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• CommentRowNumber1.
• CommentAuthorUrs
• CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010

polished and expanded Ehresmann connection

• CommentRowNumber2.
• CommentAuthorzskoda
• CommentTimeNov 30th 2011
• (edited Nov 30th 2011)

I have improved (hopefully) the section on the definition via horizontal subspaces at Ehresmann connection. On the other hand, I think (and wikipedia agrees) that the statement about the terminology is wrong at two places. One is the statement in the entry that the Ehresmann connection must be on a principal bundle (but must be on a fiber bundle) to be called such and another is suspicious phrase “Cartan-Ehresmann connection”, in my opinion Cartan connection is by the definition in a smaller generality then Ehresmann.

Finally the Ehresmann connections on a principal and its associated bundles are in 1-1 correspondence: If $T^H P\subset T P$ is the smooth horizontal distrubution of subspaces defining the principal connection on a principal $G$-bundle $P$ over $X$, where $G$ is a Lie group and $F$ a smooth left $G$-space, then consider the total space $P\times_G F$ of the associated bundle with typical fiber $F$. Then, for a fixed $f\in F$ one defines a map $\rho_f : P\to P\times_G F$ assigning the class $[p,f]$ to $p\in P$. If $(T_p \rho_f)(T^H_p P) =: T_{[p,f]}^H P\times_G F$ defines the horizontal subspace $T_{[p,f]}^H P\times_G F\subset T_{[p,f]} P\times_G F$, the collection of such subspaces does not depend on the choice of $(p,f)$ in the class $[p,f]$, and the correspondence $p\mapsto T_{[p,f]}^H P\times_G F$ is a connection on the associated bundle $P\times_G F\to X$. I added now this reasoning to the entry as well.

• CommentRowNumber3.
• CommentAuthorUrs
• CommentTimeJun 28th 2012
• (edited Jun 28th 2012)

I have added to Ehresmann connection a pointer to the formalization of flat Ehresmann connections in cohesive homotopy type theory.

I have just posted a little more chat about this here to the $n$Café.

• CommentRowNumber4.
• CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
• CommentTimeFeb 14th 2021

• CommentRowNumber5.
• CommentAuthorzskoda
• CommentTimeFeb 16th 2021

Urs, 3: link to $n$Café seem not to work.

• CommentRowNumber6.
• CommentAuthorTim_Porter
• CommentTimeFeb 16th 2021
• (edited Feb 16th 2021)

I wrote:

Even if you go to the café and find that day’s entry, the follow up gives the same error. The problem is thus in the Café.

but when I checked back the problem did not seem to exist any more. Strange.

• CommentRowNumber7.
• CommentAuthorzskoda
• CommentTimeFeb 17th 2021

It does again. Though the main page works.

• CommentRowNumber8.
• CommentAuthorTim_Porter
• CommentTimeFeb 17th 2021

There is no problem for me at the moment.

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