Abstract

We consider four notions of maps between smooth C orbifolds , with compact (without boundary). We show that one of these notions is natural and necessary in order to uniquely define the notion of orbibundle pullback. For the notion of complete orbifold map, we show that the corresponding set of Cr maps between and with the Cr topology carries the structure of a smooth C Banach (r finite)/Fréchet (r = ∞) manifold. For the notion of complete reduced orbifold map, the corresponding set of Cr maps between and with the Cr topology carries the structure of a smooth C Banach (r finite)/Fréchet (r = ∞) orbifold. The remaining two notions carry a stratified structure: The Cr orbifold maps between and is locally a stratified space with strata modeled on smooth C Banach (r finite)/Fréchet (r = ∞) manifolds while the set of Cr reduced orbifold maps between and locally has the structure of a stratified space with strata modeled on smooth C Banach (r finite)/Fréchet (r = ∞) orbifolds. Furthermore, we give the explicit relationship between these notions of orbifold map. Applying our results to the special case of orbifold diffeomorphism groups, we show that they inherit the structure of C Banach (r finite)/Fréchet (r = ∞) manifolds. In fact, for r finite they are topological groups, and for r = ∞ they are convenient Fréchet Lie groups.

Disciplines

Mathematics

Number of Pages

37

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This is an electronic version of an article published in World Scientific. Journal homepage: http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscinet/ccm.

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