# Questions tagged [smooth-manifolds]

Smooth manifolds and smooth functions between them. For manifolds with additional structure, see more specific tags, such as [riemannian-geometry]. For more topological aspects, see [differential-topology].

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### Homotopy type of space of embeddings of a disk

Let $M^n$ be a smooth $n$-dimensional manifold and let $\mathbb{D}^n$ be the open unit disk in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Consider the space $\text{Emb}(\mathbb{D}^n,M^n)$ of smooth embeddings of $\mathbb{D}^n$ ...
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### Manifolds whose tangent spaces have a special behavior

Consider an $n$-dimensional complex manifold $M\subset\mathbb{C}^N$ and let $$f:\mathcal{U}\subset\mathbb{C}^n\rightarrow \mathcal{V}\subset M\subset\mathbb{C}^N$$ be a local parametrization of $M$. ...
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### Does a vector over the field of meromorphic functions describe a manifold?

Assume that the variables $\mathbf x=(x_1,...,x_n)$ are coordinates on the solution manifold of a differential equation $\mathbf D(\mathbf x,\dot{\mathbf x},\ldots,\mathbf x^{(\alpha)})=\mathbf 0$ ...
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### The convex hull of a manifold whose cobordism class is trivial

Let $M$ be a compact orientable $n$ dimensional manifold. Assume that $M$ has trivial cobordism class. Is there an embedding of $M$ in some Euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^m$ such that the convex ...
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### Target space of Green's operator on $L^p$-differential forms on closed manifolds

Let $M$ be a closed (i.e., compact without boundary) smooth oriented Riemannian manifold endowed with a regular atlas in the sense of C. Scott , i.e., with a finite atlas $\mathcal{A}$ so that for ...
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### Equidistant points on a compact Riemannian manifold

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact Riemannian manifold. To this Riemannian manifold, we associate a natural number $K(M,g)$ as follows: $K(M,g)$ is the maximum of all $n\in \mathbb{N}$ such that we have at ...
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### A weak analogue of smooth manifolds (reformulated)

It is widely known that $C^1$ manifolds are topological spaces locally homeomorphic to Euclidean spaces and possessing $C^1$ chart-converters. They have a tangent space at every point, regarding as ...
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### Classification of "homogeneous" submanifolds of ℝⁿ

I define a subset $M$ of $\mathbb R^n$ to be a "homogeneous Euclidean manifold" if: it is a closed connected smooth submanifold of $\mathbb R^n$, for every $p, q$ in $M$, there is a ...
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### Global choice of eigenvectors on an open surface

Let $(M^2,g)$ be a noncompact orientable Riemannian surface without boundary. Let $A \in \Gamma(\operatorname{Sym}(TM))$ be a section of the bundle of symmetric endomorphisms of $TM$, that is, for ...
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### Is this generalization of differentiable manifolds to mixed dimensions a known object?

Suppose you are studying the evolution of some electromagnetic quantity in a conductor consisting of objects of several dimensions, i.e. wires, plates and balls. This would amount to studying the ...
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### Fundamental groups and cellular walks

Suppose $M$ is a smooth manifold (compact if desired) with a cell structure or other nice stratification. Call a path $\gamma : [0,1] \to M$ transverse to the stratification if there is a finite ...
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### Coordinates on quotient manifold $\mathrm{SO}(3)/\Gamma$

$\DeclareMathOperator\SO{SO}$Say I have coordinates for $\SO(3,\mathbb{R})$, e.g., a parametrization by Euler angles. Is there a reasonable way to explicitly prescribe coordinates on the quotient ...
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### Vietoris-Begle type result for differentiable fiber bundle

In Vietoris-Begle Theorem, we consider a closed and surjective map between two paracompact and Hausdorff spaces and we get some relation involving the homologies of the fiber, total space, and the ...
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### SRB measure and Gibbs u-state

I have been reading the famous paper of Alves, Bonatti, and Viana where they proved that there is an SRB measure for partially hyperbolic systems. Since I am new to this field, I have some basic ...
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### In which dimensions is it true that every topological ball embedded by a smoothly embedded sphere is a smoothly embedded ball?

I asked a question on MSE with no answer. Here is my question in the generalized version. Question 1: Suppose we are given a connected three-manifold $M$ (possibly non-compact, or non-orientable) and ...
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### Isometry and gluing between smooth manifolds - some references

I have a doubt that assails me. The technique of gluing along edges between manifolds is generally considered in the topological context. I don't know if there are other gluing techniques. I was ...
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### Let $X$ be a manifold. Is it true that $\beta X\cong \operatorname{Specm}(C^\infty(X))$?

Let $X$ be a (smooth) manifold. It's well known that its Stone-Cech compactification $\beta X$ is homeomorphic to $\operatorname{Specm}(C(X))$, with its Zariski topology. Is $\beta X$ also ...
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### Reference request for Poincaré–Lefschetz duality as an intersection pairing

I believe the following is well known after talking to some experts, but I am unable to find a reference for the case with boundary. Fix a field $F$ and an oriented $n$-manifold $(M,\partial M)$. We ...
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### Atiyah–Singer Index theorem for the pedestrian / layperson

So I came across the so-called Atiyah–Singer Index Theorem (ASIT) and claims of it being an extremely powerful and versatile tool. Question. What is a truly simple application of the ASIT to obtain a ...