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May
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comment is $dx$ greater than $\frac{dx}{2}$?
$dx$ is not a number, so I don't know what you mean by "greater than". This is the source of your confusion, I believe.
May
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answered almost complex structures on $R^4$
Mar
20
revised Is the Pontrjagin-Thom-map null-homotopic if the normal bundle $N_i$ is trivial?
wrong Thom space
Mar
20
suggested approved edit on Is the Pontrjagin-Thom-map null-homotopic if the normal bundle $N_i$ is trivial?
Feb
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revised Calculating the group co-homology of the symmetric group $S_3$ with integer coefficients.
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Jan
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
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awarded  Caucus
Nov
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comment Is there an interpretation of higher cohomology groups in terms of group extensions?
Read Ken Brown's book Cohomology of Groups, because it explains $H^3$ as crossed-module extensions, and there is an extension-interpretation of $H^1$. In general, the higher cohomologies were described by MacLane (the appropriate references are given in this book) but are essentially intractable.
Nov
9
comment Simple Branched covering over sphere.
Ah you're right, I just realized I'm not answering the real question. I was only finding a complex structure such that the underlying topological surface is realized as a holomorphic cover, and as you point out, this handles all Riemann surfaces of genus 2.
Nov
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comment Simple Branched covering over sphere.
Huh? The 180 degree rotation quotient map is an example of a simple branched covering for any genus, where the surface has said symmetry.
Nov
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comment Simple Branched covering over sphere.
Right, and now I don't see how you can deduce anything further. You can use Riemann-Hurwitz to see that it is possible for this branched cover to have degree 2 and 2g+2 simple branch points. And we can construct this explicitly, it's given on pg105 of Donaldson (Figure 7.3), generated by 180 degree rotation.
Nov
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comment Simple Branched covering over sphere.
Take a divisor of $\text{genus}+1$ points (crucial). Riemann-Roch says that the space of (nonconstant) meromorphic functions with (at worst) simple poles on the divisor is nonempty.
Oct
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revised Determining an explicit line bundle over surface
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revised Determining an explicit line bundle over surface
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Oct
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asked Determining an explicit line bundle over surface
Sep
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answered A smooth function $f:S^1\times S^1\to \mathbb R$ must have more than two critical points.
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awarded  Necromancer
Aug
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answered Cup product in Morse cohomology