Jet bundles and weyl geometry

  • J. D. Hennig
4. Geometric methods and global analysis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 139)


Describing the projective structure P (given by the set of “freely falling particles”) and the conformal (light cone) structure ℂ of space time via subbundles of second order frame bundles, we investigate the existence and uniqueness of a Weyl geometry compatible with P and ℂ

We first review some basic notions concerning the fibre bundle description of geometric structures on differentiable manifolds and then apply this formalism to the central step in the axiomatic approach to space time geometry presented by Ehiers, Pirani and Schild in (1). For a more detailed version of our lecture, cf. (2)


Conformal Structure Projective Structure Isotropy Subgroup Linear Connection Space Time Geometry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Hennig
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTechnische Universität ClausthalClausthal

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