This Problem Sheet is based on Lecture 24, 25, and 26.

  • Problem 1 shows that principal bundles behave nicely with respect to pullbacks.
  • Problem 2 highlights a key difference between vector bundles and principal bundles.
  • Problem 3 on the other hand shows that they are not all that different (compare this to Problem 4 on Problem Sheet H).
  • Problem 4 is on homogeneous spaces (from Lecture 12).
  • Problem 5 generalises the fact that left-invariant vector fields on a Lie group are in bijective correspondence with its Lie algebra.
  • Problem 6 shows that the exterior differential is still skew-commutative when considered as an operator on vector-valued forms.
  • Problem 7 is an example of where I claimed something was “trivial” in lecture and then realised afterwards that it was, in fact, not so trivial. But it’s still a good exercise. Enjoy! 😉

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