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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Zero locus of a generic smooth section

Let $V$ be a smooth manifold, $E \rightarrow V$ a vector bundle over $V$ and $\Gamma$ be a finite group acting nontrivially on $V$ and $E$. Let $s \in C^\infty(E)$ be a generic $\Gamma$-equivariant ...
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etale homotopy and Adams conjecture

I was reading Quillen's paper on "Some remarks on etale homotopy theory and a conjecture of Adams". Up to some fact about etale version of spherical fibrations which was later proved by Friedlander, ...
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dual of locally free sheaf

For simplicity, assume everythings occur on a smooth projective variaty $X$. Dual bundle of the given line bundle $\mathcal L$ is determined by $\mathcal L$ and $c_1(\mathcal L)$. $\mathcal L^*= ...
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Does every vector bundle allow a finite trivialization cover?

Suppose there is a vector bundle (smooth, with constant rank finite-dimensional fibres) over a (smooth, second-countable, Hausdorff, not necessarily connected) manifold $B$ of dimension $n$. (a) Is ...
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Vector bundles vs principal $G$-bundles

It is well known that a (real) vector bundle $\pi : E\to B$ over a topological space (or manifold) $B$ is a fibre bundle whose fibres $$F=\pi^{-1}(x), \ \ \ x\in B $$ over any $x\in B$, are ...
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Configuration spaces and non homeomorphic vector bundles

Given two complex line bundles over the complex projective line ${\mathbb CP}^1$, prove or disprove that their total spaces are homeomorphic if and only if their Chern numbers are equal up to sign. ...
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Total spaces of $TS^2$ and $S^2 \times R^2$ not homeomorphic

Hello, I'm looking for an invariant to distinguish the homeomorphism types of homotopy equivalent spaces. Specifically, how does one show that the total spaces of the tangent bundle to $S^2$ and the ...
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Relationship between monodromy representations and isomorphism of flat vector bundles

This question is somehow related to this one. Let $M$ be a smooth (compact, if you wish) connected manifold. Then, it is well known that there is an equivalence between the isomorphism classes of ...
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Does direct limit commute with functor of smooth sections?

Consider a countable family of finite-rank vector bundles $V_k$ over a finite-dimensional smooth manifold $M$. The direct limit of such a family is still a topological vector bundle even though it may ...
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Criteria for acyclicity

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety. Let $E$ be a line bundle (or, more generally, a vetor bundle) on $X$. Are there any nice criteria for acyclicity of $E$ (that is, for the property $H^i(X,E)=0$ ...
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non-trivial locus of a holomorphic vector bundle

Let $X$ be a holomorphic vector bundle over $Y$ (where $Y$ is an arbitrary complex manifold, not necessary projective). Does there exist an analytic subset $Z$ of $Y$ such that the restriction of $X$ ...
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Variation of the Chern connection according to the variation of hermitian metric

Whats is the relation between the Chern connections of tow Hermitian metrics in a holomorphic vector bundle?
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complex vector bundles and curvature

Let us suppose that $X$, with a 2-form $\omega$. Suppose $J$ is an element of $su(2)$ such that $J^2=-e$ for $e$ the identity. Is there a necessary and sufficient condition on $\omega$ which will give ...
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Triviality of direct multiples of flat complex vector bundles

Atiyah Patodi and Singer [Spectral asymmetry and Riemannian geometry III] write that if $E$ is a complex flat bundle (non holomorphic, just smooth and complex) on a compact manifold $X$ (more ...
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Stiefel-Whitney classes of a projective space bundle

Hi! Let $\gamma_1$ denote the twisted line bundle over $S^1$ and add a trivial $(2k-1)$-bundle $\mathbb{R}^{2k-1}$. Consider the projective bundle $P(\gamma_1 \oplus \mathbb{R}^{2k-1})$ over $S^1$. ...
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Associated vector bundles of infinite rank and induced connections

Let $\mathbb{V}$ be a representation of a Lie group $G$ and let $P \to M$ be a principal $G$-bundle with a principal connection. If $\mathbb{V}$ is finite-dimensional, then one can associate to this ...
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A^1-invariant for Vector Bundles?

We know that if $X$ is a smooth connected variety over a field $k$, then any line bundle on $X\times_k\mathbb{A}^1$ is from a line bundle on $X$. This is simply because they have the same Picard ...
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Splitting principle for holomorphic vector bundles

Let $E \to X$ be a vector bundle over a decent space $X$. Then there is a space $Z$ together with a map $p: Z \to X$ which induces a split injection on cohomology and such that $p^* E$ splits as a ...
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Do cohomologically trivial line bundles affect morphisms?

Assume we have a locally free sheaf $R$ of associative $O_S$-algebras of rank $r^2$, possibly noncommutative, where $S=\mathbb{P}^2$ over $\mathbb{C}$. Furthermore given a locally free $O_S$-module ...
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fano moduli varieties of vector bundles

Let $M$ be a fine moduli space of vector bundles on curve which is an algebraic variety as well. The first example of such an object that I have in mind is rank 2, deg 1 VB on a genus 2 curve. This is ...
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A simple question about the degree of some vector bundle over rational curve.

Let $E$ be a holomorphic vector bundle (infact complex vector bundle is enough) over $\mathbb{P}^1$. Let $c: \mathbb{P^1} \rightarrow \mathbb{P^1}$ be the anti-holomorphic involution, ...
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Weak Vector Bundles

The following notion has arisen in a paper I'm writing. Definition. A map $p: E\to B$ of spaces is said to be weak vector bundle if for all compact subspaces $K \subset B$ the restriction of $p$ to ...
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family of torsors and family of vector bundles

Suppose $X$ and $Y$ are smooth connected schemes over a field $k=\bar{k}$, $f: X\times_kY\to X$ is the first projection. You may assume $Y$ is proper if you like, my question is if $P\to X\times_kY$ ...
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Intersection of subvector bundles

Suppose we have a smooth vector bundle $\pi: E \rightarrow B$ and two sub vector bundles $\pi_1: E_1 \rightarrow B_1$ and $\pi_2: E_2 \rightarrow B_2$ such that the bases $B_1$ and $B_2$ are ...
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Normal bundle of $CP^1$ in $CP^2$ [closed]

I'm studying the book "Differential forms of algebraic geometry" of Bott, Tu. At page 75 there is an exercise about the normal bundle of $CP^1$ in $CP^2$, and there is written that the transition ...
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Terminology of “covariant derivative” and various “connections”

I apologize for the long question. My ultimate aim is to understand the existing terminology and find appropriate terminology for covariant derivatives on vector bundles which generalizes to ...
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degree 0 vector bundles

If $X$ is a smooth projective curve over a field $k$, $V$ is a subbundle of some finite direct sum of $O_X$, then is it true that $V$ is of degree 0?
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When is restriction an equivalence of categories of equivariant vector bundles?

Suppose a (linear algebraic) group $G$ acts on a variety $X$ and that $U$ is a $G$-invariant open subvariety. My question is: under what conditions is the restriction functor $i^*: Vect^G(X) ...
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Restriction of the tautological class to a subbundle

Let $E$ a rank $r\geq 3$ vector bundle over a curve $C$ and let $E'$ a rank $r-1$ subbundle of $E$. Thus we have $\mathbb{P} (E') \subset \mathbb{P} (E)$; what can be said about $ ...
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Extending intersection bundles

Let $X$ be the product $Gr_i(V)\times Gr_j(V)$ of two Grassmannians where $V$ is a complex vector space of dimension $d$. There is an open $U\subset X$ formed by all those $(V',V'')\in X$ such that ...
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Linearization of a vector field

In a paper that I was reading, I stumbled across the following theorem: Let $X$ be a vector field with $$X= > a^ix^i\partial_{x^i} + > \mathcal{O}(|x|^2),$$ where $x$ is some chart and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...