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existence and uniqueness of projection maping

This is a question on Linear algebra by Greub. Let E be a vector space. Let $C(E)$ be the free vector space formed by E. Let $i_E:E\to C(E)$ be $i_E(x)=f_x$ where $f_x(y)=1$ if $y=x$ and $f_x(y)=0$ ...
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Terminology question : “half smooth, half topological” fibre bundle

First, I know (or I think I know...) the definition of fiber bundle, be it in the smooth or topological category. Here is my situation, which is kind of between the two: I have a smooth manifold $E$, ...
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Elementary proof of the fact that any orientable 3-manifold is parallelizable

A parallelizable manifold $M$ is a smooth manifold such that there exist smooth vector fields $V_1,...,V_n$ where $n$ is the dimension of $M$, such that at any point $p\in M$, the tangent vectors ...
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What is the topology of this quotient of $S^2 \times S^1$?

So suppose you take an $S^2$, then you put an $S^1$ fiber over it which degenerates by smoothly shrinking to a point at its poles. What is the topology of this space in more familiar terms (assuming ...
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Fiber sequence of principal bundles

Let $G$ be a group, either a Lie group or a discrete group. Let a principal $G$-bundle $$G\to E\to B,$$ then $B=E/G$, the orbit space under action of $G$. Let $BG$ be the classifying space of $G$. ...
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line bundles over the circle

I read in various places that up to isomorphism there are only two line bundles ( 1-d vector bundles) over a circle, the trivial one and the mobius strip. On the other hand, when I make a mobius strip ...
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Fiber bundles and manifolds

Each vector bundle is an example of a fibre bundle with some extra structure. This extra structure provides the algebraic object consisting of all sections (continuos or smooth) of given bundle. When ...
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Does the classifying map of a fibre bundle only depend on the transition functions?

Does the classifying map of a fibre bundle only depend on the transition functions? Precisely, Let $\xi$ and $\eta$ be two fibre bundles over $B$, whose transition functions are same, both of their ...
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What can we say about a vector bundle with trivial unit sphere bundle?

If you want to avoid the back story to this question, feel free to skip the paragraphs between the horizontal lines. Yesterday Georges Elencwajg asked me the following question (I'm paraphrasing): ...
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Trivializations of mobious band

If $E=\mathbb{R}\times (-1,1)$ and $\forall (x,t), (y,t^{'}) \in \mathbb{R}\times (-1,1)$, $$(x,t)\backsimeq(y,t^{'})\Leftrightarrow \exists n\in \mathbb{Z} ; x=y+2n\pi , t=(-1)^{n} t^{'} $$ ...
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Spin structures, frame bundles, and trivializations over the 2-skeleton

While reading an introduction to Spin- and Spin$^{\operatorname{c}}$ structures (found here), I encountered the following definition: Let $E\to X$ be an oriented $\mathbb{R}^n$-bundle over a CW ...
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On the definition of transition maps of a principal bundle

. How are transition maps actting on the trivializations via some continuous left action $G \times F \to F$? $g_{\alpha \beta}(x)p . \Phi_{\alpha}(x,p) :=\Phi_{\beta}(x,p)$?
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transition maps of a principal bundle are smooh

A smooth principal fiber bundle is a smooth fiber bundle $\pi: E \to M$ together with a Lie group $G$ and a fiber preserving right action $E \times G \to E$ which restricts to each fiber freely and ...
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Reference request for studying on Fiber bundles

I am looking for some material (e.g. references, books, notes) to get started with Fiber bundles and vector bundles. Can someone help me? Thanks.
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Understanding the Homotopy Invariance of Fiber Bundle

I'm trying to understand the proof of Theorem 2.1 in "The Topology of Fiber Bundles" found online at http://math.stanford.edu/~ralph/fiber.pdf. What I don't understand is how do we actually define ...
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transition maps of a principal bundle are smooh

A smooth principal fiber bundle is a smooth fiber bundle $\pi: E \to M$ together with a Lie group $G$ and a fiber preserving right action $E \times G \to E$ which restricts to each fiber freely and ...
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“Drawable” Examples of Vector Bundles

I'm looking for examples of vector bundles that can be easily drawn or "illustrated" on a whiteboard for a talk I am giving. I know of a couple simple examples that I could use: When our base ...
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fibration of real projective space over complex projective space

From the fibration $$U(1)=S^1\to S^{2n+1}\to \mathbb{C}P^n,$$ can we quotient the action of $S^0$ and obtain a well-defined fibration $$ S^1/S^0=\mathbb{R}P^1\cong S^1\to ...
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Is it possible to build a fiber bundle whose fibers are different? (Or we should not call it a fiber bundle?)

Suppose there is a fiber bundle $E$. The base space is $M$ so that $\pi:E\rightarrow M$ is the projection. By the definition, the bundle has a typical fiber $F$ such that the local trivialization over ...
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Homogeneous polynomials and line bundles

In Huybrechts' Complex Geometry text, he makes the following claim: (Claim) "Any homogeneous polynomial $s \in \mathbb{C}[z_o,\dots, z_n]_k$ of degree $k$ defines a linear map ...
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Are generalized cohomology theories, spectra, and infinite loop spaces all the same thing up to homotopy?

More specifically, John Baez mentions here that the following 3 things are equivalent (up to some technicalities). the isomorphism classes of complex line bundles over $X$ the homotopy classes of ...
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Characteristic class integral: on what manifold does $\int c_1 \wedge w_2 = \int c_1 \wedge c_1$ hold?

Characteristic class integral: when does the equality hold $\int c_1 \wedge w_2 = \int c_1 \wedge c_1$, on what manifolds? Here $c_1$ is the first Chern class. Here $w_2$ is the 2nd ...
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This result holds in general or just for vector bundles?

If $(P,\pi, M)$ is a principal $G$-bundle, then given a left $G$-space $F$, using the $G$-product we can create a new bundle $(P_F, \pi_F, M)$ that is said to be associated to the first. Also, if we ...
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Leray-Hirsch Using Kunneth Formula from “Differential form in Algebraic Topology” by Bott and Tu

Kunneth Formula: Let M and F are manifolds. If M has a finite good cover then $H^n(M\times F)=\bigoplus _{p+q=n} H^p(M)\bigotimes H^q (F)$ Bott and tu says One can prove Leray-Hirsch theorem by the ...
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Group action on fibre homotopy group

Let $p : E \rightarrow B$ be a Serre fibration, with typical fibre $F \cong p^{-1}(b)=: F_b$ for each $b \in B$. I know that $\pi_1(F) \looparrowright \pi_k(F)$, but now I would like to find a way to ...
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On the existence of some kind of “universal fibre bundle”

While attending an introductory course on the theory of (smooth) fibre bundles, an example I was given of (principal) bundles was that of topological coverings of a space with structure group the ...
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function of class C ^ 1 on manifolds

Let $M$ be a differentiable manifold with finite dimension $ m $. Let $ f:M\rightarrow M $ a function of class $C^1$. I have a doubt about what this implies (1) or (2): $x \in M \rightarrow D_xf ...
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vector bundle and convergence of operators

Let $ (E, B, π, V)$ a fiber bundle. Suppose that $x_n \rightarrow x$ with $(x_n), x\in B$ then by the local triviality condition $\phi(x_n,.):V \rightarrow E_{x_n}=\pi^{-1}(x_n)$ is an isomorphism for ...
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Is a virtual vector bundle the same as a vectorial bundle?

What is a virtual vector bundle? Is a virtual vector bundle the same as a vectorial bundle? The current entry in nLab states the following: "In one class of models for K-theory – generalized ...
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quaternion vector bundle and quaternion grassmannian

Let $\mathbb{H}$ be quaternion numbers. Let $G_n(\mathbb{H}^\infty)$ be the grassmannian of $n$-subspaces of $\mathbb{H}^\infty$. Then ...
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whitney class of fiber bundles over classifying space of permutation groups

Let $\Sigma_k$ be the permutation group of order $k$. Let $\rho: \Sigma_k\to GL(k)$ be regular representation by permuting basis. Let $\rho': B\Sigma_k\to BGL(k)=G_k(\mathbb{R}^\infty)$ be the induced ...
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classifying map of associated bundles

Let $G\leq GL(\mathbb{R}^n)$ be a group and $\xi$ be a principal $G$-bundle over a space $X$. Let $\eta=\xi[\mathbb{R}^n]$ be the associated vector bundle of $\xi$. Let $f_\xi: X\to BG$ be the ...
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Let $\pi: E \to M$ a vector bundle. Is $E$ a direct summnad of $M\times\mathbb{R}^{d}$, for some $d$?

Let $\pi: E \to M$ a vector bundle over a smooth manifold $M$. $E$ is direct summand of $M\times\mathbb{R}^{d}$, if there exist a vector bundle morphisms $f:E\to M\times\mathbb{R}^{d}$ and ...
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cup product of stiefel-whitney class

Let $\xi$ be a vector bundle. Let $w(\xi)$ be the total Stiefel-whitney class. Let $\bar w$ be the dual Stiefel-whitney class. In John Milnor's Characteristic class book, page 40-41 Chap.4, ...
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How can I visualize principal bundles?

I'm trying to learn how to think about principal bundles where the fibre is a lie group with local trivialization $ϕ^{-1}_i:π(U_i)→U_i×G$ . For example $ϕ^{-1}_i:π(S^2)→S^2×U(1)$ (if that makes sense) ...
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does a commutative diagram implies pull-back?

Let $\xi=(E,p,B),\xi'=(E',p',B')$ be fibre bundles. Let $f: B\to B'$, $\bar f: E\to E'$ be maps such that the diagram commutes $\require{AMScd}$ \begin{CD} E @>\displaystyle\bar f>> E'\\ ...
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automorphisms of the torus bundle over the circle

Let us consider a $\mathbb{T}^2$-bundle $\xi$ over circle $S^1$. These bundles are completely determined by their monodromy matrix. A fiber-preserving homeomorphism of $\xi$ is called automorphism of ...
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Tangent bundle to 2-sphere isnt trivial as a vector bundle?

I read many quiestion about $TS^{2}\ncong S^{2}\times\mathbb{R}^{2}$ where the hint is use Hairy ball theorem and directly is done. My question is: how do I proof that $TS^{2}\ncong ...
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classifying space of permutation groups

Given a group $G$, how to compute the classifying space of $G$? In particular, how to compute the classifying space $B\Sigma_n$ for a permutation group $\Sigma_n$?
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The second cohomology of total space of the $\mathbb CP^1$ bundle

$X$ is a closed smooth surface with $L$ a complex line bundle on $X$. Consider the $\mathbb CP^1$-bundle $P(L\oplus 1)$, that is the projectivization of the sum of $L$ and the trivial line bundle on ...
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Invariant forms on principal bundles

Let $\pi:M \to B$ be a principal $G$-bundle and $\xi$ a invarint $k$-form on $M$. Does $k> dimG$ implies that $\xi$ is a basic form (pull back of a $k$-form on the base manifold $B$)?
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Orientable surface bundles over the circle and their structure group

I want to understand whether orientable surface bundles over the circle, i.e. with orientable total space, are always trivial, so I though I would revive an old post and ask for a few clarifications, ...
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Trivial nature of orientable fibre bundle with cylinder base space

Given a bundle whose base space is a "cylinder", i.e. $\mathbb{S}^1 \times \mathbb{B}^n$ where $\mathbb{B}^n$ is an $n$-ball, is orientability (of the total space) enough to ensure that the bundle is ...
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$n$-connectivity of principal $G$-bundle

Page 202 of Switzer's Algebraic Topology: Let $\xi=(E,p,B)$ be a principal $G$-bundle such that $E$ is $n$-connected. Then for any pointed CW-complex $(X,x_0)$ of dimension at most $n$, the ...
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homotopy group of the limit space

Let $V_k(\mathbb{R}^{n+k})$ be Stiefel manifold. Using $\pi_i(V_k(\mathbb{R}^{n+k}))=0$ for all $i\leq n-1$, how to obtain $\pi_i( V_k(\mathbb{R}^{\infty}))=0$ for all $i\in \mathbb{N}$? Can I just ...
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Construction of a covering space as a fibre bundle

In a direct proof of the equivalence of categories between the covering maps $p:(\hat X, \hat x) \rightarrow (X,x)$ of a topological space $(X,x)$ for sufficiently beautiful $X$ and the ...
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inverse of stiefel-whitney class of product bundles

Let $\xi_1,\cdots,\xi_n$ be vector bundles over $M$. Let $\omega$ be the Stiefel-Whitney class and $\bar\omega$ be the inverse. By an exercise in Milnor's book, $$ w(\Pi_{j=1}^a ...
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Is an configuration space contractible?

Let $\mathbb{R}^\infty$ be the union $\cup \mathbb{R}^n$(with inclusions). Let $F(\mathbb{R}^\infty,k)$ denote the $k$-th configuration space of $\mathbb{R}^\infty$, i.e., the subspace of ...
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Étalé space for sheaf of sections of a fiber bundle

Let $X$ be a topological space, $\pi:E\to X$ a fiber bundle over $X$ with fiber $F$ and structure group $G$. Let $\mathcal{F}$ denote the sheaf of continuous sections of the bundle. I probably want to ...
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map between classifying spaces induced by group homomorphism

Let $\Sigma_n$ be the permutation group of order $n$. Then the regular representation of $\Sigma_n$ gives an injective homomorphism $f:\Sigma_n\to O(n)$. Why $f$ induces a map between their ...