The failure of "parallel transport around a closed loop" to be the identity map. Studied in differential geometry, it is intimately tied with curvature.

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Homology and topological propeties

i have this theorem with it's proof but i don't understand the last part They use this proposition: My question is Why $\varphi^c\cap U_i$ is closed and pairwise disjoint ? where ...
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Flat connection with non-trivial holonomy? I cannot get it

maybe this is a dumb question, but I cannot understand how a principal $G$-bundle can have non-trivial holonomy with a flat connection. Maybe I'm missing something, but doesn't Ambrose-Singer theorem ...
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Holonomy group of codimension 1 foliation

This is the Ex2.29(2) in the book Introduction to Foliations and Lie Groupoids by : I. Moerdijk / J. Mrcun Let F be a foliation of codimension 1 with only compact leaves, then the holonomy ...
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Holonomy group as a quotient group of $\text{GL}(k,\mathbb{R})$

Currently, I'm reading the script of a Global Analysis lecture at my university. There, we look at a real vector-bundle $(E,\pi,M)$ of rank $k$ with a given connection $\nabla$ and define the ...
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About two notions of holonomy

I have found something called "holonomy" in two apparently different contexts: Let $M$ be a smooth manifold, $E\to M$ a vector bundle and $\nabla $ a connection on $E$. Then you have a notion of ...
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holonomic D-modules

I am trying to develop an intuition about holonomic D-modules and find the literature formidable (I study physics). My question is, given a linear differential operator in n-variables, ...
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If a connection on a principal $G$-bundle restricts to an $H$-subbundle, must its holonomy lie in $H$?

Let $P \to M$ be a principal $G$-bundle, equipped with a principal connection $D$. Let $Q \subset P$ be a principal subbundle with fiber $H$, where $H \leq G$ is a (let's say closed and connected) ...
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Can one exchange fibre and base space in a fibre bundle?

The first trivial example of a fibre bundle $E$ is a product bundle $E=F \times B$, with fibre $F$ and base space $B$. Of course in this trivial example, one can exchange base space and fibre and ...
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Holonomy of Maurer-Cartan 1-form

I am studying the book Sternberg (2012): Curvature in Mathematics and Physics; I am also doing research on LQG. I was wondering: if on a 4-dimensional spacetime one defined the Maurer-Cartan 1-form, ...
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Why is the restricted holonomy the identity component of the holonomy group?

Let $M$ be a connected smooth paracompact manifold, $E$ a vector bundle over $M$ with fibre $\mathbb R^k$, and $\nabla$ a connection on $E$. It is known that Hol$^0(\nabla)$ is a connected Lie ...
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Holonomy and Differential Characters

This question is going to be rather vague, but I'm just trying to see if there are obvious connections between these two concepts. So the holonomy of a vector bundle with Lie group $G$ is ...
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Ambrose Singer Theorem

I wish to learn about holonomy groups of Riemannian manifolds and the Ambrose- Singer theorem. Please advise some references other than the original paper of Ambrose and Singer.
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Absolutely rough planes

What is an absolutely rough plane? Can you give an analytical expression of one? Why cannot a rigid body slide on a rough plane? Why does the point of contact not move in an infinitesimal movement of ...
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What is curvature, in terms of holonomy functors?

It is well known and understood that linear connections, as holonomy functors, are composition-preserving mappings from the path groupoid to a structure group $G$. This extends the idea of a 1-form ...
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Berger's theorem on holonomy

Can someone clarify to me what the correct hypothesis of Berger's theorem are (if at all what I write is correct)? Theorem: assume $M$ is a Riemannian manifold, with irreducible reduced holonomy ...
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Holonomy of the sphere

I saw an example in which the holonomy of $\mathbb{S}^n$ with the standard metric is calculated. I'm just starting to get familiar with holonomy groups and I wanted to know what could one do by ...
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How does the holonomy act on the tangent space at a point?

Suppose $(X,h)$ is a compact $n$-dimensional Hermitian manifold, with holonomy group $H$. Now we know,since $X$ is a complex manifold, that $H\subset U(n)$, and that there is a representation of $H$ ...
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Holonomy group of quotient manifold

Let $(M,g_M)$ be a compact Riemannian manifold with holonomy group $Hol(M,g_M)$. Suppose that a finite group $G$ acts on $M$ freely and preserves the metric $g$. What can one say about the holonomy ...