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Are sections of vector bundles $E\to X$ over schemes necessarily closed embeddings?

A brief question, if $\pi\colon E\to X$ is a vector bundle over a scheme $X$, is it automatic that any section $s\colon X\to E$ always a closed embedding?
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The exact sequence $0 \rightarrow L(-1) \rightarrow L(0)^2 \rightarrow L(1) \rightarrow 0$

I am trying to show that there is an exact sequence: The exact sequence $0 \rightarrow L(-1) \rightarrow L(0)^2 \rightarrow L(1) \rightarrow 0$, where $L(-1)$ is the tautological line bundle of ...
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Tangent bundle of manifold with no odd dimensional sub-bundles

First, a preliminary remark: The Whitney sum of two vector bundles is orientable. I saw this statement somewhere and was wondering if it's true. In particular, it's easy to show that ...
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Thom space for complex bundles

It is well known that for real vector bundle with Riemannian metric we can construct Thom space using associated disk and sphere bundles. Can we do it for complex bundle with hermitian metric ?
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Properties of the category of smooth vector bundles over a smooth manifold

I am wondering if there are any sources that discuss the properties of the category of vector bundles over a smooth manifold. It seems that most differential geometry texts I've looked at avoid ...
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Dual bundle of a stable vector bundle.

Given a vector bundle $E \to X$ over a complex curve $X$, let its rank and degree be $r$ and $d$ respectively. Then the slope of $E$ is defined to be $ \mu(E):= \frac{d}{r}. $ $E$ is defined to be ...
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Vector Bundles:differential geometry vs algebraic geometry

I am in trouble about the vector bundle part in the Friedman's book: Algebraic Surfaces and Holomorphic Vector Bundle, I know what is a vector bundle(or a fibre bundle) in the differential geometry, ...
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What's Griffiths' ampleness in modern language?

When reading Griffiths' paper "Hermitian differential geometry, Chern classes and positive vector bundles", I found his definition of ampleness: Let $X$ be a compact complex manifold, $E\to X$ a ...
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Why does $\bigwedge^p(L_1\oplus\cdots\oplus L_p)\cong L_1\otimes\cdots\otimes L_p$?

I have a very brief question. If you have a bunch of line bundles $L_1,\dots,L_p$ over a scheme $S$, why does $\bigwedge^p(L_1\oplus\cdots\oplus L_p)\cong L_1\otimes\cdots\otimes L_p$, and can't find ...
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Lifting of Commuting Maps of Vector Bundles

Assume that we have a vector bundle $\mathcal{F}$ over $\mathbb{P}^d(\mathbb{C})$ that is generated by global sections. Let $\pi \colon \mathcal{O}^n \to \mathcal{F}$ be the associated map that is ...
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Stiefel-Whitney Classes of a submanifold

Suppose we have a manifold $M$ that is the product of $k$ copies of real projective space, say $$ M = \prod_{i=1}^k \mathbb{R} P^{n_i}.$$ Then $H^*(M; \mathbb{Z}/2) = \mathbb{Z}/2 [ \alpha_1, \dots, ...
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Quick question: Pull back under double cover of tangent space on the projective plane is stable?

Let $f:\mathbb{P}^1\times\mathbb{P}^1\rightarrow\mathbb{P}^2$ be the double cover branched along some conic $C\subset \mathbb{P}^2$. Is $f^*T_{\mathbb{P}^2}(-1)$ $\mu$-stable/semistable? Is there any ...
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Index of a zero of a normal vector field

Let $M$ be a manifold and $S\subset M$ a submanifold. Assume whatever regularity you need (smoothness, compactenss, orientability, empty boundary, proper embedding of $S$,... this question is ...
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Vector space operations on fibres of associated bundles.

Let $\pi:P\rightarrow M$ be a principal bundle with structure group $G$. Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be the Lie algebra of $G$ and $\text{ad}:G\rightarrow GL(\mathfrak{g})$ be the adjoint representation. Let ...
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Milnor's definition of bundle map in “Characteristic Classes”

In chapter 3 of "Characteristic Classes", Milnor defines bundle maps, requiring them to map fibers isomorphically onto fibers. Why not merely require homorphisms on fibers? (e.g., for the given ...
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Decomposition of $\pi\colon E\to\mathbb{P}^1_k$ as a direct sum of tensor powers of the tautological line bundle?

Suppose you have a vector bundle $\pi\colon E\to\mathbb{P}^1_k$, where $k$ is some field. Is it always possible to decompose the vector bundle into a direct sum of tensor powers of the tautological ...
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Examples with zero first Stiefel-Whitney class and nonzero second Stiefel-Whitney class

What's the simplest/most concrete vector bundle you can think of that has zero first Stiefel-Whitney class but non-zero second? That would be the simplest space that doesn't have spinors. (See Spin ...
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Morphism of modules of sections of pullback bundles

Suppose that we have a morphism $\theta: \Gamma(B,E_1) \to \Gamma(B,E_2)$ where $E_i$ are two vector bundles over $B$ and let $f:A \to B$ be a continuos map. Then we can define a pullback bundles ...
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Section of pullback bundle

Suppose that $E \to B$ is a vector bundle and $f:A \to B$ is continuos. If $s$ is a section of $E$ how to define a section of pullback bundle? On wikipedia they say that it induces the section of the ...
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Trivial sections of tautological line bundle for $\mathbb{P}_F(V)$.

I have a brief question which has been bothering me. Suppose you have a finite dimensional $F$-vector space, call it $V$. Is there a nice proof of why there only exist trivial sections of the ...
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Associated bundle - valued 1 forms.

Let $\pi:P\rightarrow M$ be a principal bundle with structure group $G$. Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be the Lie algebra of $G$. Fact: (as can be found in lecture notes here) Functions ...
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Cartan's structural equation

I am reading through a proof of Cartan's Structural equation: $$\Omega=d\omega + \frac{1}{2}[\omega\wedge\omega]$$ In the case when the input is two vertical vectors $V_1$ and $V_2$, we can ...
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Bianchi Identity - Gauge Theory

I am reading through some lecture notes (found here) and following a proof of the Bianchi identity in the context of principal bundles. That is, $h^*\Omega = 0$, where $\Omega$ is the curvature ...
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What are monomorphisms in the category of real vector bundles over a fixed base space $X$?

I have a (perhaps stupid) question dealing with vector bundles. In most textbooks, a morphism of real vector bundles $f:\xi\to \eta$ over a fixed base space $X$ is said to be a ...
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Gauge transformation on a principal bundle

I am reading through lecture notes found here and on pg 11 they define a map $\overline{\phi}_{\alpha}:\pi^{-1}(U_{\alpha})\rightarrow G$ by ...
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Reduction of the structure group

Given a vector bundle $V$ of rank $r$ over a curve. What proprieties should $V$ satisfies in order to admet a reduction of the structur group to $O_r(k)$ (resp. $SL_r(k)$, $Sp(r,k)$) Could you give ...
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Chern class of complex vector bundles

Let $\xi$ be an $n$-dimensional complex vector bundle. It is claimed that the Chern class of $\xi$ is $$ c(\xi)=(1+x_1)\cdots (1+x_n), $$ $|x_k|=2$, $c_j(\xi)$ is the $j$-th symmetric polynomial of ...
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Is the tensor product of a complex line bundle with itself trivial?

Let $\xi$ be a complex line bundle over a manifold $M$. Then $\xi\otimes \xi$ is a trivial complex line bundle. Is my statement right?
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Adjoint representation for matrix groups (Gauge theory)

This is a question in regards to an identity in Gauge theory. Let $\omega$ be the connection one form on a principal bundle $\pi:P\rightarrow M$ and let $A_{\alpha}:=s_{\alpha}^*\omega$ be the gauge ...
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Sections of associated bundles isomorphism between spaces

I am reading some lecture notes which can be found here . They say that sections of $P\times_G F$ are represented by the functions $f:P\rightarrow F$ satisfying $f(pg)=\rho(g^{-1})\circ f$. Or ...
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In which space does the Lie derivative of a vector field really live?

I'm slightly puzzled about the space in which the Lie derivatives of vector fields live. I get the worrying impression that it lives in the double tangent bundle, which I know is not true, so i need ...
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Stiefel-Whitney classes with Z-coefficients

Stiefel-Whitney classes are defined (for example, in Milnor's Characteristic classes) as elements of the cohomology groups with $\mathbb{Z}_2$-coefficients as follows. $$w_i(E)=\phi^{-1} Sq^i(u)$$ ...
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Compute a chern class $c(K^n)$ for a non-singular algebraic hypersurface $K^n$ of degree $d$ in $P^{n+1}(C)$.

This is Problem 16-D in Characteristic classes by John W. Milnor and James D. Stasheff. Problem 16-D) If the complex manifold $K^n$ is complex analytically embedded in $K^{n+1}$ with dual ...
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Extending a vertical vector to a vertical vector field

Let's say $F: M \rightarrow N$ is a smooth submersion between manifolds. Then each fiber of $F$ is a properly embedded submanifold. If $S$ is such a fiber, and I take some derivation $D \in T_p S$, ...
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Is there a fibre bundle with fibre homeomorphic to $\mathbb R^k$ which cannot be given the structure of a vector bundle?

We define a (rank $k$) vector bundle to be a fibre bundle with fibre $\mathbb R^k$ such that the local trivializations are fibre-by-fibre vector space isomorphisms. I'm curious whether this linearity ...
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Why can we always take the zero section of a vector bundle?

$\require{AMScd}$ As I understand it, a rank $k$ vector bundle is a pair of topological spaces with a map between them $$ E\xrightarrow{p}B $$ such that there exists an open cover $(U_\alpha)$ of $B$ ...
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Vector bundle over a compact, Hausdorff space is a summand of a trivial bundle.

I am trying understand the proof of the following (proposition 1.4 in Hatcher's book on Vector Bundle). For every vector bundle $E\overset{p}{\to} B$, with $B$ compact Hausdorff, there exists a ...
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Extension of Sections of Restricted Vector Bundles

Edit: Changing Question: There are two questions related questions: extending a smooth vector field extending a vector field defined on a closed submanifold I'm trying to answer a question which is ...
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Space of invariant sections

I have a principal bundle $\pi: M \to B$ with structure group $G$ and a vector bundle $p: V\to M$. I need to work with $\Gamma_G(V,M)$, the space of invariant (under the fiber action on $M$) sections ...
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Quick question: Tensoring a 2-torsion line bundle with a rank 2 nonsplit extension over a curve of genus 1

Everything is complex algebraic. Over a curve $C$ of genus $1$, let $V$ be a rank 2 vector bundle with $\deg \det(V)=1$, which is a nonsplit extension of $\mathcal{O}_C$ and $\mathcal{O}_C(p)$, where ...
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Difference of two connections is a tensor

I am currently reading through Jost's Riemannian Geometry and Geometric Analysis and am seeking clarification of the statement in the title. Jost abstractly defines a connection on a vector bundle ...
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Exterior Product

I am studying exterior product of vector bundle, and need some indication. Let $E$ be an algebraic vector bundle of rank $r$ and degree $d$, Then $\Lambda^2 E$ is of rank $r'=r(r-1)/2$, but is of ...
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Isometry of two Euclidean structures on the same vector bundle

I'm reading Milnor & Stasheff's Characteristic Classes, and I was struck by the following problem, which they call the Isometry Theorem: "Let $\mu$ and $\mu'$ be two different Euclidean metrics ...
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Vector bundle of dimension $\leqslant n$ on $n$-connected space is trivial

I wonder whether any vector bundle of dimension $\leqslant n$ on an $n$-connected CW-complex is trivial? It seems that, the complex can be given cellular structure with exactly one 0-dimensional ...
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Action of $Aut(X)$ on $Coh(X)$

I was reading about Bondal and Orlov reconstruction theorem. In particular that for a smooth variety with ample or anti-ample canonical bundle $\mathrm{Aut}(D^b(X)) \cong \mathbb{Z} \times ...
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Are all quotients of a weakly contractible space via a free group action classifying spaces of the group?

First of all, I don't want to restrict to any kind of "nice spaces" since I am interested in the most general situation. Especially I do not work in any "convenient" category of spaces. Wikipedia ...
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Determinant of this coherent sheaf on a surface $S$

If $C$ is a curve on a surface $S$, i.e. $i:C\subset S$, and $G$ is a line bundle on $C$, then $G|_U\cong \mathcal{O}_C$ where $U$ is an open subset of $S$, that is, $G$ is trivial on the complement ...
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Symmetric product

Let $E$ be a vector bundle of rank $r$ and degree $d$ over a smooth curve $X$. Is there any canonical exact sequence for $Sym^k(E)$? in particular what is the degree of $Sym^k(E)$? Suppose $E$ is ...
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Ways of thinking about vector-valued differential forms

I am trying to get a better intuition of vector-valued differential forms. Let $V$ be a vector space and $M$ a smooth manifold. Consider the space $\Omega^k(M;V)=\Gamma((M\times V)\otimes ...
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What is the co-kernel of the morphism of vector bundles?

Let $X$ be a surface, and $i:C\subset X$ be a smooth curve. Let $A$ be a line bundle on $C$, and $E$ be a vector bundle of rank $r$ on $X$. Suppose there is a surjection: $E\longrightarrow ...