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I have added to principal bundle
a remark on their definition As quotients;
statements about (classes of) (counter-)examples of quotients
Thanks for pointers to the literature from this MO thread!
I find a bit strange the instistence on the distinction between torsors and principal bundles put in this article (in sentence 1 in the idea, as if it were central, while it is just a matter of local culture). To me, torsor and principal bundle is the same thing, except that torsor is usually used in algebraic context, with respect to Grothendieck topologies like flat or etale. My principal references are Husemoller, Eells, Postnikov etc. The equivalence of the two words is also accepted for the noncommutative generalization by most practitioners in noncommutative geometry. The article says that principal bundle includes local triviality while torsor does not. In my experience, both words can be used in locally trivial and not locally trivial case. By convention, one may drop the locally trivial prefix, if it is assumed throughout a text and mentioned at the beginning of the article.
I agree with Zoran.
True, that was an old remnant. Good that you spotted it, I didn’t read the Idea-section anymore!
I have now replaced it with a different discussion. I hope to find time now to bring the entire entry a bit more up to speed.
added pointer to
Questions related to the existence slices of G-spaces, of sections of $G$-bundles and conditions for properness of some related maps are treated in
I fixed the link to
but I notice that this is still not a very useful pointer, since there are 11 exposés behind this link, none of which has a title that would suggest it introduces principal bundles.
added pointer to:
(this maths-phys text trumps every pure math textbook account that I have seen regarding exposition of the theory, both in coherent conceptual breadth and systematic account of the details)
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