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How to Show Cotangent Bundles Are Not Compact Manifolds?

Hamiltonian mechanics occurs in a sympletic manifold called phase space. Lagrangian mechanics take place in the tangent bundle of the configuration manifold. Using Legendre transform makes possible ...
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Why spheres are not symplectic manifolds?

Reading some books on diferential geometry, a found that $S^{2n}$ (with $ n>1$) are not symplectic manifolds. They say it's because the de Rham cohomology of this spheres are R, but I do not ...
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Can a product of a Stein manifold and a compact manifold be again Stein?

A Stein manifold is a manifold which is holomorphically separable and convex. It is well known that a product of two holomorphically convex (resp. Stein) manifolds is again holomorphically convex ...
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Topology of Manifolds and Kunneth fomula by Griffiths Harris

Reading Griffiths-Harris, at page 56 I find some parts that I can't understand. 1) After having proved the Poincaré Duality Theorem, Griffiths and Harris proceed to prove a weaker result, that's to ...
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Equivalent definitions of Euler characteristic for closed manifolds

It is well-known that the Euler characteristic of a closed manifold $M^n$, which can be defined as $\chi(M)=\sum_{k=0}^n (-1)^k \operatorname{dim}H^k(M)$, equals the intersection number ...
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Lens Space Orientation Reversing Homeomorphism

I am thinking of an example where the connected sum of two three Manifolds depends on the chosen orientation. Hempel gives in his book "3-Manifolds" an example, namely lens spaces. He shows that two ...
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Is log-general type an intrinsic property of a variety

Let $X$ be a smooth quasi-projective variety over $\mathbb C$. Let us say that $X$ is of log-general type if for some choice of smooth compactification $\bar X$ with normal crossings boundary divisor ...
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Embedding of manifolds of constant negative curvature

Consider the manifold of constant negative curvature $G=SL(2, R)/\Gamma$ where $\Gamma$ is such that $G$ is compact (I have no special constraint on $\Gamma$). I know that by the Whitney embedding ...
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Proof that a map from an orientable surface to a non-orientable surface has even degree.

For a smooth map $f:M\to N$ from an orientable closed surface $M$ to a non-orientable closed surface $N$, we define its parity (also called modulo 2 degree, and denoted $\deg_2(f)$) as the parity of ...
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Is a stretched out torus still a $C^\infty$ manifold?

Suppose you have a torus and you carefully make a cylindrical cut down the center. Then you stretch out the outer half and glue together annular regions of the plane in the empty space. Now you have a ...
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Divisors and holomorphic map between a compact Riemann surface and a torus

Let $X$ be a compact Riemann surface (or more generally a compact manifold?) and let $\mathbb{C}^a/\Lambda$ be a complex torus. Suppose we have a holomorphic map $$g: X\to\mathbb{C}^a/\Lambda.$$ By ...
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Showing L infinity norm bounded by L2 norm on a manifold

I have the following problem that I'm working on: Suppose $(M, g_{ij})$ is a compact Riemannian manifold. Assume $u$ is a smooth, nonnegative function which satisfies the differential inequality ...
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Why is the Compact Symplectic Group Simply Connected

Let $Sp(n)=U(n,\mathbb{H})=\{A \in M_{n}(\mathbb{H}) : A\cdot A^{*}=I\}$ be the compact symplectic group, a subset of $Sp(2n,\mathbb{C})$. I want to show that $Sp(n)$ is simply connected, in ...
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Isogenies and dimensions

Let $f: \mathbb{C}^g/L\to\mathbb{C}^{g'}/L'$ be an isogeny of complex tori, i.e. a surjective Lie group morphism with finite kernel. Is it obvious that $g\ge g'$ ? It is easy to show that $f$ is ...
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A literature reference for Sobolev mappings $W^{m,p}(M,N)$ for M, N smooth Riemannian manifolds

Anyone know a respectable reliable reference for the definition of Sobolev mappings $W^{m,p}(M,N)$ for M, N smooth compact Riemannian manifolds. It suffices for m natural and $p\geq 1$
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1-manifold is orientable

I am trying to classify all compact 1-manifolds. I believe I can do it once I can show every 1-manifold is orientable. I have tried to show prove this a bunch of ways, but I can't get anywhere. ...
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Pullback of support of differential form

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a diffeomorphism between smooth complex compact manifolds. Let $\omega$ be a differential form on $Y$. It is true that the support of $f^*\omega$ is equal to $f^{-1}$ of the support ...
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Degree of composition

Supose that $X\stackrel{f}{\to} Y \stackrel{g}{\to} Z$ are given, $f,g$ smooth and $X,Y,Z$ compact, oriented manifolds. Prove that $$\textrm{deg}(f\circ g) = \textrm{deg}(f)\textrm{deg}(g)$$ where ...
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Euler characteristic of the product

I want to prove that Euler characteristic of the product of two compact oriented manifolds is the product of their Euler characteristics. As always I do, I'm considering Guillemin-Pollack ...
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Poisson equation on a Torus

I need an example for a Poisson equation ($\triangle_S u = F $) on a torus. Specifically, i will appreciate a function F and its corresponding analytic solution ($u_{ex}$). Any reference will be ok.
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Measurability of points regular

I'm reviewing the proof of the theorem of oseledet the book Mañe: Let $M$ a compact metric space and $f:M \rightarrow M$ a homeomorphism, $\pi: F \rightarrow M$ a finite-dimensional continuos vector ...
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Compactness and Poincare duality

I am reading Appendix B in Fulton's Young Tableaux about Borel-Moore homology. In particular, I'd like to understand why for compact manifolds the Borel-Moore homology groups are isomorphic to ...
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Partition of unity. Does this one exist?

Let $X:=\mathbb{R^n}$ be given and $M \subset X$ be a compact set in it. Then my question is: Are there $\alpha_i \in C^{\infty}(X,\mathbb{R})$ such that $supp(\alpha_i) \subset N$, where $N$ is an ...
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Do there exist cancellable manifolds?

I do not know whether there exists a terminology for that property, but let us say that a closed manifold $C$ is cancellable if for every closed manifolds $M_1$ and $M_2$, $C \times M_1$ and $C \times ...
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How prove that $\mathbb{CP}^2$ is compact? [closed]

How prove that $\mathbb{CP}^2$ is a compact manifold.
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Is O(n) a compact manifold?

I guess O(n) is a compact manifold How can show that it is?
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A non orientable closed surface cannot be embedded into $\mathbb{R}^3$

Can someone please remind me how this goes? Here's the idea of proof I'm trying to recall: let $S$ be a closed surface (connected, compact, without boundary) embedded in $\mathbb{R}^3$. Then one can ...
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If the connected sum of a manifold $M$ with itself gives back $M$, does it imply $M$ is a sphere?

Let $M$ be a compact, connected, oriented $n$-dimensional manifold without boundary. Suppose that $M\#M\cong M$. Does it imply that $M \cong S^n$? Sorry if this is a naive question. This is not my ...
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Is the submanifold compact?

Let $M$ be the following subsets of $\mathbb R^4$:$$M= \{(x,y,z,w), 2x^2+2=z^2+w^2, 3x^2+y^2=z^2+w^2 \}$$ we know $M$ is a submanifold of $\mathbb R^4$, is $M$ compact?
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Triangulation of a 3-sphere

If one wants to generate a Simplicial complex of the topology of the 3-sphere, one can just take the boundary of a 5-cell, 16-cell or 600-cell. The curvature is concentrated on the edges meeting the ...
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Moving a compact submanifold off of another submanifold?

This is an intuitive idea that I see referenced a lot. Consider the following situation. Let $M$ and $N$ be submanifolds, $M$ compact, in some larger manifold $X$. Suppose also that ...
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orientation of symplectic manifold and lagrangian submanifolds

A statement: The self-intersection index of lagrangian submanifold $M \subset X$ is equal to Euler characteristic $\chi(M)$. How I should oriented $X$? Let's consider some example. The null-section ...
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Group Extension and Classifying Space

If $$ 0 \to H \to G \to G/H \to 0\ $$ is a group extension, under what conditions do we have a fibration of the form $$ BH \to BG \to B(G/H), $$ where $BG$ is a classifying space of $G$? Suppose ...
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Is $[0,1]$ a 1-manifold?

Is $[0,1]$ a 1-manifold? I would say no because at either endpoint the open sets containing it aren't homeomorphic to a 1-ball in $\mathbb R^1$.
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Why can an orientation on $X$ be written as a sum of cycles on this open cover?

I'm reading a proof of the following theorem Let $X$ and $Y$ be compact connected oriented $n$-manifolds, and let $f:X\to Y$ be continuous. Let $y\in Y$, and assume that $f^{-1}(y)$ is finite. ...
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Is the additive group of real numbers (R,+) compact?

I have a very naive question about basic topology. My goal is to determine the conditions on a vector field in order for its flow to define a proper (R,+)-action. I understand that if the group G is ...
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What is group manifold of a compact Lie Group?

I searched on google the meaning of a group manifold of a compact lie group but I didn't get the answer. A paper on arxiv "Background Independent Quantum Gravity:A Status Report- Abhay Ashtekar" on ...
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Algebraic surface as a smooth manifold

Let $S$ be the set of points $x=(x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_9)\in \mathbb{R}^9$ which satisfy the following conditions: $$x_1^{2}+x_2^{2}+x_3^{2}=x_4^{2}+x_5^{2}+x_6^{2}=x_7^{2}+x_8^{2}+x_9^{2}=1$$ ...
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Standards in P.L. Topology

About a week ago, the reading course on PL topology I'm going to follow started. The aim of the reading course is to understand the basics of PL topology and have a reasonable to good understanding of ...
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Approach topological manifolds with smooth manifolds

Because I'm doing some problems that consider all the manifolds while the situation is really clear when considering only smooth manifolds. Thus my question is can we always appoint a topological ...
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Is $VV^T + D$ a submanifold?

If the positive definite matrix P forms a manifold, is that the subset that {P: P = V V^T + D} where V is a low rank matrix and D is a positive definite matrix a sub-manifold? This idea is ...
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Dimension of de Rham Cohomology groups?

Is there a simple way to prove that the de Rham cohomology groups of a compact manifold $M$ have finite dimension as $\mathbb{R}$-vector spaces?
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set of immersions on a manifold is an open set in the set of all mappings to $\mathbb{R}^{2m+1}$

I'm studying a proof of Takens' Delay Embedding Theorem. A key fact used is that the set of immersions is open in the set of all mappings (mappings from an $m$-dimensional manifold M to ...
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Prove that there are no convex functions on compact manifolds

This one seems intuitively obvious to me but I don't know how to prove it. Suppose you have a compact manifold $M$ with a function $f$ defined on it. Given two points $x$ and $y$ on the manifold, ...
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Invariant form on Lie algebra

Does anyone have a reference for the following fact? Let $G \subset GL(n)$ be a compact Lie group. Then the form $$f(A)=-Tr(A^2)$$ defined for $A \in T_e G \subset \mathfrak{gl}(n)$ is positive ...
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a theorem in topology

Is there anyone know there is a theorem in topology which states that a compact manifold "parallelizable" with N smooth independent vector fields. must be an N-torus? and why the vector field here is ...
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Schrödinger Kernels on manifolds

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold and $\Delta$ be the Laplace-Beltrami operator. It is well-known that the solution operator to the heat equation $e^{t \Delta}$ is smoothing for $t>0$ and ...
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Every compact orientable surface with $S^1\times\{0\}$ as its boundary intersects the $z$-axis

Let $M$ be a compact orientable surface (manifold in $\mathbb R^3$) with boundary $S^1\times\{0\}$.Show that $M$ intersects the $z$-axis. Some ideas: $1)$Since $M$ is a compact orientable manifold ...
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Uniformization Theorem for compact surface

Why in proof of proposition 6 of http://arxiv.org/abs/0909.1665, they claim that if a embedded surfaces $\Sigma^2 \subset (M^3,g)$ is homeomorphic to $\mathbb{RP}^2$, where $M$ is compact manifold, ...
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Geodesic On Compact Manifolds

Let $M$ be a compact Riemmanian manifold. Let $G$ denote the set of all geodesics of $M$. If $\gamma\in G$ let $l(\gamma)$ denote its length. Let $$S=\sup\{l(\gamma): \gamma\in G\}$$ Suppose ...