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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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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When can we cancel vector bundles from tensor products?

Let $E,F,G$ be algebraic vector bundles over $\mathbb P_{\mathbb C}^n$. My general question is: Assume $E\otimes G \cong F\otimes G$, under what conditions can one conclude that $E\cong F$? Some ...
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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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Intuitive explanation for the Atiyah-Singer index theorem

My question is related to the question Explanation for the Chern Character to this question about Todd classes, and to this question about the Atiyah-Singer index theorem. I'm trying to learn the ...
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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 ...
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Proof of formula for dimension of moduli of stable vector bundles on smooth curves [migrated]

Let $C$ be a smooth curve of genus $g \ge 2$ over an algebraically closed field of positive characteristic. If I understand correctly, the dimension of the moduli space of vector bundles on $C$ of ...
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Obstruction to the splitness of an exact sequence of holomorphic vector bundles [migrated]

This question was asked here, but I think there will not be an answer, so let me recopy the question on Mathoverflow. In the book of S. Kobayashi, hyperbolic complex spaces, there is the lemma ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 $B=\{(y,B_y):y\in Y\}$ ...
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What is the space for the coefficients of the connection 1-form of a connection in a vector bundle?

Let $E\to X$ is a a (smooth real) vector bundle with structure group some Lie group $G$. Suppose we have a (linear) connection $\nabla$ on $E$. Is it true that if $A$ is the connection 1-form of ...
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Tensoring by Line Bundles to Produce Holomorphic Sections

Inspired by the line bundle case, I have the following question: Given an equivariant holomorphic vector bundle over complex projective space, is it true that tensoring it by line bundles often ...
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Canonical (tautological) section of a family of sheaves

A couple of months ago, i saw a construction, that somehow looks like the construction of the tautological section of the pullback of a vector bundle to its total space, i am trying to piece it ...
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Exactness in the zeroth term and (relative) vector field

Recently I've asked the following question: Contraction with a vector field and pullback bundle When I already know how $i_X$ should be understood (please see the discussion; recall that we are ...
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Lindel's theorem for semisimple simply connected G

Let $k$ be a field. $G/k$ be a simply connected semisimple algebraic group. Let $X/k$ be a smooth affine $k$-scheme. Question: Is every principal $G$ bundle on $X\times {\mathbb A}^1$ a pull back ...
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Constructing vector bundles of specific stiefel whitney classes?

Is it possible to construct a vector bundle over a given base $X$ such that the $n$th stiefel whitney class vanishes for a given $n?$ What about for some set of integers? Can we make vector bundles ...
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A holomorphic vector bundle structure for $\Omega^{(0,1)}(M)$

For a complex manifold $M$, the complexified tangent space $\Omega^1(M)$ splits into a direct sum $\Omega^1(M) = \Omega^{(1,0)}(M) \oplus \Omega^{(0,1)}(M)$. As is well-known $\Omega^{(1,0)}(M)$ is ...
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1-jet bundle on vector bundle with metric connection

Background I'm working to simplify the Lagrangian formalism of classical field theory for the situation of a vector bundle with a bundle metric and a metric connection. Particularly, I want to ...
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Sobolev multiplication $\otimes$ of $H^1=W^{1,2}$ in vector bundles

Let $E\to X$ be a vector bundle with an inner product and fix a reference connection $A_0$ on $E$. Then for $1\leq p < \infty$ and $k\geq 0$ we can define the Sobolev space $W^{k,p}(E)$ as the ...
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Is it possible to find an explicit definition of the “universal” (co)tangent bundle?

Let $H_{0,1}(\mathbb{P}^2, d)$ be the space of holomorphic degree $d$ maps (that are not multiply covered) from $\mathbb{P}^1$ to $\mathbb{P}^2$ with one marked point $y \in \mathbb{P^1} $ ...
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the associated action on the transition functions

Let $X$ be a curve with an involution $\sigma$ generically unramified, given a $G-$bundle $E$ of rank $r$, than we ca take its pull-back, I want to describe the action of $\sigma$ on $G$. Fix a ...
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Contraction with a vector field and pullback bundle

While trying to understand the proof of "smooth" version of Kostant-Hochschild-Rosenberg theorem (which is due to Connes for compact smooth manifolds) I found the following argumentation: one is ...
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induced map on tangent bundles from blow up morphism

Suppose $X$ is the plane nodal curve over $\mathbb{C}$. Then we can mimic what we do in differential geometry to define the "tangent bundle" over $X$ as a subvariety of ...
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Deformation of vector bundle on projective space with same Hilbert polynomial as multiple of structure sheaf

Let $E$ be a vector bundle on projective space ${\bf P}^n$ whose Hilbert polynomial is the same as $\mathcal{O}^{{\rm rank}(E)}$. Does there exist a vector bundle over ${\bf P}^n \times {\rm ...
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Morphism of modules of sections and pullback bundles

I'v asked this question on StackExchange but unfortunately nobody answered. I thought that maybe it would be more apropriate to post it here: so suppose that we have a morphism $\theta: \Gamma(B,E_1) ...
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Why does this vector bundle on the surface sit in this exact sequence?

Let $X$ be a K3 surface. Let $E$ be a semistable rank 3 vector bundle. Now suppose $0 = E_0\subset E_1\cdots\subset E_s=E$ be the Harder-Narasimhan filtration. Suppose $E_1$ is $\mu$-stable and rank ...
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Vector bundle is semistable if only if it's pull back is semistable?

If $X$ is a smooth projective variety and $D$ is a divisor on $X$, and let $i:D\longrightarrow X$ be the closed immersion. Let $E$ be a vector bundle on $X$. Are there any theorems which say that $E$ ...
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Space of invariant sections

I have a principal bundle $\pi: M \to B$ with structure group $G$ and a vector bundle $p: V\to M$. I need to work with $\Gamma_G(V,M)$, the space of invariant (under the fiber action on $M$) sections ...
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What is the co-kernel of the morphism of vector bundles?

Let $X$ be a surface, and $i:C\subset X$ be a smooth curve. Let $A$ be a line bundle on $C$, and $E$ be a vector bundle of rank $r$ on $X$. Suppose there is a surjection: $E\longrightarrow ...
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Pushforward of locally free sheaves under open immersion

Let $X$ be a connected projective noetherian scheme over $\mathbb{C}$, with every irreducible component of the same dimension. Let $\dim X=n \ge 2$ and $p$ be a closed point on $X$. Denote by $U$ the ...
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conjugate operation on vector bundle

Is the conjugate operation on $\overset{\sim}{K}(\mathbb{C}\mathbb{P}^n)$ known? If so, can I get the full formula at least in terms of the basis $\eta^i$? Here $\overset{\sim}{K}(X)$ denotes the ...
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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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How to prove Butler's inequality for the maximal slope of the kernel bundle?

In Butler' paper "Normal generation of vector bundles over a curve" (J.d.g.,1994). Proposition 1.4 said that $$prop^+(M_E)\leq \max\left\{-2,\frac{-prop^+(E)}{prop^+(E)-g}\right\}$$ where $E$ is a ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Geometric proof of Borel-Weil theorem

I am curious if there is any geometric proof of Borel-Weil theorem. Borel-Weil is a geometric realization of irreducible unitary representation. The proofs I found, however, all use Weyl unitarian ...
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Yang-Mills Functional and Energy

I have a question about the meaning of Yang-Mills Functional. It is stated everywhere that the Yang-Mills Functional is a measure of energy. But the formal definition of the Yang-Mills Functional is: ...
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$\mathbb{Z}_{2}$ -equivariant vector bundles over manifold of rank-$k$ matrices

Edit: I remove the trivial part of the first version, according to comment of Alex Degtyarev Let $M$ be the manifold of all matrices in $M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$ with fixed rank $0<k<n$. There is ...
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Sections of inverse image sheaf of sheaf of sections of vector bundle

Let $\eta \colon Y \to Z$ be holomorphic map between complex manifolds, $E$ holomorphic vector bundle over $Z$, $\eta ^\ast E$ its pullback over $Y$, ${\cal O}_E$ sheaf of sections of $E$, and ...
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Is there a formula for the intersection of projectivized lines inside a projectivized vector bundle?

Let $E\rightarrow D$ be a complex rank two vector bundle over a compact complex one dimensional manifold $D$. Let $L_1, L_2 \subset E$ be rank one subbundles of E (i.e. line bundles). Let $$ n_1:= ...
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Multiplication Map, Is it invariant?

Let $\pi:X\rightarrow Z$ a double cover of an elliptic curve with genus $g\geq 3$. Choose a general rank 2 and degree -1 vector bundle $F$ on $Z$, let $E=\pi^*F$ and fix $x\in X$. The involution $i$ ...