it is mentioned that the ...

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### Why is the Cotangent Space of Complex Projective Space Not $U(1)$-Equivariant?

I'm looking at the cotangent bundle of $CP^{N}$ at the moment in the context of equivariance. For many reasons, it seems to me that this bundle is not $U(1)$-equivariant, or, in other words, cannot be ...

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**1**answer

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### Is a fibre bundle over a vector bundle trivializable on each fibre?

Let $\pi:E\to M$ be a vector bundle over a closed smooth manifold and supose $\Pi:F\to E$ is a fibre bundle over the total space of $\pi$. I'd like to know if, restricted to $E_p$, the second bundle ...

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### Reference request: moduli space of vector bundles

I am trying to study the moduli of holomorphic vector bundles fast and I'm primarily interested to understand:
1) Why and were the stability is important.
2) How are the construction methods.
3) some ...