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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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The Kähler form and the anticanonical line bundle

Let $M$ be a Kähler manifold. We say that $M$ is Fano if the anticanonical line bundle $K_M^*$ of $M$ is ample (or positive). On the other hand, I sometimes see the following definition (or ...
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Unit circle can't be covered by one chart

I am hoping that someone can give me a proof showing why the unit circle cannot be covered by one coordinate chart, or a reference where I can find a proof.
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Integrability of 1-forms and Stokes' Theorem

Let $\alpha$ be a $1$-form defined on a manifold $M$ and $\Delta = ker (\alpha)$. The classical theorem of Frobenius says that $\Delta$ is integrable if $\alpha \wedge d\alpha =0$ i.e if $d\alpha$ is ...
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Integration of bundle-valued differential forms

The literature, at least textbooks, seems to be very scarce on the topic of integrating bundle-valued differential forms. So I wonder where can I read on the topic? I want to see usual theorems, like ...
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May directed graph be embedded into manifold?

May directed graph be embedded into manifold?How ?and what is the condition?
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Reference for Envelope, Evolute and involute

I have to give a lecture on Envelopes, Evolute and Involute to I year undergraduate students. Please suggest me some books which explain these concepts with examples geometrically. Already I have seen ...
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I am soon going to start learning differential geometry on my own (I'm trying to learn the math behind General Relativity before I take it next year). I got the sense that a good, standard 1st book ...
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Application of Kodaira Embedding Theorem

I am going to give a talk on Kahler manifold. In particular, I will outline a proof of the Kadaira Embedding theorem. I also wish to give some applications of the theorem. One of the application ...
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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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Is there a shorter path to these results?

I'm a student of Physics, however I usually study mathematics on texts aimed at mathematicians to gain a deeper understanding. Currently I'm studying differential geometry on Spivak's book and one of ...
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Why do people stick with Riemann-Integration when dealing with differential geometry?

I asked a question yesterday that is, "Is there an introductory differential geometry text using Lebesgue integration?" Then, i got an answer that "since we are dealing with differential geometry we ...
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Parabolic Cusp of an Action on the Upper Half Plane

This is a basic definition question. Parabolic bundles are used in certain counting arguments in my research area. I asked my advisor for a reference on these, and he directed me to the paper of Mehta ...
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Reference request: Partition of unity…

I was looking for some material that could help me understand a real analysis course (1st year undergraduate). My teacher treated the following topics: Partition of unity Existence of regular ...
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Short examples that are/are not quantum-ergodic

Are there any considerably short examples of manifolds that are/aren't quantum ergodic, or quantum unique ergodic? Note that a (compact) Riemannian manifold is said to be quantum ergodic if ...
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Geodesic equations and christoffel symbols

I want to learn explicitly proof of the proposition 9.2.3. Which books or lecture notes I can find? Please give me a suggestion. Thank you:)
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Calculus on Manifolds - operational point of view

I'm a student of Physics and I've been studying manifolds and calculus on such objects for a time. Usually when we deal with vector calculus there are books that bring one operational point of view. ...
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I have a good understanding of differential geometry, enough at least to understand many details of Hamilton & Perelman's approach to the 3-dimensional Poincaré conjecture. I have no such ...
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Grassmannian, Plucker coordinates

In which books can I find something about the grassmannian and the plucker coordinates ?
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Inductive limit of manifolds?

The inductive limit of a direct system of manifolds is a topological space (which I don't think needs be a manifold). But it seems like it should retain some of the structure of manifolds : for ...
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book suggestion about differential geometry [duplicate]

Could someone suggest me a good book to start differential geometry which is not very hard to start with? I have learnt several variable calculus in the previous semester but haven't yet read any ...
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Book Recommend Differential Geometry of Algebraic Manifolds

I just want to study Differential Geometry of Algebraic Manifolds. but I can`t find a book about that. Is there any good book for studying Differential Geometry of Algebraic Manifolds??
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Why does the universal cover of $GL^+_n$ not admit finite-dimensional representations?

Let $GL^+_n \subset \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$ be the subgroup of real matrices with positive determinant and $\widetilde{GL}^+_n$ be its universal cover. Why does $\widetilde{GL}^+_n$ not admit ...
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Any material on complexification?

These days, I met a problem on linear algebra: Suppose $A,B$ are real matrices. If there's a complex unitary matrix $U$ such that $U^*AU=B$, where $U^*=\overline U^\top$, namely, the conjugate ...
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Curve in $\mathbb{P}^{n}(\mathbb{R})$, differentiable manifolds

I need a book which contains the demonstration that if $\Gamma$ is a curve in $\mathbb{P}^{n}(\mathbb{R})$ defined as $F(x_{1}, \cdots \ \ , x_{n+1}) = 0$ , with $F$ homogeneous polynomial, then ...
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Any books on isospectral manifolds?

I was searching stuff related to M.Kac's famous question "Can one hear the shape of the drum ?" I further found results due to Gordon, Webb and Wolpert in the 2D case using Sunada method. Are there ...
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Intuition for chains and cochains

I'd like to get some "geometric," "physical," (or other form of) intuition for chains, cochains, and their relationship to integration on manifolds at an elementary level. In particular, it would be ...
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Existence of isothermal coordinates

Can suggest me a good book to study about the proof of the existence of isothermal coordinates in a complex manifold with metric structure on it?I know about its definition but could not prove their ...
I saw a space curve defined as the following before (but I don't remember the reference): $$\alpha_{p,q}(t)=\{\left((2+\cos pt)\cos qt,(2+\cos pt)\sin qt,\sin pt\right)|t\in{\Bbb R}\}$$ where $p$ ...
How should I prove $\operatorname{vol}_{n+1}B_{n+1}=\int_0^1 \operatorname{vol}_n S^n(r)dr$ without using spherical coordinates?
Let $B_n:=\{x\in{\Bbb R}^n:|x|\leq 1\}$ and $S^n(r):=\{x\in{\Bbb R}^{n+1}:|x|=r\}$. Then we have the following formula  \operatorname{vol}_{n+1}B_{n+1}=\int_0^1 \operatorname{vol}_n S^n(r)dr. ...