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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2017
    • (edited May 26th 2017)

    I have spelled out the proofs that over a paracompact Hausdorff space every vector sub-bundle is a direct summand, and that over a compact Hausdorff space every topological vector bundle is a direct summand of a trivial bundle, here

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2017
    • (edited May 29th 2017)

    I have spelled out further elementary detail at topological vector bundle.

    In (what is now) the section Transition functions I have added a detailed argument that the thing which is glued from the transition functions of a vector bundle is indeed isomorphic to that vector bundle.

    Then in (what is now) the section Basic properties I have spelled out a detailed proof that a homomorphism of topological vector bundles is an isomorphism as soon as it is a fiberwise linear isomorphism.

    (I was trying to be really explicit, maybe in contrast to what Hatcher offers. The only thing I should still add for completeness is at general linear group the statement that the inclusion GL(n,k)Maps(k n,k n)GL(n,k) \hookrightarrow Maps(k^n, k^n) into the mapping space with its compact-open topology is continuous.)

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    • CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2017

    The only thing I should still add for completeness is at general linear group the statement that the inclusion GL(n,k)↪Maps(kn,kn) GL(n,k) \hookrightarrow Maps(k^n, k^n) into the mapping space with its compact-open topology is continuous.)

    I wonder if one can see this using the fact GL(n,k)GL(n,k) is an open subspace of End(k n)End(k^n), End(k n)kk*End(k^n) \simeq k\otimes k*, and the resulting linear map kkMaps(k n,k n)k \to k\otimes Maps(k^n,k^n). Here we’d need Maps(k n,k n)Maps(k^n,k^n) as a topological vector space. But, hmm, what sort of fields kk are you allowing? Just \mathbb{R} and \mathbb{C}? (and perhaps \mathbb{H}…)

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    • CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2017

    Ah, I see you did this on the other thread!

    • CommentRowNumber5.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2017

    I have spelled out in some detail the proof that topological vector bundles are classified by the relevant Cech cohomology: here.

    • CommentRowNumber6.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2017

    I have spelled out more statements and proofs in the section Over closed subspaces

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    • CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2019
    It is said that k^n is locally compact (as every metric space). Athough it certainly is true that k^n is compact, the argument given here is wrong since metric does not imply local compactness (see e.g. infinite dimensional Hilbert space as a counter-example)
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    • CommentAuthorTodd_Trimble
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2019

    Removed “as every metric space” (a mistake pointed out in a recent nForum comment).

    diff, v33, current

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2019

    Sorry for not reacting earlier. I’d rather we fix an explanation than just removing it. So I have made it this:

    (like every finite dimensional vector space, by the Heine-Borel theorem)

    diff, v34, current

  1. Corrected two typos in the proof of Lemma ’CoverForProductSpaceWithIntrval’.

    Pierre PC

    diff, v36, current

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