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Riemannian metric on complexification of Lie group

Let $G$ be a compact linear group and $G^c$ be its complexification. Then there is a diffeomorphism $f: G^c \to G \times Lie(G) $ given by $$ x e^{iA} \to (x,A).$$ Let $h$ be the pull back metric of ...
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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, ...
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A Scalar Curvature Computation in Brendle Marques Neves' Min-Oo Conjecture paper

I'm reading a paper on the Min-Oo Conjecture (http://arxiv.org/abs/1004.3088), and I'm stuck on the following step in a proposition: Given a metric $g_0(t)$ on the upper hemisphere $\mathbb{S}^n_+$, ...
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How to define the distributional Hessian for a convex function on a $C^0$ Riemannian manifold?

M is a $C^1$ manifold with a $C^0$ Riemannian metric, f is a convex function on M. How to define a functional on M which can represent $Hessf$? For example: for $\Delta f$ we can define the ...
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Given a diffeomorphism between two surfaces, is there an expression for the pullback of the covariant derivative of a vector field? [on hold]

Let $A$ and $B$ be two surfaces (smooth enough) in an affine space $M$ with metric $g$. Let $g^A$, $g^B$ be the metric tensors on the two surfaces induced by $g$, and $\nabla^A$, $\nabla^B$ the ...
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Time derivative of an integral on a moving surface? [on hold]

I need to take the time derivative inside the surface integral, $$\displaystyle\dfrac{\mathrm{d}}{\mathrm{d}t}\left(\oint_{\partial B} \left(\mathbf{x} \times ( \mathbf{n} \times \mathbf{u} ) ...
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smoothing a current

Let $M$ be a smooth oriented manifold of dimension $n$ and $T$ a current of dimension $k$ on $M$. Let $\phi:P\times M \to M$ be a proper smooth family of diffeomorphisms of $M$ (i.e. $P$ is a smooth ...
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lift of Riemannian metric to branched double cover

Let $\hat{M}$ be a branched double cover of $M$. Is there a way to lift a Riemannian metric $g$ on $M$ to get a smooth Riemannian metric $\hat{g}$ on $\hat{M}$. Moreover, if $g$ has nonnegative ...
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how to make Contravariant and Covariant tensors applicable to problems of curvatures in halfspace problems? [on hold]

Consider a material halfspace and assume it to be made of infinite number of layers of same material, such that when the material is loaded at the top surface, how to quantify the variation of ...
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extension of Riemannian metric on real affine variety

Given a Riemannian metric $g$ on the real part $X_R$ of a real affine variety $X$, is there a "natural" way to extend $g$ to be a Riemannian metric on $X$?
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how to construct 3D curve in highway geometric design [on hold]

give you some control points ,also give you the initial point and final point ,their curvature ,torsion and coordinate are kown.How to construct a three-dimensional space curve under the constaint of ...
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Question about conjugate points

If there exist two geodesics from $p$ to $q$ that are not only different from each other but also infinitesimally close to each other, then it implies that $q$ is conjugate to $p$. Can anyone give an ...
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If there exists a nontrivial vector field $V$ such that $\nabla_{X}V=0$ for any vector field $X$, the manifold must be flat?

If there exists a nontrivial vector field $V\not=0$ in Riemannian manifold $M$ and an open set $U\subset M$ such that $\nabla_{X}V=0$ in $U$ for any vector field $X$ in $M$, then dose $U$ have to be ...
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Factor of 2 In the Definition of Metric Contact Structure

In Blair's book and many many literatures, I see definition of a contact metric manifold which involves a relation \begin{equation} d\kappa \left( {X,Y} \right) = g\left( {X,\Phi Y} \right) ...
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When distance nonincreasing map is an isometry

Let $f: M \to M$ be a distance nonincreasing map between a closed Riemannian manifold $M$ and $f$ is homotopic to the idendity map. Is it then $f$ an isometry?
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Quotienting $SU(3)$ by $U(1)$?

As is well-known, if we quotient $SU(2)$ by the action of $U_1$, embedded in the diagonal as $(e^{i \theta}, e^{-i \theta})$, we get the $2$-sphere. As is also well-known, if we quotient $SU(3)$ on ...
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Jacobian change of basis matrix for different dimensions

I am considering a real Lie group $G$ acting transitively on an open set $U$ in a real Euclidean space of lower dimension. Given a smooth, compactly supported function $f: U \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ ...
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Euler number of the complex of basic forms

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group and $\pi:P \to M$ a principal $G$-bundle. I would like to understand the geometry of $M$ through $P$ with the $G$-action. I am trying to understand the Hopf bundle ...
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Kaehler form on weighted projective space

The Kaehler potential for the standard Fubini-Study Kaehler form in projective space $\mathbb{C} P^n$ is given by: $$\log(\sum_{i=0}^n |z_i|^2)).$$ What is the analogous formula for a Kaehler ...
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DGBV algebra of symplectic manifold

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a simply connected closed symplectic manifold. Then we have the symplectic codifferential operator $d^{\star}$. Furthermore, $(\Omega^{*}(M),d,d^{\star})$ is a differential ...
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Is there a sideways-walking rolling convex body?

Let $K$ be a solid, homogenous convex body in $\mathbb{R}^3$. Place $K$ on an inclined plane, and let it roll down the plane, under some reasonable assumptions of friction between $K$ and the plane, ...
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Zero currents localized along a submanifold

Let $\mathcal{D}(\mathbb{R})$ be the continuous dual of $C^\infty_c(\mathbb{R})$, the space of compactly-supported smooth functions. There is a nice characterization of distributions ...
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Information geometry divergence [closed]

on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_geometry How to derive this equation. I tried but always got 0 for each item. $$ D[\partial_i\partial_j||\cdot]= ...
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Contraction between basis vectors and basis one-forms [migrated]

Discretion: The title may be misleading, because I am not certain whether the one-forms are actually basis one-forms. I always thought by definition, $dx^i (e_j) =\delta^i_j $. But, I am confused ...
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The moduli space of special Lagrangian submanifolds

Given a special Lagrangian fibration $f:M \rightarrow B$ of a Calabi-Yau manifold $M$, one can associate to it two affine structures (symplectic and complex) on the base space $B$. A theorem of ...
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Can eta invariant be written in terms of topological data?

The eta invariant was introduced by Atiyah, Patodi, and Singer. It roughly measures the asymmetry of the spectrum of a self-adjoint elliptic operator with respect to the origin. In ...
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Normal coordinates near the boundary

Let $M$ be an Riemannian manifold with boundary $\partial M$ and $e_n$ be a unit normal vector on $\partial M$. With respect to $e_n$, around a point $p$ on boundary, we have the usual normal ...
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Total differential of Lipschitz submanifolds embedding

My interest is analysis on Lipschitz manifolds. I want to define traces of differential forms on a Lipschitz submanifold $N$ of a Lipschitz manifold $M$. In other words, I want to push-forward ...
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Why tangent vector of statistical manifold is a function?

In differential geometry, tangent vectors are considered operators. At point p, the local tangent space is defined as $$ T_p(M)=\{X^i\partial_i|X\in R^n\} $$ This is quite easy to understand for me. ...
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Moment map in the singular case

The moment map is defined on the symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$, or particularly, $(M,\omega)$ is Kahler. While $\omega$ is smooth or differential enough, the definition is obvious to understand, in ...
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Riemannian metric and Volume form for $SE(n)$ and/or $E(n)$

I wonder what happens when you construct the Tiling spaces considering the natural action of $SE(n)$ or $E(n)$ rather than $\mathbb R^n$. In order to do that, I need to understand both the (left ...
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Exposition of the Calabi complex

I am interested in a complex derived by Eugenio Calabi in his article "On compact Riemannian manifolds with constant curvature". The complex is referenced as "Calabi complex" in various citing ...
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Diffeomorphism with prescribed behaviour

If $\gamma$ and $\eta$ are two smooth curves in a smooth manifold $M$, is it possible to find a diffeomorphism of $M$ such that $f \circ \gamma = \eta$? What if one removes the assumption of ...
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Cotangent bundle of symmetric space is symmetric space?

Let $G$ be a connected Lie group. Then a symmetric space for $G$ is a homogeneous space $G/H$ where the stabilizer $H$ of a typical point is an open subgroup of the fixed point set of an involution ...
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Fiber bundle trivialization. Transition functions

Depending on the authors, trivialization is considered either as a diffeormorphism from $U\times G$ to $\pi^{-1}(U)$ or from $\pi^{-1}(U)$ to $U\times G$. The result leads to transition functions ...
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Is the $L^2$ metric on the space of unit volume Riemannian metrics on a closed, oriented surface Kahler?

Let $\Sigma$ be a closed, oriented, smooth surface. Denote by $\mathcal{M}^{1}(\Sigma)$ the deformation space of unit volume Riemannian metrics on $\Sigma:$ here we consider two metrics equivalent if ...
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Complete gradient shrinking Ricci soliton with nonnegative Ricci curvature?

Besides the product of a positive Einstein manifold with the Euclidean Gaussian shrinker, does there exist other complete (nonconpact) gradient shrinking Ricci soliton with nonnegative Ricci ...
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Nielsen-Thurston classification of homeomorphisms for open surfaces?

In Proposition 3.1. in this article by John Franks, he applies the Nielsen-Thurston classification of surface homeomorphisms to a homeomorphism $ \ f:M \rightarrow M$ of an open surface $M$ which is ...
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Can anyone give an example of Ricci flat Riemannian or Lorentzian Manifold that is not flat?

Does there exist a Ricci flat Riemannian or Lorentzian manifold which is geodesic complete but not flat? And is there any theorm about Ricci-flat but not flat? I am especially interset in the case ...
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Do there exist non-totally geodesic isometric minimal immersions $\mathbb{H}^2\rightarrow G/K.$

Suppose $G$ is a non-compact, semi-simple Lie group, of rank at least two, with maximal compact subgroup $K$ and $G/K$ the corresponding Riemannian symmetric space. Let $\mathbb{H}^2(-c^2)$ be the ...
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Buseman function is regular on manifolds without boundary containing a line?

For an n-dim noncompact manifold M without boundary. Assume M contains a line $\gamma$. For every point $p \in M$, let $\widetilde{p\gamma(t)}$ be the geodesic from p to $\gamma(t)$. Choose a ...
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why quintics are Calabi-Yau?

Why quintics are Calabi-Yau? Is there a explicit formula of the holomorphic volume form?
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Given Gaussian curvature, can one construct a metric to fulfill the Gauss-Bonnet theorem?

Consider a compact surface $\mathcal{S} \subset \mathbb{R}^3$ without boundary and assume we are given the Gaussian curvature $K(x), x\in \mathcal{S}$. It is know that Gaussian curvature does not ...
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Cotangent bundle of coadjoint orbit is stein manifold?

Let me first define stein manifolds and coadjoint orbits. A complex manifold $X$ of complex dimension $n$ is called a Stein manifold if the following conditions hold: $X$ is holomorphically convex, ...
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Aysmptotic comparison of L^2 sections versus generating sections

Let $s_1,\ldots, s_k$ be linearly independent global holomorphic sections of a holomorphic line bundle $E$ over a compact algebraic manifold $X$, with volume form $\Omega$. For $m$ large, let ...
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Distributing the Hodge map over the wedge product

Let $(V,\langle,\rangle)$ be a finite dimensional inner product space, $V^{\wedge}$ it exterior algebra, and $\ast$ the Hodge star arising from $\langle,\rangle$. Does there exist any formula to ...
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Fill radius and fundamental group

I am reading M. Ramachandran and J. Wolfson's article Fill radius and fundamental group, whose main result is: Theorem. Let $N$ be a closed Riemannian manifold. If its universal cover has fill ...
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If there is a diffeomorphism between two surfaces, what is the relation between Laplace-Beltrami operators on the surfaces?

Let $S(0)$ and $S(t)$ be hypersurfaces of dimension $n$ in $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$. Suppose there is a diffeomorphism $F^0_t:S(0) \to S(t)$. Denote the Laplace-Beltrami operator by $\Delta_{S(\cdot)}$. Let ...
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Existence of planar orthogonal curvilinear coordinates on a surface embedded in $R^3$

We consider a surface (co-dimension 1) in $R^3.$ I read from the book of Stoker that for any surface there always exist patches of orthogonal curvilinear coordinates that cover the surface. I want ...
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When a symplectic manifold is formal?

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a $2n$-dimensional symplectic manifold, then we have the symplectic Hodge operator $$*:\Omega^{k}(M)\rightarrow\Omega^{2n-k}(M)$$ Furthermore, we can define a differential ...