• René Lavendhomme
Part of the Kluwer Texts in the Mathematical Sciences book series (TMS, volume 13)


An important problem in differential geometry is how one can compare tangent vectors at one point to those at another, at least in the case of nearby points. We ask if, at least during an infinitesimal period of time, it is possible to “transport” a tangent vector in the direction of another tangent vector.


Vector Bundle Basic Concept Covariant Derivative Tangent Vector Fibre Bundle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • René Lavendhomme
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  1. 1.Université Catholique de LouvainBelgium

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