# Questions tagged [geometric-structures]

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### Define this set of power curves bounded above by a given geometric curve and below by y = 1

Let $f(x) = 1/(1-x)$, with $x$ a real number in $[0, 1]$ and $f(x)$ a real number in $[1, \infty]$. This is clearly part of a geometric curve, as well as part of a branch of a hyperbola with ...

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### Curvature tensor of interpolation of two metrics

Let $\hat{g}$ and $\bar{g}$ be two smooth Riemannian metrics defined, say, on $\mathbb{R}^n.$ Consider a smooth function $\xi$ that acts as an interpolation function between the two metrics above on ...

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### A name for a mathematical structure of geometric type

I am looking for (maybe existing) name for a mathematical structure $(X,\leqslant)$ consisting of a set $X$ and a transitive relation ${\leqslant}\subseteq X^2\times X^2$ such that $xx\leqslant yz\...

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### What is the relationship between $\mathrm{SO}(2)$ and $\mathrm{PSL}(2,\mathbb{R})$?

$\DeclareMathOperator\SO{SO}\DeclareMathOperator\PSL{PSL}\DeclareMathOperator\R{\mathbb{R}}$The holonomy of a hyperbolic surface $S$ in terms of differential geometry is either $\SO(2)$ or $\mathrm{O}(...

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### Failure of the Jacobi identity

So I'm facing a problem of physical origin which I'd like to understand on a geometric background.
I have a long, tedious bivector involving functional derivatives. I write what it would be the ...

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### Why is generalised complex structure defined to be a reduction of structure group to $O(n,n) \cap Gl(n,\mathbb{C})$?

It is a basic and "intuition request" question. I have asked it on StackExchange yet it is probably to specialized for it since there were no answears.
Generalised complex structure is defined to be ...

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### Gromov Geometric Structures and Killing fields

Let's fix some notations: $M$ will denote a real smooth, $m$-dimensional, manifold, $F^k(M)$ is the k-th order frame bundle on $M$ and $Gl^k(m)$ is the space of $k$-jets of diffeomorphisms of $\mathbb ...

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### What criteria are there to determine if two projective varieties are projectively equivalent?

A projective transformation is a morphism of $P^n$ to $P^n$, for some $n$, determined by an $(n + 1) \times (n + 1)$ invertible matrix $A$ in the obvious way. The sets $Q$, $R$ are projectively ...

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### necessary and sufficient condition for existence of $SU(3)$-structure on 6-manifolds

Is there any necessary and sufficient condition for existence of $SU(3)$-structure on 6-manifolds $M$?

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### "Softness" vs "rigidity" in Geometry

According to common wisdom, there are structures in Geometry that have a more "topological" flavor, others that are more "geometrical", and others that are halfway between. Usually,...

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### Non Smooth K3 surface?

Hi,
My question is related to Algebraic Surfaces. I have seen that we always consider K3 surfaces which are smooth, but I wonder how can we define a non-smooth K3 surface.
The problem I see is on ...

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### Of what kind of complemented bounded poset are the structures in my quasi-variety?

I feel that my question is very basic, but, somewhat suprisingly, nobody was able to give me an answer so far:
Let
$\mathbf{M} := \langle \{ 0,1 \}, 0, 1, \leq, \neg \rangle$
be the structure with ...

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### Möbius and projective 3-manifolds

A projective 3-manifold is a smooth manifold that admits an atlas with values in the real projective 3-space such that all transition maps are restrictions of projective transformations. A Möbius 3-...