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Are there any nontrivial second Hurewicz homomorphisms for familiar compact 6-dimensional manifolds?

Based on several computations I have done, it seems that the second Hurewicz homomorphism $$h:\pi_{2}(X)\rightarrow H_{2}(X;\mathbf{Z})$$ has a habit of being trivial. For instance, this seems to be ...
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How does one compute the Hurewicz homomorphism for a (symplectic) nilmanifold?

I have a symplectic six-dimensional nilmanifold $X:=G/\Gamma$ in hand, characterized by the sextuple $(0,0,12,13,14+23,24+15)$, which records the exterior derivatives of a basis of $\Gamma$-invariant ...
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Compact 1-manifolds

I want to find all compact 1-manifolds. I think these will be lines, with fixed endpoints, and also the case where the endpoints meet. Hence I think all compact 1-manifolds are homeomorphic to the ...
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Momentum is quantised in compact spaces?

Background One of the first examples given when studying quantum mechanics is the particle on a cylinder, or particle on a ring. One finds that because of the periodic boundary conditions, ...
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Every open set in $\mathbb{R}^n$ is the increasing union of compact sets. [closed]

$X= \bigcup K_m$, where $K_m$ is a increasing sequence of compact sets and $X$ is the open set.
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Why is the sectional shape of a simply connected, oriented 4-manifold an isomorphism?

Let $M$ be a simply connected, compact and $\mathbb{Z}$-oriented 4-dimensional manifold. Let $\mu\in H_4(M;\mathbb{Z})$ be a fundamental class of $M$ (here is $H_4(M;\mathbb{Z})$ the singular homology ...
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How can uncountably many closed smooth 4-manifolds be presented by an essentially countable alphabet (Kirby diagrams)?

A smooth, closed 4-manifold admits a handle decomposition which is specified completely by its Kirby diagram. A Kirby diagram, up to isotopy, can be seen as a labelled morphism in the tangle category. ...
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Why is it impossible for a compact connected non-orientable $n$-manifold to be the suspension of some connected based space?

Suppose $M$ is a compact $n$-manifold (without boundary) that equals the reduced suspension $\Sigma Y$ of a connected based space $Y$. Why must $M$ be orientable? I am aware that cup products vanish ...
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Volumes of hyperbolic manifolds

In a talk I attended the speaker said that the volume of a closed hyperbolic manifold is a topological invariant. Are known volumes rational? Irrational? Transcendental?
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The nature of components in a certain manifold

Let $N$ be a smooth, connected manifold and $f:N \to \mathbb R$ a smooth, proper and surjective map, transverse to some $k \in \mathbb N$. This means that $M:=f^{-1}(k) \subset N$ is a finite ...
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A very general question about blow-up for experienced symplectic topologists and algebraic geometers

I am trying to understand the process of symplectic blow-up of compact symplectic manifolds $M^{2n}$ along compact symplectic submanifolds $X$ on a deeper level, and I am also searching for relevant ...
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About the number of minimum parametrizations of a $1$-smooth manifold compact w/ boundary in $\mathbb{R}^{3}$

Let $C$ be a $1$-dimensional compact differentiable manifold with boundary in $\mathbb{R}^{3}$. In easy examples, it looks like we can always parametrize such a manifold with only two charts: usually ...
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Finitely Many genus-g Quotients of Compact Riemann Surface

I hear there is a semi-famous theorem from my advisor, but he didn't know the name and I was unable to find it online. Does anybody know of the following? Let $S$ be a compact Riemann surface. Then ...
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Einstein manifolds and topology

Given a Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$ with Ricci tensor $ R_{mn} = k g_{mn} $. Suppose the Ricci scalar you get is $$ R > 0 $$ What can you tell about the manifold $globally$ ? In particular, can ...
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What is the role of the Laplace-Beltrami operator in providing an optimal embedding for a manifold?

I ve read in "Laplacian eigenmaps for dimensionality reduction and data representation" of Belkin and Niyogi that the Laplace-Beltrami operator has a role in providing an optimal embedding for the ...
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How to qualify a N dimensional manifold as Compact under following condions?

Suppose a manifold of N dimensions is closed and bounded in a dimension but it remained unbounded in all other dimensions, so how to categorize the manifold. For example, in simpler form how to ...
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Fundamental group of result of 0-Dehn surgery and meridian

Let $M_K$ be the result of $0$-Dehn surgery along a knot $K$ in $S^3$. Let $m$ be a meridian to $K$, and we view $m$ as a circle in $M_K$ (without changing the notation for it). The claim I wanted to ...
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Examples of manifolds that are not boundaries

What are some examples of manifolds that do not have boundaries and are not boundaries of higher dimensional manifolds? Is any $n$-dimensional closed manifold a boundary of some $(n+1)$-dimensional ...
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Showing that $\mathbb S^1$ is a deformation retract of the Mobius strip, rigorously.

Intuitively, I can see why this is. I've found a few threads about this, but they only provide, for example, a deformation retraction of $I \times I$ to its diagonal $D = \{ (x,x) \in I \times I \}$, ...
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Reference needed for a short time existence result of quasilinear PDE on a compact manifold (relating to Ricci flow).

I'm currently in the proces of learning and writing a bit about the Ricci flow. In particular I'm studying the case of compact 2d Riemannian manifolds. Mostly I'm making good progress but I do miss ...
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Is the orbit map for a group action closed in this case?

Suppose a compact Lie group $G$ acts on a manifold $M$ and let $\pi : M \rightarrow M/G$ be the orbit map. Can I say that $\pi$ is closed map? If $C \subseteq M$ is a closed set in $M$ then I only ...
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Map of smooth manifolds

Let $M$ and $N$ be smooth, connected $n$-dimensional manifolds. Let $M$ be compact and non-empty. Show that every embedding $f: M \to N$ is a diffeomorphism. So because $f$ is a embedding we have ...
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Integrals of Pullbacks

This is a problem from Guillemin's Differential Topology: Suppose that $f_0, f_1: X \to Y$ are homotopic maps and that the compact boundaryless manifold $X$ has dimension $k$. Prove that for all ...
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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 ...