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H1 ; h2 / 7! h1 1 h2 ; hence compact. It follows that HC;C 0 is compact as well. This establishes (a). 9, with p W E ! M a rank k-vector bundle. E/ ! E/ as follows. E/ Rk ! f; v/ 7! E/x Rk ; for x 2 M; is a surjective smooth map. Using trivializations of E one sees that ' is a submersion. E/ Rk ! E/ Rk (argument left to the reader). E/ Rk /=H ! E/=H D M is smooth (show this). E/Rk ! E/Rk /=H ! E (give the argument). Again using trivializations of E one checks that 'N is an isomorphism of vector bundles.

The matrix given in (12). 2; C/ ' C4 ' R8 : In particular, it follows that j is an embedding. 2/ is diffeomorphic to the 3-dimensional sphere. 2/ is a compact and connected Lie group. 2/ is generated by the elements 0 i 0 1 i 0 : ; r3 D ; r2 D r1 D i 0 1 0 0 i Note that rj D i j ; where 1 ; 2 ; 3 are the famous Pauli spin matrices. 1 One often sees the notation i D r1 ; j D r2 ; k D r3 : Indeed, the real linear span H D RI ˚ Ri ˚ Rj ˚ Rk is a realization of the quaternion algebra.

C1 C2 /; hence it suffices to show that the latter set is compact. The latter set is clearly closed; moreover, it is contained in C1 HC1 ;C2 ; hence compact. 4 We leave it to the reader to verify that condition (b) is equivalent to the condition that fh 2 H j C h \ C ¤ ;g be compact, for any compact set C M: The action of H on M is called free if for all m 2 M; h 2 H we have mh D m ) h D e: From now on we assume that H is a Lie group. 5 Let M be a smooth manifold equipped with a smooth right H -action.