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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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votes

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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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### Generalization of notion convexity

I am searching for the correct term (if exists) for the following
Set $X\subset \mathbb{R}^2$ is called $r$-convex if for any two points $x_1, x_2\in X$ such that there exists arc of radius $r$ ...

**0**

votes

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67 views

### 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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vote

**1**answer

94 views

### 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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**0**answers

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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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votes

**1**answer

383 views

### 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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votes

**1**answer

90 views

### 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 [on hold]

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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votes

**0**answers

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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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votes

**1**answer

215 views

### 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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votes

**1**answer

179 views

### 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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vote

**1**answer

77 views

### 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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votes

**0**answers

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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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vote

**1**answer

186 views

### 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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votes

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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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votes

**1**answer

109 views

### 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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votes

**0**answers

67 views

### 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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votes

**3**answers

177 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### How can we get the area element ' expansion with respect to the induced metric defined in this way? [closed]

Let $Σ_r$ be a topological sphere in a 3-dimensional asymptotically flat Riemannian manifold $M$ with metric g, $\{\frac{\partial}{\partial x^i}\},1≤i≤3$ is the standard coordinate frame in ...

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123 views

### 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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votes

**0**answers

104 views

### 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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votes

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62 views

### 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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votes

**0**answers

47 views

### 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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votes

**2**answers

137 views

### 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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votes

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821 views

### 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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votes

**1**answer

222 views

### 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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votes

**0**answers

32 views

### 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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votes

**1**answer

314 views

### why quintics are Calabi-Yau?

Why quintics are Calabi-Yau? Is there a explicit formula of the holomorphic volume form?

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votes

**1**answer

215 views

### 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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votes

**1**answer

189 views

### 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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vote

**0**answers

77 views

### 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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vote

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85 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

56 views

### 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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**0**answers

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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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votes

**1**answer

113 views

### 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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votes

**1**answer

257 views

### 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 ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Why the Oloid is developable surface？How to prove it？ [migrated]

It is well known that the Oloid is developable surface，but why？How to prove it？

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**0**answers

135 views

### Symplectic submanifolds in $\mathbb{R}^4$

Which symplectic submanifolds can be realized in $\mathbb{R}^4$ with standard ($\text{d}\,\boldsymbol{p} \wedge \text{d}\,\boldsymbol{q}$) symplectic structure? It's easy to show that such ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

139 views

### Extending Reeb field from contact submanifold to ambient contact manifold

Let $(Y,\lambda)$ be a contact manifold, with a codimension-2 contact submanifold $(S,\lambda|_S)$ (this requires $TS\pitchfork\text{Ker}\lambda$). On $Y$ there is a natural vector field, the Reeb ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

134 views

### Kahler structure on holomorphic principal bundles

Let $G$ be a compact complex Lie group and $M$ be a compact Kähler manifold.
Does there exist any example of a holomorphic principal $G$-bundle over $M$ admitting Kähler structures?

**0**

votes

**1**answer

64 views

### CR Structures as Integrable G-Structures

Let $M$ be a closed manifold, with dimension $2n+1$. Let $F(M)$ be the frame bundle, a principal $GL(2n+1,\mathbb{R})$-bundle over $M$. An almost CR structure $P$ on $M$ is a structure group reduction ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

65 views

### Compatible connection on the associated vector bundle

Assume $E\rightarrow X$ is a holomorphic vector bundle of rank $n$ with a linear connection $\nabla=\nabla^{1, 0}+\bar\partial_E$ which is compatible with the complex (somewhere the literature says ...

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vote

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### Connection on canonical $\operatorname{Spin}^\mathbb{C}$ spinor bundle on symplectic manifold

Let $W$ be the canonical $\operatorname{Spin}^\mathbb{C}$ spinor bundle on a symplectic 4-manifold $(M, \omega)$, with a compatible $J$ and $g$, so
\begin{equation}
{W_ + } = {T^{0,0}}{M^*} ...

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votes

**1**answer

201 views

### curvature and volume growth

Let $M$ be a non-compact connected Riemannian manifold with $\mathrm{sec}_g=0$ and $\operatorname{vol} B(x,r)\geq c(n)r^n$ for any $r$, where $c(n)>0$. How to prove that $(M,g)$ is isometric to ...

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vote

**0**answers

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### Recovering Spherical Harmonics from Discrete Samples

Consider a collection of $N$ points on the 2-sphere chosen uniformly at random. Let's say that there's an edge between two such vertices if their geodesic distance is less than $r_N$. The resulting ...

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votes

**1**answer

124 views

### Atiyah classes of holomorphic vector bundles with trivial Chern classes

Let $X$ be compact Kahler and $E \to X$ a holomorphic vector bundle. Then $E$ has an Atiyah class, $At(E)$, valued in the sheaf cohomology $H^1(\Omega_X \otimes \operatorname{End} E)$. Suppose the ...

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votes

**1**answer

228 views

### Are there nontrivial real functions of 2 real variables with gradient having constant euclidian norm on each level line?

Let $F$ be the class of locally Lipschitz continuous functions $z=f(x,y)$, from $\mathbb R \times\mathbb R \to\mathbb R,$ such that the euclidean norm $|\ \mathrm{grad}\ f (x,y)\ |$ of its gradient ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

104 views

### Third variation of area of a minimal surface

There is a formula for the third variation of area on page 96 of Nitsche's book,
Lectures on Minimal Surfaces, vol. 1 (English version). He says at the bottom of the
page it is good for normal ...