0708-1300/Class notes for Tuesday, September 25

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Class Notes

The notes below are by the students and for the students. Hopefully they are useful, but they come with no guarantee of any kind.

First hour

Recall from last class we were proving the equivalence of the two definitions for a smooth manifold. The only nontrivial point that remained to be proved was that if we started with the definition of a manifold in the sense of functional structures and produced charts that these charts would satisfy the property of a manifold, defined in the atlas sense, that is smooth where defined.


is smooth is smooth i is smooth where is the coordinate projection map.

Now, since is always smooth,

But then we have and so, by a property of functional structures, and hence where it is defined and thus is smooth. QED

Definition 1 (induced structure) Suppose and suppose Y is equipped with a functional structure then the "induced functional structure" on X is

Claim: this does in fact define a functional structure on X

Definition 2 This is the reverse definition of that given directly above. Let and let X be equipped with a functional structure . Then we get a functional structure on Y by Claim: this does in fact define a functional structure on X

Example 1 Let ~ where the equivalence relation ~ is given by x~x for >0 We thus get a canonical projection map and hence, there is an induced functional structure on . Claim: 1) This induced functional structure makes into a manifold 2) This resulting manifold is the same manifold as from the atlas definition given previously

Example 2 Consider the torus thought of as , i.e., the real plane with the equivalence relation that (x,y)~(x+n,y+m) for (x,y) in and (n,m) in

As in the previous example, the torus inherits a functional structure from the real plane we must again check that 1) We get a manifold 2) This is the same manifold as we had previously with the atlas definition

Example 3 Let denote the n dimensional complex projective space, that is, ~ where ~ where

Again, this space inherits a functional structure from and we again need to claim that this yields a manifold.

Proof of Claim

We consider the subsets for


Now, for each there is a unique representative for its equivalence class of the form where the 1 is at the ith location.

We thus can get a map from by Hence we have shown (loosely) that our functional structure is locally isormorphic to

Definition 3 Product Manifolds

Suppose and are manifolds. Then the product manifold, on the set MxN has an atlas given by are charts in resp. manifolds}

Claim: This does in fact yield a manifold

Example 4 It can be checked that gives the torus a manifold structure, by the product manifold, that is indeed the same as the normal structure given previously.

Second Hour

Aim: We consider two manifolds, M and N, and a function f between them. We aim for the analogous idea of the tangent in the reals, namely that every smooth has a good linear approximation. Of course, we will need to define what is meant by such a smooth function, as well as what this linear approximation is.

Definition 1 Smooth Function, Atlas Sense

Let and be manifolds. We say that a function is smooth if is smooth, where it makes sense, charts

Definition 2 Smooth Function, Functional Structure Sense

Let and be manifolds. We say that a function is smooth if such that h is smooth, is smooth on subsets of M where it is defined.

Claim 1

The two definitions are equivalent

Definition 3 Category (Loose Definition)

A category is a collection of "objects" (such as sets, topological spaces, manifolds, etc.) such that for any two objects, x and y, there exists a set of "morphisms" denoted mor() (these would be functions for sets, continuous functions for topological spaces, smooth functions for manifolds, etc.) along with

1)Composition maps :mor() mor() mor ()

2) For any x there exists an element mor()

such that several axioms are satisfied, including

a) Associativity of the composition map

b) behaves like an identity should.

Claim 2

The collection of smooth manifolds with smooth functions form a category. This (loosely) amounts to (easily) checking the two claims that

1) if and are smooth maps between manifolds then is smooth

2) is smooth

We now provide two alternate definition of the tangent vector, one from each definition of a manifold.

Definition 4 Tangent Vector, Atlas Sense

Consider the set of curves on the manifold, that is

We define an equivalence relation between paths by ~ if is tangent to as paths in .

Then, a tangent vector is an equivalence class of curves.

Definition 5 Tangent Vector, Functional Structure Sense

A tangent vector D at p, often called a directional derivative in this sense, is an operator that takes the smooth real valued functions near p into .

such that,

1) D(af +bg) = aDf + bDg for a,b constants in and f,g such functions

2) D(fg) = (Df)g(p) + f(p)D(g) Leibniz' Rules

Theorem 1 These two definitions are equivalent.

Definition 6 Tangent Space

The tangent space at a point, = the set of all tangent vectors at a point p

Claim 3

We will show later that in fact is a vector space

Consider a map . We are interested in defining an associated map between the tangent spaces, namely,

We get two different definitions from the two different definitions of a tangent vector

Definition 7 (atlas sense)

Definition 8 (functional structure sense)

Proof of Theorem 1

We consider a curve and denote its equivalence class of curves by

We consider the map defined by

It is clear that is linear and satisfies the leibnitz rule.

Claim: is a bijection.

We will need to use the following lemma, which will not be proved now:

Hadamard's Lemma

If is smooth near 0 then there exists smooth such that

Now, let D be a tangent vector. One can quickly see that D(const) = 0.

So, by Hadamard's lemma, = as

and hence, Df is a linear comb of fixed quantities.

Now, let be such that


We can now claim that is onto because given a D take

is trivially 1:1.


In this class It was riced the question of what a "Smoot" is. Here it is 0708-1300/Smoot