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Quantum geodesic flows and curvature

  title={Quantum geodesic flows and curvature},
  author={Edwin J. Beggs and Shahn Majid},
We study geodesics flows on curved quantum Riemannian geometries using a recent formulation in terms of bimodule connections and completely positive maps. We complete this formalism with a canonical ∗ operation on noncommutative vector fields. We show on a classical manifold how the Ricci tensor arises naturally in our approach as a term in the convective derivative of the divergence of the geodesic velocity field, and use this to propose a similar object in the noncommutative case. Examples… 


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