Secondary Characteristic Classes of Lie Algebroids

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Abstract

We show how the intrinsic characteristic classes of Lie algebroids can be seen as characteristic classes of representations. We present two alternative ways: The first one consists of thinking of the adjoint representation as a connection up to homotopy. The second one is by viewing the adjoint representation as a honest representation on the first jet bundle of a Lie algebroid.