Differential geometry is the application of differential calculus in the setting of smooth manifolds (curves, surfaces and higher dimensional examples). Modern differential geometry focuses "geometric structures" on such manifolds, such as bundles and connections; for questions not concerning such ...

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Laplacian in arbitrary spherical coordinates?

assume that $f: \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a function that just depends on the radius vector $r$, so no angular dependence(!). Can we say what $\Delta f$ is in arbitrary coordinates $r ...
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Can the closure of a geodesic chart of a manifold without boundary (and with bounded geometry) be defined as a compact manifold with boundary?

Let $(M,g)$ be a $d$-dimensional smooth, riemannian manifold without boundary, which is geodesically complete, connected, has positive injectivity radius and a bounded geometry (i.e. all derivatives ...
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Sobolev spaces on manifolds.

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact oriented Riemannian manifold and $E\to M$ be a vector bundle with metric $h$ and a connection $\nabla$. Then one define the sobolev space $W^{k,p}(E)$ as the sets of $L^p$ ...
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Pushforward of a volume form

Let $X$ be a complex projective manifold with semi-ample line bundle $ K_X$ . Assume that $f: X\to X_{can}\subset \mathbb CP^N$ , and $f^{-1}(s)$ is nonsingular fibre, then I am looking for a proof ...
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Variable Pitch Helices

Is it necessary for a helix to have constant pitch? If it is not so, what would be equation of a variable pitch helix?
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Definite Integral theorem validity :- $\int_{0}^{L} \left( \int_{s}^{L}p(t)\ dt \right) \ ds =\int_{0}^{L} \ p(s) \ ds$?

Can we write $\int_{0}^{L} \left( \int_{s}^{L}p(t)\ dt \right) \ ds =\int_{0}^{L} \ p(s) \ ds\tag 1$ ? In other words, is this result valid? If so, could you help me to get the proof it NB :: ...
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Invariant characterization of vector bundles associated to a principal bundle?

I have two related questions. Suppose I have a principal $G$-bundle $P\xrightarrow{\pi} M$. The usual construction of an associated vector bundle goes as follows. Fix some representation $\rho : ...
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Exercise on left invariant 2-forms

I'm trying to solve a problem about the Lie group of transformation over $\mathbb{R}$: \begin{equation} x\mapsto ax+b, \end{equation} where $a,b\in\mathbb{R}, a\neq 0.$ I'm asked to find the space of ...
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Pseudo-scalar product on Manifold

I'm trying to study the Semi-Riemannian Manifold and the relativity (I use the book Semi-Riemannian Manifold- O'Neill). But I don't understand the following thing: In a Semi-Riemannnian Manifold, I ...
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Do Anosov flows exist on two dimensional compact manifolds?

Question: Let $M$ denote a two-dimensional, smooth, compact Riemannian manifold (without boundary). If $\phi:\mathbb{R}\times M \rightarrow M$ is a smooth flow, then prove that $\phi$ is not an ...
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Ribbon Surfaces and Legendrian Graphs on Contact 3-manifolds.

Let $M=(M, \xi)$ be a contact 3-manifold. I am trying to show that every Legendrian graph L (i.e., a graph embedded in $M$ so that it is everywhere-tangent to the contact planes) admits a ribbon ...
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Kahler condition [on hold]

Let $(M,\omega) $be a Kahler manifold. Why is the Kahler condition $$d \omega = 0$$equivalent to: $$\partial_kg_{i\bar j} = \partial_ ig_{k\bar j}$$ for all $i; j; k$?
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Sign of first chern class with some conditions

Let $X$ be a compact Kahler algebraic variety which $K_M$ is big and nef, and $Kod(X)=dimX$ then why the first chern class $c_1(M)$ is negative or zero . I don't undrestand kawamata's theorem in this ...
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Differential of the inversion of Lie group

Let $G$ be a Lie group and $\iota \colon G\to G$ denote the inversion. If $e$ is the identity of $G$, prove that: $$\text d \iota _e = -\text {id} _{T_e G}.$$ I understand that the differential at $e$ ...
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2-forms on $S^2$

I've read that the group $H^2_{dR}(S^2)=\mathbb{R}$. If I'm not wrong, this implies that one can build closed 2-forms that are not exact. Can somebody show me an example, please? Thanks!
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Changing local coordinates on a manifold by a diffeomorphism

This is the set up of my problem: Let $M$ be a manifold with local coordinates $x^1,\dots, x^n$. Let $x^1,\dots,x^n,\xi_1,\dots,\xi_n$ denote the induced coordinates on $T^\ast M$. Let $f:M\to M$ be ...
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Question about index notation on partial derivatives.

I've been studying quantum field theory a little bit and I've encountered a notation like the following: $$\mathcal{D}_{x,x'}=\frac{\partial}{\partial x^\mu}\frac{\partial}{\partial ...
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Rational first chern class of algebraic variety with zero Kodaira dimension.

Let $X$ be a compact Kahler algebraic variety which has zero Kodaira dimension. Then the integral first chern class vanishes? What about rational first chern class?
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Properties of Tangent Vector of a Differentiable Simple Closed Curve in 2D

I think of a theorem about a differentiable simple closed curve in 2D that I would like to prove. Here it is: Let $C$ be a differentiable, regular, simple, closed curve in $\mathbb{R}^2$ parametrized ...
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Semi-Riemannian Manifold

I don't understand the principal idea of Semi-Riemannian Manifold. Why is that if I have a metric tensor $g$ on a smooth manifold $M$ that is a symmetric nondegenerate $(0, 2)$-tensor field on $M$ of ...
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Given an $(n-1)$-form $\varphi$ on a smooth orientable $n$-manifold, there is a vector field $v$ such that $i_v\varphi = 0$.

I am working on the following problem. Let $M$ be a smooth orientable $n$-manifold, $n \geq 2$, and let $\varphi$ be a smooth $(n-1)$-form on $M$. Show that there is a vector field $v$ on $M$ such ...
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Bogus proof that the Liouville Form on the cotangent bundle is nondegenerate.

Suppose we have a manifold $M$ of dimension $n$ and its cotangent bundle $T^*M$. The Liouville form $\lambda$ on $T^*M$ is defined as $\lambda_{\omega_p} = \pi^*(\omega_p)$ where $\pi$ is the standard ...
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2-form corresponding to a contravariant vector and pseudo-forms

In Frankel's book he writes that in $R^{3}$ with cartesian coordinates, you can always associate to a vector $\vec{v}$ a 1-form $v^{1}dx^{1}+v^{2}dx^{2}+v^{3}dx^{3}$ and a two form $v^{1}dx^{2}\wedge ...
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Proving that homotopic maps have the same degree

Let $M, N$ be compact, connected, oriented manifolds. The degree of a map $f:M \rightarrow N$ is defined as the integer $k$ which satisfies $\int_{M} f^{*}\omega = k\int_{N}\omega$. Using the fact ...
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Why is the integral of any orientation form over $\mathbb{S}^1$ non zero?

I am trying to understand the proof of Theorem 17.21 in Lee's Introduction to smooth manifolds; however I am finding myself stuck right at the beginning. The statement I am having trouble with is: ...
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surface in $R^3$ that has $ds^2 = du^2/v^2 + dv^2/v^2$

For a 2D surface, if we have the first fundamental form of $$ ds^2 = du^2/v^2 + dv^2/v^2$$, can we integrate it out to get the parameter form of the surface embedded in $R^3$? I tried something like ...
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Is stereographic projection the only way to make a bijection between plane and sphere?

At a math exhibition, I learned the concept of stereographic projection for the first time. However, I am curious about the purpose of the stereographcal projection. I've learned that an area of ...
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Transversality question

I'm trying to solve this innocent problem. Let $X,Y\subset \mathbb{R}^3$ be two 1-dimensional manifolds. Show that there exists $v\in \mathbb{R}^3$ such that $X$ and $Y+v$ are disjoint. I know how ...
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Smooth map on differential manifolds

given two differential manifolds $M_1$ and $M_2$. I have to show that the projection $\pi: M_1 \times M_2 \to M_1$ is smooth. By definition, I then need to show that for a point $(a,b)\in M_1\times ...
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What is the hyperbolic plane equivalent to translation in euclidean space

in euclidean plane one can move polygons like rectangles, triangles etc. around by isometries, e.g. translations. For instance if we consider a rectangle with midpoint $0\in\mathbb{R}²$ then the image ...
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How does a differential act when we identify $T_p(M\times N)\cong T_{p_1}M\times T_{p_2}N$?

It's fairly common to identify the tangent space of a product manifold as $$ T_p(M\times N)\cong T_{p_1}M\times T_{p_2}N $$ where $p=(p_1,p_2)$, and the actual isomorphism is given by $v\in ...
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Exponential of a polynomial of the differential operator

Given that $$\exp(aD)f(x)=f(x+a)$$ where $\exp(D)$ is the exponential of the differential operator $D$, is there a similar closed-form, general expression for $\exp(g(D))f(x)$, where $g(D)$ is a ...
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Differentiability of Quotient Maps; Open Books .

I would appreciate your comments re the differentiability of a quotient map $q$: Say I have a quotient manifold $(S\times I )/q ;I=[0,1]$ , where $S$ is a surface with non-empty boundary, where ...
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Gauss-Bonnet on negative surface

How is Gauss-Bonnnet theorem verified on a pseudosphere between cuspidal equator and its far-off centre on its symmetry axis? Should integral kg ds be zero in the limit at cusp of horn as a limiting ...
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Monotonic curvature and self intersections.

I'm trying to prove that if $\alpha: I \to \Bbb R^2$ is a differentiable curve, where $I$ is an interval, has strictly monotonic curvature, then $\alpha$ has no self-intersections. My attempt: We ...
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Dirichlet Eigenvalues of Laplace-Beltrami operator in Hyperbolic space

Consider the hyperbolic half-plane $\mathbb{H}=\lbrace (x,y)\in\mathbb{R}^2: y>0 \rbrace$ with standard Riemannian metric. The Laplace-Beltrami Operator can be written as ...
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1D manifold is diffeomorphic to $\mathbb R$ or to $S^1$

In his ODE classic V.I. Arnold considers easy to see (легко видеть) that every one-dimensional (connected and without boundary) differentiable manifold is either diffeomorphic to $\mathbb R$ (if it is ...
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differential of $f:X\to\Sigma$ as an elliptic surface,

Let $X$ be an algebraic surface surface and $\sum$ an algebraic curve, and assume, $f:X\to\Sigma$ be an elliptic surface, my question is Why the differential $df$ can be viewed as an injection of ...
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Relation between geodesics and exponential map for Lie groups

I've been trying to find a clear explanation on the Internet but failed unfortunately, so I'm asking here. How does the exponential map relate to parallel transport and geodesics for Lie groups. If it ...
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If $S\subseteq M\times N$ is embedded, and $S$ and $\{p\}\times N$ intersect transversely in one point, then $\pi_M|_S$ is a diffeomorphism?

I'm trying to prove the equivalence of the following statements: Suppose $M^m$ and $N^n$ are smooth manifolds, $S\subseteq M\times N$ immersed, and $\pi_M$ and $\pi_N$ the projection maps. TFAE: ...
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Transition Functions for Cartesian Coordinate Systems

This is my first time using Mathematics SE (I've only used Physics and Astronomy before), so I apologize if this question is awkwardly phrased or incorrectly presented. I welcome any and all edits and ...
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$\Delta \vec{v}=0$ implies $\nabla\cdot \vec{v}=\nabla\times \vec{v}=0$?

\begin{align} \Delta\overrightarrow{v}&=\nabla(\nabla\cdot\overrightarrow{v})-\nabla\times(\nabla\times\overrightarrow{v})\\ ...
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Number of limit cycles: Counterexample of the extended Bendixson-Dulac criterion?

The problem concerns the number of limit cycles in the vector field of coupled differential equations (ODEs) in two dimensions, i.e. $$ \ \dot{x} = X(x,y)\\ \dot{y} = Y(x,y) $$ Specifically, let $$ \ ...
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Definition - Logarithmic Zeros and Algebraic Vector Fields

In Algebraic Geometry, what is the difference between an algebraic vector field and a derivation (are they completely different or synonymous)? What does it mean to say an algebraic vector field has ...
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Solution of eikonal equation is locally the distance from a hypersurface, up to a constant

Consider the Eikonal equation (with right handside 1) $$\sum_{i=1}^{n}(\frac{\partial u}{\partial x_i})^2=1$$ I want to see why any solution to this is locally the sum of a distance function from a ...
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Reference Request for differential ideals of Pfaffian forms on jet bundles

My setting is the following: Given two families of differential forms $\omega^i$ (with $i=1,...,m$) and $\mathrm d F^j$ (with $j=1...n-m$), define $$\eta^i := \sum_{j=1}^m a^i_j\omega^j + ...
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The curvature of a Cycloid at its cusps.

My lecturer proposed a question to particular result regarding the curvature of a Cycloid (generated by circle of radius 1) at its cusps. Having left it as an open problem, I thought it'd be ...
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Given a measurable vector field, construct another such that together they form a basis at every point

Let $v_1:(0,1)\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^2$ a measurable function such that $v_1(x)\neq 0$ for all $x$. I wonder if it is possible to construct a measurable function $v_2:(0,1)\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^2$ ...
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Definition of a parallelizable manifold

My text that I am self studying from says that a manifold $M$ is parallelizable if it has a trivial tangent bundle which means that there is an isomorphism $\varphi:M\times \mathbb{R}^n\rightarrow ...
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Proof, that equation decribes trace of curve, which is supposed to be simple

The equation, representing the trace of the curve $$ \varphi(x) = (\cos^3(t), \sin^3(t)) $$ is $1 = x^{\frac{2}{3}} + y^{\frac{2}{3}}$. Proof: Let $(x,y) = (\cos^3 t, \sin^3 t)$, then $x^{1/3} = ...