local section

For $E \to X$ a bundle, (often taken to be a fiber bundle or at least typically taken to be a regular epimorphic map) a *local section* is a section of the pullback of the bundle along some $U \to X$, typically required to be an element of a covering family from some coverage.

The assignment of local sections of some $E \to X$ to all admissible $U \to X$ is the (pre-)sheaf of local sections assigned to a bundle.

In a finitely complete site $(S,J)$ the assignment $X \mapsto \{p\colon Y \to X | p$ admits local sections over a $J$-cover $\}$ is a singleton pretopology on $S$.

Revised on September 2, 2013 02:09:06
by Todd Trimble
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