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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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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The Thom space of a Whitney sum of vector bundles

Let $\xi$ and $\eta$ be vector bundles over the same base space $X$. Their Whitney sum is a bundle $\xi\oplus\eta$ over $X$. I read somewhere (without proof) that its Thom space is given by $$ ...
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the pfaffian-adjugate and its counterparts for matrices odd size

Let $R$ be a commutative ring (zero characteristic). Take a skew-symmetric matrix $A\in Mat^{skew-sym}(n,R)$. If $n$ is even, then $\det(A)=Pf^2(A)$ and there exists the "Pfaffian adjugate/adjoint" ...
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“Parameterising” extensions $0\to E\to W\to F\to 0$ by $\mathbb P(H^1(E\otimes F^*))$?

Let $X$ be a complex projective manifold and $E$ and $F$ be holomorphic vector bundles on $X$. The extensions of $F$ by $E$ are classified by elements $e\in H^1(E\otimes F^*)$. On the other hand, for ...
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A family of rank two bundles on $\mathbb CP^1$ parameterized by $H^1(O(-2n))$

Let $n$ be a positive integer. Consider the family of extensions $$0\to O(-n)\to E\to O(n)\to 0,$$ parameterized by $H^1(O(-2n))$. For each element $e\in H^1(O(-2n))$ we get a rank two bundle $E$ ...
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Confusion surrounding the Koszul-Malgrange theorem

I recently had the need to appeal to some complex geometry in my research and have been trying to unravel the various relationships surrounding the Koszul-Malgrange theorem. According to nlab, the ...
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How do you relate the number of independent vector fields on spheres and Bott Periodicity for real K-Theory?

The theory of Clifford algebras gives us an explicit lower bound for the number of linearly independent vector fields on the $n$-sphere, and Adams proved that this is actually always the best ...
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Closed formulas for topological K-theory?

Let $X$ be a compact manifold. I'm interested in whether any of the following cases admits a general closed formula for (complex)-$K$-theory. Let $E$ be a complex vector bundle with a given line ...
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Very stable vector bundles

Let $X$ be a smooth curve, and $E$ a rank $r$ vector bundle over $X$, $E$ is said very stable if every nilpotent map $$u:E\rightarrow E\otimes K_X$$ is zero (nilpotent means that the composition ...
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Stable vector bundles in Weil's parametrization

Let $C$ be a smooth projective algebraic curve. Isomorphism classes of vector bundles on $C$ are in bijection with $GL_n(F) \backslash GL_n (\mathbb{A}) / GL_n(\mathcal{O})$, I think (one trivalizes ...
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Can we always extend a vector bundle on an open subset of a ringed space with soft structure sheaf?

Let $(X,\mathcal{O}_X)$ be a ringed space with soft structure sheaf. Moreover let $X$ be paracompact. Let $U$ be an open subset on $X$ and let $E$ be a finite dimensional vector bundle on $U$, i.e. ...
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Orders of zeros of section of sheaf

We have a semistable family (fibers has normal crossings and they are reduced, multp 1) $f: X \rightarrow Y,$ of complex curves over a smooth curve $Y.$ The family is smooth over the set ...
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Moduli space of (all) vector bundles on $\mathbb{P}^1$

It is well known that, by a theorem of Grothendieck, every vector bundle (always assumed coherent in this question; and everything is over the complex numbers) splits as a direct sum of line bundles. ...
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Locally nilpotent algebraic section of tangent bundle is complete?

Suppose $X$ is a smooth affine algebraic variety over $\mathbb{C}$ and let $V$ be an algebraic vector field (i.e. an algebraic section of the tangent bundle). If $V$ is locally nilpotent, meaning that ...
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Triviality of a circle fibration induced by an almost complex structure

Let $E→M$ be a plane bundle endowed with an almost complex structure $J.$ $J$ induces a natural positive definite inner product in the associated bundle $End(E)→M$,denoted by $<,>$. More ...
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Borel--Bott--Weil for the Grassmannians

The Borel--Bott--Weil Theorem is usually stated for the complete flag manifold of $SU(N)$. Does an analogue hold for the other flags, for example the Grassmannians? More precisely, suppose $G(\mathbf ...
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On Eigenspace of a Bundle Map which is the horizontal part of a complex structure on $TM$

Let $(M^{n+m},g)$ be a Riemannian manifold and let $\mathcal{H}(TM) ‎‎\subseteq‎‎ TTM$ be the horizontal space associated to the Levi-Civita connection of $g$. ‎L‎‎et $\bar{J} : TTM \longrightarrow ...
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Tangent bundle of a homogeneous space and the euler exact sequence

Let $H \subset G$ be a closed subgroup of a lie group and $G/H$ the homogeneous coset space. There's an exact sequence of adjoint representations of $H$: $$0 \to \mathfrak{h} \to \mathfrak{g} \to ...
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How to visualize the dual objects of jets of functions?

I work with a smooth $f: M \to \Bbb C$ and I would like to have an object mimicking the concept of "$k$-th order differential" from multivariate calculus. For various reasons that are not important ...
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Isomorphism classes of differential rank $k$ vectors bundles over $S^q$ [closed]

Could anybody provide a motivated sketch of why the isomorphism classes of the differentiable rank $k$ real vector bundles over the sphere $S^q$ are given by$$\text{Vect}_k(S^q) \simeq \pi_{q - ...
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vector bundles induced by an action of a finite subgroup of $O(n)$

Let $M$ be a path-connected manifold. Let $G$ be a finite subgroup in $O(n)$ and suppose $G$ acts freely on $M$. Then we have an associated vector bundle $$ \xi(M,G): \mathbb{R}^n\longrightarrow ...
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non-triviality of the underlying real vector bundle of the complexification of a real vector bundle

Let $M$ be a given manifold and $\xi$ be a given $k$-dimensional vector bundle over $M$. How to determine whether the underlying real vector bundle of $\xi\otimes\mathbb{C}$, i.e. the Whitney sum ...
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Action on algebraic variety and adjoint bundles

Let $X$ be a complex algebraic variety and let $G$ be a complex algebraic group; I mean that $X$ is a reduced, separated scheme of finite type on $\operatorname{Spec}\mathbb{C}$, and the underlying ...
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non-orientability of vector bundles induced from a symmetric group action

Let $\Sigma_k$ be the symmetric group on $k$-letters. Let $M$ be a manifold with a free $\Sigma_k$-action. Then we can form a $k$-dimensional vector bundle $$ \xi:\mathbb{R}^k\longrightarrow ...
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Property of bundles with connections on abelian variety doesn't hold for additive or multiplicative group?

This question is a followup to two of my previous questions, see here and here. Let $A$ be an abelian variety over a field $k$ of characteristic $0$. How do I prove, without using ...
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Tangent bundle of smooth closed simply-connected $4$-manifold $w_1 = w_2 = 0$ can be trivialized in complement of point?

Let $M$ be a smooth closed simply-connected $4$-manifold with $w_1 = w_2 = 0$. Can $TM$ be trivialized in the complement of a point?
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Do vanishing characteristic classes of the tangent bundle imply a manifold is stably frameable?

Suppose we know that all stable characteristic classes of the tangent bundle of a manifold $M$ vanish, i.e. the map $f:M\rightarrow BO$ stably classifying the tangent bundle is trivial on cohomology, ...
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What are some open problems in algebraic geometry?

What are the open big problems in algebraic geometry and vector bundles? More specifically, I would like to know what are interesting problems related to moduli spaces of vector bundles over ...
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When is a general sheaf (on the projective plane) globally generated?

Let $v$ be a chern character on $\mathbb P^2$ so that the moduli of sheaves of chern character $v$ is non-empty of the expected dimension. When is it true that the general sheaf in moduli is globally ...
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Representation theory and associated bundles

I am looking for a text or set of notes that discusses the relationship between the representation theory of Lie groups and associated vector bundles, preferably using modern categorical language. For ...
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Vector bundles, finitely generated projective module?

Let $B$ be a Tychonoff space and let $\mathbb{R}(B)$ denote the ring of continuous real valued functions on $B$. For any vector bundle $\xi$ over $B$, let $S(\xi)$ denote the $\mathbb{R}(B)$-module ...
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Transferring connection information to associated bundles and back

This might not be research level but I've tried more than once to ask about this in MSE and it got nowhere. So I thought It's fair to at least try. At the risk of repeating well known stuff I tried ...
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Flatness of Chern classes for flat family of sheaves

Let $Q$ be a quasi-projective $k$-scheme (not necessarily smooth), $X$ a smooth projective $k$-variety and $\mathcal E$ a family of (torsion free) sheaves on $X$ parametrized by $Q$. Suppose that ...
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Vanishing of Euler class

Given a real oriented vector bundle E over the base space B of rank n, such that the Euler characteristic class in the n-th cohomology group of B vanishes, is it true that there exists a global ...
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Spaces over which every vector bundle is a summand of the trivial bundle

Let X be a Hausdorff space such that every real vector bundle on X is summand of a trivial bundle. Does this imply that X is homotopy equivalent to a compact Hausdorf space? This question ...
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Global sections of coherent sheaves on determinantal hypersurfaces in $\mathbb{P}^n$

Let us consider the short exact sequence of coherent sheaves on $\mathbb{P}^n$ $$0 \to \mathcal{O}_{\mathbb P^n}(-1)^{r} \stackrel{N}{\longrightarrow} \mathcal{O}_{\mathbb P^n}^{r} \longrightarrow ...
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Cohomology and deformations of moduli of vector bundles

I believe that the following is well-known, but I cannot find a reference in the literature... Let $X$ be a smooth variety (in our case $X = M^s(r)$ coarse moduli space of stable rank $r$ vector ...
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Horizontal vector fields and the push forward of the differential of the projection map

I am not very familiar with differential geometry but need to understand some aspects of it for my research. This includes in particular the notion of horizontal vector fields and I would like to ...
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Triviality of certain vector bundles

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold and let $SM$ be the bundle of symmetric bi-linear forms on $TM.$ Riemannian metrics are a particular kind of sections in this bundle. Since any manifold admits a global ...
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If the restriction of a vector bundle to a divisor is semi stable, then is the vector bundle itself semistable?

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety of dimension $n$. Let $D$ be a smooth divisor of $X$. Let $i:D\hookrightarrow X$ be the inclusion. Let $H$ be an ample line bundle on $X$. Let $E$ be a vector ...
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A (possible) equivalent relation on the space of vector bundles

Edit: According to the essential comment of Alex Degtyarev, we revise the question as follows; Assume that $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are two oriention preserving automorphism of Lie groups $O(n)$ and ...
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Principal bundles that can't be detected by spheres

The question I'm trying to answer is the following: Let $P \to X$ be a principal $G$-bundle (over a connected CW complex) satisfying that all pullbacks to spheres (of arbitrary dimension) are ...
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Maximal trivialising subspace for a vector bundle

Let $X$ be a locally compact Hausdorff space. Given a vector bundle $p: E\to X$, a subspace $Y$ of $X$ is called trivialising (for this bundle), if after restricting this bundle to $Y$, it is a ...
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Simplicity of a rank 2 vector bundle over a principally polarized abelian surface

Let $A := \textrm{Jac}(C)$ be the Jacobian of a genus $2$ curve $C$, with principal polarization $\Theta$. Studying some branched covers of $A$, I was led to consider some rank $2$ holomorphic ...
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self-Whitney sum of the canonical vector bundle on Grassmannians

Let $G_{k}(\mathbb{R}^N)$ be the Grassmannian manifold consisting of $k$-subspaces in $\mathbb{R}^N$. There is a canonical $k$-dimensional vector bundle $$ \gamma_{k,N}: \mathbb{R}^k\longrightarrow ...
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Sheaf of Sections of Cone

Fulton's intersection theory book at Chapter 4 makes the following claim: If $\mathcal{E}$ is a locally free sheaf (on $X$), and $E:=Spec(Sym(\mathcal{E}))$ a total space of some cone/bundle on $X$, ...
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Determine the representation given by space of sections of symmetric products of cotangent bundle of projective plane

In a recent project, it was interesting for me to determine the $PGL(3)$ representation given by $H^0(S^2(\Omega(1)) \otimes \mathcal O(4))$ on $\mathbb P^2$. I did this by using the Euler sequence, ...
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Relative Characteristic classes

A pair of vector bundles over a base space $X$ is a pair $(E,F)$ where $E$ is a vector bundle over $X$ and $F$ is a sub-bundle of $E$. Two pairs $(E_{1},F_{1})$ and $(E_{2}, F_{2})$ are ...