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### Smooth structures on codimension-2 Thom-Mather stratifications

Consider a Thom-Mather stratified space with one singular stratum of codimension two: $$\rho : M \to [0,\infty), D = \\{ x \in M \mid \rho(x) = 0 \\}.$$ Since $D$ is codimension two, the real blow-...
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### Is there a canonical smooth structure on tame Fréchet orbit type stratifications?

In finite dimension orbit type stratifications, it is known that the orbit space $M/G$ resulting from an action of a proper Lie Group $G$ on a smooth manifold $M$, satisfying a set of certain ...
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### How to chart tubes around manifolds with boundary/corners?

Let $M \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ be a manifold with boundary/corners. For example, a piece of curve with endpoints or a $2d$ unit square in $\{ z = 0 \}$. I am interested in introducing local coordinates ...
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### Extension of isotopies

In what follows $M$ will be a manifold (without boundary, for simplicity) and $C\subseteq M$ will denote a compact subset. In the paper Deformations of spaces of imbeddings Edwards and Kirby prove the ...
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### If a subset $X$ of a $C^k$ manifold $M$ is semialgebraic in the charts of $M$, is it Whitney stratifiable?

Let $M$ be a $C^k$ manifold for some $k\geq 1$ and $X$ be a subset of $M$. Assume that there is an atlas of charts $(\phi_\alpha, U_\alpha)_\alpha$ of $M$ such that in the coordinates of each of these ...
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### Confusion about locally cone-like spaces

Definition: A filtered space $X$ of formal dimension $n$ is locally cone-like if for all $i$, $0 \le i \le n$, and for each $x \in X^i - X^{i-1} = X_i$ there is an open neighborhood $U$ of $x$ in $X_i$...
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### Isn't stratification by orbit types actually a stratification by stibilizer types?

I asked this question on Math Exchange but considering the law number of people who viewed the question, I think that the question is difficult enough to post it on math overflow. I hope I am right. ...
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### Local homology of a space of unitary matrices

Let $U(n)$ denote the unitary group (this is a manifold of dimension $n^2$). Let $${\cal D} \subset U(n)$$ denote the subspace of those matrices having a non-trivial $(+1)$-eigenspace. ...
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### Whitney Conditions vs Equisingularity

In studying singular spaces, it is often important to pick an appropriate stratification which encodes the singularity structure. One class of such stratifications are called "Whitney stratifications" ...
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### On the notion of conelike stratified (cs-) space

The notion of cs-stratification of a topological space is apparently due to Siebenmann, see also the paper by N. Habegger and L. Saper in the paper "Intersection cohomology of cs-spaces and Zeeman's ...
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### Where should I look for computing the intersection homology of projective varieties?

I'm learning about intersection cohomology topologically through MacPherson's "New York Times Article". This is a very nice guide which gives a nice idea on how to use these methods for low-...
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### Iterated Milnor fibrations and Thom's a_f condition

Ok so there's a lot of litterature about nearby cycles functor since it was introduced by Grothendieck and Deligne but I couldn't find any clear answer to the following natural question: Problem: Let ...
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### intersection of Whitney stratifications

Let $X$ be an oriented smooth manifold with dimension $n$. If $U$ and $V$ are two oriented closed submanifolds of $X$ and $U$ is transverse to $V$ in $X$. Then $U\cap V$ (suppose the intersection is ...
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### transverse intersection of Whitney stratifications

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold. If $X$ and $Y$ are two Whitney objects, i.e. subsets with a given Whitney stratification, then $X$ and $Y$ are transverse if each stratum of $X$ is transverse to each ...
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### When a Whitney stratification has no stratum of codimension one?

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group, and $M$ be a smooth $n$-dimensional $G$-manifold which admits an orientation preserving the $G$-action. Then $M$ has a natural Whitney stratification induced by the ...
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### singular support of D-module smooth w.r.t. a stratification

(1) Suppose that $X$ is a smooth complex algebraic variety, stratified by some nice smooth stratification $S$. Let $M$ be a $D$-module on $X$, s.t. its shriek-pullback (or star... whatever is ...
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If $D$ is the discriminant of the space of all planar curves of a fixed degree, and $D'$ is the subspace whose only singularities are nodes or cusps, then is it possible to apply Alexander-Pontryagin ...
In the definition of an $n$-dimensional stratified pseudomanifold one demands the following filtration $X=X_n \supset X_{n-1}=X_{n-2} \supset X_{n-3}\supset ... \supset X_0 \supset X_{-1}=\emptyset$. ...