A branch of topology that deals with the notion of a fiber bundle.

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When is a fibration a fiber bundle?

In this question I am using Wiki's definitions for fibration and fiber bundle. I want to be general in asking my question, but I am mostly interested in smooth compact manifolds and smooth fibrations ...
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An intuitive vision of fiber bundles

In my mind it is clear the formal definition of a fiber bundle but I can not have a geometric image of it. Roughly speaking, given three topological spaces $X, B, F$ with a continuous surjection $\pi: ...
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Serre Spectral Sequence and Fundamental Group Action on Homology

I am looking at my algebraic topology notes right now, and I am looking at our definition for the Serre Spectral Sequence and it requires that the action of the fundamental group of the base space of ...
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Gap between “fibration” and “fiber bundle”.

There are fibrations $E \rightarrow B$ which are not fiber bundles. Example: $E = [0,1]^2 / \text{middle vertical line segment}$ and $B=[0,1]$. In this example, $E$ has the homotopy type of a total ...
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Serre fibrations vs. Hurewicz fibrations

What is an example of a Serre fibration that is not a Hurewicz fibration?
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Fibration: if map $i^*: H^*(X, G) \to H^*(F, G)$ is surjective, then action of $\pi_1(B)$ on $H^*(F, G)$ trivial?

For a fibration $F \overset{i}{\to} X \overset{p}{\to} B$ with $B$ path-connected, if the map $i^*: H^*(X, G) \to H^*(F, G)$ is surjective, then does it necessarily follow that the action of $\pi_1(B)$...
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Showing that the loopspace $\Omega S^{\infty}$ is homotopic to $S^{\infty}$.

Showing that the infinite dimensional sphere $S^{\infty}$ is contractible is rather easy by constructing an explicit contraction (Hatcher gives a nice one). I thought it might be a nice exercise to ...
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A short exact sequence of groups and their classifying spaces

Suppose that we have a short exact sequence of topological groups: $$1 \to H \to G \to K \to 1.$$ I have found some papers mentioning that the above sequence induces a fibration: $$BH \to BG \to BK.$$ ...
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Homology of homotopy fiber of degree map between spheres

From Hatcher's Spectral Sequences: Compute the homology of the homotopy fiber of a map $S^k → S^k$ of degree $n$, for $k,n > 1$. Here's where I am: For $k > 1$, the sphere $S^k$ is ...
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Fibration over contractible space is homotopic to a fiber

Let $\pi: E \to B$ be a fibration of $E$ over $B$, let $F = \pi^{-1}(b)$ for some $b \in B$ be a representative fiber, and suppose that $B$ is contractible. Is it always the case (or are there some ...
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3-manifolds fibering over the circle and mapping tori

If $S$ is a closed connected surface and $\varphi \in \mathrm{Diff}(M)$, then we can build the mapping torus $M_\varphi = \dfrac{S \times [0,1]}{(x,0)\sim (\varphi(x),1)}$. Then we have that $ M_\...
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Does $\Omega$ functor preserve fibration?

If $p:E \rightarrow B$ is a fibration, is it necessarily that $\Omega p:\Omega E \rightarrow \Omega B$ a fibration? (where $\Omega E$ is the loopspace of $E$ and so is $\Omega B$)
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Kan fibrations and surjectivity

I have a basic question on the usual model structure on simplicial sets. What is the relation between being a Kan (trivial maybe ?) fibration and surjectivity ? Surjectivity here means either ...
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Determine when $T(S^n \times S^k)$ is a trivial tangent bundle.

My partial answer is that , to make $T(S^n \times S^k)$ trivial, a neccessary condition is that $n$ or $k$ is odd. My argument is as follows: Suppose $T(S^n \times S^k)$ is trivial, that is, $S^n \...
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Fibered product of Hopf Fibrations

I am wondering: what is the vector bundle associated to the Hopf-fibration $S^{3}\to S^{2}$? What is the fibered product of two Hopf-fibrations? Thanks.
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Article or book explaining rigorously facts about the mapping class group

I would like to know more about relationships between the mapping class group of an orientable surface with negative Euler's characteristic and moduli spaces. In particular, I would like to have a ...
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Why generalized vectors can be written locally as sum of vectors and 1-forms?

I would like to understand better this point. In generalized complex geometry the generalized bundle $E$ is defined as a non-trivial fibration of the cotangent bundle $T^*M$ over the tangent bundle $...
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$p:E\to B$ is fibration then $p_*:map(X,E)\to map(X,B)$ is fibration as well.

$p:E\to B$ is fibration then for $X$ being compactly generated weakly Hausdorff space $p_*:map(X,E)\to map(X,B)$ is fibration as well. We'd like to show that for any $Y$ and continuous $f$ and ...
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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 \mathbb{R}P^{2n+1}\to\mathbb{...
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Local coefficients involved in the obstruction class for a lift of a map

I'm interested in understanding the importance of the local coefficients in the definition of the obstruction cocycle for a lift of a map $f\colon X \to B$ along a fibration $p \colon E \to B$. I'm ...
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Fibrations induced by deformation retractions

Given a map $f: A \to B$ and a homotopy equivalence $g: C \to A$, I wish to show that $E_f \to B$ and $E_{fg} \to B$ are fiber homotopy equivalent, where, given a function $f: A \to B$, $E_f$ is the ...
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Examples of non fibrations

What are some illustrating examples of functors $\mathcal{E} \to \mathcal{B}$ which are neither a fibration nor an opfibration? I've found many positive examples but I'm blanking out on negative ones,...
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Beck Chevalley condition and maps of adjunctions

Suppose we have a split fibration $p : \mathbb{E}\to\mathbb{B}$ with (split) simple products. To fix notation, this means that for every projection $\pi_{I,J} : I\times J \to I$ in the base category, ...
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Non-Kan Fibrations

In the definition of a Kan fibration (on nlab), i.e. for a map $\pi:Y\to X$ of simplicial sets the inclusion of any horn into $Y$ always lifts to an inclusion of the filled in horn if that filled in ...
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Postnikov towers for non-CW spaces

In the literature, Postnikov systems seem to be defined always in the setting of CW complexes. Looking at the proofs, it is not clear to me, why this assumption should be necessary. Question: Does ...
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examples for fibration not fibre bundle

We can use path space to make a map into a fibration. Generally, is this construction of fibration a fiber bundle? Or can someone give me some examples of fibration not fiber bundle?
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Cylinder and Möbius strip as fiber bundles: trivializations and cocycles

I know that this question has already been asked, but I couldn't find a clear answer. I have to show that the cylinder and the Möbius strip are fiber bundles over $S^1$ with fiber an open interval ...
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Fibre and homotopy fibre

$p:E \rightarrow B$ is a fibration and $F$ is its fibre and $F_p$ its homotopy fibre. If $i:F \rightarrow F_p$ is the inclusion, is there a homotopy inverse $r$ of $i$ such that $r \circ i = id$?
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How to construct the horizontal bundle?

I am learning the concept of connection. I am confused by the construction of the horizontal bundle. My question is: For a fibre bundle $M\rightarrow B$, the vertical vector space $V$ can be easily ...
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Universal covering space VS fibration from contractible total space

For a path-connected space $X$, a covering space is a fiber bundle with a discrete set. It is known that if $X$ in addition locally path-connected and semilocally simply-connected, then $X$ has a ...
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question about “Homology fibrations and the group completion theorem”

In the paper Homology fibrations and group completion theorem, McDuff-Segal, page 281 line 17-line 18: we have a fibre bundle $M_\infty\to (M_\infty)_M\to BM$ with $(M_\infty)_M$ constractible. In ...
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Relative $CW$-complexes and Serre fibrations

Suppose we have a (continuous) map $p:E\rightarrow X$. Assume that $p$ has the right lifting property with respect to any relative $CW$-complex $i:A\rightarrow B$. I want to show that $p$ is a Serre ...
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Fibration $p_1:P(Y,y_0)\to Y$ has section iff $Y$ is contractible.

Let $P(Y,y_0) = \{ \omega : \omega(0) = y_0 \}$ be path space let's consider a fibration $p_1:P(Y,y_0)\to Y$ such that $\omega \mapsto \omega(1)$. Show that there exists $s: Y \to P(Y,y_0)$ such that $...
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Being contractible in homotopy theory vs. homotopy type theory

I'm trying to clarify the notion of being contractible in homotopy theory vs. homotopy type theory. Is the following right? "In homotopy theory the real interval $[0,1]$, considered as a subset ...
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Fundamental crossed square of a square of spaces

I am a newbie at Topology and I didn't took the homotopy theory course. Sorry for that, but I need to know some facts about this paper ("Van Kampen Theorems for Diagrams of Spaces", authors R. Brown &...
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Getting fiber bundles from short exact sequences

Are there conditions that guarantee that a split short exact sequence of groups $$ 1 \rightarrow K \rightarrow G \rightarrow Q \rightarrow 1 $$ gives rise to a fiber bundle $$ F \rightarrow E \...
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Proof that if $S^{k}\rightarrow S^{m}\rightarrow S^{n}$ is a fiber bundle, then $k=n-1$ and $m=2n-1$.

I was reading a proof online (7a) here: http://www.math.wisc.edu/~dummit/sets/752-fs.pdf that if $S^{k}\rightarrow S^{m}\rightarrow S^{n}$ is a fiber bundle, then $k=n-1$ and $m=2n-1$ but I'm ...
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Monomorphisms and fibrations are preserved by pullback

I just came across a strange property of morphisms that are preserved under pullbacks, and it made me wonder. Consider a model category $\mathcal{M}$. Because the fibrations are exactly the maps that ...
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Isotrivial family: different definitions

Let $f:X\to B$ a flat morphism of varieties over an algebraically closed field $k$. If $f$ is flat and with connected fibres we say that $f:X\to B$ is a family over $B$. In literature you can find ...
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Given a column vector, can we add columns, continuously dependent on the given one, to get an invertible matrix?

Given a vector $x$ in the $n=6$-dimensional Euclidian space $\mathbb{R}^n$, do there exist $n-1$ continuous functions $f_1$ to $f_{n-1}$ such that the matrix $$(x,f_1(x), … ,f_{n-1}(x))$$ is ...
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fibration of complex projective space over quaternion projective space

From the fibration $$Sp(1)=S^3\to S^{4n+3}\to \mathbb{H}P^n,$$ can we quotient the action of $U(1)=S^1$ and obtain a well-defined fibration $$ S^2\to \mathbb{C}P^{2n+2}\to\mathbb{H}P^n?$$ ...
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Fibration induced by an almost complex structure

Let $E \rightarrow M$ be a plane bundle endowed with an almost complex structure $J.$ $J$ induces a natural positive definite inner product in the associated bundle $$End(E)\rightarrow M,$$ denoted by ...
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Polynomials as Locally Isotrivial Covers

Let $k=\mathbb{A}^1$ be algebraically closed of arbitrary characteristic. I am interested in understanding when a polynomial $f:\mathbb{A}^n\to\mathbb{A}^1$ defines a locally isotrivial family over ...
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universal bundle of topological monoids

Let $M$ be a topological monoid. There is a classifying space $BM$ (cf. canonical map of a monoid to its classifying space). When $M$ is a group $G$, there is a principal $G$-bundle $EG\to BG$ such ...
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Two different notions of covering homotopy?

In Steenrod's The Topology of Fibre Bundles, there are two different notions of covering homotopy. One is furnished in Theorem 11.3: Let $\mathcal B,\mathcal B'$ be two bundles having the same ...
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Sequence of cofibrations gives strict commutativity of given triangle

The problem is the following: Suppose $X_0\rightarrow X_1\rightarrow\cdots$ is a sequence of cofibrations. We will denote $f_n:X_n\rightarrow X_{n+1}$. Assume that we have also maps $v_n:X_n\...
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What is a mapping class group, and how can we use it to understand fibrations of 3-manifolds when the fiber is a surface?

So I'm reading this book, kind of committed to reading the entire thing, and in the section I'm up to the author starts using some language regarding monodromies and mapping class groups. Having ...
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Every $\mathbb{P}^n$-bundle is a $\mathbb{P}(\mathscr{E})$

I am working on exercise II.7.10(c) in Hartshorne's Algebraic geometry, which asks: Let $X$ be a noetherian regular scheme. Show that every $\mathbb{P}^n$-bundle $P$ over $X$ is isomorphic to $\...
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Graphic interpretation of path fibration.

Let $S^2$ the unit sphere. We can consider the associated path fibration $$ \Omega(S^2) \rightarrow P(S^2) \rightarrow S^2 .$$ I have to explain path fibration so I think that it is useful to make a ...
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Pullbacks and homotopy equivalences

Say I have a map between pullback squares $(Y \rightarrow Z \leftarrow X) \to (Y' \rightarrow Z' \leftarrow X')$. If the maps $X \to X'$, $Y \to Y'$ and $Z \to Z'$ are homotopy equivalences, does it ...