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### Prove no existing a smooth function satisfying … related to Morse Theory

i) Show that there does not exist a smooth function $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, s.t. $f(x) \geq 0$, $\forall x \in \mathbb{R}$, $f$ has exactly two critical points, $x_1,x_2\in\mathbb{R}$ ...
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### submanifold of Euclidean space is oriented if and only if normal bundle is an oriented vector bundle.

Let $f:M\longrightarrow \mathbb{R}^{n+k}$ be an immersion of $n$-dimensional manifold $M$ into $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $\nu(M)$ be the normal bundle of $M$. Prove that $M$ is oriented if and only if ...
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### Compute $\int_0^{x_0}f^\prime(x)$ and $\int_{x_0}^{x_1}f^\prime(x)$

Suppose $f: S^1 \to S^1$, and $f(x_i) = y$, where $x_i$s are the preimage of a regular value $y$. Then how can I compute $\int_0^{x_0}f^\prime(x), \int_{x_0}^{x_1}f^\prime(x),$? I realize that ...
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### Assumptions required for an implicitely defined surface/manifold to have a specified dimension

What are some normal assumptions made on implicitly defined manifolds? More specifically, by implicitly defined manifold, I mean the definition of a surface such as $g(x,y)=x^2+y^2-1=0$ for the ...
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### $d_pf$ is a linear invertible map.

If $f: S_1\to S_2$ is a diffeomorphism, then $$d_pf: T_p(S_1)\to T_q(S_2)$$ is an invertible linear map and $$(d_pf)^{-1}=d_qf^{-1}$$ for any $p\in S_1$ $q\in S_2$ and $f(p)=q$ I cannot prove this ...
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### Closed and exact.

I tried this question, but I have no idea if I got it correctly. On $\mathbb{R}^2$, let $\omega = (\sin^4 \pi x + \sin^2 \pi(x + y))dx - \cos^2 \pi(x + y)dy$. Let $\eta$ be the unique $1$-form on ...
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### $T: \mathbb{R}^n\to \mathbb{R}^m$, $n>m$, $\operatorname{rank}(dT)=m$, show $T$ maps open sets to open sets.

Suppose $T: \mathbb{R}^n\to \mathbb{R}^m$, $n>m$, with $dT$ having rank $m$ at all points in an open set $D \subset \mathbb{R}^n$. What is a proof that $T$ maps $D$ into an open set in ...
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### Proof that $\operatorname{rank}(dT)=1$ implies the image is a curve

I have a question about the proof that if the differential $dT$ of a transformation has rank 1 (2) at each point in a domain, then the image will be a curve (surface). Stated more precisely (in ...
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### Change in the topology of $f^{-1}(c)$ as $c$ passes through the critical value.

Pictorially examine the catastrophic change in the topology of $f^{-1}(c)$ as $c$ passes through the critical value, where $$f (x, y, z) = x^2 + y^2 - z^2.$$ I don't have the slightest idea ...
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### The inverse of homogenous function

Given homogenous function $p$ with order $m$, how can I show that $$p^{-1}(a) = (\frac{a}{b})^{\frac{1}{m}}p^{-1}(b)?$$ The original question is: Let $p$ be any homogeneous polynomial in ...
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### Check that $df_x(v) = (v,v).$

Here is a proof that I am totally different from my classmates'. So I am requesting for expert reference here. Thank you. :-) Let $f: X \rightarrow X \times X$ be the mapping $f(x) = (x,x).$ Check ...
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### Smooth immersion $\gamma$ from $\mathbb R \to \mathbb R^2$ such that $\operatorname{Im}\gamma=\{(x,\lvert x\rvert)\mid x\in \mathbb R\}$

Can I find a smooth immersion $\gamma$ from $\mathbb R \to \mathbb R^2$ such that $\operatorname{Im}\gamma=\{(x,\lvert x\rvert)\mid x\in \mathbb R\}$, I cannot take $\gamma(t)=(t,\lvert t\rvert)$ as ...
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### Is the notion of density really needed to define integration on nonorientable manifolds?

I am trying to understand, in as simple terms as possible: How to define integration for non-orientable manifolds, and why it is impossible to do so using only differential forms. In particular, ...