By Walter A. Poor

The remedy opens with an introductory bankruptcy on fiber bundles that proceeds to examinations of connection idea for vector bundles and Riemannian vector bundles. extra subject matters contain the function of harmonic concept, geometric vector fields on Riemannian manifolds, Lie teams, symmetric areas, and symplectic and Hermitian vector bundles. A attention of different differential geometric constructions concludes the textual content, together with surveys of attribute sessions of significant bundles, Cartan connections, and spin structures.

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Exercises Fix a basis for and carry out the work above in terms of matrices [Hi: 1, exercise 22]. Note: Elements of Fm should be written as column vectors, and GL(m, F) acts on Fwon the left. 2 8 DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRIC STRUCTURES Let f* E be the pullback of the vector bundle E by a C” map f: N ->M; prove that f*B E and Bf*E are isomorphic principal bundles over N, that is, there is a bundle diffeomorphism from f* B E to Bf*E which commutes with the actions of GL(V) on the bundles. 45e we obtained BE as the bundle of bases for the fibers of E.

3. Let if be a Lie subgroup of a Lie group G, let Q be a principal ff-bundle over M, and let B be a principal G-bundle over M; assume that Q is a principal subbundle of B, that is, Q is a subbundle of B, and the inclusion map of Q into B commutes with the actions of H on Q and G on B. A C® left action of G on a manifold F induces an action of H on F ; prove that the bundles Q x HF and B x GF are diffeomorphic by a fiber-preserving map. SECTIONS O F FIBER BUNDLES A fiber bundle is a C® submersion n: E -* M of C® manifolds for which the domain £ of 71 has been endowed with some extra structure.

If X is a nonvanishing section of E over an open set U in M, then so is JX , and for all p e U the vectors X p and J X Pare linearly independent. If 7 e TE over U is linearly independent of X and J X at each p e l / , then so is J Y by the identity J 2 = —id. Proceeding inductively we obtain a local basis field {Xt, J X U . X m, J X ^ for E over an open set K c [ / c M . Define ¡¡t. n~ 1U -►