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Quasicoherent sheaves as smallest abelian category containing locally free sheaves

On page 362 of Ravi Vakil's notes, the author says "It turns out that the main obstruction to vector bundles to be an abelian category is the failure of cokernels of maps of locally free sheaves - ...
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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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Null-correlation and Tango bundles on $\mathbb{P}^3$

Let $V$ be a four-dimensional complex vector space and $\mathbb{P}^3=\mathbb{P}(V)$. There are two interesting bundles $N$ and $T$ on $\mathbb{P}^3$, both of rank 2, called respectively a ...
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Condition for a complex vector bundle to be holomorphic?

Suppose that $(E,\pi,M)$ is a complex vector bundle. I've seen it suggested in a few places that if $E$ and $M$ are complex manifolds, and $\pi$ is a holomorphic map, then $(E,\pi,M)$ is in fact a ...
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Orientability of the total space of a vector bundle over an oriented manifold

Let $M$ be a (smooth) manifold of dimension $n$, and let $\pi : E \to M$ be a (smooth) vector bundle of rank $r$. If I choose a connection on $E$, then I obtain a decomposition of $T E$ as $V E ...
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Determining an explicit line bundle over surface

The following is a explicitly defined complex line bundle $E\to\Sigma$ over a closed surface: View $\Sigma$ as a subset of $\mathbb{R}^3$ and consider its Gauss map $n:\Sigma\to S^2$ given by ...
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Isomorphism between spaces of sections.

Let $M$ be a compact manifold and let $E_i \xrightarrow{\Large \pi_i} M$, $i = 1, 2$, be two (real or complex) vector bundles of the same rank $k$ over $M$. Assume we have metrics $g_1, g_2$ on $E_1$, ...
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Complex vector bundles with real transition functions

After doing a bit of playing around (I think) I was able to show that the map $\operatorname{id}\otimes\ \psi : \Omega^{p,q}(X, E) \to \Omega^{p,q}(X, \bar{E})$, where $\psi $ is the conjugation map ...
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de Rham Cohomology of Non-Flat Bundle

Let $E$ be a smooth vector bundle on a smooth manifold $M$. If $E$ is flat, there is a connection $\nabla$ which is a differential which we can use to define the de Rham cohomology of $E$. If $E$ ...
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How to understand the coordinate transition map in $E\otimes E'$?

This question seems embarrassingly basic. Let $X$ be some manifold and $E,E'$ two vector bundles over $X$ with rank $n$ and $n'$ respectively. Now assume to possible refinement we have $E,E'$ defined ...
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Alternate pullback bundle construction

If $\pi : F \to N$ is a fiber bundle, and $\phi : M \to N$ (here, $M$ and $N$ are manifolds), then the standard way to define the pullback bundle of $F$ by $\phi$ is $$\phi^* F := \{(m,f) \in M ...
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understanding this differential operator on a tensor product

I am currently trying to read the T. Kotake's paper "An Analytical Proof of the Classical Riemann Roch Theorem", in which he defines a differential operator which acts on smooth sections of a tensored ...
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Every vector bundle has a metric connection?

Let $(E,g)$ be a vector bundle with a metric over a manifold $M$. Does $(E,g)$ always admit a compatible (metric) connection? If so, are there examples where there exists only one such metric ...
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Are these “Stiefel-Whitney numbers” invariants of the (smooth)topology of the total space?

Let $E$ be a smooth real vector bundle over a smooth compact $n$-dimensional manifold $M$. It is relatively easy to see that the Stiefel-Whitney classes $w_i(E)$ are not diffeomorphism invariants of ...
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Formal adjoint of curvature (Yang Mills)

Currently reading a paper on finding solutions to the Yang Mills equation $D^*\Omega=0$, where $\Omega$ is the curvature and $D^*$ is the formal adjoint of the exterior covariant derivative $D$. ...
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Does a left group action on a principal bundle induce an action on associated vector bundles?

Let $G\hookrightarrow P\xrightarrow{\pi}M$ be a principal $G$-bundle with right action $\cdot $ and suppose we are also given a left action $\rho: U\times P\rightarrow P$ of some group $U$ on $P$. ...
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Quotient space of equivariant vector bundle.

Let $p: P \to B$ be a principal $G$-bundle, and $\pi : E \to P$ a vector bundle with action of $G$ on $E$ such that $G$ acts by vector bundle isomorphisms and $\pi$ is equivariant. Is it always the ...
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Is there a natural ring structure on $\operatorname{Pic}(\mathbb{CP}^1)$?

The set of isomorphism classes of holomorphic line bundles on a complex manifold $X$ is a group under tensor product. This group is called the Picard group and is denoted $\operatorname{Pic}(X)$. We ...
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Not taking holomorphic bundles for granted

When we say something to the effect of, "Consider a holomorphic bundle $V$ on a complex manifold $X$...", we are saying that the transition functions of $V$ are holomorphic functions with respect to ...
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How many sections of a vector bundle send a point outside a divisor?

Let $\pi:E\to X$ be a holomorphic vector bundle on a complex algebraic variety $X$, and assume $E$ has nonzero global sections; fix a divisor $D\subset E$ and a point $P\in X$. I have the vague ...
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How should we think of 'differences' of vector bundles?

Given a Hausdorff space $X$, the set of all vector bundles of finite dimensions $Vect(X)$ (up to isomorphism) with respect to the direct sum is a monoid. We can use the group completion construction ...
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Decomposition of vector bundles over a CW complex

Let $X$ be CW complex having only cells up to dimension $n$. I want to prove that every $m$-dimensional vector bundle $E$ over $X$ decomposes as a sum $E\cong A\oplus B$ where $A$ is a ...
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If $M = \partial W$, with $W$ parallelizable, then an embedding $\iota : M \to S^{n+k}$ extends to an embedding $W \to D^{n+k+1}$

Suppose $M$ is an $n$-dimensional $s$-parallelizable manifold which is the boundary of the parallelizable compact manifold $W$. It is claimed in Milnor & Kervaire's Groups of Homotopy Spheres ...
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“Global” dimension for topological spaces // Geometric interpretation for global dimension of rings

The global dimension of a ring $R$ is the supremum of the projective dimensions of it's $R$-modules. $$\dim (R)=\sup \{\dim_\mathrm{proj}(M):M \in R\text{-mod} \}$$ I'd like to have some geometric ...
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Classifying vector bundles with a reduction of its structure group

Let $Bun(X)$ denote the set of equivalence classes of complex rank 2 vector bundles with a reduction of its structure group to $\mathbb{H}^*$. How can I proof that there is a bijection between ...
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Why is it called *adjunction* formula?

Let $X$ be a complex manifold, $Y$ a sub-manifold, and $i \colon Y \to X$ the corresponding embedding. Then one can prove that the corresponding canonical bundles satisfy $$ \omega_X \big|_Y = ...
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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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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 ...
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A(nother ignorant) question on phantom maps

My last question (Is such a map always null-homotopic?) is quite similar. If you do not care about my motivation for these questions, you can skip to the last line. I asked if some assumptions were ...
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Pullback of indecomposable bundles on an elliptic curve

I consider an elliptic curve $\mathcal C$ over $\mathbb{C}$ and the multiplication by $[n]$ map on the curve. Then I consider an indecomposable vector bundle $E$ on $C$. What can I say of the ...
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Sections of endomorphisms of a vector bundle

The following could be rather silly question but I haven'd found it stated explicitly; from the other side, it seems to me, that this fact is used often without comments. The problem is the ...
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Definition of the $\Bbb C^*$-weight of a line bundle

I'm new to geometric invariant theory and am unsure about a definition. Let $X$ be a smooth projective-over-affine variety equipped with a $\Bbb C^*$ action and let $Z$ be the fixed locus of this ...
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Holonomy group as a quotient group of $\text{GL}(k,\mathbb{R})$

Currently, I'm reading the script of a Global Analysis lecture at my university. There, we look at a real vector-bundle $(E,\pi,M)$ of rank $k$ with a given connection $\nabla$ and define the ...
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Total space of a geometric vector bundle

Suppose that $X$ is a scheme with a $B$-action, and that $\lambda: B \to \mathbb{C}^*$ is a character of $B$. We then have a geometric vector bundle $\pi: X \times^B k \to X/B$, where $B$ acts on $X ...
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A question of extension of vector bundles.

Fix $p \in \mathbb{P}^1$. Let $X=\mathbb{P}^1\times \mathbb{P}^1$, $C_1=\mathbb{P}^1\times \{p\}$ and $C_2=\{p\}\times \mathbb{P}^1$. Since $\mathrm{Ext}^1(\mathcal{O}_{C_2},\mathcal{O}_{C_1})\cong ...
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Can the disk bundle associated to a vector bundle over a finite CW-complex be obtained by attaching cells?

Let $V$ be a vector bundle (with a chosen metric) over a finite CW-complex $X$ and $B(V), S(V)$ the associated (unit) disk resp. sphere bundles. In the paper Clifford-Modules the authors remark that ...
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Pull back and intersection of divisors

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over complex numbers. Let $Z$ be a smooth closed subscheme of $X$. Let $L$ be a very ample line bundle on $X$. Then $L|_Z=E$ is a very ample line bundle on $Z$. ...
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Hermitian Structure on $\mathcal{O}(1)$ line bundle over $\mathbb{P}^{n}$

I'm reading through Huybrecht's section on Vector Bundles. In general, he notes that for a (holomorphic) line bundle $L$ with $s_{1}, \ldots, s_{k}$ globally generating (holomorphic) sections, we can ...
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Normal Space of an orbit at a point

Let $X$ be a curve of genus $g$. If $d>n(2g-1)$,then for any vector bundle $E$ of rank $n$ and degree $d$ over $X$ has $H^1(X,E)=0$ and $E$ is generated by its global sections. For such a vector ...
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Short exact sequence on $\mathbb{P}^1$

Let F be a torsion free sheaf of rank $n+4$ over $\mathbb{P}^1$ which fits in the SES $0\longrightarrow\mathcal{O}_\mathbb{P^1}(-3)^{n+2}\longrightarrow ...
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Transition function of line bundle

Let $X$ be a smooth algebraic curve over $\mathbb C$ and fix a closed point $p\in X$. I want to calculate the transition functions of the line bundle associated the sheaf $\mathcal O(p)$. I know ...
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Pullback of a semistable sheaf to a product is semistable?

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $L$ be an ample line bundle on $X$. Let $F$ be a $\mu_L$ semistable rank 2 vector bundle on $X$ (semistability in the sense of ...
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Pullback along the Frobenius morphism

Let $X$ be a scheme over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$ and let $F : X \to X$ be the absolute Frobenius morphism. If $\mathcal{L}$ is an invertible $\mathcal{O}_X$-module, then $F^*(\mathcal{L}) \cong ...
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“Eigenvectors” local frame for a vector bundle

Let $M$ be a $n$-smooth manifold, and $\pi :E\to M$ a rank $r$ complex vector bundle on $M$. Let $J:E\to E$ be a bundle morphism that is diagonalizable, i.e. for every $p\in M$ the automorphism $J_p ...
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Vector bundles in Ravi Vakil's notes on quasicoherent sheaves

In chapter 13 (Quasicoherent and coherent sheaves) of Ravi Vakil's wonderful notes, the author starts by discussing vector bundles, supposedly for motivation. Having understood that each locally free ...
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Quick question: Determinant bundle is Cartier?

$X$ is an algebraic surface (i.e. compact complex, which embeds in a projective space). $V$ is a vector bundle of rank 2 over $X$. Why is $\det{V}=\mathcal{O}_X(D)$ for some divisor $D$? Is there a ...
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Vector Bundle Structure on $\sqcup_{p\in M}\mathcal L(T_pM, T_{f(p)}N)$.

Let $f:M\to N$ be a smooth map between smooth manifolds. Is there a natural way to give a smooth vector bundle structure to $\bigsqcup_{p\in M} \mathcal L(T_pM, T_{f(p)}N)$. where $\mathcal L(V, ...
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Confusion over common criterion for a line bundle on a scheme to be trivial?

Suppose you have a line bundle $L\to X$ on a scheme $X$. I'll denote by $\sigma\colon X\to L$ to be the zero section. Why is it that this bundle is trivial iff there is another section $s\colon X\to ...
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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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Do homotopic transition functions define isomorphic bundles (on smooth manifolds)?

It is fairly known that given a cover $\{U_i\}_{i \in \mathbb{N}}$ of some smooth manifold $M$ together with smooth transition functions $g_{\alpha \beta} \colon U_{\alpha} \cap U_{\beta} \rightarrow ...