Jacob George
Projective Connections and the Algebra of Densities
A projective connection in a vector bundle should be thought of as an Ehresmann connection with the property that parallel transport induces a projective map between fibres. We give the relations between this natural notion and the ThomasWeyl notion of 'projective equivalence classes' of linear connections.
Densities on a manifold are formal objects that generalise functions and volume forms. They form a unital, commutative associative algebra which is naturally endowed with an invariant scalar product. They are equivalently understood as a subalgebra of the algebra of functions on a closely related manifold.
Here we present some new relations between the set of projective connections on a manifold and its algebra of densities.
