Distinguished Connections on (j2 = ±1)-metric Manifolds


We study several linear connections (the first canonical, the Chern, the well adapted, the Levi Civita, the Kobayashi-Nomizu, the Yano, the Bismut and those with totally skew-symmetric torsion) which can be defined on the four geometric types of (J2 = ±1)-metric manifolds. We characterize when such a connection is adapted to the structure, and obtain a lot of results about coincidence among connections. We prove that the first canonical and the well adapted connections define a one-parameter family of adapted connections, named canonical connections, thus extending to almost Norden and almost product Riemannian manifolds the families introduced in almost Hermitian and almost para-Hermitian manifolds in [13] and [18]. We also prove that every connection studied in this paper is a canonical connection, when it exists and it is an adapted connection.

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@inproceedings{Etayo2016DistinguishedCO, title={Distinguished Connections on (j2 = ±1)-metric Manifolds}, author={Fernando Etayo and Rafael Santamar{\'i}a}, year={2016} }