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We shall check that TaM is closed under vector addition and leave it as an exercise to prove that it is closed under scalar multiplication. vectors in As 4) TaM, So let with (a, y'(0)) and y and 6 (a, d'(0)) be an arbitrary pair of parametrized curves in M based at is a submanifold chart it follows that both a. 1. 4 Rk x {0}. 4, E Rk x {0}. and Hence by linearity of D4,(a) 6'(0)) E Rk x {0}. 4. 4. We may thus define a map e from an interval into M by putting c(t) = -1(tD4(a)(y'(0) + 6'(0)). Since TaM.

3. 2. Lemma. is a 3-dimensional submanifold of R 3x3. SO(3) under the operation of matrix multiplication is a group. Elementary matrix theory shows that SO(3) is closed under matrix multiplication and matrix inversion and that it contains the identity. Proof. We will denote the linear map with matrix A relative to the usual bases for R3 by LA. 4. 37 LA(a) = Aa where on the right we regard LA a as a column matrix. We will call the map a rotation for reasons which will soon be apparent. 3. Lemma.

Of R4, TS1 RnXRn. 1. 1. A tangent bundle TS1 56 TANGENT BUNDLES 6. 1. 1. 1. TM. Let M be a Lemma. dimension Meanwhile the following results show If k. property for M, (U, 0) C2'(r >. 2) submanifold of Rn of is a chart for (TU, TO) then Rn with the submanifold is a chart for R2n such that TO(Tu n TM) = T(4)(U)) n (Rk x {p} x Rk x {o}). Proof. 2, the map By Exercise be as in the hypothesis of the lemma. 4)) TO: TU --* T4(TU) is one-to-one and onto the set T4)(TU) = TO(U)) _ 4)(U) x Rn, which is open in (TU, TO) Hence R2n.

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