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Comparing them with those of the compact 8-manifolds constructed in [113, §14] by resolving torus orbifolds T8 / r, we see that in the examples constructed from Calabi-Yau 4-orbifolds the middle Betti number b4 is much bigger, as much as 11 662 in one case. 1 Show that the forms CPo , *cpo in (13) are generic 3- and 4-forms on 1R7 . Hint: Consider the GL(7, IR)-orbits of CPo, *CPo in Ak(1R7 )*. 2 Show that if (cp,g) is a G2-structure then g is wholly determined by sp. 1 be regarded as a nonlinear equation on cp?

1 Let em ~ ~2m have complex coordinates (Zl' .. , zm), and define a metric g, Kahler form wand complex volume form n on em by 9 = \dzl l2 + ... + Idzm l2 , and i w = 2(dz 1 /\ dZl n = dZl + ... + dZm 1\ dZm), (15) 1\ . 1\ dz m . Then Re n and Im n are real m-forms on em. Let L be an oriented real submanifold of em of real dimension m . 2. 8 Calibrated Submanifolds in lR n 37 In fact there is a more general definition involving a phase ei9 : if () E [0, 21T), we say that L is special Lagrangian with phase e i9 if it is calibrated with respect to cos() Re n + sin () 1m I] , But we will not use this .

Let f : jRm -t jR be a smooth function, and define = Then rf is a smooth real m-dimensional submanifold of cm , with wlr, O. Identifying cm ~ jR2m ~ jRm X (jRm) *, we may regard rf as the graph of the l-form df on jRm, so that rf is the graph of a closed I-form. Locally, but not globally, every Lagrangian submanifold arises from this construction. 3, a special Lagrangian m-fold in Cm is a Lagrangian m-fold L satisfying the additional condition that 1m niL O. We shall find the condition for rf to be a special Lagrangian m-fold.