# Questions tagged [tangent-spaces]

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### Tangent space basis of $S^3 \times S^3$

I am working with the group morphism $\rho: S^3 \times S^3 \rightarrow SO(4)$ where $\rho(q,r)x = qxr^{-1}$ for $q,r \in S^3$ and $x \in \mathbb{R}^4$ and trying to compute the differential of this ...
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### Tangent space of smooth manifold $M=\{(x,x^3,e^{x-1}) : x \in \Bbb{R}\}$ at $(1,1,1)$

What's the tangent space of $M=\{(x,x^3,e^{x-1}): x \in \Bbb{R}\}$ at the point $(1,1,1)$, where $M$ is a manifold of smoothness $C^\infty$. I know how to find the tangent space of a manifold in the ...
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### Loomis and Sternberg: Tangent Space to a manifold, using equivalence classes; help justifying one step of an argument

I am currently reading through the section in Loomis and Sternberg's Advanced Calculus on Tangent Spaces, but I'm having trouble justifying one step of the argument (shown below). Here's the ...
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### Finding points on a surface $\{ z= f(x, y)\}$ with horizontal tangent plane

Could someone please explain in detail how this is done? For example there is a surface $$M = \{ (x, y, z) : z = x^4 - 4xy^3 + 6y^2 - 2\}$$ and the question is to find the points on $M$ where this ...
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### Identification of the tangent space of a manifold and the tangent vectors to curves

I'm studying the different definitions of the tangent space for abstract manifolds, and I'm struggling to prove that these abstract concepts reduce to the classical ones when dealing with submanifolds ...
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### Realizing every rotation of a tangent space on a sphere as a parallel transport

I am taking a course on elementary differential geometry, in which we use Do Carmo "Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces" as our textbook. I have handed in a written assignment solving - well, ...
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### Question about proof of n-1 form inducing normal unit vector field

Suppose we have a $n-1$ dimensional manifold $M \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ and a non-vanishing $n-1$ form $\omega$ on $M$. This implies the existence of a normal unit vector field on $M$. The proof of ...