# User talk:Harold

From Maths

## A collection of thoughts on Morse theory

I'm currently trying to figure out why in Morse homology, the degree of the attaching map of a certain [ilmath]n[/ilmath]-cell is somehow equivalent to the number of gradient flow lines. The setup is as following. Let [ilmath](M, g)[/ilmath] be a closed (i.e., compact and connected) smooth Riemannian manifold (without boundary), and suppose [ilmath]f: M \to \mathbb{R}[/ilmath] is a smooth map satisfying the following properties:

- for each [ilmath]x \in \mathrm{Crit}(f) := { p \in M : df_p = 0 }[/ilmath], the Hessian [ilmath]\mathrm{Hess}(f): T_pM \times T_pM \to \mathbb{R}[/ilmath] is non-degenerate.
**TODO Define the Hessian.** - [ilmath]f|_{\mathrm{Crit}(f)}: \mathrm{Crit(f)} \to \mathbb{R}[/ilmath] is injective.

## Caveat with xymatrix

Hey, try this page:

See how you can scroll right? Alec (talk) 22:08, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

## Some copy-and-paste-help

It's good to render diagrams in tables, if only because they look a bit sparse with the white background (unless they're huge), try these:

To float to the right:

- Lists and everything
- Baby