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Is $T\mathbb{C}\mathbb{P}^n$ globally generated?

A vector bundle $E\to X$ is globally generated if there exists global holomorphic sections $s_1,\dots,s_n$ such that $E_x$ is spanned by $s_1(x),\dots,s_n(x)$ for all $x\in X$. Consider the ...
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Under what type of transformations are characteristic classes and characteristic numbers of a manfold invariant?

When I say "characteristic class of a manifold" I mean the characteristic class of the tangent bundle. I assume that all Chern/Pontrjagin classes/numbers are invariant under diffeomorphism, if they ...
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What motivated trying to express the signature of a manifold as a linear combination of pontrjagin numbers?

I have tried reading a proof of the signature theorem but it is way beyond me, is there a way to motivate, in english, why anyone even started searching for such a formula? Why would one assume that ...
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Defining a Riemannian metric

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold. I have seen a Riemannian metric be defined in many ways: A smooth choice of an inner product $g_p:T_pM\times T_pM\to\mathbb{R}$ which is symmetric and positive-definite,...
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Motivation for equivalence of Tautological Line Bundle and ${\operatorname{Bl} _0}\mathbb{A}_k^{n + 1}$

I currently reading a book on Complex Algebraic Geometry and both the Tautological Line Bundle $L \to \mathbb{P}_k^n$ and the blow up ${\operatorname{Bl} _0}\mathbb{A}_k^{n + 1}$ are defined set ...
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Bundle isomorphism $\Phi : TM \oplus T^*M \to T(T^*M)$.

Prove that there is a bundle isomorphism $\Phi : TM \oplus T^*M \to T(T^*M)$ which identifies the summand $T^*M$ with the vertical vectors. If $\omega_{can}$ is the canonical symplectic ...
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Definition of cotangent and conormal bundle

I have read the following definition of cotangent bundle: Let $X$ be a $n$-dimensional smooth algebraic variety. For any $p\in X$ there exist a neighbourhood $U_{p}\subseteq X$ and functions (...
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Pullback of global sections?

Let $X$, $Y$ be abelian varieties and let $f:X\to Y$ be a morphism. They told me that we can define the pullback $f^*s$ of a global section $s\in\Gamma (L)$ where $L$ is an ample line bundle on $Y$, ...
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Global holomorphic vector field on a two-sphere

I'm sure this question has been asked before... Till today, I thought that one cannot define a global holomorphic vector field on a two-sphere due to the hairy ball theorem. However, here's an ...
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Relation between projective equivalence and linear equivalence of divisors

For the whole question I'll be working in $\mathbb{P}^n_{\mathbb{C}}$ and assume that everything is smooth. We say that two sets $U,V\subseteq \mathbb{P}^n$ are projectively equivalent if there ...
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Computing Curvature of a Connection (Dirac Monopole)

I'm trying to verify some computations in a paper I'm reading and am feeling a little lost. In particular I haven't been able to properly compute curvature of a connection acting on a line bundle. ...
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